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    The Darling River Run - October 2019

    As we have already had a few longer trips in the first half of this year, Barrington Tops, the Jeep Jamboree etc, and because the last big touring trip we ran was a fairly tough one (last year I broke my Jeep in the Simpson Desert), this year I thought I would offer a slightly less ‘hard-core’ but still very scenic touring trip, visiting some spectacular and historic places. This will be a great trip for anyone wanting to try touring for the first time.

    The Darling River Run was a concept started by Tourism NSW a few years ago. We ran a version of this trip back in 2013 and I’d like to do it again, with a couple of changes and additions. This is an outback, Western NSW tour, easy driving on bitumen and good D grade dirt roads, with possible C grade especially if it rains. (Hopefully there will have been some winter rain in this drought stricken area before we go)

    Open to 4WD and AWD Jeeps, modified or stock, and camper trailers are welcome!

    Monday 30 September to Wednesday 9 October 2019 (October School Holidays)

    Day 1 - Monday 30 September - Sydney to Wagga Wagga 458km
    Day 2 - Tuesday 1 October - Wagga Wagga to Balranald & the Homebush Hotel 424km
    Day 3 - Wednesday 2 October - Homebush Hotel to Mungo National Park 130km & sightseeing at Mungo approx. 100km
    Day 4 - Thursday 3 October - Mungo National Park to Menindee via Pooncarie 220km
    Day 5 – Friday 4 October - Sightseeing at Kinchenga National Park - Menindee Lakes approx. 100km
    Day 6 – Saturday 5 October - Menindee to Wilcannia 156km
    Day 7 - Sunday 6 October - Wilcannia to Tilpa then on to Kallara Farmstay 138km
    Day 8 – Monday 7 October - Tilpa to Gundabooka National Park 130km & sightseeing at Gundabooka approx. 50km
    Day 9 – Tuesday 8 October - Gundabooka National Park to Nyngan via Burke 255km
    Day 10 – Wednesday 9 October - Nyngan to Sydney 560km

    TOTAL DISTANCE approximately 2700km
    Longest distance with NO FUEL available, Balranald to Pooncarie plus Mungo sightseeing, approximately 355km.

    Please Consider! To go we need AT LEAST 3 vehicles. 10 vehicles would be a comfortable maximum number, some campsites websites seem to max out at this number, we may be able to squeeze a couple more in than that...

    Please post below if you are interested. I will have full itineraries available at Club Meetings from April, or I can email you one if you wish.

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    2 SteveT
    3 Wayne & Julie
    4 AdrianB
    5 GregD
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    Dru & Kerry
    MartinH
    KevinF
    JamesT
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    Hi Dave

    Please add me to the Thinking about it list.

    I am giving this some serious thought since you first hinted at this earlier in the year.

    Cheers
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by H2Micr0 View Post
    Hi Dave

    Please add me to the Thinking about it list.

    I am giving this some serious thought since you first hinted at this earlier in the year.

    Cheers
    Ben
    Done! I'll have more info at the meeting tomorrow

    Dave

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    I've applied for leave so I am in!!!!!!!..........
    JC Member# 094

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevet View Post
    I've applied for leave so I am in!!!!!!!..........
    Great, thanks Steve! Just you or plus one?

    Dave

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    Dave - can you take a voice of interest for now? I'm having real trouble balancing things right now, but would like to do this if we can squeeze it inn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dru View Post
    Dave - can you take a voice of interest for now? I'm having real trouble balancing things right now, but would like to do this if we can squeeze it inn.
    Sure thing, have added you to the "Thinking about it" list. Hope you can make it, should be a bit less full on than the last outback trip, and a bit more relaxed I hope!

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    Dave,
    Please count me in.
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg D View Post
    Dave,
    Please count me in.
    Greg
    Fab! Done!!


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    HI Dave.
    Count me in.
    Cheers.
    BrianM

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