Wilcannia to Bourke

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Wilcannia to Bourke

Postby Scolers » Sun May 13, 2007 11:44 am

Has anyone travelled from Wilcannia to Bourke? If so, what is the road like? Bituman or gravel? Or do you have to go via Nyngan?

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Postby Blue Bravo » Sun May 13, 2007 8:25 pm

My trusty Explore Australia shows it as unsealed. It's still a main route as it goes through Tilpa and Louth. If those nasty Queenslanders would let some water out of their dams you could use a boat as you travea along side the Darling River.
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Postby gqpatrol » Sun May 13, 2007 8:29 pm

Don't think there's much water in dams down that way to let go down south. Dry all round down that way.
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Postby Scolers » Sun May 13, 2007 8:42 pm

Blue Bravo wrote:My trusty Explore Australia shows it as unsealed. It's still a main route as it goes through Tilpa and Louth. If those nasty Queenslanders would let some water out of their dams you could use a boat as you travea along side the Darling River.


Bugga ... looks like we'll be going via Cobar and Nyngan ... :(

I thought the darling River was renamed the Darling Desert ... :#

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Postby Blue Bravo » Sun May 13, 2007 10:09 pm

At Louth they recently held a bar-b-que in the middle of the river :)
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Postby Scolers » Mon May 14, 2007 11:23 am

Blue Bravo wrote:At Louth they recently held a bar-b-que in the middle of the river :)


They still have a good sense of humour!

:?#

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Postby geekcampgirl » Thu May 17, 2007 8:31 am

I have travelled the Wilcannia to Tilpa part and the road was in excellent condition. Unsealed, yes, but easily travelled. The map shows raods both north and south of the river, but we took the north side.

It had actually rained not long before we went (so some years ago) and we had an interesting encounter with a Rav4 bogged to its axles when they thought they could 'drive around' the puddle in the road. But that's another story - a bit long for here and now

We also found good places to camp along the track.

If you are after a bit of adventure and dont want to see the countryside at 110km/h, I'd do it again in a flash.
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Postby Scolers » Thu May 17, 2007 12:10 pm

Thanks Geekgirl!

The problem is we're bringing a Getz along with us. We will have our 4x4 but I'm a little concerned about the Getz.

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Postby geekcampgirl » Thu May 17, 2007 2:25 pm

Are you useyou worried about ground clearance?

I cant remember any hassles with it at all. We use HIS work ute to travel. Its not 4x4 but has reasonable clearance
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Postby Blue Bravo » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:31 pm

If this is the route you want to take you will now find water in the Darling. It slowly moving down from Bourke after several inches of rain :+
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Postby Scolers » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:44 pm

Welll we might see it if it's still there in 4 weeks ... ;)

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