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About Unimog Expeditions

Australian Unimog Expeditions was established in 2009 with the intention of providing customised charter tours throughout the Australian Outback as well as servicing industries who need to move crew or equipment over difficult terrain.

Tailor to your specific needs
Australian Unimog Expeditions are able to customise their services to your needs. Whether you need them for a few days or a few months, Australian Unimog Expeditions can provide a solution for your job. Charter of Helicopters and light aircraft can be arranged if required. We currently have a 4.5t dog trailer with a 3t payload. This trailer has a deck of 4m x 2.5 m. With wheels tracks that follow the unimog's we are able to transport fuel, water, and other equipment as required over the most difficult terrain.

                             

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Jim Curtin

Jim has been an outdoor man all his life. From his youth as a surfer, canyoner, white water kayaker and bushwalker. He has more than 30 years 4WD experience and over 10 yrs experience in remote outback travel. He has travelled widely across the deserts of central Australia and across the gulf, to the tip of Cape York and the quicksand beaches of western Tasmania. He is an experienced navigator and trip leader. He has recovered all sorts of vehicles from all sorts of predicaments. He has extensive bush mechanic skills and has even overcome a broken axle in the middle of remote Australian desert with a minimum of fuss. He has a keen interest in culture and heritage. Jim enjoys following the footsteps of Australian explorers and will always wander around a ruin finding interesting relics. He is a keen amateur photographer and makes a great damper on the fire. Jim has a current senior first aid certifiacte and has a dangerous good driver licence.

Jim is also a licenced builder, who has a run a successful construction company for over 20 years specialising in sites with difficult access. In business he honed his problem solving skills. He has also seen the needs of the industry and has invented a number of both nationally and internationally patented height safety products. In 2005 he won an Australian Design Mark Award for one of his inventions. His products are currently in use in the Australian Building Industry.



Julie Curtin

Julie is a doctor who specialises in paediatric haematology and she has over 20 years experience in clinical medicine. She has a passion for getting out into remote Australia – the more remote the better. She enjoys trip planning and extensively researches any destination. She honed her research skills while doing her PhD in gene therapy at the University of Sydney and she puts these skills into practice when preparing for a trip. From reading the explorers’ diaries and plotting their waypoints on the GPS to knowing which movie was filmed in the area, Julie likes to share her knowledge with her fellow travelers and she has had more than a few travelers searching for that blazed tree she read about in a book. She is an experienced navigator and is always looking at the map to find a path less travelled. She is adept with both paper maps and digital GPS mapping.




Jim and Julie’s Previous Trips:

Jim and Julie’s early trips were undertaken in a Landcruiser troopy. They then bought an OKA which they travelled all over Australia in for almost 10 years. Two years ago they purchased a new U5000 crewcab Unimog with the intention of setting up Australian Unimog Expeditions.

1995:
Victorian Safari – White water kayaking and 4WD trip through the Victorian High Country (with Rivers Canoe Club)
1996: NSW high country, Brindabella Ranges, Long Plain, Yarrangobilly
1996: Outback NSW – Menindee Lakes, Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Camerons Corner, Milparinka, Depot Glen, Mutawinje National Park
1997: Trekking and 4 wheel driving through Belize in Central America for four weeks
1998: NSW SE state Forests, Deua National ParkDesert Vegetation
1999: Cape York and Gulf: Sydney, Carnavon Gorge, Cairns, Daintree, Cooktown, Lakefield NP, Weipa, Pennefather River, Wenlock River, Overland Telegraph Track, Seisa, the Tip, The Frenchman’s track, Iron Range NP, Portland Roads, Chilli Beach, Laura, Cairns, Atherton tableland, Undara Volcanic National Park, Georgetown, Normanton, Burketown, Hells Gate, Wollogorang Station, Tully Inlet, Kingfisher camp, Lawn Hill National Park, Riversleigh, Camooweal Caves National Park, Mt Isa, Conclurry, Kyuna, Winton, Combo Waterhole, Bladensburg National Park, Lark Quarry Conservation Park, Lochern National Park, Longreach, Idalia National Park, Cunnamulla, Lightning Ridge, Sydney
2000: Newnes, Sunnyside track, Sunny corner
2001: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Werrikimbe National Park
2001: Stockton Beach
2002: Sydney, Weddin Mountains National Park, Willandra National Park, Mungo National Park, Danggali National Park, Flinders Ranges, Lake Eyre, Oodnadatta track, Dalhousie Springs, Lambert’s Geographical centre of Australia, Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve, Alice Springs, Boggy Hole, Uluru, Ilpurla Springs, Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop, Palm Valley, West MacDonnell Ranges, East MacDonnell Ranges, Ruby Gap, Rainbow Valley, Chamber’s Pillar, Old Andado, Madigan Line across the Simpson Desert, Birdsville, Walkers crossing, Innamincka, Corner Country, Sydney
2003: Yerranderie and Southern Highlands Trek
2004: Stockton Beach
2005: “Dominic’s Big Adventure”: Sydney, Coonamble, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Bushtucker Camp, Hay River Track Simpson Desert, QAA line, Big red, Birdsville, French line, Colson Track,Old Andado, Alice Springs, Boggy Hole, Uluru, Lasseters Cave, Giles Meteorological Station, Warburton, Gunbarrel Highway, EverardTasmania 2007 trip Junction, Carnegie Staion, De La Poer Nature Reserve, Kalgoorlie, Burra Rock Nature Reserve, Woodline track, Cave Hill Nature Reserve, Wave Hill, Perth, Lancelin, Nambung National Park, Pinnacles, Cervantes, Geraldton, Mt Magnet, Sandstone, London Bridge, Laverton, Anne Beadell Highway, Great Victoria Desert, Centre Line of Woomera Rocket Range, Coober Pedy, Sydney
2006: Southern NSW 4WD tracks including Yalwal and Deua National Park
2007: Tasmania including Cradle Mountain overland track trek, west coast beaches, and camping along North and East of Tasmania
2008: Yerranderie and Blue Mountains 4WD trek
2008: Sydney, Broken Hill, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, Glen Helen Gorge, Papunya, Gary Junction Rd, Sandy Blight Junction road, Warakurna, Old Gunbarrel highway, Warburton, Connie Sue Highway, Neale Junction, Anne Beadell highway, Emu, Coober Pedy, Sydney
2008: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and East Kunderang Homestead
2009: Southern NSW state Forests