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Big Red Bash (BRB) suggestions
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:01:07 AM »
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Just bought some tickets to the BRB this year, looking for suggestions travelling with Mk1 Tvan, from Sydney as a couple first time to Birdsville. Wanting suggestions of places to stay along the way, travel at a leisure pace of 5-6hrs driving per day so as to get in camp early and also do some site seeing along the way. Any ideas, suggestions or itineraries would be welcomed from others having done the same trip before. Unsure whether to stay in paid caravan parks or camp free? cheers
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Re: Big Red Bash (BRB) suggestions
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 11:19:40 PM »
Sorry I can't give you directions help....but camp in a cp if it is cold/ wet..free camp elsewhere..do take a small portable electric heater, should the catastrophic event of man flu occur...(it happens more often than you think.) As a victim of collateral damage, following the outbreak of the man flue, I know it's catastrophic effects.. ;)  An idea for free camp choice, is at least 30kms out of a town (or where the rubbish ends and no skid marks on the road)..as this is where most hoons stop and turn around.
Check out creek beds (dry of course) as they are often a good hideaway from the road and have wood for a fire. This is what we do anyway...Innaminka, Walkers Crossing to Birdsville is a nice drive once in SA..
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Re: Big Red Bash (BRB) suggestions
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 07:55:25 AM »
Not best practise to camp in creek beds. We never do. Risk of flash floods even if it's not raining where you are.

We come from the south but a few of the places we enjoyed on a Birdsville and surrounds trip. Menindee. Farina. Talc Alf. Good mine tour in Blinman. Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges. Muloorina Homestead (and drive into Lake Eyre). Innamincka and Coongie Lakes. Mungerannie Roadhouse. Deon's Lookout (if you are out that way then don't miss this - what a view!). Cameron Cnr. So many places....
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Re: Big Red Bash (BRB) suggestions
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 09:46:06 PM »
Not best practise to camp in creek beds. We never do. Risk of flash floods even if it's not raining where you are.

We come from the south but a few of the places we enjoyed on a Birdsville and surrounds trip. Menindee. Farina. Talc Alf. Good mine tour in Blinman. Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges. Muloorina Homestead (and drive into Lake Eyre). Innamincka and Coongie Lakes. Mungerannie Roadhouse. Deon's Lookout (if you are out that way then don't miss this - what a view!). Cameron Cnr. So many places....

Knew someone would say that!..LOL..yes your right. Know your weather & water flows coming from elsewhere...otherwise..camp anywhere where there aren't prickles and rocks..hahaha
John & Robyn.
Doing life in our healthy years.
Not waiting for the wealthy years. :D
Your coffin is the only place you can't take your TVan and the hearse doesn't have a towbar!
06 LC 100 TD Auto. & 2012 Canning Tvan with all the fruit.