How long will it take?

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How long does it take to drive from Alice Springs to Darwin. (in a Patrol not a Porsche)
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:01

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:01
It's about 1500kms so it depends on the stops you make. Devils marbles, Tennant creek, katharine, Katherine gorge spring to mind.

You could do it in two days if you wanted to. Or a week if you have plenty of time.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:09

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:09
One day to Katherine and then three houre to Darwin. - Depends on your time frame?

Mike Harding
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Reply By: Member - Athol (NSW, 2527) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:09

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:09
Hi pling, try www.whereis.com.au you get directions and times.

1500.59km and 16hrs 5 mins GPO to GPO.

hope that helps, Athol
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Reply By: Lyds- Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:35

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 21:35
interesting stopovers :

Devils Marbles (picturesque; just take a torch to the toilets, as others don't)

Daley Waters (quirky pub, but watch out for the neighbours! - they nearly came to blows with the owner when I was there last year).

Mataranka (because its there).

Edith Falls (beautiful spot, just use Katherine for shopping on the way)

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Reply By: howesy - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:20

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:20
Done this a few times and taking in all the sights as weel , a comfortable trip is to sleep in and have a comfortable drive to tennant creek and next day leave early for stop overs at sights and drive to Katherine then a sleep in and easy drive to Darwin.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:26

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:26
doing it non-stop at reasonable speeds it takes about 14-16 hours depending on how fast you are willing to go on the open limit highway straight through.

That usually includes a few 15 minute breaks, and makes no allowances for any serious road repairs being done.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:36

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:36
14 hours and 10 minutes in a MQ Patrol 3.3 diesel. Just set the handthrottle on 122kmh (as fast as it would go) and drive

12 and a bit hours in a Isuzu Piazza Turbo Sports mainly at night sitting on 140 /150

Faster in a Porsche....provided you don't hit anything along the way such as a roo or a scrub bull
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 00:47

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 00:47
ummm,,,,,,,,9 hours flat (with a fuel stop), in a HX panelvan. tho gotta admit, the motor was (cough,cough)slightly worked. :)
brotherinlaw did it in just over 6 hours once, Group A commodore worked more than i care to think about. :)
in a Patrol, allow about 15-16 hours.

rick.
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:19

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:19
6 hours!?

An average speed of 250kph for 6 hours - I don't think so.

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Follow Up By: 95DX CRUISER - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:39

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 08:39
even 9hrs sounds like crap to me !!
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:12

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 09:12
Road test of a porsche turbo 4wd did it in just over 6 hours. Were complaining of having to slow to 200 for the rain and safe overtaking. Top speed I think was close to 300 on a couple of stretches, but generally sat on 240 to 270.
And I thought I was doing well averaging 160 for a few hours in a falcon.
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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:28

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 12:28
You got it in one Mr Oldplodder. Think of a 308 with full race cam with stage 3 yellaterra heads, and a pair of turbo's hanging of the side, with a few other good bits thrown into the mix, powering back to a 2.72 ratio diff in the HX. The vans name was Baby. Brotherinlaw basically had a race motor in the Group A.

The van now runs around perth on sunny days, the bloke who bought it of me repainted it gun metal grey.

rick.
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Reply By: Squizzy - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:08

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:08
I took 4 days, but enjoyed it!!

Geoff.
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Reply By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:22

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 07:22
2 slabs
Any mug can be uncomfortable out bush

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Reply By: jduckmanton - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 20:40

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 20:40
My wife and I did it in May last year in a Holden Storm Ute...only the other way around (Darwin to Alice), we left about 5am and arrived in the Alice approx 7pm (about 14 hrs)...the trip included fuel and food stops and a half hour look see at the Devils Marbles, think I had the cruise control set on about 125 - 130 kmh.
Got a bit hairy about an hour out of Alice as dusk fell...bloody roos became rather active, but we made it to the Motel...we slept for 12 hours that night.

Cheers JohnD (Vic)
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