Road Photos & Information: South Australia
  Flinders Ranges Way, The Outback Highway & Birdsville Track (B83)

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B83 is a rural and outback South Australian route, which crosses the Flinders Ranges near Port Augusta. The route services several small communities and the mining centre of Leigh Creek. Between Lyndhurst and Marree, the route alternates between bitumen and gravel road. From Marree to Queensland, most of the route is gravel. D83 is marked on several maps but not shown on signange.

The Birdsville Track traverses three deserts, the Strzelecki Desert, Sturt Stony Desert and Tirari Desert.

History:

Stirling North to QLD Border   QLD Border to Stirling North
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Intersection Directional Sign Assembly:
ID signs facing traffic from Sixth Street (B82) in Quorn. June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Marree, April 2014.

Image © Richard Wardle

Distance Sign:
RD sign with old, now defunct route numbering as you leave Quorn. June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

  AD Sign:
Advance directional sign with old defunct route numbers and a dodgy patch job, approaching Wilpena Road in Hawker. June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

Black ID Sign:
Nice old black intersection directional sign on the corner of Cradock and Wilpena Roads in Hawker, June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

  Black ID Sign:
Black intersection directional sign, with slightly newer ID signs, all with old defunct route numbering. These face Druid Range Drive at Hawker, June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

ID Sign:
Intersection directional sign facing Wilpena Road traffic in Hawker, June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

  Distance Sign:
RD sign after Druid Range Drive at Hawker. June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

Distance Sign:
RD sign as you leave the town of Hawker, June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

  Intersection Directional Sign:
Southbound intersection directional sign with old NR47 shield near East Terrace as you travel along Railway Terrace in Quorn, June 2008.

Image © Darrin Smith

Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign with remnant NR83 shield at Parachilna, April 2014.

Image © Richard Wardle

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Flinders Ranges Way (Railway Tce) (B83) at Quorn approaching Horrocks Hwy (Sixth St) (B82), April 2014.

Image © Richard Wardle

Oodnadatta Track:
The Outback Hwy (D83) at the junction with Oodnadatta Trk (D95) and Birdsville Trk (D83) at Marree, April 2014.

Image © Richard Wardle

     
Click here for the continuation of the route as Eyre Developmental Rd (NR83) in Queensland

1 Transport SA, State Route Numbers map, May 2003
2 Transport SA

Last updated: 05-Mar-2017 22:13

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