Plenty Highway

Submitted: Friday, Sep 05, 2008 at 03:00
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We are in Alice Springs looking at travelling back to the East Coast via the Plenty Highway. Wondering if anyone has done it recently?
Dave
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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, Sep 05, 2008 at 03:15

Friday, Sep 05, 2008 at 03:15
We did it in June. Like all desert roads good and bad. Pretty good really with serious road works in progress.
When you leave the Alice consider going by the Ross River Road up to the Plenty. Take in an old gold mining centre and some other places. It is a loop road and head up to the Plenty on the Pinnacles track(from memory).........well worth the diversion. Do not take the first road(track) who's name escapes me. The more western road is the one to take.

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Friday, Sep 05, 2008 at 03:38

Friday, Sep 05, 2008 at 03:38
Check with the Police, they will have an up to date road report. When we were going to do it 2 years ago we stopped in at Boulia Police and were advised not to go because of rain at the Alice end. We heard later that many people were stranded out there.
Over the past couple of days there has been rain in Western Queensland and our president is waiting for the mud to dry out north of Longreach before he can get back out to the hard stuff, so call in at Alice Springs Police station and get the official road report.

You will be doing it at the right time to get to the Quilpie Rally.

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Reply By: Balkos450 - Friday, Sep 05, 2008 at 06:50

Friday, Sep 05, 2008 at 06:50
Did it in July no probs at all. The fist road is cattlewater pass you will do it with a bt but the pinnicule way is faster. Dont get fuel at Gemtree it is allways cheaper at jervois st and tobermory dont do fuel any more so it is about 400 ks between fuel stops or you can head up to Urandagi ( mission town) with more dogs and kids on the street than houses but you can stay at the pub camp ground for free and take the time to play with the kids in the park and talk to there mums and dads outside pub. they were all happy to talk and see you It was a real eye opening for us all. our 4yo loved all her new friends Cheers Tony
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