The route is 23,000 kilometers and teams car Volkswagen Touareg is powered by the standard 3.0-litre V6 TDI.
Armed with additional equipment, such as a roll-cage and an extra fuel tank, Zietlow began his journey with the Touareg last Thursday, in Melbourne.
Everyone interested in following this extreme and long journey can do so in real time at touareg-russtralia.com
Rainer Zietlow and his team have already set one record. Last year, driving a Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI they set the fastest time for driving the famous Pan-American highway from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. It took them 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes.