Oodnadatta Track Literature

Hello all,

I'm hoping some of you can recommend a "detailed" book so I can do some homework on a trip some time late next year. Recently I purchased from Exploroz what effectively is a strip map from this website focussing predominantly on road conditions. I understand the Oodnadatta Track is steeped in history so I'm more interested in reading about on the various places of interest along the track.

Thanks.

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Reply By: Member - John G - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:11

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:11
G'day Bunyip

I have a brochure - Welcome to the Oodnadatta Track, South Australia's String of Springs - which I think I picked up at the Wadlatta Interpretive Centre at Port Augusta (Freecall # 1800633060) back in 2007.

It has a heading: Further reading to enhance your Oodnadatta Track experience. There are over 20 references including historical, geographical, and ecological books and brochures.The brochure was produced by Red Dune Tourism Consultancy in association with Professional Public Relations (SA). There is an email address: ppradel@ozemail.com.au. If you can't track it down, send me your address via a member message, and I can mail you my copy.

I'd be surprised if there's not a Ron and Viv Moon book on the area, or at least one
that includes the Oodnadatta Track.

Good luck. It's a great trip.

Cheers
John
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Follow Up By: The Bunyip - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 10:26

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 10:26
Thanks John,
Was able to download this document as suggested.
Looks very detailed & just what I'm looking for.

DARREN
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 14:11

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 14:11
Grab a copy of the Westprint map for the track.........lots of excellent info printed on back of map, will have all the stuff you ask for.
You can also find a copy online of the above mentioned booklet.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 18:42

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 18:42
I'll second that. I've used the Westprint Oodnadatta track map on many occasions just for the great info on the reverse side. (done the same with the Birdsville and Strezlecki maps too).
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 18:45

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 18:45
Here it is in the Exploroz shop. The best $7.55 you'll spend:
http://www.exploroz.com/Shop/WestPrint+Oodnadatta_Track.aspx
No affiliation etc etc
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Follow Up By: The Bunyip - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 10:25

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 10:25
Thanks Phil,

Sounds good so I've just purchased this map.

DARREN
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Reply By: outback epicurean - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 15:47

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 15:47
Hi Bunyip

I have an excellent book called "Following the Old Ghan Railway line 1878-1980" It was written and published by Brian Newell PO Box 1294 Aldinga Beach SA 5173 in 2000 according the the cover page.

It is an excellent story and pictures of the line from Port Augusta to Alice Springs and talks about all of the old stations along the way.

Should be available over the internet. Have travelled the track several times.Farina is an excellent spot to camp, Coward springs wonderful and good bus camp at Erinya waterhole north of Oodnadatta.

Have fun.
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Reply By: RobAck - Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 19:10

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 19:10
The SA Tourism Commission produced a superb talking book a few years back which does exactly what you are looking for. We give it to clients who join us on a tour that includes the track and the feedback is always positive. It covers all aspects of the history of the track and is excellent IMHO

You should be able to get it from SATC but if not then PM me

Regards

Rob
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Reply By: RedCherokee - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 22:00

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 22:00
The Pink Roadhouse used to have some mud maps that showed all the local attractions. That would give you the basics, and beyond that it is pretty much just a case of stopping tan every signposted feature ou see.

Oh yeah, mound springs are very cool. Gotta sto there.
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