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Birdsville & Back in 5 Days

Who: Sam & Reiner
Where: Brisbane - Birdsville - Brisbane
Distance: about 3300km
Time Taken: 5 days
When: Easter 06

Making the most of short breaks

What a trip! We decided to give our Aussie Teardrop Camper a bit of a test over the Easter break. We thought, ďLetís see how we go travelling 3300km in 5 days, with a bit of off and on road driving and camping.Ē Like many people nowadays, Sam canít take weeks of holiday at a time, so we need to make the most of the short breaks that we have.

Saving on petrol while chewing up the kmís

Petrol prices went through the roof just before we left (groan!) so we were really glad the teardrop makes so little difference to fuel consumption.

And driving that far in such a short period, you donít want to be stuck doing 80km/hr in a 100km/hr zone. Whether it was driving along the highway or heading along the gravel and dirt roads, the teardrop really traveled well.

Road side breaks made comfy

Lunches along the way were easy. We just stopped and made a sandwich and a cuppa in the kitchenette in the back. We even drove into the night and pulled up and slept on the side of the road when avoiding the rooís became too tiring. No problems when you donít need to setup your bed.

Birdsville

As for Birdsville, anyone who hasnít been there is really missing out. It represents everything that is Australian. Not only is it the jumping point into the Simpson Desert, but the hospitality and character of the people who live there, the fascinating working museum and art gallery, the country pub and of course, the rugged and spectacular landscape will provide memories you will treasure for a life time.

Camping comfort

While we were there, the dust rolled in on desert winds. Those in tents complained of flapping walls and a sleepless night. We simply dropped our tarp and enjoyed the comfort of our camping cocoon.

Beautiful Birdsville

experiencing the heart of Australia in teardrop style

Birdsville Pub   On the road
  Desert drive What a horizon
You have heard about the colours, but you have to go there to absorb them... just spectacular
Red morning   Sunrise
Camp setup... ...the winds came and tents flapped... ...no worries for the camping cocoon

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