birdsville races

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 07:36
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hi all we are heading to the Birdsville races leaving brisbane o the 3rd sept would like deas on the best and most interesting way to get there . .
We have a 4wd drive and are self sufficient
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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 07:58

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 07:58
Hi Christine

Plenty in between Brisbane and Birdsville that is of interest, but perhaps it might be good to give the forum some idea on how much time you have, and what sort of things you would like to see; travelling in a group etc.

I mean, going to Birsdville via the Kimberley’s would be an interesting way to get to Birdsville, if you have the time (tongue-in-cheek!)...

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Reply By: whackywombat - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 09:21

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 09:21
If your leaving Tuesday the 3rd? The races start Friday 6th. I would say go the quickest way possible & take your time coming home.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:08

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:08
Take a break at Deon's Lookout. A short side road on the left just before the Betoota bypass.

Excellent views over the country you are travelling through.

Daby - Roma - Charleville - Quilpie - Windorah - Birdsville

It is Bitumen out to about 50km (I think) past Windorah to where the Birdsville road turnoff is.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 08:07

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 08:07

Just over 100 turnoff, from Windorah. You must have been enjoying the scenery? Or the "serenity of it all". :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:56

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:56
Thanks Bob for the correction. About 100km it is.

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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 17:11

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 17:11
we headed out to Birdsville recently, if you checkout the trip report i have done it'll give you an idea of a possible route you could take
as mentioned above really depends on just when you want to arrive in Birdsville though as to a suitable route to take and how many klms a day your likely willing to drive. the route we did on our trip is certainly a lot more interesting then going straight out on the highway via Roma and Windorah etc, but time frame might not suit your arrival time in Birdsville though.
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Reply By: Pushy - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 09:19

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 09:19

Be prepared to eat some dust once you leave the bitumen. I was just talking to a bloke who is going this year and he has fitted a pre filter to his snorkel as last time he went his air filter was completely filled with red dust when he checked it at Birdsville. He was amazed that it would let any air through.

He said that there was a constant stream of traffic going out and on the dirt road, approx one car per km, to let the dust settle a bit.

Right idea to take your time going home. Most of the little towns along the way are trying to attract tourists and will have their points of interest, just ask a local.

Also heard on the tv last night that they are expecting 37 degrees on race day.

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