Traveling to Alice Springs

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 16:52
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Hi , Next week I will be traveling to Alice Springs with a Jayco Campertrailer in tow.
I've seen a lot of reports regarding flooding so wondering what would be the best way to get there ?

Thxs Don
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Reply By: ss--ss - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 16:53

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 16:53
Forgot to mention will be traveling from Sydney.. :)
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Reply By: Fred G NSW - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 17:14

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 17:14
If you intend staying on the black top, and want to get there in a hurry, go via Dubbo, Broken Hill, Port Augusta and straight up the middle.
If your not in a hurry, there is lots to see and do going that way, just search some of the towns on that route on this site. You'll be surprised what you'll find.

Not sure what you mean/want by best way.

Lots of ways to get there, depends on what you want.

Fred.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 18:03

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 18:03
Hi Don

Monitor NT roads on their website. I found it only had major routes so does not help for very minor access roads, but it gives you an idea. Phoning the provided number just gave and automated read out same as website.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 18:05

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 18:05
I had a look at the website again, and it seems more comprehensive than when i tried using it in 2008.

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Reply By: yakodi - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 22:07

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 22:07
According to the B.O.M we are expecting a bit of rain this week in Alice, therefore access may become restricted in some areas. As of last weekend most of the main access tracks are open, boggy hole, owen springs, part of trephina gorge rd and palm valley still remain closed. There are still some great places to see and camp.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 22:50

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 22:50
Personaly, Id say South but South South East would be more scenic....but that might be the long way if your coming from the North.....in that case I would suggest North?????????
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:05

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 08:05
Sorry....you said Sydney.......Blacktop.......too much rain around.
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Reply By: DIO - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 09:42

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 09:42
Sydney - Broken Hill.
Broken Hill - Peterborough - Pt Augusta and keep driving north. Blacktop ALL the way. As for flooding along that route, not aware of any at the moment, sufficient to interupt your journey. You can obviously expect the obligatory road works, Newell Highway etc.
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Reply By: ss--ss - Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 10:34

Thursday, Apr 08, 2010 at 10:34
Thank you all for the replies .. Yep as mentioned I think I'll go with Syd - Nyngan - Broken Hill - Port Augusta , then up north...

Cheers Don
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