Man Utilizing Google Maps Takes A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’, Finds Out That Even Google Needs To Kill Him In Australia


The period of paper maps is lengthy over. These days most of us have both built-in GPS in our automobiles or smartphones in our pockets that present us the quickest approach to get from level A to level B. However even they often make errors – and this Australian man skilled it first hand.

In an interview with Bored Panda, Bruce, the primary hero of the story, mentioned it was speculated to be a easy hour-long journey to fulfill some buddies at a campsite. “It was only a fast one-nighter as we may solely actually handle to get the 5 mates collectively for that one night time,” mentioned the person. As he was driving alongside the Blue Mountains, Google Maps urged Bruce take a 15-minute shortcut – so he did. However what he didn’t know, was that he was in for a visit of his lifetime – the fast shortcut finally become a two hour journey by way of the wilderness.

Take a look at this man’s sudden journey within the gallery under!

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“So I’ve a fairly closely upgraded Ford Ranger, and when google maps instructed me that there’d be a fast, 15min financial savings whereas doing off street, I assumed “yeah positive, let’s give it a attempt”. I used to be assembly mates to go tenting for the night time.”


“The street google maps took me down initially… this street hadn’t been traveled for some time D: That is in a pine plantation – therefore all of the felled timber.”

“After this space, I spotted I may need bitten off greater than I may chew because of the truth there was very restricted area to show round…. so I stored going anyway. I had about ~1000km of diesel (~550miles) left, a tent, a CB UHF radio and sufficient water and beer to outlive an evening. Cell entry is offered from the highest of some hills.

That is within the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia.”

“About 500m street main down a mountain…. These drops are every closely rutted. No issues. However I did notice that after this it could possibly be troublesome going again… so onwards!”

“Extra ruts… There was quite a lot of “managed” sliding occurring, which is the place you’re actually sliding on the stomach of your automotive, utilizing the steepness to assist preserve you sliding, with out assure of wheels touching the bottom.”


“After the sketchyness I ended up in a little bit of a rainforest. So took some images whereas crossing rivers.”



“The street turned to extra of this which was good and only a scenic drive.”


“Allo there. The kangaroos right here had been fairly laid again and didn’t actually care that I used to be driving up subsequent to them.”

“Hey buddy. Apologies for the fuzzyness, the cellphone digital camera was zoomed. Come at me bro!”

“Extra come at me bros.”

“The one on the left determined to hop away. After this I made it to my campsite, not 15minutes early however 2hrs late… It was well worth the journey anyway.”

“And this little man gave us a go to the following day. It was 45c/113f in response to my automotive… It felt prefer it. Earlier day was about 38.”