Travelling from Perth up the west coast to Darwin via Broome

by Derek

I am planning on leaving Perth in the next 2 weeks and would like to get to Darwin then over to Cairns. I want to go to all of the places in have seen in the outback guide from the Pinnacles Desert up to Broome then on to Darwin.

I am driving a small Ford car and I am wondering would you recommend doing this trip in such a small car or would I need something bigger. I have about 6-8 weeks to get to the east coast so I don't think I am really pushed for time.

We are planning on camping most off the time weather permitting, so would this be a good time of the year to do such a trip?

I have seen pictures of Alice Springs and all the different places in the Red Centre, but I don't think I would be to pushed on going there

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by: Birgit

Hi Derek,
The weather will be perfect for camping and dry all the way. I don't think the time is all that perfect because it's peak season, and seeing you don't have a 4WD you won't be able to get away from the masses.

The car is not ideal, and you will miss most of the Kimberley, (the Gibb River Road mainly and the Bungles), which is a shame. But then again, at this time of the year you can take it on many unsealed roads, so it's not too bad.

With only 6 to 8 weeks to spare, what you can see will keep you more than busy enough any way!

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