Ayers Rock to Perth
Thanks for your reply on the campervan hire from Melbourne to Perth question. We have now booked our campervan and will be travelling from Brisbane instead and making a stop for 3 - 5 days in Alice Springs area.
Now, we have a couple more questions:
Can you confirm if the straight road from Ayers Rock to Perth via Warakurna, Leonara & Kalgoorlie, is bitumen? We researched this on Google maps but it doesn't look like a sealed road. If it isn't then do we have to go all the way up to Katherine, Kununurra, Broome, Karratha & then Perth.
Also, when you say "free" campsite in the previous question I had asked, do you mean we park ourselves in the bushes and still get away with it without getting a fine?
Re: Ayers Rock to PerthThe Great Central Road from Ayers Rock to Perth
is most certainly not
Here is another reader question about the drive from Uluru to Perth
via the Great Central Road that you may find helpful.
To go through Katherine and the Kimberley
is indeed a massive detour.
If you want to go through that area grab the free Kimberley guide
from my other website. That should help some. (And take note of the distances and the driving times recommended in it.)
Yes, you can indeed camp wild in a lot of areas. Who would fine you? There's nobody out here. There are also many authorised free bushcamping areas. There are even many books available that list free campsites in Australia
(Unfortunately I think the books I review on that page are out of print at the moment. But there are others.)
Most campsites in national parks are also dirt cheap.
How will you be getting from Brisbane to Alice Springs? That's another massive drive.
Didn't you say you only have about 2 weeks all up?
I am afraid Brisbane to Perth via Uluru will be too much to do in that time frame.
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