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TREK 2021 – WE ARE GOING WHERE ??
N.B. DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE ROUTE, THE OVERNIGHT TOWNS AND THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CATERING, ETC. COULD CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Saturday 5th June 2021 – Registrations & Cut-A-Rama – West Wyalong NSW
After a 12-month hiatus West Wyalong will be the place to be for the world famous Just Cuts Cut-A-Rama, and Trek registrations. The venue is yet to be set (there are several great pubs to choose from but COVID will dictate the choice – perhaps we will end up in the Town Hall).
Sunday 6th June – West Wyalong to Hillston
Lots of great wide open dirt roads to travel along today, and during the afternoon we will be dropping in to Lake Cargelligo to show the local kids what they missed out on when we had to cancel our 2020 overnight stay.
Monday 7th June – Hillston to Broken Hill
Go west we will today, as we cross to the north of the Mungo Scrub National Park, via Menindee to the spiritual home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service – Broken Hill.
Tuesday 8th June – Broken Hill to Arkaroola
Today will be spent in the middle of nowhere – quite literally. Once we leave Silverton, we travel through “Mad Max” country to the south of Lake Frome along mail roads and farm tracks rarely used by anyone other than the locals.
Wednesday 9th June – Arkaroola to Innaminka
A great driving day today as we stretch our legs northward along the Strzelecki Track – probably your last chance to drive the Strez before it is sealed by the SA Government.
Thursday 10th June – Innaminka to Quilpie
We head out of Innaminka following the Cooper Creek, and over the Burke & Wills Bridge, with a side trip possible to the Dig Tree for those that want it. From there we head to Eromanga, the town that lays claim to being “the farthest town from the ocean” in Australia, before we stop at Quilpie for the night.
Friday 11th June – Quilpie to Buckland Tennis Club
Perhaps no overnight stop on any Trek in history has had more tall tales told about it than the two nights we have spent the night at the Buckland Tennis Club. Some 93.5 kms (approximately) from the closest town the locals pride themselves as being the most hospitable in Australia, and they are set to put on a great spread when their favourite car rally arrives for the night!
Saturday 12th June – Buckland Tennis Club to Monto
After seven days travelling along just about every type of road surface the Australian Outback can throw at us, a change of pace today as we start to head east, and onto the Great Dividing Range. You will be able to smell the sea breezes when we pull up at Monto, ready for our drive down the mountain ranges to the Coral Coast at Bargara tomorrow.
Sunday 13th June – Monto to Bargara
For several years the plan on the last day of the Trek has been to arrive at the destination in time for a late lunch, but don’t expect the driving today to be any less exciting or demanding than the past eight days. There will be plenty of twists and turns to keep both the driver and navigator on their toes for the run to the finish line.
Hopefully, COVID-19 permitting, we will enjoy a slap-up final night dinner at the Bargara Surf Club this evening, and remember – guests are welcome. Please - invite your loved ones up for a couple of days at the end of the Trek to enjoy the tropical Queensland weather.