Plenty Highway

Submitted: Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 07:08
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Am planning to travel from Birdsville to Tobermorey on Tuesday June 20 then to Gem Tree on the 21st. Is there anyone this optimistic/crazy doing the same trip? Cheers Trev
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 07:28

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 07:28
Hi Trevor, it's a fine plan - there will be plenty of traffic doing the same trip. Quite achieveable. See you when you get to Birdsville.
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 19:57

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 19:57
Thanx Ruth - We will see you again. Have enjoyed your hospitality and advice several times. Regards, Trev
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 08:20

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 08:20
Could be a long day though, depending on track conditions on the Donahue. Is little more than a couple of wheel ruts in places and can be very corrugated....
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 08:39

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 08:39
Last year the first 20K out of Boulia was a highway. Then it was 50k/h until the border with lots of hoop de doos. Bit rough until Jervois where the serious corros started. One blowout. That was just after they'd opened it to traffic after the rains.
Even under those conditions I drove Boulia to Alice in 1 day, not stopping much. I was a bit of a zombie at the end. This year I'm taking 2 days to do it.
If there's no more serious rain, the road boys should have a bit of it whipped back into shape by the time you go.
The first time I did the Plenty years ago we couldnt see what all the fuss was about. Obviously we must have followed in the path of a road crew :)))
Mind you we did find the dingo fence track "interesting".
Just take it easy, fuel and camping availiable at 2 places (+gemtree), watch your tyres and have a great trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 19:59

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 19:59
Hi John - we are not in a hurry so I hope to have time to "smell the roses." We ALWAYS have a great trip out in the Centre. Cheers, Trev
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Reply By: Strawb - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:22

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:22
Suggest you DO NOT plan on buying fuel at Tobermorey. I was there earlier this year and the bowser price went up 30 cents over night!!! And we were the only people staying there that night so do you reckon it may have been bowser malfunction? I got right through to Alice without using their precious fossil fuel anyway and still had over 1/4 of one tank left. (Frontera 3.2L ULP, 160 L capacity)
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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 20:01

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 20:01
Maybe they heard about the price rise of crude oil and thought they would catch up!!!!! (and overtake)
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