Sydney to Perth return via dirt

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 at 10:23
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G'day all,

travelling from Sydney to Perth and back via dirt in Sept/Oct this year. I will be going through some country I have not driven before. I am not after the quickest routes as you can see but don't have rec leave on tap either, am hoping to do this in just under three weeks, then time in Perth and return.

used to driving long distances in a day outback but will have my whole mob with me this time so need to keep that in mind.

will be solo with a well set up off road trailer. i prefer to bush camp away from as many people as possible, wherever possible, so Yulara is looking a bit of a 'concern' (am aware of Curtain Springs.)

Am after any comments re distances/times/better options on the below itinerary.

thanks in advance.

1. BEROWRA to Willandra NP – 740 km, 10 hrs, camp at the creek.
2. WILLANDRA NP to Kinchega NP, 450 km, 6 hrs, camp at Lake Cawndilla
3. KINCHEGA NP
4. KINCHEGA NP to Woomera, 700 km, 8.5 hrs
5. WOOMERA to Painted Desert, 500 km, 6 hrs, camp at Ackaringa Homestead
6. PAINTED DESERT
7. PAINTED DESERT to Lambert Centre (via Oodnadatta/Mt Dare/Finke), 500 km, 8 hrs, camp at Lambert Centre.
8. LAMBERT CENTRE to Chambers Pillar (via Finke/Maryvale) 200 km, 5 hrs, camp at Chambers Pillar.
9. CHAMBERS PILLAR to Yulara (via Hugh River stock route) 400 km, 5 hrs, camp at Yulara?
10. ULURU/KATA TJUTA
11. YULARA to Warakurna, 336 km, 4 hrs, camp?
12. WARAKURNA to Tjukayirla, 480 km, 6 hrs, camp at Terhan Rockhole?
13. TJUKYIRLA to (Laverton is 311 km) Goongarrie Station, 610 km, 7 hrs, camp.
14. GOONGARRIE STATION to Holland Track (via Kalgoorlie/Coolgardie) ? km, ? hrs, camp on Holland Track..
15. HOLLAND TRACK
16. HOLLAND TRACK to Perth(via Hyden) ? km, ? hrs
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Reply By: ferris - Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 at 23:04

Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 at 23:04
Just wondering what type of plane you'll be flying????
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 00:48

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 00:48
at least 8 hour total to drive coolgardie to hyden
hyden to perth 4.5 hours km look in book

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 06:55

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 06:55
yeah thanks Richard, I have should have mentioned that the question marks are due to not knowing exactly where I will choose to stop on the holland track.

i should say that i have of course done a fair bit of research and this is not one of those posts just 'thrown up.' any local knowledge or experience would be welcome thanks guys. obviously weather at the time will be a mitigating factor.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 21:03

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 21:03
Didn't mean to sound like it does..(look in book) i was just being lazy..LOL

But the Holland track stay away if it rains, it's real no mans land between wheat belt and Norseman, it's a very twisty and overgrown (but there has been a large fire through there since we last traveled it) so be prepared for sore arms and scratches..

If I can help I will

Regards

Richard

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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 23:42

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 23:42
thanks Richard, yeah have read about the tightness (Captain sure copped it) but the Prado is good in those situations and my trailer is fully gal. "we're not fancy Luigi".
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 14:49

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 14:49
boo hoo i want a hug, no one cares.....
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 22:29

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 22:29
Oi !!! No whinging around here :))))

Point 9 Chambers Pillar to Yulara via Hugh River Stock Route. More like around 486 km and 6 to 7 hours depending on conditions. If you do it in 5, you won't be going much further on this trip :))))))
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 23:40

Friday, Apr 27, 2007 at 23:40
aha

that's the sort of info I am after thankyou Al. I don't know those tracks so really value your post.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 00:54

Saturday, Apr 28, 2007 at 00:54
That's as far as I can recall and looking at some maps. Somebody more experienced with travel in that area will hopefully correct my estimate.

Just be prepared to allow a fair bit of 'fudge' factor for travelling on those roads. It all depends on weather and graders.
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