Originally Posted by harrenz
I am juggling around my route and have decided to head west of Sydney to begin with, so it will be around July.
It look likes like the track down the Darling River would be good, but I need to figure out the best option to get to Bourke from Sydney to begin that track.
I am OK with sealed and unsealed roads.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I came down from Queensland a couple of months ago, from Moree, out to Bourke, down the Kidman way to Cobar and on to Broken Hill.
Countryside was still wet from the previous years water, the water flowing from the severely flooded western Queensland areas, will be flowing through the Darling flood plains for months yet.
By the time you get out there, all the roads effected at this time will have been fixed, and the countryside will be remarkably beautiful, with green grasses and winter flowers, and patches of red dirt showing through.
Bourke is usually regarded as the beginning of the "Outback" and from there west the country becomes decreasingly populated and increasingly remote.
Carry plenty of freshwater, make sure you never drive past a petrol pump without filling your tank, watch out for the Roos, Goats and V8 Chooks, and have a bloody good time!
Where's yer next stop after Bourke, are you going north or heading south and across to the centre?