Great Central Road/Oodnadatta track

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 08:28
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I was wondering if any of you were able to give me some advice;
My partner and I were planning a trip to Victoria leaving the 14th of Dec as we both have done the Nullarbor several times we thought we would try something different.
Our original plan was to go home via the great central road down through coober pedy to Adelaide and across to Melbourne, we are taking our 2 dogs both heelers.
Is this trek out of the question at this time of year and would we be better off heading to SA then up to coober pedy and back the Oodnadatta track for something a bit different.

We have a 4WD and are not taking a trailer.
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 09:29

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 09:29
There doesn't seem to be any insurmountable reason that you could not take the route
mentioned. You will be aware that it may be quite hot in Dec. Both roads are not
difficult, barring rain, but may be rough/corrugated, & you may not have much company at that time of year. You need good tyres & aircon..cheers.....oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:26

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:26
Yes I reckon "Quite Hot" is probably a understating it a bit. Flaming hot or bloody hot might be a more accurate description! :-)
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Follow Up By: Cat C1 - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:46

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 10:46
I understand it will be hot as i used to work in the Kimberlies, was more of a question to anyone that may have taken that route at that time of the year especially with the dogs
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Follow Up By: Member - The Crow - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 21:10

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 21:10
And the flys. Take plenty of fly spray.
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Thanks for the Rest Flying West and Flying Very Low along the track not coming back. The Crow

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Reply By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 21:21

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 21:21
About a month ago a party of us went down the Birdsville track and up the Oodnadatta track down to Port Augusta via Coober Pedy.
After this a motor home and a 1976 Volvo ex tourist bus without much clearance and after doing the above trip then went to Uluru and went across the GCR. I have no reports if they got there or not but the bus had done it three times before.
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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:54

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 10:54
No worries at all, only thing you'll need to watch is the rain. If it's wet, be prepared to sit and wait a couple days for the road to open, so if you have the time, then it wouldn't be a problem at all. Plenty of people still drive up and down the road at that time of year.

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Follow Up By: Cat C1 - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:30

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:30
Thanks Al
How do you think our dogs will go will there be any restrictions on taking them and extra diesel?
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