Article Comment: Birdsville Track

Hi, how much trouble would I have taking the track in a Ford fiesta?
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Reply By: noggins - Saturday, Oct 02, 2021 at 10:42

Saturday, Oct 02, 2021 at 10:42
None at all
Carry a good spare and a bit of drinking water and don't overload the car.
I've seen little Datsuns at Birdsville and they were OK
The road in from Maree is now mainly an easy 80Kph dirt road.
Just be wary of any washaways that have/had water flowing in them as they can be quite deep.
The road ( no longer a track ) has many sharp gibber stones on the stony desert part that can cut the unwary's tyres, cost me 2 last trip there.


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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 at 20:57

Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 at 20:57
I would add "under ideal conditions"
A smidgeon of rain and it would become very slippery.
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 at 22:48

Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 at 22:48
It does. Depending on the "flavour" of Fiesta and the OP's appetite for driving through lakes, it can be fun or it can be a problem. See this still from our dashcam footage, part of a seemingly endless chain of lakes.
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Reply By: aussiedingo (River Rina) - Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 at 22:06

Sunday, Oct 03, 2021 at 22:06
1995 when it was a goat track!

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 08:50

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 08:50
I think it is something you would regret. It will be fine at a reduced speed until you get north of Clifton Hills. Then the rocks become a problem for your tyres, sidewall size and underbody through the Sturt Stoney Desert section.

I'd call Mungerannie and take their advice. They will know if it is a problem or not - they have to fix any issues.

Maybe go via Innaminka and Nappa Merri. I think it will be quicker and a hell of a lot less stress for that vehicle.

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Reply By: Ozi M - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 15:16

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 15:16
If you do go, take at least two spares and a puncture repair kit.

AT tyres get cut, highway tyres are not designed for sharp surfaces
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