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French Line, Simpson Desert

Susanne and Michi traversed the Simpson Desert in October 2008 (west to east) in their Landrover Defender and they planted the seed for our dream: we also wanted to experience this outback adventure - except that for us the direction will be from east to west, one of the most direct lines from Brisbane to Alice Springs towards WA. With all pieces of advice, having read many historic and current reports on conditions, trouble spots and other difficulties we had made our Landrover fit for the desert crossing and arrived in Birdsville. If you are not interested in 4x4 driving and our desert adventure, click here to skip this whole section. Alternatively you may want to click this link to start loading a video in a separate window.