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Honest Kombi roadtrip October 2019

Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by Martini, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Martini

    Martini New Member

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    Looking for suggestions if we are able to road trip our Martini to Mudgee for a wedding the. Slow trip back discovering places on the way back to Brisbane
    Any suggestions welcomed
    Hope to get fuel leak sorted and back into takingartini for our first road trip
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    36C2B5F9-C551-48C0-8F1A-F845C4ADA3F1.jpeg @Martini

    Geez...... what a perfect trip.
    Forget the coast - there is a trip down via the high country incl Glenn Innes, Armidale & Tamworth
    Then a return trip via Narrabri, Moree and Goondiwindi.

    Get yourself the following
    NRMA maps of NSW & Queensland
    A good road atlas - try and get the Harley Davidson one
    Camping with Dogs book.

    The NRMA maps give you the “overall” picture
    The Atlas shows you the back roads to take and some camping spots.
    The HD one lists the cool pubs to drop into and some other good side trips
    The Camping with Dogs lists some great camping in State Forests and generally free

    Enjoy!
     
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  3. Maccas

    Maccas Member

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    Just closely consider which route to take.
    Given the severe drought inland, it's extremely dry with parched ground and dead growth.
    Given there are lots of bushfires around, be sure to install the "Bushfires near me" app on your device to keep tabs on what's happening on any of the alternate routes. Have a safe trip.
     
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  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Enjoy your trip and have the back up of RACQ Premium care - if you have it, you probably won't need to use it but if you don't have it.... ;)
     
  5. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Don't go as far west as the Coonabarabran to Goondiwindi route. Too busy and long drags among trucks. Go up through Tamworth, Barraba, Bingara, Warialda and up to Texas. Option there to go on to Inglewood or east to Stanthorpe. Worth the effort and not to hilly. Been that way with a camper and with the Notch.
    Through Tamworth and Armidale is really nice as well.
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    My choice also;). & what drought? He's driving air cooled so needs no water:p.
    Cheers for a safe trip.
     
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  7. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    We are just zigzagging our way up a bit inland this time...Wellington caves, Dubbo zoo, Warrambungles (flys, ticks, windy and dry but have always liked the Breadknife), Tamworth, Moree (artesian baths), bumpy tar to Lightning Ridge (worth a look - bore water so some grass in main street) We're carrying 130 litres of water so we haven't had to top up with bore water. Just sitting in a thunder storm in St George - seems out of place but loving it (30 degrees seems a lot hotter out here)
     
  8. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    even water in the river here :) as seen from the 'Australian' IMG_20190927_175359_080.jpg
     
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  9. Martini

    Martini New Member

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    Thank you everyone Sounds great tips
     
  10. Martini

    Martini New Member

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    Hi where do I get the book camping with dogs
     
  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I got mine on eBay

    If you like bush camping it is invaluable
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Oh ..... the app WikiCamps is very good as well
     
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  13. Martini

    Martini New Member

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    Th
    Thank you
     
  14. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Oh so true.
     
  15. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hi Terry ,came back through Texas after leaving Stanthorpe Bus Stop,not a bad drive .a few tight twisty turns but ok.
     
  16. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Nice flowing bends in the Notch Chris. ;)
     
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