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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.

Understand[edit]

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.

Prepare[edit]

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]

Go[edit]

Port Augusta to Marree[edit]

Marree to Lyndhurst[edit]

Lyndhurst to Birdsville[edit]

Birdsville to Boulia[edit]

Boulia to Mt. Isa[edit]

Drive[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Queensland[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

Stay safe[edit]

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