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    Cuppa. Just looking at those distances Google has given you. I think they might be a bit out mate. Nearly 6000km along the Nullarbor. I reckon it's more like 3500km that way. And the Uluru way about 300 to 400 shorter. Don't know what Google's doing to you mate.
    But I do think the inland way as you suggested is the way to go
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    Via Uluru/Laverton is longer in distance by about 4 to 500K's than via the Nullarbor/Kalgoorlie and much longer in time by at least a day and a half driving time assuming you don't drive at night and take the shortest route thru outback WA via Leinster and Wiluna to the Great Northern at Meekatharra.

    You will be travelling in the shorter days of the year and the overnight stops along the Great Central determine how far to push
    There are some long stretches of pretty average gravel roads and no major service centres going that way as well.

    IMHO the decision depends how much time you have available for the trip
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    Google wrong! What gives? Isn't everything on the interweb true & factual? Ok I didn't check & just accepted what Mr Google told me.
    ET knows WA.
    I'd still go that way though, maybe go one way, come back another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    Google wrong! What gives? Isn't everything on the interweb true & factual? Ok I didn't check & just accepted what Mr Google told me.
    ET knows WA.
    I'd still go that way though, maybe go one way, come back another?
    I think it might have been user error Cuppa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
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    I'd still go that way though, maybe go one way, come back another?
    Go West to East on the Great Central... saves having to pay the Uluru Entrance Fee

    Personally the Great Central Road is 'once per Trip' option for me and West to East works 'cause time doesn't matter.
    Later I usually have developed a case of 'Gethomeitis' towards the end of a trip so the bitumen is then attractive.

    People from over East I would accept the reverse is maybe better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    I think it might have been user error Cuppa.

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    Huh? Howdjadothat?

    Ok I just re-did it & got the same as you. What could I have done wrong first time around? Weird!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    Huh? Howdjadothat?

    Ok I just re-did it & got the same as you. What could I have done wrong first time around? Weird!
    If you had a few intermediate destinations you may have had it backtrack in the middle by having the destinations out of order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    Go West to East on the Great Central... saves having to pay the Uluru Entrance Fee
    Isn't it the same going west, but with the requirement that you show a transit permit for the road (no cost) at the toll booth, to 'prove' you are doing what you say you are doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    If you had a few intermediate destinations you may have had it backtrack in the middle by having the destinations out of order.
    Ah, Yup that's a possibility. Doh!

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    You're idea is Valid Cuppa even if Google sold you short , I thought you needed a permit to travel past Uluru no matter which way you go east or west .
    Some amazing places , rockholes etc past the rock heading west and if you have a metal detector I could waste two weeks on this route alone .

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