Melbourne to Port August - best way?

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 20:36
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I have to drive Melbourne to Port Augusta shortly, and hoping to do it in one day. Any suggestions as to the best route? I thought Mildura, Renmark, Burra but not real sure. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 20:47

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 20:47
It's along drive in a day but possible. Your route sounds Ok, or Western Hwy to Murray Bridge, Back roads around Adelaide (Mt Pleasant, Williamstown, Gawler) and Hwy 1 to Pt Aguta.
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Reply By: SteveL - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 21:04

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 21:04
The quickest way is through Adelaide,used to take me 12hrs.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 21:17

Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 at 21:17
i agree dont stuff around melb adelaide port a 12 -14 hrsif towing

steve
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 00:30

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 00:30
Agree...Melbourne Adelaide Port Augusta..........Get on the road early and watch the traffic on Great Western Highway. Always a Bluey either side of Horsham. Its a long drive...OK for young fellas but no longer to my liking. Drive straight through Adelaide. It is far quicker
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 00:43

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 00:43
Took me 12 hrs last time also
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 07:47

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 07:47
hullo willem
nice to see your back and on the air again
welcome home or are you using long distance telepathy???
steve
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:45

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:45
Hi GOB and denney

I am home safely in the rural aspect on the edge of the outback in Peterborough. Jan and Feb have been a hectic couple of months and I have now come home to a plethora of jobs to do around the house. Who said retirement was easy...hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:54

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 18:54
Nice to see you back safe and sound Willem as this place creaps slowly towards debauchery...arh no wrong word again...forget it

Good luck with getting the jobs done, I always run about 3 months behind here.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 00:35

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 00:35
I assume Port Augusta isnt the end of your journy coz there is only one thing worse and that is port pirie
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Follow Up By: Rick Blaine - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:34

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:34
Don't know about that Davoe... at least at Pirie they dont lock you behind a 12' manproof fence with dannet wire on top at night... for your own safety....
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:11

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 19:11
Now, now Davoe....being an ex Croweater you mustn't slag off at my regional city. What happened in Port Pririe that made you say such 'orrible things about it?

And when do we see a rig pic of your new truck?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:22

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:22
drove their from Adelaide to watch port play north in an Escort cup game about 15 years ago - And Port lost, enogh to annoy anyone.
I have trouble posting rig pics I think it has something to do with this being my work computer. I had to send my last lot to EO and they did it for me. Besides the new rig is a total bush comodore. When I come out the shops I have to spend time working out which white 80 with barwork is mine
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 09:31

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 09:31
Tried all different routes and now find the hwy to Adelaide and up from there is the quickest and more comfortable. Port Agutta is easily reached in a day. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:39

Sunday, Feb 13, 2005 at 17:39
Hey Mac,

Be careful not to speed, you know what those traffic cops are like hahahaha.

We need to do Gembrook again soon. Interested?

Cheers,

Jim.
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