Is 4 weeks long enough

Submitted: Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 17:51
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Hi all, is 4 weeks long enough to go Alice to Broome via the usual places + some of the unusual ? I know longer is better but thats all the time I can afford away from the business( 1 of the probs of running your own ).
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 17:56

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 17:56
G'day Bob,

Will take you a week there normal driving and a week back with not too many stop overs in between. And then you can have two weeks loafing on the beaches at Broome. Yeah it can be done in a month and have a relax along the way.
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Follow Up By: Puddin (Sydney) - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:21

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:21
Thanks Willem.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 18:57

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 18:57
Puddin,
I will be doing the Kimberley trip in 26 days. Leave Alice and head for Halls Creek, then to the Bungles for a couple of days. Kununurra for a couple of days before heading off to El Questro. Gibb River road to Drysdale River Station then to Mitchell falls. On the way back to Derby time is spent checking out the Gorges then a couple of days in Broom. Cape Leveque for another couple of days before we head off to Fitzroy Crossing. From there you are on the black top and a good run to finish inKatherine. This is a rough plan but the trip can be done in 4 weeks with plenty of time to look around.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Puddin (Sydney) - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:20

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 20:20
Thanks Wayne , thats the way I thought to go
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 22:31

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 22:31
Puddin,

I wouldn't do it in less than 6 weeks but then I can't do the long drives like I know you can so 4 weeks would probably be OK. I (unfortunateley) flew to Broome a couple of months ago and then Cessna's over some of the Kimberleys Cape Levaque etc. One thing I learned was Jeez .........it is a big area and a long way from home so when I do it in the preferred method of transport (4WD) I will do it in a big trip as I probably would only get the chance once.
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 08:51

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 08:51
Puddin

Personally I would give Broome a miss altogether, to me it was just a long beach, with camels. MOTH went to a local wharf there and caught a hugh fish but had to give it away as we couldnt cook it. Living in Sydney we have so many nice beaches and north and south of Sydney also.

We flew to Broome hired a car and drove to Derby, from there flying to see the horizontal falls. That was a wonderful trip the vastness and patterns on the earth were mind blowing. We enjoyed Derby and the large wharf and watching the fishermen there.

We drove to Fitzroy Crossing and saw Geikie Gorge and I really loved that. We were sorry we didnt have a 4WD to explore further but really enjoyed the scenery and boab trees as we drove around.

I guess good planning to fit in the things you want to see most will see you really enjoy your 4 weeks. Waynes trip is full of lots of good ideas.

Sea

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Follow Up By: Puddin (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:48

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:48
Took Lex to Broome last year for our 25th anniversary & was going to hire a car to do giekie & tunell creek but they were all closed due to the wet. I plan to freight the car & camper to Alice then back home from Broome so we can have more time there + the frieght costs are cheaper than lost income from driving there & back.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 18:58

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 18:58
Troopy travellers
Crikey I've heard bit all now - Broome a long beach with camels. I realise Sydney has it all, and can hardly imagine why anyone living there would bother visting any other part of Australia.
BTW try swimming in Sydney in July
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 08:56

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 08:56
Well Bob 4 weeks away would be better than being at work no matter how far you get. LOL You may miss a few things in that time but you would certainly have a great holiday and you would have an excuse to go back later to see the things you missed !!
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Reply By: Member - Gerk Yorke Pen (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 09:55

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 09:55
G'day Bob we did a 10 day flying trip to the Kimberleys a few years ago and it was a rush in both sences, a lot to see. Between places we were sittin on around 240kms/hr hired a car at each stop and did a couple of tours. You'll have to put the detronic back in to do it. Cheers from Paul, Linda and Girls ps did you see the post about the Lilliput screen yesterday?
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Follow Up By: Puddin (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:41

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:41
Hi Paul, I did but I will stay with what I have as it cost a lot to set up but would be the cheapest option for you.
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