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profile member asked on Dec 7, 2015

Safe to drive to broken hill from Sydney

Hi all
If anyone can help me
I thought of driving to broken hill from Sydney in summer
Is it safe in regarding to the weather?
And is too hot to visit broken hill in summer?

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answered on 12/7/15 by
a VT member from Canberra

Yes it is safe to drive to Broken Hill any time of year. It will be better if you have a second driver and take turns driving.
Only you can decide if it is too hot for you based on your circumstances none of which you tell us. If you live in an igloo in the Greenland you will find it very hot, if in a hut in the Sahara desert less so.
Personally I would not find Broken Hill to hot to visit in Summer.


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answered on 12/7/15 by
a VT member from State of Queensland

Make sure you follow the normal precautions...carry water and basic food. Your car needs to be serviced.Akways good if someone knows you are travelling.
Probably just pass through Wilcannia...not a town to dally in.
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answered on 12/8/15 by
a VT member from Barossa

As long as your car is in good condition and has aircon, you will be fine. Read the tips by previous posters, I always keep a very large container of water in remote areas, if you did break down the main thing is to stay with your car and drink lots of water. No-one is going to just drive past if you did have car trouble.

You will find most buildings in Broken Hill are air conditioned.


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answered on 12/11/15 by
a VT member from Lismore

I did the trip from Lismore to Adelaide recently through Walgett, Wilcannia and Broken Hill. I am a mature woman and travelled alone in a small car. As I lived in the area previously, I have absolutely no worries travelling that way.
While it will be hot, in a modern, air conditioned car, you shouldn't have a problem.
And, I stopped in Wilcannia for lunch. Do not believe all the negatives. There are two new cafes (turn left immediately after the bridge), which serve good food, and the locals were as friendly as everywhere else I've been.
I believe in supporting these struggling communities, not condemning them!
Definitely carry food and water, and fill your tank regularly, as it is a long way between towns once you pass Trangie, but there are plenty of interesting places to stop.
And don't forget to look for the Big Bogan in Nyngan.


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answered on 6/29/16 by
a VT member

Thanks everyone for advise and tips I did make a trip to broken hill via wilcania and stopover in whitcliffs and cobar on return ..
Very nice place at least 1 week need to explore in and around out back

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