Car (Cruiser) transport from Alice to Perth ???

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 00:00
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Has anyone had there 4wd trucked from Alice to Perth and if so how much would i be looking at, yes mine so it is big ..... or even train if possible ??
Also there have been various posts about other items NOT allowed on the car, i know gas bottles are not, i assume the tool boxes would be and if i lock them can they be loaded ...... what about spares, are they safe, if not safe i would simply buy new spare rims and tyres, cheaper in the long run i guess
Looking at driving to Alice and flying to perth and driving back, time is a factor and also not keen on long trips any more with 3 young kids, kinda over it if ya know what i mean :-)
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Reply By: Member - Tom W (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 00:17

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 00:17
Gday joe i had a small car put on the train from adelaide to perth a few years ago with the mother in law as a passenger from memory was quite cheap
but unfortunatley she made it in one peice as well doh
may be no relevance but just a thought
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Reply By: Effie C (Ex NT now ACT) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 00:48

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 00:48
Just had a holden colorado dual cab ute and coromal caravan trucked from Alice to Canberra via Toll all up just under 9K (work paid) due to length and width (would not fit in C Container for train travel). Van was dearer than ute.

Ring Toll and get a price, you may find it cheaper to fly family and you drive by yourself, this is what I did with second car (Prado) from Alice to Canberra
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Reply By: Member - Angus E (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 08:57

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 08:57

We recently had to arrange transport of a car from Alice Springs to Sydney for a relative on short notice. Central Australia Removals lined it up. Cost was about $900 for a small car. Not sure about 4WD.

They also moved a house full of furniture on super short notice on a Sunday when we called them. They went out of their way to help and service was excellent.

Good luck.

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Reply By: Road to Discovery - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 09:54

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 09:54
Hi Joe
We had our Cruiser transported from auction house in Perth to Canberra last year - $900. It went from Perth to Adelaide on the train, then on back of transporter truck from Adelaide to Canberra. Nothing went missing....spare wheels all still there.

With 2 lots of trains (Alice to Adelaide) then (Adelaide to Perth) I would think it wouldnt be too much of a problem....but I agree with post above....why not compare price of puting Mel & the kids on the plane and you drive (base it on ...say 4 days fuel/food/accom-camping for one).

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Follow Up By: bgreeni - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 13:36

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 13:36
If you pushed it you could drive it in 3 days. If roads OK you can cut through Kingoonya to Wirulla to save a lot of kms
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Follow Up By: bgreeni - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 13:51

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 13:51
Another option would be the GCR - others could comment on how quick this could be to drive.
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Reply By: kingswoodwagon - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 20:14

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 20:14
When I've had cars transported, the companies have insisted they be empty of all personal items.

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 21:59

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 21:59
Hey thanks all for the replys, i will foloow up the contacts and see how i go, looking at flight prices it may even work out cheaper for us to go to Darwin and fly/truck from there, it is about the same from here.....
That is the problem when you have 3 kids it starts getting bldy expensive to fly .....
I think the bus idea is looking better by the year, just dont want to give up my car ..... cant give up the missus n kids, e-bay wont take them :-)
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Reply By: Member - Wayne D (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 at 03:05

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 at 03:05
In 2007 wanted to do to do the GRR but did not fancy driving from Sydney to Broome and back again. Could not get the vehicle transported to Darwin with anything in it so defeated the purpose. In the end drove to Adelaide and put the 4wd on the Ghan and wife and I as passengers and a couple of days later arrived refreshed in Darwin. Not a cheap exercise but worked for us as time was a factor. Transport on Ghan for the vehicle at that point was $99 but cost us a couple of grand for a sleeper cabin.
Alternative is to ship the gear and the vehicle separately.
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