Plenty Way - Boulia to Alice Sand Dunes?

Submitted: Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 12:54
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Hi all

just travelling the plenty way from Boulia to Alice after the Birdsville races. Just wondering what condition the road is currently in and if anyone has recently travelled it. Heard a rumour that there are a few sand dunes across the road and hence need to carry winch?

Any updates much appreciated - we believe its a well maintained dirt road - thanks

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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 13:08

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 13:08
If there was any sand dunes across the road they would only be minor, it's a major road between the regions and most of it you can sit 90-110Kph (Disclaimer for the white coat brigade - This speed is dependent on Vehicle, driver skills and Conditions - always drive at a safe speed within your limits). LOL

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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 13:34

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 13:34
Was out there recently and travelled the Sandover which is apparently in better condition. But no one mentioned sand hills on the Plenty??
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 14:05

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 14:05
No sand dunes across the road in June..nothing to winch from anyway. While we certainly didn't do anything like 100 kmh, we had a chap pass us doing just that....
with a flat tyre on his Nissan Wagon. We waved frantically, he waved casually back..
& drove on. Perhaps one of those more experienced drivers
Olcoolone refers to. When we caught up to him, stopped, most of the tyre was gone.
What pressure said I...25 psi said he. Pump em up said I...no way ..said he..just bad luck. As the rim was too hot to touch I talked him into jacking up a front wheel..even it was bloody hot. I then spun the wheel & showed him the tyre wobbling . Bent rim
says he..stuffed tyre says I. And another two like it by the look of the scalloped side
walls. That coincided with a dummy spit & personal abuse so I took my leave of him & the overloaded Nissan. It was only a couple of Km from Atitjere anyway.
The road varies from good bitumen to good gravel to corros that are awful...typical
outback highway. Show it, & your car, the respect due & you should have a good
trip..it is another great outback drive..cheers....oldbaz.

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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 16:10

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 16:10
Three weeks ago
Purrfect surface Jervous to Alice.
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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 16:12

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 16:12
Or maybe that was my new Sax Springs ?
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Reply By: Rohan C - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 00:29

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 00:29
Mate, you have got to be careful about rumours. Track is more like gravel, corrigations and bulldust. Make sure you have a set tyre pliers, I had six punctures on that road. Enjoy
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Reply By: Mark T6 - Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 00:33

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 00:33
A month ago I travelled Alice Springs-Tobermoray Station (Plenty)......great road, we travelled about 85 KPH, tyre pressures 32/34

When it changed to Donohue Highway (into my home state of QLD), the road was still pretty good BUT lots of sharp rocks.

I slowed down and dropped tyre pressures back to 28/30 BUT 2 of my travelling companions did tyres on this leg (Coopers)......my BFG's and another vehicles Mickey Thompson's didn't have any issues.

BUT def NO dunes at all
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Reply By: Ken Simper - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 11:45

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 11:45
Came the other way last week towing Aussie Swag Camper. All OK but needs a grader lots of corrugations. Tobermory Station just over border in NT great place to stop o/n.
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