Birdsville Track

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 10:50
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In addition to the Gulf, does anyone have any info re Birdsville Track from Mt Isa end all the way thru to Marree?
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:50

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:50
HI Andrea & Dean

If you mean along the bitumen from Mt Isa to Birsdville it takes a day to do the whole stretch.
We left Birsville about 9ish and got to Mt Isa well after 5pm.
We stopped along the way for sightseeing also......but missed one thing that we somehow went past but will do it next time.
Best thing is to use the search engine or buy a good book, plenty out there.

Hope that helps.

Cya
Tripp'n
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:52

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:52
as well as the feedback on here too...... :)
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 12:44

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 12:44
Did the Birdsville track twice recently, Marree to Birdsville, and back from Mungerinnie, great camp spot at Clayton, with shower, toilets, spa [artiesian bore water 40 deg C] we averaged 125kph by the GPS on the Birdsville track coming home, averaged 118kph going up, loaded we ran 28 psi in the MTR's, and just had to keep an eye on the bottom of some of the floodways, for potholes etc, but otherwise the road was very good.

Marree and Birdsville were cheaper than Mungerinnie for fuel by 15c per litre.

Some great dune action for the kids to be had still too, where Walkers crossing track used to come out, 2nd dune over to the east, where the Birdville track sign is, just before the qld border when going up.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 21:40

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 21:40
You averaged 125km/h? Are GPS-derived speeds that far off the mark?
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 22:37

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 22:37
No, not when compared with the trip meter, and the clock, we were sitting on 130-140kph alot of the way, fuel consumption suffered, slowing to 90-100kph for floodways and cattle grids, but they still make the stuff dont they ;-)
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