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Red Centre Adventure: Episode 3

By Ron Moon and Matt Raudonikis, 20 Dec 2019 NT

The crew head along the Hay River Track to the Simpson Desert proper.

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WITH sand flags standing tall, that can only mean one thing: we’ve finally landed in the desert proper.

In the final instalment of our Red Centre Adventure, we trek south along the Hay River Track from Batton Hill to reach the dry sands of the Simpson Desert.

Along the way we chat to Jol Fleming, who pioneered the Hay River Track almost 20 years ago, and then stop by the widely overlooked backyard-built Tropic of Capricorn sign.

We refill our drink bottles at Dingo Well, about 70km south of Batton Hill, as it’s the only source of reliable water you’ll find on the Hay River Run, before crossing the junction of the Madigan Line and heading to Madigan’s blazed tree.

From here it’s on to Beachcomber, the QAA line and then eventually pointing the bullbar toward Poeppel Corner, where Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory meet.

With Big Red on the horizon, it wasn’t long before we reached Birdsville for a well-earned beverage.

In this episode, MSA 4x4’s Matt Mason talks us through his Hilux’s elaborate set-up, as well as discusses the various storage solutions in the MSA 4x4 range.

MSA 4X4: www.msa4x4.com.au

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