trip planning

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 21:48
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having a rum or 3 at the mo and doing some planning - thanks to some inspiration from Bucky and Viv...

hows this sounding?

for example I know but here goes...

approx 10,000km
car gets 10lt / 100kim - which i know will be more but keepin it simple!
= 1000lt usage...
ave cost $3 (taking into account of csr....over estimate and it could be a good thing)

= $3000 for fuel....

did i do well.....

my thinking is going from more than likely Tamworth - Mt isa - Halls creek via buchanan hwy etc...- horizontal waterfall - csr - maybe simpson crossing - tamworth.....6weeks....

thoughts...???

Laura
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 23:35

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 23:35
G'day, Laura,

did I miss something or after your post seeking advice on a path for your return home, which you got plenty of suggestions for.....I don't recall a reply on your intentions, or end result.

So?

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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 00:18

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 00:18
na neither can i ...too long ago!!! i forgotten!! typical brain!!
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Reply By: heldus - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 02:41

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 02:41
Hi Laura,

I don´t know what you really mean but my suggestion for your trip planning is the following:
.... - Bourke - Innamincka - Birdsville - Boulia - Alice - Tanami Road - Halls Creek (scenic flight over Bungle Bungle) - Tablelands Track (explore the Diamond Gorge in a canoe) - Cape Leveque (scenic flight over the Horizontal Waterfalls) - back to Billiluna and down to Wiluna - Gunburrel Hwy. or Great Central Road - Ayers Rock - Kings Canyon - Oodnadatta Track - Flinders Ranges - back at home
Yep, indeed that´s a long ride.

Best regards
Helga
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 06:00

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 06:00
done the bourke - innamincka -boulia - alice thing so wanna steer clear of that this time....

just wanted to know if i was wokring it all out the right way....cheera anyway
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 04:53

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 04:53
Laura
Straight highway driving, you will get good fuel consumption.
Rough dirt roads, it will drop about 10-15 %
Desert driving I work on 1/2- 2/3 ( eg the Simpson in 2005 ) took me 95 lts to get from Birdsville to Oodnadatta.
Highway towing ,,, forget it ,,but generally 7.5-8 km/lt

Cheers Mate
Bucky
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 06:01

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 06:01
i was just doin the maths and keeping it simple...add about 100 bucks and got plenty of room to move iwth the prices...a few rums helped too again!!
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Reply By: 96 GXL 80 series - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 09:51

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 09:51
(explore the Diamond Gorge in a canoe)

Laura,
if you paddle far enough and long enough you can save fuel and $$$$'s
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