We will be driving back to Canberra from South Australia via Broken Hill in August. As the outward journey to SA was along the Murray, we want to go a different way back, probably via Hay. (We have seen a lot of the countryside between Dubbo and Canberra on previous trips and so don't particulalry want to go that way this time.)
Looking at the map, the options seem to be to drive to Hay via Mildura or via Ivanhoe. The distances are about the same (and we aren't in a hurry anyway). What I am unsure of is how good the roads are. The Mildura route is sealed highway all the way but I am not sure about the Ivanhoe route. My road directory shows the road from Wilcannia to Ivanhoe as unsealed. Is that still the case? (It is an old directory). There is also a route via Minindee but I assume that that is a much worse road. I am prepared to use unsealed roads if they are good ones but am a bit wary of them. Also, which is the more scenic route?