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Melbourne to Cooktown

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by eclectricdave, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. eclectricdave

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    I claim the furthermost trip North in Qld having ventured to Cooktown. Done with a single charger. Some pics later
     
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  2. RichardMcN

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    Cool. Beat me (Cape Tribulation) by 100km @eclectricdave !

    Do you how far north it is possible to go in a Model S? Can you pass the latitude of Darwin and get the Aussie record?
     
  3. eclectricdave

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    You'd need to go to Cape York I think. Prob ruin your Tesla. Id thought of returning to Cairns via Cape Trib but the water crossing needed scared me. Visions of a battery fire.
     
  4. RichardMcN

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    Hey @eclectricdave why not return to Melbourne via Alice Springs ?

    Only 1200km longer, and heaps of new scenery ...
    • @Dylanpete has completed the route Cairns to the Qld/NT border, and will update Plugshare soon.
    • NT all done and on Plugshare from to Qld border to SA border.
    • In SA there is 3 phase at Coober Pedy and 15 amp is enough at Marla (3 ph too at a contractor) and Glendambo.
    • Then supercharge home from Clare!
     
  5. eclectricdave

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    Charging stops: EuroaSC GundSC GoldSC privhouse HeatherbSC PMQSC KnockSC BneSC NoosaBlueChardemo GinGin3ph Kortes TDC PottersTDC MercureTDC FrostyMangoTDC Cairns privhouse CairnsChardemo CooktownOceanViewmotel16A
    Reverse trip similar but bypassed GinGin and stayed near Maryborough to charge 16A. On my trip I missed alternate SCs since a range of 400ks was easily done.
     
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  6. eclectricdave

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    Richard Might try your suggestion next time but will need extra on board charger.
     
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    Now is the time to get dual chargers, now that the boredom of 8 hour charging times is fresh in your mind !
     
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    The max time whilst travelling was 4 hours at Kortes & Mercure not including overnighting. You have a long lunch for some of it. A 6AM departure needed on days of 4 hr charging. Im loath to spend the money.
     
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    Hi electricdave, congrats on beating Richard and myself reaching Cooktown. I also din't go further than Cape Tribulation...
    If your car is pre-facelift I agree with Richard, adding a second charger would make life a little easier.
    I just completed my trip from Bribie Island to NT border via the Outback and coming back via Normanton, Mount Surprise, Atherton and Cairns. In Atherton someone told me they saw a Tesla in Cooktown...the mystery is now cleared!
     
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    On my way back from N-QLD I also charged at"GinGin3ph Kortes TDC PottersTDC MercureTDC FrostyMangoTDC CairnsChardemo"
     
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  12. eclectricdave

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    The Frosty Mango is a good way to fill up both your car and yourself. Next year I may try the outback route home from NQ. There might be more chargers on the route by then. Congrats on your trip Dylanp.
     

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