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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 19:00

Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 19:00
If you take it slowly and easy your caravan will make it.

Regarding the best way...... do you want the quickest, slowest, most scenic, more dirt, less dirt, shortest between fuel stops or what?

Go to Google Maps https://maps.google.com.au/ and type in "Sydney, New South Wales to Birdsville, Queensland", you can drag the line on the map anywhere and it will adjust the route accordingly.

Once done hit the "Direction" button and it will give you the distance and turn by turn instructions.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 19:04

Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 19:04
Have a look at this....

http://www.google.com.au/#output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=best+way+to+get+from+sydney+to+birdsville&oq=best+way+to+get+from+sydney+to+birdsville&gs_l=hp.3...2629.19671.0.20926.43.27.1.15.15.0.277.6261.2-27.27.0...0.0.0..1c.1.17.psy-ab.WS0svFMZe2g&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48705608,d.dGI&fp=4700427ed485b490&biw=1092&bih=493
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Follow Up By: jan w1 - Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 16:33

Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 16:33
We can our time getting there but have to return quickly by the next weekend for a wedding
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 13:37

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 13:37
G'day olcoolone

I've just had a look at google maps and can't see an option to put in waypoints.

Do you know if this option exists.

goseeaustralia has this option and it is quite useful.

Thanks for the new map site.

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Reply By: lizard - Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 20:58

Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 20:58
We took our van via Charleville - Quilpie - Windorah - Beetoota ...... good dirt road (approx 240 kms) ... rest one lane bitumen , and a nice drive
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 22:56

Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 22:56
The road through from Quilpie is good. There is good bitumen for around 360 km where you will find a rest area with a dump point and dunny. From there you turn south onto a very good gravel road for 280 km. We camped at the rest area and arrived at Birdsville mid afternoon with a few long stops along the way. The roads out there are graded for the Birdsville races. and will be in good order. No need to drop your tyre pressures, that will limit your speed too much. We cruised over the gravel stretch at 80 - 90 km/h with an on road van.
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Follow Up By: jan w1 - Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 16:39

Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 16:39
thanks for your help
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Reply By: bockstar1 - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 08:15

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 08:15
We travelled back from Birdsville to Sydney on 22nd June last month. Yes, the road from Birdsville to the Blacktop west of Windorah is nice and wide. We weren't towing, just 3 blokes in a 4WD. We had the pressures a little lower for the dirt road.

We travelled from Birdsville to Windorah to Quilpie then Cunnamulla on the Saturday. then Sunday, Cunnamulla to Sydney.
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Reply By: rumpig - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 16:48

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 16:48
i was out at Birdsville a bit over a week ago, the Developmental road from Windorah was in pretty good condition i thought. as with all dirt / gravel road driving out that way, i reduced my tyres pressures a touch so as to stop the risk of the sharp rocks along the road puncturing a tyre, some will argue for or against doing this, each to their own IMHO. personally i'd want HT tyres on the van, and reduce the pressures if i was towing it, being an onroad van you won't be doing over 80kph anyway i'd assume.
in general all the roads out that way are currently in fantastic condition IMHO, the Walkers Crossing Track, the last 120 klms of Birdsville Track we drove from Walkers Crossing, Cordillo Downs Track, the track back to Haddon Corner, and even the track from Jundah out to Winton were great to drive on in the last 2 weeks. the only rough sections we encountered were going into the Dig Tree and the 30 odd klms of dirt road between the border and Innaminka. in saying that, we reduced the pressure in our tyres for these sections of roads, and it wasn't that bad to drive on IMHO. we did however need to drive back that 30 klms of road at road pressures for reasons i won't go into, and lets just say it wasn't the most pleasant road to drive on then.
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