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Brisbane to Broome

I'm leaving Brisbane Nov 20, travelling to Melbourne via Tamworth then Newell Highway. Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, then Nullarbor to Perth, Perth to Broome. Arriving Dec 15 .

Travelling on R1200GSA and camping where possible. Happy to meet up/ride with members along the way. It's my first trip on this bike so testing bike, gear and myself.
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2500kms down and I've been in Adelaide for almost a week. Heading off in the morning for the remaining 5000kms
Bike and gear all going well and I'm holding up ok as well!

Wave as I go past.

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G'day. Planning similar trip starting in Brisbane, but incorp Kalgoorlie, Uluru, Alice, Broome, Derby etc etc up the top and back to Brisbane. Going to try the Great Central Road. Two of us coming across from Auckland shipping Triumph 800xc's across. Interested in any comments you have to make on camping on the Nullabor in particular and the remote areas. Any problems etc. Best. Geoff.
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If you do the Great Central Road you avoid the Nullabor (it is further south). web talk great central road alice to perth - ADVrider You won't see it all in one short trip so missing the Nullabor is no big deal.

Camping in the outback .. pick a spot where you cannot be seen from the road .. leave your campsite tidy. And make certain your fire is OUT. Not like NZ where rain will put it out for you

Get a good map - the Hemma motorcycle atlas is good - indicates fuel stops in remote areas. Other tracks are the Gibb River road and the Savanna Way ...

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November is very hot. Factor that in as you will need extra water and possible fuel. I ride across from laverton to Uluru and needed the water. Fuel was also an issue as OPAL is all they sell in the central outback and is low power stuff
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G'day. Planning similar trip starting in Brisbane, but incorp Kalgoorlie, Uluru, Alice, Broome, Derby etc etc up the top and back to Brisbane. Going to try the Great Central Road. Two of us coming across from Auckland shipping Triumph 800xc's across. Interested in any comments you have to make on camping on the Nullabor in particular and the remote areas. Any problems etc. Best. Geoff.
Hey Brodixv8,

You actually caught me out big time for not having finished this travel tale. I guess there is a HU penalty for that!!!

Agree with everything Warin and TravellingStrom have said. Western Australia is extremely vast whichever way you go. You can easily go through a set of tyres, you can expect 200kms+ between places (not necessarily towns, just a roadhouse), temperatures can be well in excess of 40C.

Brisbane to Broome-img_0100.jpg

If you are bush camping, there is no water provided anywhere unless in a National Park, then you will pay $15 or so per night per bike. Water is not always guaranteed even in NPs though. Look at some collapsible water containers or Rotopax etc and carry as much water as you can strap on when travelling through the central areas.

The Nullarbor was actually pretty easy heading west, but the distance from the WA border to Perth eclipses the Nullarbor itself for distance. Water was not a problem along that route though as long as you can get the distance between roadhouses. Very open and subject to strong side winds, making road-trains challenging to pass whether overtaking or passing opposite.

Gibb River Road is awesome this time of year but will close around December for the wet season and the heat will get you anytime past October. I ride up here from Derby with a mesh body armour and evaporative cooling vest. The air-flow jackets are useless here - you'll melt.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. Even numerous 600-700km days seem to get you not very far.

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G'day. Thanks for the replies. All very helpful. The trip we are planning is to take circa three months, so we intend doing the Nul plus Great Central road and were at one stage looking at doing the Tanami road as well but seems getting fuel may rule that out. We're sort of looking at April on at this stage.

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Be aware that permits are required for travel on some central Australia roads that pass through Aboriginal lands. Pretty sure that Great Central Road is one of them.

Just watch for road hazards. Bit east of Warburton.
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Trip.

Thanks Tony. After looking at your pics, i wish we could bring the trip forward. You've obviously had a great time on your travels.
Been in touch with the Travel Permits people already. Seems we can only have 3 days to cross Great Central Rd and some others. I guess we could always have a breakdown !
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