Road Trip planning

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 17:53
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We are planning a road trip in December / January from Melbourne to Perth return. in a camper trailer. We would love to return via Uluru and the Bungles Bungles if time permits and road conditions etc permit.

Has anyone traveled the Great Central Road from Perth to Uluru? If so what is the road like / places to camp / roadhouses etc?

How long should we allow for this section of the trip?

Any advice suggestions are much appreciated
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:02

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:02

It might be a bit hot in the desert at that time of year.


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Reply By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:21

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:21
very hot in the Bungles that time of year...and if you made it into the bungles and it rains, you might not get out. There are several river crossings to negotiate and during July one was at the top of the tyres. Now that's not difficult but that's the dry season.

A few showers and it could be a whole lot of fun or a big disaster.
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Follow Up By: PaulH999 - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:51

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:51
Thanks Guys

Heat is not a issue but the advice on the rain is useful.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:26

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:26
We returned via the Great Central Road in September 2008. Warakurna and Tjukayirla roadhouses have good camping, and there are a number of larger rest areas towards Laverton. Check out my 2008 blogs. Our trip took in the Kimberley, Tanami, Alice Springs and surrounds Kings Canyon, and Uluru over a four month period.

As aforesaid it will be hot. Walks at Uluru and Kata Tjuta are shut when the temperature is high.

At Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) temperatures can exceed 50º in the day time in summer. I don't know if the park is open at that time of year.

If the holiday at that time of the year is fixed, i recommend sticking to Tasmania or the south coast and leaving the north for a time when you can holiday mid year.


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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 19:41

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 19:41
Did you really mean the Bungle Bungles, or were really talking about the Olgas? Awful long detour to go through the Bungles.

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