What we are doing
All entrants, drivers, riders, passengers and participants enter and participate solely at their own risk. The Back to the Track / Trackers 6 organizers including any promoters, sponsors, their agents or employees will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by or to any entrant, owner, driver, rider or passenger under any circumstances. You certify that the vehicle entered complies with the road traffic act and regulations and Northern Territory vehicle registration requirements. You agree that no firearms will be brought to the event. You agree to be bound by these rules and by all road, waterways and traffic management laws and regulations. You agree to show due courtesy to all users of the roads and waterways.
Any conditions not governed by the conditions will be adjudicated by the event organizers whose decision shall be final.
Please refer to the most current Itinerary for Back to Back to the Track 1945 - 2020,
the Entry Form
and Conditions of Entry
The planned route takes in as many significant WW2 points of interest that is felt practical and hopefully will satisfy all those who involve themselves.
This trip is predominately traveling on sealed bitumen roads with some optional excursions onto the original North South road which is gravel / sand and has some dry river bed crossing sections. All wheel drive required.
It is considered that the trip is quite suitable for all the normal vehicles expected on these trips including Jeeps, Weapons Carriers and larger trucks in 2, 4x4, and 6x6 wheel drive configurations. It must be stressed however that all vehicles MUST be roadworthy, well prepared and carrying spare belts, hoses, tubes, tyres and fluids etc., as well as suitable tools.
Participants should be prepared for outback travel for up to 600kms between fuel stops, the longest bitumen road leg being Tennant Creek to Daly Waters (400 Klm), with consideration to any deviations to explore sites off the main highway to explore remote sites.
In the event of serious breakdown your vehicle, if practical, will be assisted to a suitable point where the participant will be able to arrange for recovery or repair.
The NRTHF is offering camping facilities in Museum grounds for all WW2 military vehicles from 1000 Monday 27th July to Sunday 2nd August 2020, facilities include bush kitchen / BBQ, toilet and shower facilities as well as Museum Buildings access.
FINAL REGISTRATION will commence from midday Thursday 30th July and close on Saturday 1st August 2020 at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame (NRTHF) Alice Springs.
Whilst the NRTHF considers the Museum grounds to be a secure environment, it will however not accept any responsibility for participants’ vehicles or equipment.
ASSEMBLY prior to departure Sunday 2nd August 2020
From NRTHF Museum grounds will commence at 0700 hrs. Sunday 2ndth August. Convoy to commence at 0800 hrs on that day for parade into Alice Springs for line up at Anzac Oval and official launch at 10 am
If you require any further information, please contact Douglas Draeger on 0428 676 741, or email
ON THE ROAD
On the question of road conditions and facilities along the way i.e. ACCOMODATION, FUEL, MECHANICAL REPAIRS, FOOD, DRINKING WATER, TOILETS, SHOWERS & CLOTHES WASHING FACILITIES, etc – remember the following:
We will be travelling the Stuart Highway between Alice Springs and Darwin which is a sealed bitumen highway with frequent (avg, every 300 to 400 Klm), road houses with fuel, meals, toilets and accommodation
It is recommended that all vehicles leave Alice Springs fully loaded with fuel, food & water to cover all on board for 2 days.
is available at a lot of the towns through which we pass but vehicles must sensibly be able to carry enough fuel to be self-sufficient for 600 klm.
Anticipated main fuel stops and distances travelled to get there are:
Alice Springs to Darwin - this route is known as the Explorers Way.
Alice Springs to Barrow Creek - 283 klm Barrow Creek to Tennant Creek - 212 klm
Tennant Creek to Daly Waters - 400 klm Daly Waters to Katherine - 273 klm
Katherine to Adelaide River - 203 klm Adelaide River to Darwin - 113 klm
It is suggested that, where practical, maximum fuel stocks are maintained.
supplies are readily available at the towns and roadhouses through which we pass.
FRESH WATER, it is suggested that supplies may be conveniently carried in multiple recyclable plastic bottles or “Spring Water” boxes. These are readily available at the larger centres and have the added advantage that if some leaks there is back up and they also free up room in the vehicle as they are consumed.
Tap water is sometimes available at fuel stops or council depots etc, but availability & quality cannot be guaranteed.
CAMPING GROUNDS, TOILETS and SHOWERING basic facilities will be available at each convoy overnight stop, predominantly council owned camping grounds with limited power, toilet and shower facilities. Alternative accommodation arrangements are up to the individual to arrange.
Refer Itinerary for free convoy participant camping sites
will be up to individuals to work out, owing to the number of people involved and the limited time in any one place.
In my travels I usually carry a sealable bucket and use it to wash clothes by the agitation caused from travelling.
EVENING MEALS We are arranging local community evening events at each stop for entertainment and these events will be catered for a nominal cost which are local community fundraisers in exchange for free camping facilities where available.
MECHANICAL REPAIRS Minor mechanical repairs are available at most towns and road houses along the way – however there are very limited supplies of spare parts for vehicles and long delays can be experienced waiting for parts to arrive in remote and regional areas. Vehicle servicing and auto electrical workshops / businesses are available in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin
Click on the Itinerary page for an outline of the event and planned activities.
Submit and entry form to ensure you are updated with the most up to date Participant Event Itinerary
Back to Back to the Track 1945 - 2020
75th Anniversary of VJ Day – Darwin 2020
ALICE SPRINGS to DARWIN
Assembly Area / Camping grounds NATIONAL ROAD TRANSPORT HALL OF FAME
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
From Friday 24th June 2020, to depart Alice Springs on Sunday 2nd August 2020
Arrive Darwin Sat 15th August 2020
1800 Hrs - Red Cross VJ Day Dinner / Ball – Black Tie or WW2 Uniform – Charity Fundraiser