Project Pajero Flinders Ranges Birdsville Trip

Big Red Project Pajero, Simpson Desert

Big Red Project Pajero, Simpson Desert
The time has come! The first trip of ‘Project Pajero’ is about to commence. Our revitalised 2002 Mitsubishi Pajero will be joined by a brand new Mitsubishi Challenger on their 6000km trip. Featuring the Murray River, Oodnadatta Track, Flinders Ranges, Birdsville Track, Cordillo Downs Track, Bore Track, Cameron Corner amongst others.

Wilpena Pound

Packed to the rafters our trip will begin along the Murray River in Mildura and continue along to the beautiful gem of the Flinders Ranges. This national park offers magnificent landscape vistas and geographical formations that are over 500 years old. There is plenty to keep us occupied! Drive through the scenic Bunyeroo Valley to the magnificent Brachina Gorge or hike some of the many walking trails including Bunyeroo Gorge, Bridle Gap and the challenging St Marys Peak. No doubt nature lovers will be in awe of our photographs to come!

Flinders Ranges

From the Flinders Ranges we will pass through Maree and start our trip up the Birdsville Track. A night of bush camping will surely bring some lovely surprises and allow us to get back to basics. The Birdsville Track is arguably the most iconic dirt road in Australia. Stretching 520km the track offers a variety of ruins and outback attractions along the way. Track conditions are generally extremely dry on a sandy base covered with large pebbles called “gibbers”. While some more unexpected obstacles we may encounter include stray cattle and emus or kangaroos!

Birdsville Pub

After travelling the dusty plains of the Birdsville Track, a welcomed drink or two at the Birdsville Pub will be in order! Spending a few nights in Birdsville, we will do what most 4WD’s aspire to – climb Big Red. The famous dune in the Simpson Desert stands approximately 35m above the plain and is at its most striking at sunset. While in Birdsville we will also explore the Waddi Wood Groves and soak up the beautiful desert sky.

Pushing on we will tackle the 420kms of rugged terrain known as the Cordillo Downs track. A night of bush camping and we will be heading down to Inamminka and the famous Burke and Wills Dig Tree. This region of Australia is very remote and also requires a Desert Pass. While these roads are not to be taken lightly, when travelled with caution and sensible driving, you get the rare chance to experience the untouched outback of our beautiful country, all while having a bit of 4WD fun.

Cameron Corner Marker

Swinging by Cameron’s Corner (the point at which QLD, NSW and SA borders meet) we will continue down to Theldarpa Station – a 50000 ha sheep and cattle property located in the heart of the Corner Country. At the tail end of our trip, our last stop is Broken Hill. With an abundance of galleries, the Mundi Mundi Plains, Silverton and the Menindee Lakes National Park – there will be plenty to explore.

The one thing to remember when travelling to this part of our country is that road conditions and delays are unpredictable and you may need to be flexible with your schedule. Here at OzRoamer we are looking forward to getting out into the outback and enjoying nature at its finest and testing out some of the best 4WD products on the market!

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Chloe Fraser – Former editor Chloe has followed her passion for brand management within the industry however still keeps her hand in on the occasional weekend away camping. She still provides editorial support. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and works for one of the automotive manufacturers. Chloe has a strong background in English in which she developed a passion for writing. Chloe has grown up with the influence of cars, first learning to drive on the farm at 11 and her interest has heightened since she gained her license. Driving a new car to school every week made her the envy of all her male friends, especially when the car was something special. Chloe has participated in a number of driving courses and brings a unique perspective that is lacking elsewhere.

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