Birdsville to Perth

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 15:42
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Hey all, first post so here goes.

I completed the Canning Stock Route last year and am now doing the Madigan Line this year. One problem though is I end up in Birdsville as we are doing it from Dalhousie through to Birdy. What is the quickest way back to Perth from here, does anybody know that has actually done it? Seen some pretty silly ideas so far so am after something realistic. Have 2 x fully kitted out 2008 vehicles, one a Prado and one a Hilux, both TD with all the fruit.


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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:22

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:22
Broe, you have a few choices. Down to Adelaide and across the tar. Down to the Connie Sue. Up to the Plenty, back across to Alice and the GCR. Take your pick :))
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:36

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:36
We went to Birdsville from Perth last year, the run down the Birdsville Track to Pt Augusta,The Nullabor to Perth would be the way I would go.

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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:59

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 16:59
Yes I meant Pt Augusta not Adelaide. An easy run after the Madigan.
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Follow Up By: Broe - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 17:08

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 17:08
Deanna,

How long do you think it would take if we were serious and didn't muck around to get from Birdsville down to Pt Augusta.


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 19:11

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 19:11
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 23:52

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 23:52
Hi Broe, one night out on the B/track if you have been along there before, however if not there is quite a bit to see between Birdsville and Pt Augusta, we spent two nights out there. A fantastic camp site is Claytons Bore, highly recommend that place for your camp.

Enjoy your trip.

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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 17:27

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 17:27
All the fruit on any 4by doesn't necessarily mean you can go anywhere. It depends on the roads and the drivers, ofcourse

If you click on the PLACES Icon above this page you will see a Driving Directions dialog box in the bottom right hand corner of the page. Fill in where you want to go and it will in turn give you the shortest route and an unrealistic time frame to drive that distance.
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Follow Up By: Broe - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 17:48

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 17:48
Willem,

Thanks for that. With all the fruit, I only said that as if you don't, it appears that most people on this forum then proceed to tell you that you can and can't do this or that, you should do it this way, you can't go everywhere etc etc and all I really want is the best way from Birdsville to Perth and the quickest without everyone telling me how to do my four wheel driving. Not having a go at you but I just left a club for that reason

I assume from the driving and directions that one day is actually 24 hours. It seems different to what other members have put here notably heading down the Birdsville track to Port Augusta. Is it normally pretty accurate?

Thanks for the help.


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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:06

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:06
Broe

The first bit was a tad TIC (Tongue in cheek). Yeah, agree with you, clubs are a PITA sometimes. I gave them away in the 1980's!

Birdsville to Port Augusta is around 900km and doable in a day although it may be a long day. It is good gravel road from Birdsville to Lyndhurst and you can sit on 80 to 100kmh in places. But you have to take care with tyre pressures as you can destroy a tyre along this route. From Lyndhurst it is a good wide bitumen road to Port Augusta and 110kmh speed limit. Watch out for skippys in late afternoon and after dark.

Port Augusta to Perth is 2379km according to my road atlas and it is doable in two days especially if you have a spare driver in your vehicle.

My comment on the Driving Directions is that it does not take into account the condition of the road and estimates your speed at 100kmh all the way(or something like that)! :-)

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Follow Up By: Broe - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:34

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:34
Cheers Willem,

Sounds good. There will be two of us only as I rip the back seats out of the hilux for the fridge etc. We don't want to be rushing the Madigan line which therefore means that we have to haul arse back to Perth. Of course this doesn't take into account major incidences which is then gloves off.

Sounds like we could do it in 3 big days.

Nothing like a holiday.


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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:08

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:08
Broe

Looking at the post two above this re Eyre Creek you may have a problem getting from Dalhousie to Birdsville.

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Follow Up By: Broe - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:22

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:22
Bob,

Interesting reading. We are going in July so hopefully we will be all good by then.


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