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    Old Eyre Hwy

    Anybody travelled the old Eyre Highway recently? Completely unmaintained, so what's it like?
    I am doing a quick trip Brisbane to Kalgoorlie in a couple of weeks and plan on taking longer on the way back using a bit of dirt and and taking the roads less travelled. I will be on my own, and although I can fend for myself out there, I don't want to take too many risks.

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    G’day BB Mate, there’s a possibility that Rossco & or Plasnart may know track conditions, albeit Pre-Covid


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    Gday Brissie Boy, you'll be fine mate. It's a major track and probably worst you'll get is bad corrugations. Obviously wet weather could be an issue but nothing too perilous.

    Speed and tyre pressures. Low to moderate (speed) and low to moderate (tyre pressures). All important!

    It's been maybe 12 years though since I drove it so my knowledge of current conditions is non existent mate.

    Give it a crack you'll be right.

    And check Hema Outback Maps, or at very least Google Old Eyre Highway for some things to see along the way. Some good shit out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plasnart View Post
    Gday Brissie Boy, you'll be fine mate. It's a major track and probably worst you'll get is bad corrugations. Obviously wet weather could be an issue but nothing too perilous.

    Speed and tyre pressures. Low to moderate (speed) and low to moderate (tyre pressures). All important!

    It's been maybe 12 years though since I drove it so my knowledge of current conditions is non existent mate.

    Give it a crack you'll be right.

    And check Hema Outback Maps, or at very least Google Old Eyre Highway for some things to see along the way. Some good shit out there.
    Thanks Plasnart. I am not a novice and I know all the logical stuff, have the gear, I might need, have done all the google things, and even watched a couple of youtube vids as well - I was just looking for relatively recent conditions as all say that it is totally unmaintained. Actually hope it is not too easy!
    Weather is causing a little grief at the moment as there are quite a few closures through SA including Birdsville Track.
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    I was thinking about coming home that way for a bit of fun. Other options included the Darling River run but that is also closed.
    Hopefully things will open up in the next couple of weeks. I would hate to have to come back on nothing but black stuff.

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