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Adelaide to Broken Hill

Charleston SC
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Adelaide to Broken Hill

Is it feasible to rent a car in Adelaide and drive to Broken Hill in September? Any input would be helpful.

Yulara, Australia
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1. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Re any input. Why don't you do what some other tourists do and buy a cheap car and sell it when you do not need it. At least then you can get over all the restrictions and have more flexibility.

York, United Kingdom
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for Western Australia
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2. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Yes, check www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au for an idea on prices

Melbourne, Australia
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3. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

It's feasible and the weather will largely be favourable, but why do you want to do this? For most of the journey there's not a lot to see (the area north of Adelaide being a highlight eg Barossa Valley). You can fly between the two and rent a car in each.

York, United Kingdom
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for Western Australia
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4. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Train is another option!

Sydney
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5. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Or the bus..

Cebu City...
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for Cebu City, Cebu Island
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6. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

When I lived in Broken Hill, people drove to Adelaide to go shopping. So, it is definitely feasible.

Charleston SC
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9 reviews
7. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Thanks for the suggestions. We've decided to fly. As Americans, driving on the left side of the road in Adelaide is intimidating. So we're booked. I appreciate the input!

Charleston SC
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11 posts
9 reviews
8. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Thanks for the suggestions! We've decided to fly.

Yulara, Australia
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1,405 posts
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9. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Just out of curiosity what is the event you have planned in Broken Hill. I have driven at least between Port Augusta and Broken Hill and the roads are literally empty with no traffic. It is quite a good road trip driving on outback roads. I see doing a road trip to Broken Hill from Adelaide return you could have done a big loop and gone as far as Mildura and explored country areas not many tourists ever get to see.

York, United Kingdom
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for Western Australia
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1,875 reviews
10. Re: Adelaide to Broken Hill

Agree its an easy drive. If you are returning to Adelaide I'd hire a car.

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