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cul8rr 08-02-2011 06:03 AM

Central Oz August 2011
All going to plan I should be leaving South West WA 12th August 2011.
Heading to Hyden, Coolgardie via Victoria Rocks Road, Leonora through Ora Banda, Menzies then onto Laverton along the Old Laverton Road onto the Great Central Road to Ayers Rock.
From Ayers Rock to Curtin Springs to Kulgera along Mulga Park Road (Part of the Gunbarrel Hwy) across to Finke. Then head along the Oodnadatta track and down to Lyndhurst to get to Cameron's Corner along the Strzelecki Track.
From there follow the Cordillo Downs Road through to the Development Road onto Birdsville.
Head down the Birdsville track to Marree,Oodnadatta Track up to Alice Springs mostly following the Old Ghan Rail Line. From there..... Who knows may head North along the Tanami or backtrack the Great Central Road. Depends on time.
2 X S10's plenty of time, cashed up, why not........
Only thing that should slow us down is road closures due to rain...... in a desert..... in central Oz.... never happen.....haha
See you later......

Here is the actual route taken in a clockwise direction....

GrahamD 08-02-2011 06:54 AM

Have fun :clap

Pics pics pics. :D


cul8rr 08-02-2011 06:59 AM

Pics Pics Pics
All going to plan I hope to log pics and info as we go
Just have to sharpen up my 'puter skills......
And have faith in Telstra to do as they do and provide me with the necessary "air time"
Don't plan on visiting many civilised areas of Oz but will update where possible.

sinned 08-08-2011 07:30 PM


have you seen this one? though your route is more interior while Squily is doing Esperance across the Nalaboor then North into the NT before heading West. Still you never know... tracks might cross...:freaky

cul8rr 08-10-2011 12:09 AM

I will probably miss him by about a week....

cul8rr 08-11-2011 06:32 PM

Day 1

Hopefully reach the Breakaways today.
Still rushing around like a blue arsed fly......
Hopefully get away at 10....
May not have internet for a day or so, by then I should have some pic's to post.
Stay tuned

k0diak 08-11-2011 11:27 PM

When are you guys in Laverton?
I'm leaving from there on Monday morning, planning 4 days to Yulara, then 2 days to Alice on the Mereenie Loop Rd.

cul8rr 08-13-2011 09:44 PM

G'day Kodiak,
Just got to Menzies.
Should be in Laverton hopefully this arvo.
Trying to get in front of this rain
Makes the clay sections around Davyhust...... interesting haha
If we get signal tonight I'll add some pic's

cul8rr 08-14-2011 04:33 PM

Days 1,2&3.

After a late start we left Bunbury for the Breakaways.
Good to see everything is green
This is the cleanest these will be for a while
Dodging Mallee fowl in the wheatbelt.
Made camp at the Breakaways
Bunbury to The Breakaways
Victoria Rocks Road. Brilliant blue sky...... Last we see this for a while
Lunch at Victoria Rock
2nd night camped at Rowles Lagoon
Full moon and overcast
The Breakaways to Rowles Lagoon
Rowles Lagoon ski area....Post on the right shows the water depth .... hmmm

cul8rr 08-14-2011 05:23 PM

Day 3 was from Rowles Lagoon to Laverton
Ora Banda pub. Got here to early
Davyhurst pub. Got here a bit late
From Rowles Lagoon through to Malcolm on the Leonora to Laverton road was constant rain that made the ride interesting. Around Davyhurst there was a diversion road that was built using the local clay. Keeping both wheels heading the same direction was an eye opener. Nothing a few beers won't fix....

cul8rr 08-14-2011 05:34 PM

At malcolm this was the view south.... interesting
Views looking East. More rain
Nothing like a good challenge..
Waiting at Laverton for the fog to lift.
Update next time we get signal
Rowles Lagoon to Laverton

67Bitza 08-15-2011 04:29 PM

hi Steve, how are things going, it looks like you started out with a bit of wet weather mate.
i hope it has cleared a bit for you today, make sure that you have an extra beer at all the pubs for me,
:freaky i catch ya l8rr.

Diesel n Dust 08-15-2011 07:19 PM

Gr8 pic's looks like you two are having a ball, good luck mate.

cul8rr 08-16-2011 04:33 AM

Laverton was a lesson in patience waiting for the fog to lift. In hindsight it would have been a better idea to wait a few days. Great Central Road was closed for vehicles over 3 tonne.
Unfortunately patience isn't one of my virtues....
There was no rain when we left Laverton, That only lasted for a few k's then back to normal with the rain,mud,lack of vision..haha Another day in the office.
Looking East.... This is the only spot where we thought we could stand without our feet sliding of the road....
Looking West...
Until this.... At least he could stand...... Just
Hmmmm.... Now where did the traction Control stop doing it's thing
The funny thing about it was we had to go through this for 135km's. Good fight.. Unfortunately he only made it 134.7km's. I parked at the end thinking he will be there laughing his head with me.... When I turned to see him standing next to his bike,there was only one of us laughing, and it wasn't John.... haha
It took us 6.5hrs to travel 310km's... Huge day
Camped for the night at an alcohol free Roadhouse....... the fun just keeps going haha
Laverton to Tjukayirla Roadhouse

cul8rr 08-16-2011 05:04 AM

Camped at Tjukayirla Roadhouse for the night.
Surprisingly it didn't rain for the last hour or so coming into here....
The rain started about 8pm and settled in for the night.
Blue skies in the morning lasted till 8am and threatened to rain most of the morning.
Looked East and seen the clouds waiting for us. Getting to be like an old freind now.....
After a few hundred k's of corrugations both developed the same outcome.
Checked the levels and not much missing. A little bit of oil goes a long way.
After Warburton the road and weather was excellent
Mobile speed humps....
Blue skies
Looking West. Hopefully the clouds don't catch us again
Tjukayirla Roadhouse to Warakurna Roadhouse

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