Brisbane to Birdsville

Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 08:42
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Hi all, we have a 2010 Sunliner Holiday caravan and was wondering how it would go if we took it to Birdsville in July of this year. Tow vehicle is Ford Falcon RTV. What sort of preperations to the van etc.

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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 18:19

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 18:19
Hi Shagger,

You can take a 4cyl car to birdvilles these days (as long as the roads are in reasonable nick and you keep your speeds down).

I'd have something to protect the front of the van from flicked up stones, look at protection under the van to the wiring, tubing and water tanks.

Take an additional spare or 2.

Take it easy and you should be ok

Cheers Wilko
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 23:23

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 23:23
No worries taking your rig there. We planned 2 plus days to do the 280 km gravel section thinking there would be lots of rough stuff we would have to walk the van over. When we got there the road was so good we made the trip by mid afternoon on the first day. Most of that gravel section was better than some of the bitumen sections.

If you go north of Birdsville you will find most of the road to Mt Isa is now sealed. You can join a bitumen road travelling east at Boulia or Mt Isa to return home.

Enjoy the trip. There are some good tourist flights from Birdsville, especially towards Lake Eyre, just google "charter flights from birdsville."

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Follow Up By: Shagger - Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:55

Friday, Mar 02, 2012 at 07:55
PeterD and Wilko
Thank you very much for your replies. There are 3 couples traveling and this information will help us.

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