Man's ambitious Great Australian Bunnings sausage crawl

·News Reporter
·2-min read

A committed Australian has earned a legion of fans after driving from Sydney to Western Australia to sample a "snag" from every Bunnings Warehouse store in the state. 

The ambitious mission was completed over three weekends by Josh Eastwell, from Melbourne, as part of his Great Australian Sausage Crawl — a quest to eat a sausage sandwich at every Bunnings store in Australia.

He started the Western Australian leg in Albany in the south of the state and travelled all the way north to Broome, more than 2,500km away. 

His gruelling feat was documented in a TikTok video uploaded on Saturday which has been viewed by more than 300,000 people, many of whom couldn't believe what they were seeing. 

Mr Eastwell was shown chowing down on the iconic delicacy at a total of 32 stores after his 36-hour car drive from NSW. Missing just two stores due to the sausage sizzle not being available.

Josh shown walking towards sausage sizzle and eating a sanga.
Josh Eastwell (left) ate a 'sanga' from every Bunninngs Warehouse in Western Australia. Source: TikTok/josh.eastwell

He stopped in at Bunnings in Albany, Rockingham, Harrisdale, Cockburn Central, O’Connor, Cannington, Subiaco, Busselton, Bunbury, Australind, Mandurah, Armadale, Bibra Lake and Claremont.

As well as in Innaloo, Malaga, Wangara, Joondalup, Balcatta, Mindarie, Ellenbrook, Bayswater, Midland, Belmont, Northam, Maddington, Willeton, Melville, Baldivis, Halls Head, Geraldton and Broome.

More than 3000 people have commended his efforts, with some agreeing his journey was "every Aussie's dream road trip". 

The most common response however was the apparent difference in the way sausages were served in Western Australia compared to the rest of the country. 

Hundreds were shocked to see sausages being served in bread rolls, as opposed to a standard slice of white bread. 

"They're flash in WA with the rolls," one wrote, while others argued it wasn't a true sausage sizzle unless there was sliced white bread. 

The Broome Bunnings was the only store that didn't sway from the sliced bread tradition.

Debate over how to serve sausage

"Broome needs to be put on notice. It's buns only in WA," one woman, supposedly from WA, wrote. 

"Broome was the only one that did it right," someone else argued. 

Mr Eastwell said it was the sausage sizzle from the Broome store that he enjoyed the most.

His video was the latest in a series posted to his account documenting his mission to eat a sausage sizzle at every Bunnings in Australia. 

So far he has covered South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, ACT and Western Australia. 

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