Driving from Melbourne to Uluru - pitfalls and advice please!
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 5:33 PM Last Post By: brother_no_2
Dec 3, 2012 3:32 PM
15Quite a lot of the road is fenced now
Not a lot of use for kangaroos!! Also watch out for emus which are active in day light hours.
To give you an idea of distances - some Polish friends had a hire car and set the sat nav as they left Alice Springs for Darwin, it then said "proceed for fifteen hundred kilometers then turn left" - sort of blew them away a bit!
Dec 3, 2012 7:06 PM
16Emus are worse than kangaroos.
Whatever you do, don't swerve if you see a roo. Slow down as gently as you can manage, in a straight line.
My best 'roo defence is long sight (good distance vision). When I lived in outback NSW, I had a reputation as the best 'roo spotter in the West. (It is also a good way to avoid seasickness - keep your eyes on the horizon).
Dec 3, 2012 7:27 PM
Dec 4, 2012 4:14 PM
18Emus are worse. Driving from Broken Hill to Wilcannia we saw a large flock of emus on the verge on the other side of the highway. They were oerfectly safe, but panicked when they saw our car and ran right across the highway in front of me. I had no time to break and had to swerve at 110kmh to avoid them, which is not pretty.
Dec 4, 2012 5:33 PM
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