Taste of the Outback Suggestions

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 13:45
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Hello,

My family and I are currently touring the east coast (QLD and NSW) but we would like a little Outback experience. We would probably want to head west from the south Gold Coast. We don't have a 4WD so we'd be limited to reasonable roads. We could camp but would prefer non-camping accommodation.

Any suggestions for a 5-6 day tour that would give us a taste of the outback?

Thanks so much!
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 14:20

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 14:20
Check out Roma, Charleville, Longreach, Winton areas. If you have the time you could head there via Toowoomba and return to the coast via Richmond, Hughenden etc or Emerald to Rockhamton.
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Follow Up By: Varmint - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 15:24

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 15:24
Accommodation is limited in some of these towns as the mining companies have taken over all available accommodation
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 14:35

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 14:35
Are you planning on heading north or south from the Gold Coast area?
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Follow Up By: Member - Niss42 - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 16:01

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 16:01
Alby, I think they said West!

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 16:11

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 16:11
Ha ha I got that bit but I assumed perhaps wrongly that they wanted to head west and travel inland for 5 or 6 days so wanted to know if they were heading up or down the coast but perhaps they meant to double back to the coast at the same place they left it???
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Follow Up By: RoyK - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 21:37

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 21:37
Thanks for looking at the post. We will be heading south to eventually end up in Sydney.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 22:28

Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 at 22:28
You could head south down to Bourke and on to Nyngan then head Sydney way.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 10:45

Thursday, Jun 07, 2012 at 10:45
If you add the time you intended to travel to Sydney from the Gold Coast you will get a few more days as well. Head down to Ballina and turn up the Bruxner Highway. Head out to Walgett (don't forget to stay at least a night in the Gwydir CP for the hot pools.)

Depending on your timing, head to Sydney from Walgett or go out to Bourke and then down the Kidman Way.
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Reply By: RoyK - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 22:31

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 22:31
Thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated!
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