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The Scenic Route Home From Birdsville


Medium rating
 
Trip Leader -Stuart Gibson
The Scenic Route Home From Birdsville

Warning: If the Walker's Crossing Public Access Route opens before this trip we will re-route through Walkers crossing. This would then become a "Difficult" Trip.

We will drive east on the Birdsville Development Rd before turning south to Haddon Corner and then down to Innamincka where we will camp on the Common and have a pub meal the first night.

Next day is a very big day driving (650 km) so its off early to Cameron's corner for a quick lunch then south down the border Downs Rd with the aim of making Silverton for night 2. Because of the wildlife risk we will not push on into dusk. So if we don't make it to Silverton we will find somewhere to camp along the track.

Silverton is another pub meal (either dinner day two or quite probably lunch day 3) and if the Mad Max Museum is open we will spend a little time there.

From Silverton its south-east to Broken Hill. If we get the chance we will call in on the Flying Doctor base there and take the tour (it's more interesting than you might think). From Broken Hill its about 9 hours of blacktop driving back to Melbourne. So we'll talk about some options when we know what time we are ready to leave Broken Hill. Last year we camped overnight at Lake Mungo (which is an interesting place) but it was hellishly cold.


If you have any queries feel free to contact me directly.



 



Conditions will be more challenging if wet
Itchy Scratchy Rating

Water Wading Depth

Bog Holes 
Unlikely

Standard Depth - Shallow

Medium Depth

Mandatory equipment requirements

Mandatory Trip Requirements
Front and Rear Recovery Points
UHF 5 Watt radio fitted in car
Basic Recovery Kit -
Recovery Strap,
Dampener,
Rated Shackles
Leather Gloves
Fire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit

Trip leaders special requirements

All terrain or mud terrain tyres preferred - no low profile tyres 
All vehicles must be self sufficient especially food, water and fuel
No trailers campers or caravans
Bring cash sufficient for at least one refuel as some country stores don't have, or don't have good, EFTPOS facilities
Bring a shovel

Important Note for members - please ensure your vehicle is in good mechanical condition for the trip. Your vehicle should be equipped for the rating for this trip including special Trip Leader requirements (Snow Chains etc.). The Trip Leader has the right to not allow you or your vehicle to participate on the trip if trip requirements are not met. This includes COVID19 requirements


When:
Monday, July 17, 2023, 7:00 AM until Friday, July 21, 2023, 1:00 PM
Where:
Birdsville Bakery
1 Billabong Blvd
Birdsville, QLD  4482

Australia
Where:
Birdsville Bakery
Additional Info:
Trip Leader(s):
Stuart Gibson
Trip Leader
Category:
Medium Trip
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Important Note for members - please ensure your vehicle is in good mechanical condition for the trip. Your vehicle should be equipped for the rating for this trip including special Trip Leader requirements (Snow Chains etc.). The Trip Leader has the right to not allow you or your vehicle to participate on the trip if trip requirements are not met. This includes COVID19 Vaccination requirements
Capacity:
10
Available Slots:
4
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee
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