Esperance > Uluru > Brisbane - suggested routes?

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 08:55
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hi everyone... can forum please suggest a route between Esperance, Uluru and Brisbane... am looking for the most direct route. Am travelling in a large 4x4 Bus running at 17L/100K's at 80KPH on 90LB tyre pressure with a 1000K range. .. How are the corrugations and fuel stops?... many thanks for for reading into this hurried mail...
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Reply By: Member - Mike and Lyn R2 - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 09:18

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 09:18
Gooday, Travelled the Great Central Road early August, this year and were lucky enough to have all but about 80 k's at the Laverton end not graded. Although this was corrugated it was not too bad and I understand that by now it would probably be graded, however how much traffic has been along that track by now is any one's guess. Check with the Tjukayirla Road House, they are excellent and great hosts.Esperance to Kalgoorlie, Laverton GCR to Uluru, to Alice then up to Tennant Creek hang a right to Barkly homestead, Camooweel, Mt Isa then pick a route to Brisbane. The only dirt would be the GCR. Fuel not a problem on GCR. Hope this helps. Don't forget permits for GCR, they can be obtained at Laverton.

Regards

Mike
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 09:19

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 09:19
That is what I would be thinking also...

Enjoy..
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Follow Up By: Athol W1 - Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 10:19

Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 at 10:19
If you have not had enough of the dirt by the time you reach Alice Springs you can also look at the Plenty Highway to Boulia (dirt/gravel road) then on to Winton (single lane sealed), then follow the signs to Brisbane..

Have fun.
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Reply By: LandCoaster - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 14:48

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 14:48
went for a test run down a very good metal road....
hit a soft section and steering arm snapped at 75KPH....
bus rolled onto driver's side, slid along road and tried to suck me under it....

im lucky to be alive....

be safe everyone...
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Follow Up By: DmaxQld - Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 16:05

Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 16:05
Holy cow, glad you are OK. Does this mean the big west to east trip is off?
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