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National Route 83 (inclusive of the South Australian parts now called B83 and D83) goes from Port Augusta, South Australia to Mount Isa, Queensland.


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.

Map of National Route 83

Get in[edit]


Port Augusta to Marree[edit]

Marree to Lyndhurst[edit]

Lyndhurst to Birdsville[edit]

Birdsville to Boulia[edit]

Boulia to Mt. Isa[edit]


South Australia[edit]


  • 5 Birdsville. Birdsville (Q865118) on Wikidata Birdsville on Wikipedia
  • 6 Bedourie. Bedourie (Q813934) on Wikidata Bedourie, Queensland on Wikipedia
  • 7 Boulia. Boulia (Q895092) on Wikidata Boulia, Queensland on Wikipedia
  • 8 Dajarra. Dajarra (Q2860623) on Wikidata Dajarra, Queensland on Wikipedia
  • 9 Mount Isa. Mount Isa (Q606335) on Wikidata Mount Isa on Wikipedia

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