Travel to Darwin from Newcastle NSW

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 12:44
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Hi Guys, after some advice about travel to Darwin from Newcastle. Towing a 17 ft van and plan on 4 weeks. Best route and comfortable travel time. Plan to travel around June 2015.
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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 13:31

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 13:31
Hmmmm, a lot can happen in 12 months, as it stands if it was me, i'd go Newcastle, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Moree, St George, Roma, Morven, Tambo, Barcaldine, Longreach, Cloncurry, Mt Isa, Tennant Creek, and up to Darwin.
That would be a distance of approx. 2500 ks, time factor would depend on how fast you drive, and how many ks you want to do a day, if it was us time factor would be 6 or 7 days.
Have a good trip , and i hope this helps.
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baz
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 16:28

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 16:28
Google Maps gives a distance of 3810km and 45hr driving time.
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Follow Up By: baz&pud (tassie) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 16:42

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 16:42
Yep, Rod is correct, don't know how the map i used at the time came up with 2500.
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Follow Up By: baz&pud (tassie) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 16:45

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014 at 16:45
Just did it again on the map i used, didn't look at it hard enough, it was in miles.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 21:16

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 21:16
Colin

I've done that trip 3 times in a 1995 75 series troopy towing a boat one trip and on the other trips a horse float furniture trailer from Scone.

The best I've done is 2.5 days, but I would never do that again. Even a full 3 days is really hard work.

I think you would need at least 6 or 7 days each way.

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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 21:45

Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 21:45
I agree with baz's route. Don't think about doing the Pacific Highway...there are so many fixed cameras from the Qld border to Newcastle and it'll drive you nuts! Coming in from the west is much better.
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Reply By: Colin M6 - Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 13:02

Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 13:02
Thank you every one seems like 6-7 days inland route is way to go.
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