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Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:30 am
by Daz
Not everyone uses facebook (I can't for contractual reasons, even from home). So I'll be relying on updates here.

Christmas day, the V8 goes back in the Bopper for the run!

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:41 am
by ugurvettel
Hello everyones. Mad Max film was taken due to publish pictures of places I've heard Google Earth.
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Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:15 pm
by Donut Dale
Mildura booked (3 of us at this stage) ...
for both "Launch" date 13th March and "Re-entry" date 19th March ...
Irymple Hotel Motel (Great meals I'm told):
http://tinyurl.com/25t99hg
(And Orange Grove Caravan Park is right next door).

Silverton booked ...
14th to 18th March 2011 ...
Silverton War Memorial Youth Club.

See you on the road!

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:15 pm
by Gasoline
Just rang and booked in myself at Mildura.
A pub
A motel &
A caravan park all within 30 metres of each other.
Something for every budget.

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:06 am
by Yok_Rzeznic
Organising with the other blokes, Penrose Park in Silverton looks good for our budget, that place is cheap!

Still can't post on the FB group for some reason...

We'll be coming over from Sydney, can anyone suggest the best place for a night layover halfway or is it doable in one hit, we have 2 drivers btw.

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:04 am
by Daz
Yok_Rzeznic wrote:Organising with the other blokes, Penrose Park in Silverton looks good for our budget, that place is cheap!

Still can't post on the FB group for some reason...

We'll be coming over from Sydney, can anyone suggest the best place for a night layover halfway or is it doable in one hit, we have 2 drivers btw.


Who else is coming from Sydney? We should form a convoy.
My plan was to go south from Sydney to Albury to meet up with the Vic team, then head up from there. It's a bit longer, but does break the trip down into two days.
However, I'm open to other suggestions.

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:24 am
by Peter Barton
Yok (& others), just a word of warning, don't plan on driving out through there in one go if it means driving at night. The kangaroos are all over the place from dusk onwards, so you really want to either get going early enough to make it through to Broken Hill well before sunset, or split the trip into two. Unless you're in a truck with a large bullbar of course, that's the only thing you'll see travelling at top speed out there after dark.

I've done the last hour of a trip out there after dark and it wasn't particularly fun, more than a few close calls, and I know first hand of some others who had even worse luck and actually got collected by a wayward roo. When you're travelling through there during daylight, and counting the dead ones by the side of the road, you'll see what I mean...!

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:04 am
by Gasoline
Ladies & Gentlemen.
The accommodation for Silverton has just been simplified. We have secured the former courthouse.
If you want to stay at the 'Halls of justice' in the wasteland, you can pay $20 per night.

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On a side note: For those wanting to stay at Penrose park, you will need to book in individually.

If you are undecided, here are some considerations:

*Penrose Park is not close to the centre of Silverton, infact you could say that it is just out of town. If you want to walk in to the pub to have a meal and drinks it is a 2km walk if you follow the road (4km if you walk home again)
*There is a short cut which is still 1km but it takes you through scrub and a creek bed which can flash flood if they have rain. Also being the outback, it is popular with snakes at night as it is cooler than the high ground. There is no lighting to assist you, add some alcohol to the equation, and your dream trip could finish up at Broken Hill hospital with a broken whatever.
*The park can be a bit of a dustbowl when its dry too.

* The Courthouse building is spitting distance from the pub.
* Its a solid brick building which has now been reserved for the week.
* There are enough beds to sleep 52 people in the 7 bedrooms
* It has a fenced yard with a lockable gate which we will secure each evening after parking all the vehicles.
* There are male/female showers, a large communal kitchen complete with sinks, fridges, stove & microwave, a gas BBQ, a central hall with seating and tables for meals and entertaining.
* There is also room to work on cars if need be.
* All of our gear can be locked in the building during the day.
* We wont receive complaints from other guests regarding noisy engines.
* There is room also out the back for camping if you so desire.
* The hall sleeps a further 20 people if we run out of beds.

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:48 am
by Daz
Put me down for the Halls of Justice.
You had me with a secure place to lock the cars up!

Re: MADMAXII 30th Anniversary - Broken Hill 2011

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:26 am
by roadwarriormfp
The gate... THE GATEEEE!!!!