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Ric & Ailsa



  • Date  April 28th to May 29 2019 
  • Destination Geraldton, Broome, Derby, Gibb River rd,Kununnura, Darwin, Daly Waters, Normanton, Mt Isa, Birdsville, Simpson Desert, Yalara, Laverton Home
  • Accomodation :Camping
  • Costs. Camping costs fuel food
  • Distance 11,000km
  • Suits both 4wd and AWD but lesser equipted would need to avoid the Gibb and Simpson sections
  • Members To Register, your interest CLICK HERE


Ailsa and Ric will be doing this trip and invite you all to come along for all or just part of this walkabout. It could be tackled by a 2WD or a soft road all wheel drive vehicle but you would be wise to avoid the Gibb River Road and defiantly avoid the Simpson.

The plan is to travel Perth  via the coast road and the Gibb River road to Kununnura.  NB the Gibb is a dirt road and only suits well equipped 4WD , alt route is on the black top via Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek.

Kununnara to Darwin then to Norminton via Daly Waters across the Gulf, NB Daly Waters to Normanton includes a fair bit of unsealed road and can be shut down when wet. The alt route is via three ways and Mt Isa to Normanton we plan to stop at Karumba on the Gulf where the sunset and prawns are spectacular


From there we plan to head south via Cloncurry, Mt Isa, Boulia to Birdsville.

Then a serious bit of well equipped 4WD across the Simpson desert to Dalhousie Springs, then across to Yalara

Then Great Central highway back to Perth via Laverton.

Our plan is to be away from the last week in April say 28th and back in Perth by June 8th  approximately 6 weeks total distance is about 11,000km planned but  will exceed that depending on diversions.

Our camping will be Free bush camps where possible with camps with shower/Toilet facilities every 2 or 3 days maximum.

If you are interested in coming along for part or all then express an interest here and/or talk to Ric & Ailsa about your plans 

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