Travelling from Bourke To Menindee

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 12:48
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At the moment we are travelling from the Top End back to Central Victoria and we would like to follow the Darling River back from Bourke to Wentworth. We have 2 on roads and 1 off road van. The boys in the on road vans would like to know what road conditions we can expect on the way down. Its been mostly tar and cement so far. Would probally prefer to travel thru Louth/ Tilpa. Cheers Paddy.
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Reply By: allein m - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 13:21

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 13:21
there is a dirt road from Wilcania to Menidee now we have not had any big rain here in Broken hill for few weeks so the road will be dry but I am sorry I do not know the condition of that road

Burke to wilcania is tar

The other Option is to drive to broken Hill and onto menidee from there that is tar .
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Follow Up By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 14:11

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 14:11
The last time that we travelled from Bouke to Wilcannia it was all dirt and some of it not so good. Suggest that you call the Louth or Tilpa pub for an update.
Cheers, Bundy
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Follow Up By: rooster350 - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 09:34

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 09:34
We were on the East side of that road a few weeks ago and I can assure you that it is NOT tar...according to the map the West side is not either, we then swapped to the West side from Wilcannia on and it was fairly rough in places and it is supposedly considered better than the East side. Either way be prepared for a roughish ride....cheers
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Follow Up By: mkey l - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 17:25

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 17:25
Hi Guys, I'm so thankful that you can give information about that place condition, Keep posting the information guys so that the traveler planned to go there have an Idea. Thank guys.
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Reply By: Member - Michael A (ACT) - Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:51

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:51
Bourke to menindee is all bitumen. Travelled on it early this year in an ambulance. My wife told me it was bitumen all he way i was floating in a sea of morphine.


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Reply By: allein m - Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:04

Monday, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:04
Hi just let you know we have had a decent drop of rain over night here in Broken hill so they expect some more so it may take a week or so to dry out some of the dirt road around the area
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