Young Adventurer of the Year 2015
IN 2010 DANIELLE Murdoch became the first recipient of the AGS Nancy Bird Walton grant for female adventurers.
With the support of the AGS, Danielle travelled by motorcycle from Brisbane to Darwin, before transporting her bike by ship up the Indonesian archipelago. After crossing Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan, she made her way across the Middle East attempting to avoid conflicts along the way.
Starting in Egypt, she then motored down the east coast of Africa, where she broke down and had to be towed 760km by another motorcyclist to the nearest mechanic. In October 2014, four years after she’d left, Danielle completed her epic journey and surrendered her broken motorcycle to customs at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Her journey spanned 24 countries and she weathered eight breakdowns along the way.