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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby jase » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:49 am

This is what Google is telling me from Narrabri to Moree:
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SO Nic, are you saying (instead of listening to Google) head to Goondiwindi from Moree and then across the 85 and up (would be a right-hand turn North) Meandarra-Talwood Rd?

We'll be in an RV so don't want 4WD road...
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby martymonsta » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:58 am

jase wrote:This is what Google is telling me from Narrabri to Moree:
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SO Nic, are you saying (instead of listening to Google) head to Goondiwindi from Moree and then across the 85 and up (would be a right-hand turn North) Meandarra-Talwood Rd?

We'll be in an RV so don't want 4WD road...


I second Jase's question I had been planning to go that way and I've pulled up street view in a few spots and it looks sealed but can anyone provide any further information about it. Google is saying going through Goondiwindi will take an hour longer.

In case it possibly to catch up with anyone from the southern states on the road I'm planning on stopping in Narrandra on Monday night and Coonabarabran or Narrabri Tuesday night with a stop at the dish Tuesday lunch
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby vk2icj » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:32 pm

jase wrote:This is what Google is telling me from Narrabri to Moree:
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SO Nic, are you saying (instead of listening to Google) head to Goondiwindi from Moree and then across the 85 and up (would be a right-hand turn North) Meandarra-Talwood Rd?

We'll be in an RV so don't want 4WD road...



Jase unless we hear different that is the route we are intending on as well. We will be in Moree on Sunday evening and be leaving Monday late morning early arvo. I looked at google maps all the way and it looks sealed to me.

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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby jase » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:21 pm

Thanks Chris, cool mate 8)

We are not sure yet, our plan is to head-up either late Tuesday or very early Wednesday...

Hoping sealed all the way, that is what we told the hire company at least :roll:

Might have to duck into a car wash on the way back... :wink:
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby OverTheTop » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:36 pm

Take "the road less traveled". Far more interesting things happen, giving rise to many good stories :D
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby jase » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:19 pm

Take "The road less traveled" - That's what this bloke said:

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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby Kryten » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:48 pm

"My" Google Maps tells me it's 45km further, but just 12 mins longer, for Narrabri-Westmar via Goondiwindi (on the A39) compared to going through Ashley on the Carnarvon Hwy.
My interpretation of this is that the road via Goondiwindi is better.
Plus Goondiwindi would be a good place for last minute supplies
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby OverTheTop » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:52 pm

That can happen anywhere! I have seen a car in a sinkhole in Barkers Rd Hawthorn (suburban Melbourne).

Many kittens have been had by passengers in my car when traveling on "interesting" roads :shock: . We always get there safely in the end. :D
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby CATO » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:42 pm

Hi Kryten, I will be departing Sydney @ 4:30am Monday morning taking the Goondiwindi route. See you all there :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby Scoop1261 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:09 pm

jase wrote:
SO Nic, are you saying (instead of listening to Google) head to Goondiwindi from Moree and then across the 85 and up (would be a right-hand turn North) Meandarra-Talwood Rd?

We'll be in an RV so don't want 4WD road...


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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby martymonsta » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:07 pm

Kryten wrote:"My" Google Maps tells me it's 45km further, but just 12 mins longer, for Narrabri-Westmar via Goondiwindi (on the A39) compared to going through Ashley on the Carnarvon Hwy.
My interpretation of this is that the road via Goondiwindi is better.
Plus Goondiwindi would be a good place for last minute supplies


my google maps is agreeing with yours now maybe when i checked it the other day there must have been a delay or something when i checked the other day.
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby vk2icj » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:35 pm

We will be in Moree Sunday night. We will get the local advice and given that we have internet I will post on here what they say.
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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby vk2icj » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:39 pm

CATO do you have UHF CB in your car? If so Just call out on Channel 10 as you come through Moree for Ruth and Chris. We might still be in town. I think we have to leave the caravan park by 10am. If you have a good run you might be there at about the same time as us. You planning on stopping at Moree or Goondiwindi for lunch?

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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby vk2icj » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:40 pm

OMG Scoop.. Have you left yet?? :wink:


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jase wrote:
SO Nic, are you saying (instead of listening to Google) head to Goondiwindi from Moree and then across the 85 and up (would be a right-hand turn North) Meandarra-Talwood Rd?

We'll be in an RV so don't want 4WD road...


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Re: Sydney To Westmar travel plans

Postby jase » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:06 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hilarious! I've literally got tears in my eyes reading this thread.

Cant wait to catch up 8)

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