Birdsville Track in november

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 13:38
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We are thinking of travelling from Sydney via the Flinders Ranges to Birdsville and then onto Normanton in the first 3 weeks of November. Is that an OK time to do the trip? More in terms of road conditions.
Thank you in anticipation of your good advice
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 14:20

Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 14:20

Check out thread 98020, which will have info that applies to your planned trip, albeit with a different destination.

Temps in Marree, Birdsville and Normanton will all be in the high 30's, so don't bother packing more than a light jacket. When you get to Normanton, the humidity will make you think you're still in Sydney, so you shouldn't get homesick.

Tyres, cooling system and aircon should all be 100%, and take a light tarp to provide your own shade, if you need to stop in the middle of the day. Mungerannie is a great place to stop, for a burger, or "One with the Lot"(300mm high!!!!)

Birdsville Pub has lovely rooms, with aircons, that you might like to use, after a hot trip up the Track.

If you're lucky to jag some coolish weather you'll wonder what I've been going on about. If it's at the extreme end of the temperature range, drink lots of rum, you won't feel anything then.


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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 20:45

Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 20:45
A word of caution.
We came south down the Strz on 11th November 2009.
The temperature was in the very high 40s and there was a 30 knot wind.
A breakdown, even a flat tyre would not have been a pleasant prospect and we would have required parking until night (without any airconditioning), at least.

Don't expect to see any other traffic at this time of year.

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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:19

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 11:19
Looks lonely Peter
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Reply By: robyn k - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 05:43

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 05:43
Thanks for your advice...much appreciated
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 19:12

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 19:12
Hot time of year! Ok if you like hot weather but its a little harder on man and machine! Michael

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