Comment: Outback Way

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 04, 2014 at 20:21
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Leaving Boyup Brook for the Outback Way Track on July 12. Vehicle 2013 Ford Ranger (set-up for serious 4x4) towing a Track Topaz offroad van. The four part journey is the Outback Way to Cairns, the rig will be left at a friends place not far from Cairns for 4 weeks while I fly back to work for 4 weeks. The second leg is from 7th September departing Cairns with another couple, taking in the Creb track (minus the van and weather permitting) and then the Telegraph track to the Cape returning to Cairns 26th September. Fly back to Perth and then back to work. Third leg is Cairns to Melbourne including a brief stopover in the Hunter Valley to visit my wifes brothers,nieces and nephews. leave the rig in Shepparton while I do the work thing. Fourth leg Melbourne to Boyup via the Baroosa, Waikerie,Streaky Bay etc. Looking forward to all the planned and unplanned events.
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 08:42

Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 08:42
We did the first leg of the Outback Way to Alice Springs last year. This year we will do the remainder, Alice to Cairns.

First leg towing the Coota Camper, the second with the Lotus Trooper. like you looking forward to it

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Reply By: Maggsie - Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 09:21

Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 09:21
Hello Tony,
thanks for your reply.Is there anything that stands out on the trip, good or bad, your info regarding the conditions etc. will be appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 15:08

Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 15:08
Nothing bad at all, a very nice trip, plenty of good camp sites spread along the GCR, worth a visit to the weather station at Giles.

Drop into the visitors centre at Laverton to get the latest road conditions, and the store there is not to bad as well.

If you can get the info on all the marked interest sites its worth calling into them as they help to give a better understanding of the surrounding's.
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 14:14

Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 14:14
G'day Maggsie,

You can also post a question here and we can give you the latest road conditions. We also keep the road conditions up to date on our website, or give us a call on 08 90371108

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Reply By: Maggsie - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 10:17

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 10:17
Tony,
thanks for the info, just want July to hurry up and arrive.
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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 20:05

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 20:05
Hi Maggsie,

Sounds like a great trip. I'd recommend a side trip to Baird Bay from Streaky Bay - swimming with the dolphins & especially the seals is magical (even if cold). Also, the NSW south coast is magic - as long as you are outside summer school holidays - with too many lovely campsites to choose from. Some trips between the coast & the mountains in this stretch could keep you happy for a long time.

Looking forward to hearing about your trip.
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Reply By: Maggsie - Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 18:03

Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 18:03
Thanks Vicki,
we were in Baird Bay about 4 years ago, it is well worth a visit. Might venture even further down and hopefully catch a fish or two.

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