white cliffs to tibooburra

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Hi, can anyone tell me what the road from white cliffs to tibooburra is like. Taking a 4wd. thanks
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Reply By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 10:10

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 10:10
Good dirt from white cliffs until the main road which connects tibooburra and wilcania. Then bitumen. Just watch a few of the creek crossings. It was raining last year when we went through there and some of the crossings had washouts on them.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Kerry W (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:43

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:43
Hi Julie

You can keep an eye on latest conditions for that road here - Broken Hill Road Conditions @ Exploroz

We get the latest info direct from the Roads and Traffic Authority in Broken Hill - almost daily or whenever conditions change. Sometimes we get updates 2-3 times a day when it is raining so they are very proactive in keeping us informed of changes in this area.

hope this is helpful

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Follow Up By: Mamba No 1 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 22:53

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 22:53
The White Cliffs to Tib road is all dirt afaik. In a 4b its an easy 70kmh-80kmh dirt road with tyres at 28psi.

120s youre not suggesting going thru Wilcannia and Broken Hill then up the Tibooburra rd?

I also back up The Road Conditions Coordinator's comments
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:46

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:46
Julie the 130 odd km's from White Cliffs to The Silver City Highway is normally well maintained high speed dirt with the usual dips & creek crossings to be wary of. About 2 hours. The Highway north to Tiboorburra has a few sections of tar but mostly well formed dirt & is another 1.5 hours. These roads are suitable for 2wd cars with care although after rain long sections of standing water, running causways & rutted areas will require 4wd. Check current road conditions prior to heading out there for road closures.
See this ExOz LINK
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 12:45

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 12:45
Thanks for the info.
Started our trip out to strezelecki on friday, got to Orange and did a bearing in the gearbox. Returned home, repairs tomorrow, hope to meet up with friends at tibooburra on thursday. Fingers crossed.
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Follow Up By: camwill69 - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 17:30

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 17:30
Did not do this route but went Broken Hill via Silverton, Smithville House To Cameron Corner. From that experience we leant one lesson, be very careful of where you get your road conditions from.

We got road conditions from Broken Hill Info Centre and he told us it was bitumen all the way from Silverton To C Corner. Checked with other travellers and found this to be untrue and were well prepared for what we got. Very poor road conditions and signage. GPS save the day as the track disappeared at times.

You will love it out their. Tibooburra was a great night on new year. We had a ball.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 17:54

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 17:54
Check out your maps, the main road is like a highway but dirt, however, when we did that leg back in 2000, we turned off at one tree and headed for packsaddle, this was most picturesque and could have still been done in a volvo....there were quite a few gates to negotiate, and if you find a bbq plate off the side of the road, send itback to me please :)
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Reply By: Mudduck - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 20:03

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 20:03
Hi Julie

Did Tibooburra to white cliffs 2 weeks ago, only a few dips in the creek crossings that come up a bit quick and require care. But otherwise no trouble at all.

Enjoy, Cheers Steve
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