Book your accommodation well in advance - 3 major constructions going on and very hard to get accommodation. We had to take a room in a dump because only room available $150.
Only other alternative was another 3 hour drive to Wentworth and too many kangaroos and emu wandering the road at dusk. Be extra vigilant on the road drought conditions have caused wildlife to come close to the roads. Have never seen so many dead or dying animals near or on the road,
Also cars broken down with smashed windscreens.