Sydney To Birdsville (Races) route to take.

Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 09:22
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I am going to the Birdsville races this year and I was thinking of going Sydney , Bourke, Wannaaring, Tibooburra, Innamincka then Birdsville. Can anyone advise me on road conditions on this route especially the Bourke- Wanaaring- Tibooburra section. Ill be driving a 100 series cruiser. Ill be travelling with a mate driving a Mitsubishi Triton 2wd diesel. I'm not to worried about my car but will his get through. I know it depends on the weather but we'll be praying for no rain.

Cheers Tom
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Reply By: allein m - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 09:45

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 09:45
Hi Broken Hill had a wet start to winter but have not had any rain for many many weeks not and so far apart from some cold starts it has averaged out at many days or between 17 and 19 .

So what it will be like when it is time for the race no one knows road conditions change so quickly all you need is one decent down pour and all roads north are closed
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Reply By: The Landy - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:48

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:48
Hi Tom

Generally that section will be the least of your worries, the road is usually in good condition based on dry weather conditions. Whenever we travel to or from the Corner Country we travel this way rather than heading north to Bourke.

You can do Sydney > Louth, in a day, but it is a long one!

Sydney > Cobar> Louth> Wanaaring> Tibooburra.

When going north from Tibooburra, the quickest and possibly more scenic route is to head through Toona gate, travelling via Omicron and Epsilon and into Innamincka . Conditions are good (dry weather) and fine for either vehicle, distance is only 300klms this way. There is plenty of road activity from the gas and oil interests closer to Innamincka

And a quicker run into Birdsville is via the Walkers Crossing Track which is in fair condition (no better / worse than other tracks) and less corrugated than via Cordillo Downs.

Baz – The Landy
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Follow Up By: allein m - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 13:21

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 13:21
The Landy hello how are you
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Follow Up By: Terry O - Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 19:19

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 19:19
Hi Landy
What's the road like from Louth, wanaaring to Tibooburra. Heading out that way in a couple of weeks and that was one way we were considering. What's the estimated travel time. Anything not to be missed.
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 06:54

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 06:54
It is generally in good condition and we travelled at between 75/80 kph on it.

Spend a night in Louth, camp by the river and visit Shindy's Inn. Take a look at my Western Deserts blog as I cover some more in there.

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Follow Up By: Terry O - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:49

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:49
Thanks for that I will have a look at the blog.
We will be towing a Tvan, just read your post today:)

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