Travelling to Port Augusta from Adelaide - Melbourne

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Just wondering whether travelling via Mildura to Renmark OR even Broken Hill is worth considering when going to Adelaide thanks john
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 08:38

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Reply By: snapper49 - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 08:41

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 08:41
Not sure what you are asking
If you want to go from Melbourne to Port Augusta via the riverland is a nice trip but you would bypass Adelaide

Other way Melbourne to Adelaide then to Port Augusta but that way you wouldnt go through the riverland
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Follow Up By: johno59 - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:12

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:12
Snapper, We are travelling rom Melbourne to Port Augusta. Via Mildura/Renmark would be less traffic. Do u know how many hrs driving time it would take? thanks johno
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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:13

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:13
John,

My preferred route to Pt Augusta is Melbourne to Mildura via the Calder and then west on the Sturt to Renmark. Head across the river to Morgan, Burra, Spalding, Guinare, Willmington and then down to Port Augusta through Horrocks Pass.

Of course the occasional stop in Jamestown is often warranted.

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Follow Up By: Michael J4 - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:42

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:42
"Of course the occasional stop in Jamestown is often warranted"


But of course;)))

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Follow Up By: Grizzle - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:54

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:54
I went that way in March but turned left at Redcliffs. Great way to go and easy run. Not sure whether quicker or not but definately easier drive.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ernie C - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:34

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:34
Just don't go any where near the Sunraysia Highway to get to Mildura. I had back problems until I did that stretch. I bounced and lunged so much I relocated my slipped discs and realigined my back. Bloody classic strectch bitumen....down to 60 klms an hour in some places towing the van....
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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:31

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:31
It is shorter to go through Adelaide, that's if you like ploughing through Adelaide traffic and about 1050km.
To Ouyen, Pinaroo, Loxton, Berri, Morgan, Burra, Peterborough, Orroroo, Wilmington gives the opportunity too see the real country but is longer by approx hundred km. Don't take fruit or vegies cos they want them,you can't have them.

Rat race on the highways, real life on the by ways.

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Follow Up By: P and JM - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:05

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:05
That's it Ross the route you have given is the one to take. It's mentioned above to go Jamestown "what's there" ?. Peterborough has more to offer.
Cheers P&J
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Follow Up By: Michael J4 - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 09:04

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 09:04
Hi P & J,

The response from me was a tad TIC as I live in Jamestown.

Having said that, it is a nice quiet, typical country town. Clean amenities, good caravan park and friendly people.

Oh and if I know you are coming..tea/coffee or whatever depending on the
time of the day;))

cheers
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 12:20

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 12:20
I tend to agree with comments expressed John but nevertheless we go straight via Adelaide because we treat it as a commuter leg and this is both the shortest fastest way and also the cheapest because we normaly fill up at Port Wakefield and usually with lower price fuel.

You don't go thru centre of Adelaide but turn north at Glen Osmond going via M1 up to Marden ,via Hampstead rd and on to Port Wakefield Rd.

It is city driving for about 3/4 of an hour then your back onto highways.

Timing can help with this trip.

We usually leave Melbournes east 4am which puts you thru the Adelaide section just after the lunch traffic and onto to PT Aug between 4-5pm.
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Follow Up By: johno59 - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:09

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 18:09
Thanks everyone. Have travelled to Mildura many times and just love the quiet traffic. Mick, Do u know how long it would take to get to Port Augusta from Melbourne via Renmark Burra etc Thanks JOHNO
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Reply By: Member - Ernie C - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:37

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 19:37
Just don't go any where near the Sunraysia Highway to get to Mildura. I had back problems until I did that stretch. I bounced and lunged so much I relocated my slipped discs and realigined my back. Bloody classic strectch bitumen....down to 60 klms an hour in some places towing the van....
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