Distance: 988 km - Birdsville to Alice Springs
Travel Time: At least six days
A mixture of clay topped and sand dune tracks, this is suitable for 4WDs only. Travellers need to be prepared for remote travel with all fuel, water, food and spare vehicle parts. It is recommended to travel in convoy and the lead vehicle should make periodic calls on the UHF radio to advise oncoming traffic of your position.
Mount Dare Hotel, phone (08) 8670 7835
Birdsville Hotel, phone (07) 4656 3244
Dalhousie Springs has camping facilities
Diesel, leaded and unleaded is only available at Mount Dare Hotel, between Alice Springs and Birdsville.
A Desert parks Pass is required for the Witjira National Park and Simpson Desert Conservation Park. A camping permit is required from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to camp along the QAA Line.
Road Conditions SA, phone 1300 361 033
RACQ Birdsville, phone (07) 4656 3226
Birdsville Police, phone (07) 4656 3220
Wirrarra Visitor Information Centre, phone (07) 4656 3300
Qld Parks & Wildlife Service, phone (07) 4656 3249
Desert parks Pass & Emergencies, SA, phone 1800 816 078
Parks & Wildlife Service NT, phone (08) 8951 8211.
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