Uluru to Cape Arid nationala park, which way ?

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 01:58
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Hi guys !

I just aply on the forum because I need your help to choose my way .
I'd like to go from Uluru to cape arid nat park but I don't know which road should I take ?
I have a 4wd but I don't know which is the most beautiful way, Great central road or straight trough the outback by another dirt road ?
I have no idea so any link and/or good stories about this area interest me !
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 04:10

Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 04:10
GCR to Warburton, Connie Sue H'way to Rawlinna, west to Zanthus, then south via Balladonia....

Alternatively, you could swing west at Neale Junction, past Lake Rason, then down through Plumridge Lakes Nature Reserve...

Worth spending a day or 3 pokin' about here, where you'll find a couple of old sandalwood cutters camps.. If you dig through the piles of off-cuts/ trimmings, you'll find more than enough (highly valuable) wood for a truly luxurious campfire ;-)) ..

From here you can follow the Cable haul Rd to the railway line east of Kitchener, between Rawlinna & Zanthus....

OR, make another detour (off the Cable haul Rd) via Queen Victoria Spring Nature Reserve.. If you go this way, strictly speaking, you should obtain a permit (available online) to traverse Cundeelee, but with this settlement having been abandoned, it's highly unlikely you'll meet anybody who will ask to see said permit;-).. We saw not a soul when we went that way last year....

Be aware that you could spend days, or weeks in this area without seeing another human, so you will need to be fully self-sufficient, and very well prepared for any "contingencies"...

Of course, all the usual cautions apply, re weather conditions etc etc....

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Reply By: mikehzz - Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 10:55

Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 10:55
Louis, are you from overseas? Don't just hop in and start driving, especially this time of year. You need a fair bit of equipment and planning so you don't get stuck. Sorry if you know this already. Mike
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 15:07

Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 15:07

the post does read like an overseas or inexperienced person......please be very careful and plan & prepare your trip carefully.......

do this and go prepared and you will have a wonderful trip.......keep asking questions and take heed.....no matter what...you will get good and sensible advice on here

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Reply By: Member - Matt L (WA) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 13:28

Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 13:28
There all beautifull ways, There are many things to plan on a trip like this Vehicle,fuel,food/water,tyres,recovery gear ,weather,communications ect,ect. Are you traveling with a group? or at leassed one other 4x4 ? If you are traveling alone(one vehicle) the only way to go is the Great Central Road a much used road these days and very scenic.
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Reply By: Louibob - Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 20:54

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 20:54
Thanks for all your answers.
Yes I am from Overseas and thats why I was asking about my way and your help to know if it not stupid to go alone in the outback.
About the vehicle preparation, fuel food tyres we should be allright but no recovery gears ( only a shovel...) and only mobile phoe as a communication system.
I did travel a few time in the Moroccan Desert but always with a few more vehicles.
We'll be alone so except if we found a group of cars which agree to be follow we'll take the great central road then stay on the road untill Cape Arid NP.
Thanks for your fast answers
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