Travel Stats

Here is a map showing our route and overnight stops.  it’s a pdf file with a fairly detailed map.  The orange line shows our route and our overnight stops are labeled.  You probably need to zoom in to read it.

Travelmap 2

After the first 7 weeks of travelling I did a rough cost reconciliation to get an understanding of how much this trip is costing us.  Where it comes to average daily direct expenses they are roughly as follows:

Fuel costs: $55;   Groceries: $30;  Eating out: $25;  Campsite fees: $25;  Attractions:  $18;  Other: $22

“Other” includes things like car and caravan servicing, mobile phone charges, sat phone charges, stuff bought at the chemist and other odds and ends.   We are also paying about $10 per day to store our furniture while we are away.   Registration and insurance is coming to about $10 and if you include the big ticket item: foregone interest and depreciation on the car and caravan of about $120 per day, we are looking at an all-in spend of about $360 per day – a bit more than one might think for a camping trip!

Otherwise here are some more detailed day-by-day stats for those like me who find this sort of stuff interesting.  S

Day Distance (km) Ave Speed (km/h) Fuel cons. (l/ 100km) Drive time Accom. Costs Fuel used
Total 33847 740.1 $8,583 6065
Average 118 46 17.9 2.6 $30.01 21.2
1: Avalon Beach to Girilambone 640 65 19.4 9:47 $5.00 124.2
2: Girilambone to Charleville 615 75 19.3 8:11 $10.00 118.7
3: Charleville to Longreach 525 75 19.4 7:00 $0.00 101.9
4: Longreach to Cloncurry 516 72 20 7:07 $32.60 103.2
5: Cloncurry to Lawn Hill 414 66 19.9 6:18 $36.00 82.4
6: Around Lawn Hill 20 39 11.5 0:30 $36.00 2.3
7: Riversleigh & return 99 35 11.9 2:45 $36.00 11.8
8: Around Lawn Hill 20 35 11.3 0:36 $36.00 2.3
9: Around Lawn Hill 43 35 12.2 1:11 $36.00 5.2
10: No driving 0 0 0 0:01 $36.00 0.0
11: Around Lawn Hill 22 53 11.2 0:35 $0.00 2.5
12: Lawn Hill to Leichhardt falls 283 42 17.8 6:42 $0.00 50.4
13: Leichhardt falls to Karumba 225 53 18.6 4:15 $38.00 41.9
14:  Around Karumba 25 26 12.4 0:56 $38.00 3.1
15:  Around Karumba 24 28 12.7 0:52 $38.00 3.0
16:  Wetlands and return 158 38 14.6 4:07 $38.00 23.1
17: Karumba to Julia Creek 500 71 19.1 7:04 $30.00 95.5
18: Julia Creek to Winton 292 57 21.6 5:08 $25.00 63.1
19: Around Winton 67 36 14.7 1:50 $25.00 9.8
20: Lark Quarry & Return 268 55 11.8 4:52 $25.00 31.6
21: Winton to Longreach 189 62 20.4 3:03 $3.00 38.6
22: Around Longreach 18 26 18.4 0:26 $37.00 3.3
23: Longreach to Barcaldine 108 46 19.2 2:45 $25.00 20.7
24: Barcaldine to Blackall 111 52 19.9 1:45 $8.00 22.1
25: Blackall to Tambo 115 66 20.1 1:45 $35.00 23.1
26: Tambo to Salvator Rosa 153 37 11.8 4:05 $23.10 18.1
27: Salvator Rosa to Tambo 141 39 10.8 3:40 $35.00 15.2
28: Tambo to Augathella 118 68 20.4 1:43 $5.00 24.1
29: Augathella to Mitchell 211 62 19.9 3:23 $0.00 42.0
30: Mitchell to Taroom 253 71 20.3 3:35 $10.00 51.4
31: Taroom to Biloela (motel) 213 71 19.7 3:01 $140.00 42.0
32: Biloela to Mt Larcom 185 67 18.1 2:45 $30.00 33.5
33: Mt Larcom to Agnes Water 194 49 18.7 3:58 $22.20 36.3
34: Around Agnes Water 72 31 11.8 2:18 $22.20 8.5
35: Around Agnes Water 33 30 14.5 1:07 $22.20 4.8
36: Around Agnes Water 30 35 12.3 0:51 $22.20 3.7
37: Agnes Water to Burnett Heads 198 46 17.4 4:16 $31.00 34.5
38: Burnett Heads to Noosa 313 66 17.7 4:42 $33.30 55.4
39: Around Noosa 29 27 12.4 1:06 $33.30 3.6
40: Noosa to Brisbane 183 41 15.7 4:27 $25.00 28.7
41: Brisbane to Mt Maroon 148 40 19.8 3:38 $33.30 29.3
42: No driving 0 0 0 0:01 $33.30 0.0
43: Mt Barney Return 49 33 13.8 1:28 $33.30 6.8
44: Mt Barney Return 45 34 14.3 1:20 $33.30 6.4
45: Mt Maroon to Texas 278 57 19.7 4:51 $20.00 54.8
46: Texas to Bingara 215 53 19.6 4:04 $0.00 42.1
47: Bingara to Tamworth 216 51 19.1 4:14 $24.42 41.3
48: Around Tamworth 76 37 12.6 2:02 $24.42 9.6
49: Tamworth to Millfield 274 58 17.7 4:43 $22.20 48.5
50: Millfield to Avalon Beach 191 40 17.1 4:50 $0.00 32.7
51 to 73: Around Avalon Beach
74: Avalon Beach to Austinmer 111 38 20.1 2:55 $0.00 22.3
75: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $0.00 0.0
76: Austinmer to Jugiong 317 64 18.9 4:58 $5.00 59.9
77: Jugiong to Coolamon Mt 178 40 21.7 4:24 $0.00 38.6
78: Aroung Coolamon Mt 22 18 22.3 1:13 $0.00 4.9
79: Coolamon Mt to Long Plain 50 26 17.8 1:52 $0.00 8.9
80: Around Long Plain 69 30 13.4 2:16 $0.00 9.2
81: Long Plain to Snowy River 165 43 17.2 3:50 $36.00 28.4
82: Snowy River to Six Mile Cr 112 37 18 2:56 $0.00 20.2
83: Six Mile Creek to Kiah 87 36 19.7 2:24 $30.00 17.1
84: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $30.00 0.0
85: Around Kiah 98 38 12.7 2:33 $30.00 12.4
86: Around Kiah 135 49 12.7 2:45 $30.00 17.1
87: Kiah to Eden 25 25 19.5 0:58 $38.00 4.9
88: Around Eden 108 49 12.5 2:10 $38.00 13.5
89: Eden to Cape Conran 174 55 18.5 3:09 $39.10 32.2
90: Cape Conran to Omeo 200 52 18.6 3:51 $0.00 37.2
91: Omeo to Corryong 237 50 16.5 4:46 $0.00 39.1
92: Corryong to Lake Hume 128 48 17.4 2:39 $34.00 22.3
93: Around Lake Hume 84 39 12.2 2:09 $34.00 10.2
94: Lake Hume to Lake Cobbler 195 48 21.4 4:05 $0.00 41.7
95: Mt Speculation Return 27 13 21.8 2:00 $0.00 5.9
96: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $0.00 0.0
97: Lake Cobbler to Dinner Plain 186 35 19.8 5:16 $0.00 36.8
98: Dinner Plain to Millers Hut 184 28 15.7 6:36 $0.00 28.9
99: Millers Hut to Dinner Plain 170 32 14.8 5:20 $0.00 25.2
100: Dinner Pl. to Mt Freezout 27 30 24 0:55 $0.00 6.5
101: Mt Freezout to Yackand. 203 53 14.7 3:50 $35.00 29.8
102: Yackandandah to Mt Buffalo 97 39 23 2:30 $50.50 22.3
103: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $50.50 0.0
104: Around Mt Buffalo 48 30 15.4 1:37 $50.50 7.4
105: Mt Buffalo to Tawonga 85 30 15.8 2:50 $33.30 13.4
106: Around Tawonga 51 33 13.2 1:34 $33.30 6.7
107: Tawonga to Edi cutting 129 58 18.7 2:12 $0.00 24.1
108: Edi cutting to Winton VIC 107 32 16.3 3:19 $20.00 17.4
109: Winton VIC to Mirimbah 144 45 18.9 3:13 $0.00 27.2
110: Craigs Hut Return 64 21 16.8 3:06 $0.00 10.8
111: Mt Buller Return 34 30 15.1 1:06 $0.00 5.1
112: Mirimbah to tunnel bend 46 23 18.9 2:00 $0.00 8.7
113: Tunnel bend to Kevington 111 41 17.1 2:40 $20.00 19.0
114: Kevington to Glenlyon 278 59 18.4 4:42 $10.00 51.2
115: Glenlyon to Port Mac Donnell 398 68 19.5 5:52 $0.00 77.6
116: Port MacDonnell to Glenelg R. 104 32 18.7 3:15 $26.30 19.4
117: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $26.30 0.0
118: Glenelg River to Portland 129 48 18.5 2:40 $27.00 23.9
119: Around Portland 94 46 12.6 2:01 $27.00 11.8
120: Portland to Port Fairy 66 51 18.8 1:18 $34.00 12.4
121: Around Port Fairy 77 31 12.2 2:30 $98.00 9.4
122: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $98.00 0.0
123: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $98.00 0.0
124: Around Port Fairy 17 27 11.7 1:21 $34.00 2.0
125: Port Fairy to Bool Lagoon 256 53 20 4:47 $20.00 51.2
126: Bool Lagoon to N. Caves 50 39 20.8 1:19 $31.50 10.4
127: Narracoorte Caves to Robe 151 46 18.1 3:16 $15.00 27.3
128: Around Robe 36 20 14 1:46 $15.00 5.0
129: Robe to Cockatoo Lake 131 56 17 2:19 $5.00 22.3
130: Cockatoo Lake to Tarlee 363 59 19.2 6:08 $5.00 69.7
131: Tarlee to White Cliffs 112 42 19.6 2:41 $0.00 22.0
132: White Cliffs to Bartagunyah 127 44 21.1 2:52 $32.00 26.8
133: Bartagunyah to Warren Gorge 128 46 19.7 2:47 $10.00 25.2
134: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $10.00 0.0
135: Warren Gorge to Quorn 36 25 16.5 1:28 $27.00 5.9
136: Around Quorn 21 40 14 0:31 $35.00 2.9
137: Around Quorn 10 23 13.3 0:27 $35.00 1.3
138: Quorn to Willow Waters 95 41 17.3 2:19 $10.00 16.4
139: W. Waters to Willow Springs 101 33 18.8 3:01 $25.00 19.0
140: Around Willow Springs 48 35 13.4 1:21 $25.00 6.4
141: Around Willow Springs 96 24 11.9 4:03 $25.00 11.4
142: Willow Springs to Aroona 75 34 17.1 2:11 $15.00 12.8
143: Aroona to Alpana 40 33 20.9 1:12 $15.00 8.4
144: Around Alpana 87 17 14.3 5:17 $15.00 12.4
145: Alpana to Prairie Hotel 50 29 15.5 1:35 $135.00 7.8
146: Prarie Hotel to Edeowie 36 33 17.5 1:11 $20.00 6.3
147: Around Edeowie 12 17 15.5 0:49 $20.00 1.9
148: Edeowie to Port Augusta (motel) 188 47 17 3:59 $95.00 32.0
149: Around Port Augusta (motel) 65 35 13.6 1:49 $95.00 8.8
150: Port Augusta to Streaky Bay 405 69 19.1 5:55 $10.00 77.4
151: Around Streaky Bay 112 35 11.3 3:08 $10.00 12.7
152: Streaky Bay to Pildappa Rock 115 53 19.6 2:09 $0.00 22.5
153: Pildappa to Gawler Ranges 68 31 14.3 2:09 $12.00 9.7
154: Around Gawler Ranges 83 27 12.4 3:11 $12.00 10.3
155: Gawler to Lake Gairdner 114 36 16.4 3:11 $0.00 18.7
156: Lake Gairdner to Kingoonya 181 40 19.4 4:31 $5.00 35.1
157: Kingoonya to Coober Pedy 236 66 22 3:35 $37.00 51.9
158: Around Coober Pedy 67 39 12.3 1:42 $37.00 8.2
159: Coober Pedy to Wm Creek 224 46 21.7 4:52 $0.00 48.6
160: William Creek to Algebuckina 179 45 21.7 3:58 $0.00 38.8
161: Algebuckina to Foggartys pan 124 37 19.3 3:19 $0.00 23.9
162: Foggartys Claypan to Dalhousie 118 32 20.9 3:44 $34.00 24.7
163: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $34.00 0.0
164: Around Dalhousie 142 27 13.4 5:08 $34.00 19.0
165: Dalhousie to Old Andado 193 34 21.1 5:41 $20.00 40.7
166: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $20.00 0.0
167: Old Andado to Arookana Camp 149 34 18.5 4:21 $0.00 27.6
168: Arookana to Alice Springs 190 32 19.2 5:52 $41.00 36.5
169: Around Alice Springs 52 31 11.5 1:39 $41.00 6.0
170: Around Alice Springs 12 20 12.8 0:37 $41.00 1.5
171: Alice Springs to Ellery Big Hole 93 52 16.4 1:48 $10.00 15.3
172: Ellery to Ormiston Gorge 52 45 17.6 1:09 $20.00 9.2
173: Ormiston to Redbank Gorge 37 35 18.1 1:03 $10.00 6.7
174: Around Redbank Gorge 3 15 19.3 0:09 $10.00 0.6
175: Redbank Gorge to Kings Canyon 231 48 18.5 4:47 $40.00 42.7
176: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs 468 78 19.5 5:58 $41.00 91.3
177: Around Alice Springs 16 15 17.9 1:01 $41.00 2.9
178: Around Alice Springs 102 49 10 2:05 $41.00 10.2
179: Around Alice Springs 42 55 9.9 0:46 $41.00 4.2
180: Around Alice Springs 27 34 10.1 0:48 $41.00 2.7
181: Alice Springs to Ormiston Gorge 145 55 19.5 2:39 $10.00 28.3
182: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $10.00 0.0
183: Ormiston to Neil Hargraves LO 29 50 20.8 0:34 $10.00 6.0
184: Hargraves LO to Barrow Creek 450 75 18.5 6:00 $0.00 83.3
185: Barrow Creek to Tennant Creek 209 74 19.7 2:49 $0.00 41.2
186: Tennant Creek to Daly Waters 447 74 18.3 6:01 $0.00 81.8
187: Daly Waters to Ridgetop Camp 215 70 19.6 3:03 $0.00 42.1
188: Ridgetop to Caranbirini 200 62 18.6 3:13 $0.00 37.2
169: Caranbirini to Lorella Springs 152 34 19.7 4:27 $40.00 29.9
190: Nudie Springs Return 76 18 14.5 4:08 $40.00 11.0
191: Nanas Retreat Return 89 22 15 3:58 $40.00 13.4
192: Around Lorella Springs 15 15 19.4 1:03 $40.00 2.9
193: Teardrop Pool Return 61 14 19.1 4:15 $40.00 11.7
194: Lorella Springs to Mountain Creek 217 38 18.1 5:40 $6.60 39.3
195: Mountain Creek to Elsie NP 337 48 17.6 6:58 $6.60 59.3
196: Elsie NP to Bitter Springs 28 30 17.7 0:57 $35.00 5.0
197: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $35.00 0.0
198: Bitter Springs to Edith Falls 182 56 18.4 3:13 $24.00 33.5
199: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $24.00 0.0
200: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $24.00 0.0
201: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $24.00 0.0
202: Edith Falls to Victoria River 254 72 19.5 3:31 $20.00 49.5
203: Victoria River to Timber Creek 144 45 17 3:11 $20.00 24.5
204: Timber Creek to Zebra Rock Mine 191 59 19.1 3:15 $20.00 36.5
205: Zebra Rock Mine to Lake Argyle 97 37 16.5 2:37 $38.00 16.0
206: Lake Argyle to Kununurra 87 47 18 1:51 $15.00 15.7
207: Around Kununurra 33 40 10.3 0:49 $15.00 3.4
208: Around Kununurra 87 32 13.3 2:43 $15.00 11.6
209: Kununurra to Ord Camp 16 39 11.4 0:24 $15.00 1.8
210: Ord Camp to Kununurra 16 39 11.4 0:24 $15.00 1.8
211: Kununurra to Bungle Bungle Station 265 67 19.8 3:56 $35.00 52.5
212: Bungle Station to Piccaninni Creek 77 36 11.6 2:06 $35.00 8.9
213: Piccaninni Creek to Bungle Station 77 40 12.6 1:58 $35.00 9.7
214: Bungle Station to Parrys Creek Farm 305 68 17.3 4:30 $37.00 52.8
215: Wyndham Return 75 36 11.9 2:03 $37.00 8.9
216: King River drive return 109 37 11.7 2:58 $37.00 12.8
217: Hairy Dogs Camp Return 58 42 10.9 1:21 $37.00 6.3
218: Parrys Creek to Wyndham (cabin) 76 33 16.7 2:18 $154.00 12.7
219: Wyndham to Home Valley 213 57 19.2 3:43 $42.00 40.9
220: Home Valley to Durack River 91 33 19.1 2:46 $0.00 17.4
221: Durack River to Drysdale River 164 38 19 4:16 $24.00 31.2
222: Drysdale River to Munurru 116 37 18.5 3:08 $30.00 21.5
223: Mitchell Falls Return 158 35 13.5 4:32 $30.00 21.3
224: Around Munurru 16 22 13.5 0:41 $30.00 2.2
225: Munurru to McGowans Beach 133 33 19.1 4:03 $40.00 25.4
226: Kalumburu Return 62 25 13 2:27 $40.00 8.1
227: Honeymoon Beach Return 17 22 15 0:46 $40.00 2.6
228: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $40.00 0.0
229: Kalumburu Return 75 27 14.6 2:45 $0.00 11.0
230: Mc Gowans to Drysdale River 227 38 18.8 6:00 $24.00 42.7
231: Drysdale to Barnett Gorge 152 40 18.1 3:48 $10.00 27.5
232: Barnett gorge to Mornington 174 37 16.4 4:43 $40.00 16.4
233: Sir John Gorge Return 33 23 11.7 1:26 $40.00 3.9
234: Dimond Gorge Return 50 23 12.9 2:12 $40.00 6.5
235: Cadjeput Hole Return 21 24 12.5 0:51 $40.00 2.6
236: Mornington to Imintji 119 28 17.9 4:13 $38.00 21.3
237: Bell Gorge Return 82 36 11.2 2:16 $38.00 9.2
238: Imintji to Winjana Gorge 124 35 16.7 3:30 $26.00 20.7
239: Tunnel Creek Return 72 44 10.7 1:38 $26.00 7.7
240: Winjana Gorge to Derby 166 43 16.5 3:50 $48.00 27.4
241: Around Derby 18 18 12.8 1:02 $48.00 2.3
242: Around Derby 24 18 14 1:16 $48.00 3.4
243: Around Derby 21 19 11.9 1:09 $48.00 2.5
244: Derby to Broome 253 54 16.6 4:41 $38.00 42.0
245: Around Broome 22 34 9.8 0:38 $38.00 2.2
246: Around Broome 33 30 10.8 1:06 $38.00 3.6
247: Broome to Derby 247 57 19.9 4:19 $48.00 49.2
248: Around Derby 34 25 10.7 1:19 $48.00 3.6
249: no driving (Horizontal Falls)* 0 0 0 0:01 $250.00 0.0
250: Around Derby 6 15 15 0:26 $48.00 0.9
251: Around Derby 16 29 13 0:45 $48.00 2.1
252: Around Derby 12 16 15.5 0:33 $38.00 1.9
253: Derby to Broome 240 61 18.3 3:58 $38.00 43.9
254: Around Broome 43 20 15.1 2:04 $38.00 6.5
255: Around Broome 27 22 14.2 1:15 $38.00 3.8
256: Broome to Pender Bay 179 40 17.8 4:24 $30.00 31.9
257: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $30.00 0.0
258: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $30.00 0.0
259: around Pender Bay 8 11 19.9 0:20 $30.00 1.6
260: Pender Bay to Cygnet Bay 101 36 19.9 2:50 $45.00 20.1
261: Lombadina Kooljaman return 65 35 14.1 1:51 $45.00 9.2
262: Ardyaloon return twice 55 27 135 2:03 $45.00 74.3
263: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $45.00 0.0
264: Kooljaman to Broome 222 47 16.9 4:44 $58.00 37.5
265: Around Broome 41 31 10.7 1:19 $58.00 4.4
266: Around Broome 67 29 13.1 2:20 $58.00 8.8
267: Broome to Quandong Point 66 28 19.1 2:20 $0.00 12.6
268: James Price Pt return 32 37 12.3 0:50 $0.00 3.9
269: Quandong Pt to Broome Bird Observatory 86 35 17.9 2:26 $18.00 15.4
270: Around Broome Bird Observatory 6 14 19.5 0:27 $18.00 1.2
271: to Broome return 78 38 12.5 2:00 $18.00 9.8
272: Broome Bird Observatory to Broome 65 28 16.4 2:23 $58.00 10.7
273: Around Broome 34 29 12.9 1:09 $58.00 4.4
274: Broome to Quandong Point 59 30 19.9 1:17 $0.00 11.7
275: Willie Creek Return 48 36 12.3 1:37 $0.00 5.9
276: Quandong Point to Derby 260 62 21.4 4:13 $48.00 55.6
277: Around Derby 12 27 10.5 0:24 $48.00 1.3
278: Derby to Barn Hill Station 290 66 19.6 4:22 $28.00 56.8
279: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $28.00 0.0
280: Barn Hill Station to 80 mile beach 253 67 18.3 3:47 $35.00 46.3
281: Around 80 Mile Beach 18 21 17.5 0:50 $35.00 3.2
282: 80 mile beach to Doolena Gorge 315 68 20.4 4:39 $0.00 64.3
283: Dooleena Gorge to Marble Bar 64 33 20.5 1:54 $24.00 13.1
284: Marble Bar to Tambina Creek 83 39 17.8 2:07 $0.00 14.8
285: Tambina Creek to Dales Gorge 234 58 21.3 4:00 $22.00 49.8
286: Mt Meharry return 232 54 12.8 4:09 $22.00 29.7
287: Around Dales Gorge 25 32 11.5 0:45 $22.00 2.9
288: Dales Gorge to Tom Price (cabin) 132 60 16.1 2:12 $235.00 21.3
289: Karijini Eco Retreat return 150 81 11.6 1:48 $235.00 17.4
290: Around Tom Price 33 19 15.2 1:43 $235.00 5.0
291: Tom Price to Karijini Eco Retreat 128 45 16.2 2:51 $40.00 20.7
292: Around Eco Retreat 24 19 15.2 1:43 $40.00 3.6
293: Eco Retreat to Millstream Chichester NP 248 45 16 5:29 $22.00 39.7
294: Millstream Chichester to Karratha 200 48 19.7 4:10 $55.00 39.4
295: Around Karratha 56 21 13.4 2:40 $55.00 7.5
296: Karratha to Cossack 62 38 19 1:37 $15.00 11.8
297: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $15.00 0.0
298: Cossack to Dampier 120 44 17.6 2:43 $30.00 21.1
299: Around Dampier 35 38 14 0:55 $30.00 4.9
300: Dampier to Maitland River 84 47 21.2 1:44 $0.00 17.8
301: Maitland River to Giralia Station 396 78 22 5:04 $24.00 87.1
302: Giralia Station to Exmouth 135 56 18.3 2:24 $39.00 24.7
303: Around Exmouth 93 39 11.4 2:22 $39.00 10.6
304: no driving 0 0 0 0:01 $39.00 0.0
305: Exmouth to Cape Range Nat. Park 70 42 19 1:40 $22.00 13.3
306: Around Cape Range NP 80 50 11.4 1:35 $22.00 9.1
307: Around Cape Range NP 30 49 11.5 0:36 $22.00 3.5
308: Around Cape Range NP 25 39 11.5 0:37 $22.00 2.9
309: Around Cape Range NP 33 43 10.8 0:42 $22.00 3.6

* $250 is a nominal cost of the accommodation component as the whole package included seaplane flights, helicopter flights, boat rides and all meals.  And yes it did cost a little more than $250 for the two of us!