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Submitted: Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 20:15
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Leaving the great southern of w.a. Tomorrow morning heading to Birdsville. Hoping to go up the Birdsville track. Anyone heading the same way , and any news of the track conditions going north.
We have been told you can now get through the last 5 km of road into Birdsville.
There is a massive difference in our route selection, based on access, 2450km compared to 4500km and we need to choose when we drive out our driveway unfortunately.
Thanks in advance Doug
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 20:47

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 20:47
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Reply By: Zippo - Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 21:51

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 21:51
Not sure where in the great southern you are, but just using Katanning as a starting point:

Katanning -> Birdsville (Norseman/PortAugusta) = 3096
Katanning -> Birdsville (Alice/Boulia) = 3860

It's still 2500km+ from Norseman via the south approach.

If you're towing, the BV Track *may* still be out of bounds when you reach Marree. Probably not, but by then your goose is browning nicely and your options are zilch.

Having been both ways TBH from here in Perth I'd personally go via Boulia.
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Reply By: Member - Gordon B5 - Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 22:31

Sunday, Jun 19, 2022 at 22:31
Birdsville Facebook Page is as good as you'll get.
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Reply By: Member - Cuppa - Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 09:14

Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 09:14
A list of links to all the road resources you need.

http://www.burkeandwills.net.au/followingburkeandwills/road_reports.htm
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 10:38

Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 10:38
Hi Doug,

Checkout the Birdsville Hotel Facebook page, or better still, give them a call. They have the best experience in determining which and for how long the roads are likely to be closed for.

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Reply By: TrevorDavid - Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 15:25

Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 15:25
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The Birdsville track in SA is open to all vehicles with caution, the Diamantina Bridge crossing at Birdsville is open to 4WD & High clearance. The inside track is closed.

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