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The 2018 Trip.  Plans at this stage.  Actuals could be vastly different.
Date(s): 30/6/2018 to October 2018. Album by Alan Kerle. Photos by Alan Kerle. 1 - 12 of 17 Total. 477 Visits.
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Day 1
Leave the Central Coast bound for Gundagai


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Still day 1
Gundagai
There is apparently a nice camp by the banks of the Murrumbidgee just out of town.
The first night is always legendary.


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Day 2
Potential Destination Swan Hill
Pioneer Village is on the list.
There are a couple of camping options.  Thanks Maurice


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Day 2, 3, 4??
Swan Hill
Then on to Mildura
Potential back roads to Renmark. No idea what is out there but the look takes us off the main roads for the first time and onto dirt so we can test things out while within reach of major centres.


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Day 5 maybe 6
Into South Australia
Options abound in terms of the route


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Day 6 + some
Maybe we get to Wilpena Pound.  Found this link...  A few walks in and around Wilpena Pound are on the list. Arkopena

The Flinders Ranges National Park was officially renamed on 12/2/2016 to incorporate the traditional Aboriginal name of the area. The park was renamed Ikara - Flinders Ranges National Park, incorporating the Adnyamathanha word 'Ikara' which is their name for Wilpena Pound and broadly means 'meeting place'.

Flinders Ranges Renamed in Recognition of the Aboriginal Owners

https://www.wilpenapound.com.au/latest-news/12/flinders-ranges-renamed-recognition-traditional-ab/

Al has Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary on his list, maybe two nites. One day to look around.

Leigh Creek,
Farina and the Bakery will hopefully be operating.
http://www.farinarestoration.com/
Maree


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Day ? By now who's counting
Will need to stock up.
Maree, William Creek, Lake Eyre, Oodnadatta Track to Witjira National Park (Dalhousie Springs and Mt Dare)


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Lots to cover here
Finke then to the Geographical centre
Back to Finke and NNW along the old Ghan route into Alice Springs where will visit about three times.
East to Ruby Gap
West to the West McDonald Ranges and the Namitjura Drive to the Mereenie Loop to Kings Canyon.
From there to Yulara and back to Alice to restock
North up the Stewart Highway
Devils Marbles


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More options in terms of the potential route. There was a great camp near Elliott called Longreach Waterhole at the Northern end of Lake Woods but it may be closed.

Destination King Ash Bay as we head east to Normanton and our 5 week mark
http://www.findacamp.com.au/camp-site.php?camp=885

http://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/bitstream/handle/10070/254286/39_lakewoods.pdf


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After Normanton there are options everywhere.  At this point George may be leaving the group but we will see how we are travelling to his time line and ours.
We could go north to the Cape?
In any case we have to head south again at some point and there is interest in seeing the back roads of Queensland


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Is this bit optional, desired, of interest?

Do we have time?

I think we can do it.


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Heading south there are options everywhere.  I picked a few major towns and connected them with a line.
Here I go Mareeba, Atherton then to Hughenden


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