Which route from Sydney to Birdsville

Submitted: Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:26
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Just starting to plan for the weekend in July. I'm thinking of Sydney - Dubbo - Cunnamulla - Quilpie - Birdsville. I'm in a petrol L/C80 with trailer so fuel may be a concern.

Is that a reasonable route or is there a much better way? Would appreciate advice on fuel availability.

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Reply By: Vince NSW - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:36

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:36
We went via Cobar, Willcania, White Cliffs, Tib, Cammerons Cnr, Innamincka, Cordelo Downs.
ULP availiable at all except C Downs
Vince
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Reply By: Karsten from Birdsville Studio - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:41

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:41
That's the quickest route, with the least dirt (360km - aprox.) Can't tell you anything about fuel availability in NSW, however there is fuel available at Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Windorah, and of course Birdsville.....

See you then.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 15:18

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 15:18
Hey Mike is this for the gathering or a seperate trip, you are welcome to tag along with us if you like we are going via Canarvon gorge though.

Have a look at the shortest way from travelmate.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 15:38

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 15:38
Hi Baz

Just starting to look at what we're doing in July. I actually got the route I proposed from Travelmate.

Thanks for the offer. When are you looking at leaving and returning to Sydney? We've got the whole of July off so probably look at going up to Lawn Hill after Birdsville.
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Follow Up By: fatz - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 17:19

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 17:19
You see Baz, i told you he was still alive ! ! ! LOL
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Follow Up By: Penguin (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:00

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 12:00
Yeah Mick,

I'm still alive but work's taking up too much of my hard-earned leisure time. :-(

Sorry to hear about your trailer. When do you get a replacement? Even when you do, it'll be a lot of work modifying everything to get back to where you were. Did you save much of its contents or was it totally mangled?

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Follow Up By: fatz - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 14:03

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 14:03
I know how you feel Mike ! The trailer will live to see a few more years yet. It's in being repaired at the moment. Getting a new axle, springs, hubs (braked),wheels (match 100 series) and a new extended drawbar and hitch. All under insurance. It looked a lot worse on the night than it was.It also needs a new guard on one side and the gas bottle holder. The tub has a slight kink in it but the bloke reckons he can sort it out and I've heard he's fairly good. So hopefully it will all work out for the good in the end. Might even see you on the birdsville trip!

Mick
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:27

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 18:27
Been a while though Mick i was getting worried lol, Mike we have till the end of the school holidays then heading back.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Howard- Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:18

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:18
Mike,
you could try Dubbo , Bourke, Hungerford,Thargomindah,Innaminka,Cordillo Downs, Birdsville.
Nothing to cause problems for your rig as far as roads go .
the reverse to the way I came back to Canberra from Simspon trip last april. No problems with fuel with petrol 80 series.
cheers
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Reply By: Member - Andrew O - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:33

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 13:33
If you want to avoid the most bitumen (and don't we all??) try this:
Dubbo, Bourke, Wanaaring, Tib (optional), Olive Downs, Toona Gate, Omicron Stn, Epsilon Stn, Innamincka, Cordillo downs, Birdsville.
Cheers
Andrew
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