travelling to birdsville

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 13, 2002 at 00:00
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Has any one gone from quipie to birdsville thinking of going that way would like to know what road is like thanks
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Reply By: LARRY - Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00
Irene you will have no problems travelling to Birdsville fron Quipie like most outback roads leading to Birdsville . Just take your time sit back and enjoy the trip . Cant give you the latest info .But you will have know problems, If your still worried try calling the Birdsville pub or Theo at the bidsville service station . all the best.
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Reply By: Member - Keith - Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00
I travelled from Brisbane to Birdsville (late May) via Roma..check out the wines at Romaville winery next to the Caravan Park...Charleville, Quilpie, Windorah. Three days easy drive. Unsealed last 265k, but a good outback road nevertheless.
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Reply By: The Mals - Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00
Irene, we travelled from the Sunshine Coast to Birdsville and beyond a few weeks ago towing an off-road trailer. The road to Quilpie is fine - easy travelling. The road from Quilpie to Windorah is narrow but as long as you slow down when passing there should be no problems. The Council Caravan Park at Windorah is great at $5 a night - just pull in and choose a site (the money is collected in the morning by a chap who loves a chat!). From Windorah there is about 100k of narrow bitumen before you hit the dirt. The road is rocky but very wide - we sat on 100k most of the way. The scenery is fantastic. We did not meet many vehicles on the road to Birdsville but just slow down when passing.Birdsville is well worth a couple of days at least - even if you are not crossing the Simpson go out and have a look at Big Red (40k). When you get to the base of it turn right and follow the track for about 1 k this is the real Big Red. We walked up and took piccies. You'll love it!
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Follow Up By: Irene - Thursday, Jul 18, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jul 18, 2002 at 00:00
thanks for the info,did you go down through marree then onto gawler we are going to try to fit great ocean road in on our way home.
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Reply By: The MALS - Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00
Irene, we did the Birdsville Track to Marree,it was a great drive no real problems. We stopped at Mungerannie for the night - camped beside a fabulous waterhole - and had dinner at the roadhouse. It was a fun night and met lots of locals. It was a far better option than driving a full day and staying in Marree. We headed out to Lake Eyre from Marree and then up the Oodnadatta track so can't help you with the rest.
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