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We are planning a trip in July to Tibooburra via White Cliffs. We own a Winnebago type motorhome and was wondering if the road conditions favour this type of vehicle. What part is tar and where does the gravel start. Is it advisable to go to Tibooburra via Broken Hill.This is our first time this far outback and would appreciate and information regarding this trip.
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Reply By: Redback - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:14

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:14
Road conditions

Baz.
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Follow Up By: robbo44 - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:31

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:31
OOPS put it inthe wrong place, sorry Baz being new to this section I don't know how to get your reply.

Dianne
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Reply By: robbo44 - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:23

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:23
Thanks 4 the reply Baz but being a new visitor I have know idea how to get your reply up sorry , and I am not even a BLONDE.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:31

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:31
No worries Robb just run the curser over road conditions it will turn into a hand, click, and it will take you to the link i gave you or go to the top and click on vehicle requirements scroll down to road conditions and it's there.

Oh don't be afraid to ask questions thats what this site is all about, asking questions no matter how dumb YOU think they are is OK, here there is no such thing as a dumb question.

Got it.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:33

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:33
Oh i forgot, in the wet, use extreme caution as with all country roads.

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Reply By: Plugger - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:47

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 20:47
Robbo

Your best bet would be to check the road and weather conditions just before your trip. We did the trip in October last year after it had rained a bit. The road was extremely slippery and took a great deal of caution. If your Winnnebago is not 4wd I would not recommend it in the wet. Other than that it seemed okay.

Gary

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Reply By: Member - Mike - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:23

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 21:23
robbo
I agree with Gary, if it's a fine and sunny forcast during your trip - go for it
however any sign of rain can turn those roads into a slippery dip (if you know what I mean). When you can get there you will enjoy some of the best arid scenery in Australia.
I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Reply By: Croozer - Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:40

Monday, Apr 11, 2005 at 22:40
I travelled from Tibooburra west towards Wannaring then south to White Cliffs in July 03. The Wannaring Rd was quite good albeit a little slippery (thanks to rain). Unfortunately during the day (and previous night) there had been quite a bit of rain and once we turned south the track turned to a mud bath, about 6 hours to travel 120km, much of the time just trying to keep the car on the track, straight and moving forward, exhausting driving !!! and that was in my well equipped turbo diesel 80 series. I would definately not attempt the trip (99% dirt once you leave White Cliffs) in your vehicle unless the track is totally dry and there is no chance of rain. If its dry I don't think you would have a problem.
By now I think it will be sealed all the way to White Cliffs, but as I said after that its dirt.
There is not a lot to see via this route, and if you have not yet been to Broken Hill I would recommend that you pay a visit, also to Silverton, as there is quite alot to see in and around Broken Hill

Cheers

Stu
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Reply By: robbo44 - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 09:16

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 09:16
Many Thanks for your information, we think we might go via Broken Hill. Is the road from Broken Hill all Tar? We have been to Broken Hill twice before and we went to Silverton and Lake Minindee.The reason we were going via White Cliffs was we have friends who have a dugout at White Cliffs and invited us to use it. We are going to Tibooburra to do a bit of gold detecting,this is our first real go at it and we were told to try our luck at Tibooburra.If we have no luck there will be a detector FOR SALE.
Thanks again and hope we dont get rain.

Cheers Dianne
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