Adelaide to Darwin Advice

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 19:47
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Can anyone tell me of things to watch out for or be wary of when traveling from Adelaide to Darwin. Apart from Roos and Birds of course. Any help much apprieciated T&S.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 19:59

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 19:59
Yes beware of people with 4wds with canopys and access from the front to the rear pulling you over to tell you sparks are coming from your exaust
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:43

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:43
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:07

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:07
Vehicles coming out of the sun without lights.
Travelling too fast .
Trying to do too many km in a day.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 21:55

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 21:55
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:00

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:00
Doug, yes, but the road wanders around. Could be going west or east at times ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:03

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:03
Hmmmm is it the road that wanders or the driver
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:10

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:10
If you've driven for too long ...BOTH ! :)) As you know it's mainly straight, but changes in direction from time to time. I've had the sun in my eyes a few times on that run...mind you it's not like the bottom trip across the sand where it stays there for hours!
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:11

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:11
There is a bloke 1/2 way called hairy, I'd watch out for him, as he is likely pull you into the Todd Tavern were you will get stuck in a time warp. ROTF.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:48

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:48
Hahahaha,
Be afraid!! Be very afraid!!! Before I go west Ill go North..

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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:32

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:32
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:42

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:42
Road trains are not scary, it the people in cars that don't understand them that are the scary ones.

I have driven them and I have travelled on the hwy with them, Just remember that if they are over tacking you don't move off the road as they will give you more than enough room, and once there passed flash your lights to let them know they can come back in, remember that if a road train is travelling at 100 kph, it will take you 1.2 km to over take at 110 kph.

Don't be scared of them be in awe of them.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:55

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:55
Here is a campaign the N.T. about driving with road trains at the bottom of the page is a link to some commercials, worth viewing.

Driving with Road Trains

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:56

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 20:56
Very true Steve but still need to look out for them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 21:11

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 21:11
You will find some common sense in this link too , much of which the normal motorist just don't seem to get it to sink in.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:53

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:53
Gday,
If you keep your car on your side of the road and give them a little bit.... its not an issuse. If your scared to drive past one Id question your own ability!!! They probably didnt even notice you!

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 21:22

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 21:22
Cattle...Mobile Telephone Yappers.....and Drunk C#o@s in red cars

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:58

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 02:58
Doug,Doug,Doug,
I know were your going!!!!
How dare you suggest the drunken Indigenous might be a problem!!
Even if they are ...do you know thats racist??
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Reply By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:13

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 22:13
Apart from all of the previously mentioned look out for fantastic scenery. Spend time at Woomera, Coober Pedy, Alice Springs ( go both to the west and east as far as you can in day trips) , Barrow Creek is a must, Devils Marbles, etc etc etc. Just enjoy it, it's great.
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Reply By: azp777 - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 23:19

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 23:19
Wow thanks guys for all your help and links to helpful stuff, we apprieciate it greatly. All the best T&S
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Reply By: ozwasp - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 23:36

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 23:36
Uhhh..... Psycho drug runners near Ti Tea or Barrow Creek...

I've only done Alice to Darwin and the trip from Alice to Katherine is pretty boring.... The highlight was devils marbles at sunrise though.

Good Luck, Will.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:47

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 15:47
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You might get some Info from the new page from Lets-Getaway

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