AnswerID: 485331 Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 06:43
Les - PK Ranger
G'day Kalex, that would be a great trip for 5 days + travel to / from home !
We did the Border Track
again at Easter, this time as part of a larger trip (Wyperfeld), half day to Red Bluff
, but you can take a day no probs with a little dune play, longer lunch, side trips to Scorpion Springs, maybe the Mt Shaugh lookout walk too.
When travelling further down to Bordertown, exit at Pine Hill
North Road (if you value your duco), otherwise some pinstriping will get you down further to exit to the Serviceton Telopea road to the east.
is great for 2 days, if using the special 2 part trip notes, you'd be easier to go that direction and follow these, it's less than an hour on the blacktop from B to R.
There isn't much around the half way mark for camping, we went through Nora Creina and camped at Old Man Lake (Little Dip Lake) and did the Errington Beach loop drive via Big Dip turnoff that same arvo.
You can then get into Robe
early arvo or sooner if you want, for the drive home.
Do watch the beaches, they can be soft any time of year, but you are now getting into more irregular weather too.
Much of this track though can be taken behind the dunes, there are only a couple of beaches you HAVE to go on.
Wind blown tides, piles of weed, washouts can make it hard going.
Try to go with another vehicle with correct recovery gear if possible.
At the least take some Maxtrax or other devices for sand recovery.
There are usually lots of other travellers around in the more popular warmer months to get a hand from, but now you just can't be sure.
Enjoy the trip.
As a side note, I'm looking forward to doing a run late July with 10 or so other vehicles.
We are going in at 42 Mile and going as far as we can towards Port Mac in 4 days, following as much of the coastal tracks as possible.
If we make it through Canunda again I'd be very happy, maybe even down to Blackfellows Caves etc.
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