Perth to Alice Springs (Quickest Way)

Submitted: Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 00:06
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Looks like my in laws interstate move to airlie beach has turned sour and they want to come baCK TO PERTH SO THEY HAVE ASKED US( OUR FAMILY) TO MEET THEM IN ALICE SPRINGS FOR THE LAST HALF OF THERE RETURN DRIVE JOURNEY FROM AIRLIE BEACH.

nOW I JUST NEED TO KNOW THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET THERE FROM PERTH AND WE CAN TAKE IT EASY ON THE WAY HOME.

Sorry about the caps lock.

Matt
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 01:07

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 01:07
Perth- kalgoorlie- Leonora- laverton - GCR (2 permits required)- ayres rock- alice
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Reply By: Dave McC - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 01:16

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 01:16
If flying is not an option exit the Eyre Highway at Wirrulla and join Stuart Highway north of Kingoonya. Take it easy!
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 23:37

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 23:37
That was a shocker when we went on it a year or two ago - very corrugated and slow going.
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Reply By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:12

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:12
Only one problem

I run petrol/gas so isnt the inland road GCR diesel only at warburton??????
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:23

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:23
No it should also have Opal
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Follow Up By: prado4x4 - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:39

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:39
As Davoe said - Opal available

I came through on the GCR in August just gone. Opal fuel (unleaded that can't be sniffed apparently) available at Tjukayitla, Warburton and Warakurna roadhouses.

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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:04

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:04
Ok sounds good ,any body got a good link to a map showing distances between all these places along the way.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:13

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:13
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 14:24

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 14:24
Also found this on some forum that may be of useSite Link
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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 16:20

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 16:20
Yeah thanks Davoe.

Looks like it my be about the right time to go around March/April is when trip is planned.

Not too sure if SWMBO wants to go through the sticks but.

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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 16:34

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 16:34
Either way im going through the GCR, ill take the kids and well be off.

Im hanging for some adventure.

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Reply By: equinox - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 14:51

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 14:51
I think there is a track that goes from Docker River to 20km West of Kings Canyon. I've only done about the first 100 km from the Kings Canyon side though I'm pretty sure it will come out at Docker, as on Natmap from Docker there is a track that is roughly in the right spot. Then it's along the Ernest Giles Road to Stuart Hwy.

You did ask though for the quickest way not the shortest way so it may not be your best option. When I did the northern side it was a 50-60 km/h track.
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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 19:15

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 19:15
Is there any fuel,supplies along that way.

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Follow Up By: equinox - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 21:14

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 21:14
No fuel between Docker and Kings Canyon Resort
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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 21:41

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 21:41
Ok thanks i think we got it all covered now on the GCR anyway as long as OPAL is available at the places mentioned.

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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 22:56

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 22:56
Matt you can checkout this site Site Link you need to get your permits there..

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - Matthew ,United Fuel- Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 00:05

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 00:05
Thats a great help richard thanks heaps.

Is it advisable to take a SAT phone out there does anyone know what if any other services there will be.

Thinking of going that way instead of Next G anyway.

Matt
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 00:15

Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 at 00:15
Matt

I,m a HF person, but have mobile phones etc.

but this maybe remote land you will travel through many people travel it.

its the sort of road I would have just headed up with on Coms back in the 80s even know some of it was not even there then.. LOL

But today it does feel nice to be able to call someone if something goes wrong..

Cheers

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