Mt. Isa to Alice Springs

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 12:01
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Hi all I am a new visitor to the forum.
Planning to cross from Mt. Isa to Alice Springs via Plenty Hwy. by Urandangi.
Has any body done Qld. side to Mt. Isa lately, and what is the road like.
I am driving a Ford Escape and towing a 4WD. camper.
Any information greatly appreciated.

Robert.
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Reply By: Member - Jon W (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 12:40

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 12:40
Hi Robert,
According to the RACQ road conditions report, that route is open with no restrictions.
Jon W
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Reply By: Member - Dale L (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 15:23

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 15:23
Hi Robert .We done the run to Boulia then along the plenty the QLD side was better than the NT side lower your tyre presser as there is a lot of bull dust and corrugation's as it is very dry
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 15:50

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 15:50
The Isa to where you pick up the Urandangi track is tar. From there down to Tobermary is rocky and dusty, lower your speed and tyre pressures. Across to Alice is just another bush track; fine in the dry.
Have fun.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 16:06

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 16:06
Agree with Footy here. Becareful on the Plenty - lots of ricks hidden in that bulldust!

for a scenic route go down cattlewater pass into Altunga Ruins and then into Alice.....very beautiful run.....had friend, Bucky, that towed through there and had a subie forrester go through there with us too as its doable, although some may disagree (as usual)....

Enjoy!!.....Jervois is a good spot to camp too....good shower (gold coin donation)
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Reply By: escapesilv - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 16:45

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 16:45
Thank's all for your help.
Will be there second week end in July ( petrol price permitting)

Yes Kiwi we will be doing the east McDonnell Ranges as a day thing, once in Alice.

Thanks again.

Cheers Robert.
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 17:55

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 17:55
I particularly second Kiwi and Mahindras suggestion. But.... There has recently been rain up that way. Any rain on the Plenty changes things and it can become very nasty very quickly. I would recommend getting an up to date report report just before you go before making the final decision.
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