National Route 83 is the only national route connecting Queensland and SA. Even though this is proclaimed as a national route, it's still not used by freight, making it a very unused route. In some parts, if you enter the track, the next car will most likely only come after 3 days.
Only 4WDs can make it across the harsh areas of the Birdsville Tracks. Do not even think about attempting to bring a 2WD. A spare tyre is crucial as many vehicles are known to get stuck in these areas.
However, there's no problem brining a sedan from Port Augusta to Marree or from Mount Isa to Birdsville.
Port Augusta to Marree
Marree to Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst to Birdsville
Birdsville to Boulia
Boulia to Mt. Isa
- 1 Port Augusta. The start or end of your journey.
- 2 Leigh Creek.
- 3 Marree.
- 4 Lyndhurst. Start of the D96 Strzelecki Track here.