Bris - Cairns

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 15:29
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I hope to drive from Bris to Cairns in May-June this year. Can anyone suggest a route inland at a 3 -4 star 4wd drive taking in Longreach etc. I wll have about two weeks to do it. Also if possible include sights and interesting things to see. I will more than likely be traveling alone.
Hope to get some good advice from you all. I live in Cairns and it will be my first trip outback in Qld. I have done a few trips up in FNQ, within a few hundred k's of here.
As you can tell I am a new comer to 4WDing but I have lived in Cairns for over 40 years and never had the opportunity or vehical to do any good trips.
regards, Damien.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:41

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 17:41
Damian go to the racq site and on the right hand side you will find travell planner and open that up it will help on distances etc.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: JW - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 18:14

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 18:14
Damien,

Bris-Toowoomba-Roma (The Big Rig)-Charleville (Cosmos centre)-Quilpie-Windorah-Jundah-Stonehenge-Lark Quarry-Winton (heaps to see there)-Longreach (Hall of Fame, QANTAS museum etc)-Muttaburra-Hughenden (Dinosaur exhibition)-Porcupine Gorge-The Lynd Junction-Einasleigh-Mt Surprise (Undara Lava Tubes)-Mount Garnet-Atherton-Mareeba-Cairns.
Heaps of good dirt and plenty to occupy two weeks.

If you go to www.outbackholidays.info or call 13 88 33, you can order a free "Queensland's Outback Travellers Guide".

For what its worth.
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Jon W
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:04

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:04
Damien, the above is an excellent rout, however if you want a little more off-road, and especially if you are not travelling alone, you might consider going Longreach to Lark Quarry via Mayneside and Opalton as per the ExplorOz.com/TrekNotes/OutbackQLD/Winton_to_Innamincka.asp" target="EOF" class="lbg">Winton - Innamincka Trek on this site.

There are numerous other variations but the bove is an excellent starting point. Don;t miss Lark Quarry or Stockmans Hall of Fame at Longreach.

If you are in Townsville come say hi
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:07

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:07
Doh! Stuffed it up

ExplorOz.com/TrekNotes/OutbackQLD/Winton_to_Innamincka.asp" target="EOF" class="lbg">Winton Innamincka Trek Notes

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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:08

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:08
I give up on that one :-)
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Follow Up By: JW - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:26

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:26
And I didn't even mention aerial or antenna!
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 21:34
Jeez Jon u have a good memory :-)

I was just making the point that everyone seems to use them interchageably these days.

Anyway it was a good route u suggested
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Follow Up By: JW - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 22:28

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 22:28
Thanks. Just trying to share the joys of the "deep north".
Regards,
Jon W
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Follow Up By: damlaw - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 23:06

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 23:06
Thanks Jon, I have done from Einsleigh north, but do want to do Longreach, being a country boy from wayback.
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Reply By: damlaw - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 23:00

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2006 at 23:00
Gee that was quick, Thanks a lot fellas, I'll look into all suggestions.
David, you will have to give me an ad, would love to call in on way down.
I have a lot of info searching to do eh.
I'll keep in touch with what I will do.
Talk to you all soon.
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