Broken Hill to Leigh Creek in one day.

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 11:06
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I have a booking at Alma PS in Broken Hill on Sept 5th and then need to travel to Leigh Creek for Wed 7th. I can see a cross country trip, that is a bit under 400k and then the longer way around via Peterborough and Orroroo which will be around 550k. Any suggestions? I'm trying to negotiate a little longer to make this leg... a couple of days to take it easy would make it a nicer trip.

The following week I'm visiting Whyalla, Maitland and then on to The Alice. Good life huh?

Cheers Royce www.funshow.com.au
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Reply By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 11:26

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 11:26
G'day Royce,
The long way will take you less time but of course isn't anywhere near as interesting and scenic.
2 days would be perfect for the shorter route.
Enjoy,
Mike
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Follow Up By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 11:31

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 11:31
My thoughts too. I hope to have a few days around the Flinders Ranges to explore whatever.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 12:06

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 12:06
Come via Peterborough and have a cuppa with me. The shorter route will take you longer as you cannot maintain an average speed and will have to stop for gates etc.

The distance via Peterborough 591. The scenery is just as good.

Dont forget the Fruit Fly Control at Oodlawirra
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Follow Up By: slave - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:26

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:26
Willem

Thanks for the tip about the Fruit Fly Control, don't want to stock up with Fruit and vegies at Broken Hill and then loose the lot crossing the border.

Are spuds and onions okay to take through ?

Mrs Slave
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Follow Up By: Neville M (VIC - Melb) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:29

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:29
They normally take the Onions, probably for their sunday Roast
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Follow Up By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:09

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:09
They definitely will take the onions but not the potatoes. Of course there is a heap of other fruit, vines and vegetables that will be confiscated at Oodlawirra.

As a South Aussie I am all for it. Keep those nasty Fruit Flies out of our patch.

Kings
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Follow Up By: slave - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:20

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:20
Having lived at Pinnaroo (left in '72) I was aware that there was a Road Block there but didn't know the whereabouts of any others further north.

We will just have to shop at Leigh Creek instead so won't be a problem either way.

The way the weather is now we may not even get to the Simpson any way........:-(

Mrs Slave
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:38

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 23:38
I am with Willem here. Apart from the fact that it is a more practical trip via the sealed roads Willem makes a pretty decent coffee.

My kids have done a school excursion from BH to Leigh Creek. Leaving BH at about 9am they are in their accomodation near Leigh by about 4pm.

Duncs
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Reply By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 20:39

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 20:39
Royce,
We did the trip from Broken Hill to Ceduna a couple of weeks ago. It was an easy days drive in a new Commodore ute, up through Peterborough and Orroroo. Left B'Hill at sun-up, got through the Oodlawirra (just luv that name) tick gates ok, stopped at coffee shop in Peterborough for brekky. The roads are quite good, except in the little towns themselves, not many skippies around, quite interesting trip as we hadnt been on those roads b4.

good luck and have fun.
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