Having a 4wd delivered/driven to Alice Springs

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:44
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I would like to do a trip to the Kimberlies,Broome,Perth and back to Melbourne, but I cannot get enough vacation time to do in the 4 weeks that my friends will be doing it in. So I want to join the convoy at Alice Springs, and leave the convoy in Perth.

Is there a company or a way that I can get my 4wd and gear delivered (cost effectively) to Alice Springs so that I can fly to Alice and join the convoy there, and when it gets to Perth, I would fly back to Melbourne and have someone drive/deliver it to Melbourne. (train seems very expensive.)

No one in the convoy can do it as they start from Whyalla in SA.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Reply By: uppy - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 10:34

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 10:34
Sorry DCP Aus ,that i can not help you ,Im thinking of putting my truck on the train to Perth from Wagg Wagg nsw do you have any idea of how much it will cost, my truck is a gq lwb. thanks for the help
regards uppy
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 11:58

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 11:58
Hi DCPAus, give AutoTrans a call 03 9284 2966 - they are part of Tolls/ Finemores and are a major car transporter, both Rail & Road

The leg from Melb to Alice will be fairly expensive, however you should be able to get a "back frieght " rate for the Perth to Melb leg.

Good luck
Alex
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Follow Up By: DCPAus - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 12:29

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 12:29
Hi

Thanks for that

I spoke to them, and they can do it but only if the vehicle is empty.

Regards
Dominic
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 13:50

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 13:50
Dominic,
they say that but in reality a bit of gear inside the car is OK. Alice to Canberra was $760. Canberra to Perth was $1100.Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 13:51

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 13:51
PS,
there is only one Kimberley :-)Bob
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Reply By: dock - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 13:55

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 13:55
Friends have had a quote of $700 to bring a 4wd back from Darwin to Melbourne.This would probably be considered a 'backload' as they may not have any other freight to cart back.The other way is probably heaps dearer!
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Reply By: barryG - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:11

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:11
If you can afford to be a little flexible in the time you wont have your 4x4 in melbourne, and you were brave, you could probably advertise for a backpacker to take the car for you. It would be free, or they might even pay you a token rent. Probably need to give the 2 weeks time for each leg though.

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Follow Up By: DCPAus - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:11

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:11
I thought that this would be a possibility and I was wondering if some enterprising hostels might actually offer this as a service.
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Follow Up By: barryG - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:45
You would probably have to do the leg work yourself, but ask around at the ones nearest you. There are a few loosely aligned chains of them these days, and YHA. I imagine a note on noticeboards around at a few would bring results.
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Reply By: Lyds - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 23:48

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 23:48
Wot? less than 4 weeks? you should just fly straight to Broome, meet your mates with a Pina Colada, wave goodbye as they travel thru the night to the next stop, and then work on your tan.

Cheers,
Stuart
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