Katherine resident Amanda Page and her dog Minty will set off on the hike of a lifetime on Monday.
Towing her belongings in a carriage-style walker, the 42-year-old mother of two plans to walk a full lap of the Australian continent to raise money for charity.
Starting from Katherine, she'll cross the Barkly region en route to Townsville then head south and do a lap of Greater Sydney to visit family.
She'll then pick up the coastline and take the long way back all the way through Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
Aside from aching feet, Ms Page will have to deal with quickly changing pandemic border controls along her long journey.
As a recovering sufferer of PTSD and depression, Ms Page plans on giving talks and raising money for Beyond Blue along the way.
"I've suffered from PTSD ever since I had a serious car crash in 2012," said the Katherine resident of 10 years.
"I've gotten the help I need but I understand what it's like to be depressed.
"So I want to raise awareness for PTSD as an issue, we're not crazy or hypochondriacs or anything like that," Ms Page said.
She will also raise funds for Bush Heritage, of which she has been a patron 'for years'.
"They do incredible work preserving our natural heritage and protecting species from extinction," she said.
"I wanted to contribute to charities here in Australia, and Bush Heritage is an outstanding organisation," Ms Page said.
Ms Page will be joined on her journey by rescue pup Minty, who she only adopted from Paws Darwin about six months ago.
"She'll be my companion and my guard dog on this trip so I've been training her up for a while now," Ms Page said.
"The only thing I'm concerned about there is her sensitive nose but I've got products to help with that.
"I've also got a shade set up where I can put her on top of my walker and carry her if she does get a bit heat-stressed.
"I've been supported my a range of organisations I'd like to thank.
"Hohn's Anything Metal, Woolworths, Moogoo Skincare, Nicki Uniquely Territorian, Mitre Ten and Town and Country Butcher have all helped out in various ways.
"I'm scared, I'm nervous and I'm really bloody excited, I can't wait to get on the road," she said.
Follow her journey on Facebook at ozladytravel
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