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The Burke and Wills Expedition route map.

Route Map

Submitted by: Burke and Wills
20 Aug 2010
Location: Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1) Comments
Route Map
Welcome to the home of the Burke and Wills Expedition on 4WD4Life. Please remember to bookmark this page and come back because it will be refreshed regularly throughout the Burke and Wills expedition.

There will be lots to see, such as:

    -Jonathon’s travel journal
    -An interactive map showing the route
    -Photos from along the way
    -Regular video updates from the team throughout the journey
    -Digital fine artwork by Ben Beeton

If you want to receive the latest updates as soon as they become available, be sure to subscribe to the Burke and Wills RSS feed here.

Itinerary Summary



Camp Location

SECTION 1       Melbourne to Kinchega / Menindee     

20th Aug – 11th Sept 2010

19, 20 Aug

Assemble in Melbourne & depart Royal Park

21, 22 Aug

Moonee Ponds

23, 25 Aug

Clarkefield Camp

26, 27 Aug

Mia Mia Area Accommodation

28, 29, 30 Aug

Kerang Area Camp

31 Aug, 1,2 Sept

Kyalite / Yanga Area Camp

3, 4 Sept

Prungle / Balranald Area Camp

5, 6, 7 Sept

Mungo Area Camp

9, 10, 11 Sept

Kinchega / Menindee Area Camp



SECTION 2       Kinchega / Menindee to Cooper Creek    

19th Sept to 10th Oct 2010


19 to 23 Sept

Kinchega / Menindee Area Camp

24, 25, 26 Sept

Mutawintji Area Camp

27, 28, 29 Sept

Milparinka / Tibooburra Camp

30 Sept

Thargomindah Area Camp

1 to 10 Oct

Camp or camps in the Innamincka, Coopers Creek, Coongie Lakes area.



SECTION 3       Cooper Creek to Cloncurry    

17th Oct to 28th Oct 2010


17, 18 Oct

Regroup at Innamincka

19, 20 Oct

Birdsville (if roads are open - TBC)

21, 22, 23 Oct


24 to 27 Oct


28 Oct




SECTION 4       Cloncurry to the Gulf    

6th Nov to 18th Nov 2010


 6 to 10 Nov


11 to 14 Nov

Burke & Wills Roadhouse

15 to 30 Nov

Normanton - Expedition Ends at The Gulf  (end date flexible)

1 comments on this story

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Gus (Gary) Daviswrote on 09 Nov 2010, at 01:11 PM

Looking forward to following this.. go the mighty Paj. Gus. (Pajero Club of Vic member)


Burke and Wills

Mitsubishi Pajero Historian and author Jonathan King is organising the Burke and Wills 150th-anniversary Environmental Expedition. With help of actor and environmentalist Jack Thompson, the trekking team will be undertaking a two-stage expedition, with specialist environmentalists using detailed maps, to follow the infamous 1860 route (this time aided by Pajero four-wheel-drives). Throughout the journey they will be posting updates from the road; providing a running commentary, stories, video blogs, artwork and other findings as they retrace the legendary steps, beginning in late August. Keep track of 4WD4Life to keep abreast of this epic journey!

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