Maralinga via glendambo

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can anyone advise me as to how many kms it is to do the trip, so i can carry my extra fuel. i will be planning on taking a single axle trailer towed by my 80 series with fuel(44 drums) and supplies. any other advise would be taking on board aswell
thanks in advance
Billy
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 15:44

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 15:44
If I was U I would not be relying on any responses here. Look at a map or Google Earth and make sure for yourself.
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Follow Up By: utekid2 - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 15:50

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 15:50
just as a guide mate, ive got a fair idea off the maps already, im not a newby at this.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 23:24

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 23:24
If you have the maps why can't you work out the distance?
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 18:33

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 18:33
According to the Hema map its 450km via the railway line if you have permission. I've only done parts of it.
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 19:11

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 19:11
hi
you do realise you won,t get permission to travel along the railway line , past
Tarcoola ,
and the best of luck with a permit for Maralinga if that's where your,e heading ,
very difficult to get permits !!
we applied early in the yr an met with a permit denied ,end of conversation
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Follow Up By: utekid2 - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:25

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 22:25
who did you get your permit through? we (me and my father travelled that way to marling when i was a child) he was the sargent in charge(APS) up there for the cleanup. i do have permission to access the prohibited lands to visit any time i wish. thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 23:35

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 23:35
Hi Pete

Who did you apply for your permits with?

The permit system is now handled directly through Robin and he is very easy to get along with, and in fact since he has had full control since October last year, he his kept very busy, with Tourists there all the time.

If you still want to get there get in contact with him directly and you will have no problems at all.

The only things that have changed will be that there is now a $30 per car per night fee for staying in the village and the range tour now costs $100 per adult per day. There is a lot to see and would advise doing the 2 day tour.

You will find Robin very easy to deal with and knows the area like the back of your hand.


Do not be put off by your first knock back, please try again and you will get your permit. If you have no luck, get in contact with me, as Robin is my personal friend and we are heading back there again in August.


Cheers


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Reply By: grant t1 - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 20:37

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 20:37
You can go as far as Googs Track, after that its a lottery of I think $10,000 or therabouts,the train crew will radio in if they see someone travelling west.
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Follow Up By: grant t1 - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 21:12

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 21:12
http://202.139.253.218/TripPlanning/Permits/SA.aspx
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 05:34

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 05:34
utekid2, I have recently done a lot of research in this. It's 445 km from Glendambo to Maralinga via Tarcoola. If you organise it, you can buy diesel and get water at Maralinga. I have been told that the track is good for 80kmph for half the way, 60kmph for 1/4 of the way and 30- 40 kmph for the rest. About a 4 1/2 trip.

I have also heard that the Wynbring waterholes and rocks are a nice spot to camp.

Make sure you call Robin at Marilinga before you go, I think Stephen L is stealing him for a few weeks.
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Follow Up By: utekid2 - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:53

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:53
thanks BooBook
exactly what i was asking for thanks. as for the camp at wynbring ill be sure to stop there. robin is all sorted have known him for a number of years now. aswell as the permits thanks again booboo
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 15:22

Friday, Jun 28, 2013 at 15:22
Oops it is about 4 1/2 hours from Tarcoola to Watson. So probably more like 6 for your trip.
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