Question: Savannah Way

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 02:43
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Having completed a solo road trip from Brisbane to Cairns & back I am now really eager to travel the Savannah Way. I am a fit healthy middle aged woman but should I be worried about traveling alone? I plan to hire a 4wd & travel in April-May 2013 starting & returning to Cairns but don't intend to to go anywhere too remote. I would be very interested in any feedback & further reading recommendations. Regards Sarah
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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 08:42

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 08:42
You should have no problems doing this trip - it is a good road, lots of people use it, and trucks as well. Some good little towns along the way. Plenty of solo women, and men, out on the road either full time, or holidaying.

Allow yourself plenty of time, don't try and do too many k's in a day, spend time in towns, so you really enjoy the experience, and try some "free" camping along the way - you meet some great people.

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: arcaxiu - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 16:12

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 16:12
Hi Julie,
Thanks for the reassurance & travel tips. Can't wait to get going.
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Reply By: Greg & Dianne - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 13:33

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 13:33
Hi Sarah, My husband & I have done many trips and always meet both men & women who are travelling alone. You will usually find that in camp sites and caravan parks that people mix in together and generally look out for each other on the road. Enjoy your travels. Dianne & Geg
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Follow Up By: arcaxiu - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 16:09

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 16:09
Hi Greg & Dianne.
Thanks for your response, it's reassured me so now to to gather as much info as possible.
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 16:07

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 16:07
You do say you "dont" intend to go anyware remote but where exactly do you want to go ???
If you plan on travelling from Burktown to Boorooloola it may well be still to wet at that time of the year but that is fairly simple to check on at the time, 2 years ago it was still very wet mid April ....
We met a young girl WALKING ALONE from Cairns to Darwin past us (Doomadgee) so i think you will be safe in a car.....
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Joe
(by the way her name was Sarah)
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Follow Up By: arcaxiu - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 02:42

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 02:42
Hi Joe,
when I said I didn't intend to go anywhere too remote I meant RIGHT OFF the beaten track. I'm really looking forward to getting out into the wilderness. Thanks for the advice on weather conditions. I will indeed check on a regular basis.
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 17:22

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 17:22
It is a great trip! Take your time and you will meet up with people as you go. There is nothing to worry about. Don't miss fossicking for saphires at Mt Surprise, the amazing geological museum at St George and Cobbold Gorge is a must - you can camp there but if the advice is that the road into the gorge is too rough for you take a day tour from Mt Surprise but don't miss it! We met a "middle aged" Swiss lady travelling that way on her own. She was loving it and had been on the road for several months in a 2 wheel drive Toyota Campervan. The road is quite good all the way to Karumba and all the caravan parks and campgrounds will make you welcome! Go for it! Lynne
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Follow Up By: arcaxiu - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 02:48

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 02:48
Hi Lynne
many thanks for taking the time to respond. I have made a note of Mt Surprise, St George & Cobbold Gorge. After the kind response from I received I wish I was going next week.....but better wait until after the wet!!
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Follow Up By: Patrol GU IV - Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 14:46

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 14:46
I think you mean Georgetown and not St George
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