Darling River Run - Bourke to Wilcannia -

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 10:27
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Looking for any fairly current travelers comments on the road conditions and feasibility / reality of taking a lifted 24ft road van with a Colorado 4x4 Manual TD DC towing. Looking at late September / early October - if rain recently / possibility then it is no go at all.
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Richard
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 10:34

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 10:34
It doesn't seem to change a lot Richard, the half a dozen times I have done it, either side, or criss cross, just take time on some of the usual corro sections.
Lower tyre pressures a bit might help with ride and cara shakes, pump up again either end at the blacktop.
I like Horses & Coaches campground in the Parroo Darling park, east side of river about 40km north of Willcannia east turnoff.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 10:46

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 10:46
I'll kick it off!
Went down that way last year and onto Pooncarrie and Wentworth.

Only took a small poptop (4.5m), but the gravel is in good condition. Went after light rain but there was no damage. Easy touring.

Call into Trilby Station, the Coach and Horses camp ground(NP on the Darling ) out of Tilpa and then finish at the Warrawong CP out of Wilcannia.

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Follow Up By: outback epicurean - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 11:29

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 11:29
Lots of properties allow camping. In addition to Trilby, Neila Garri stn very good and also Avoca Stn near Wentworth. Good free camp at Pooncarrie also.
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Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 20:31

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 20:31
Hi,
I towed a 5 meter van, twin axle but otherwise a normal van from Bourke to Trilby Station and from Trilby to Cobar last month.
Usual bits of crappy roads but not much to cause any problems.
Air down and reduce speed and it should be fine.
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Reply By: 569 - Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 10:18

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 at 10:18
Many thanks for the prompt & informative replies - should have mentioned that the van is set up for free / bush camping and also asked for suggestions as to where the better sites are along the Bourke to Wilcannia stretch :o)

Interestingly after posting my initial RFI, had a look on the tablet and the app -" Live Street View" had almost complete road photo coverage - some of it when very wet.

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Richard
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