Track thru.Lake gairdner national Park..S.A.

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:22
ThreadID: 10495 Views:3402 Replies:5 FollowUps:7
This Thread has been Archived
Hi , Am planning an outback trip in July up to Birdsville...would be great up there now hey..& coming back down to oodnadatta to glendambo..wondered if anyone knows of what conditions the track is like across to Kingoonya down thru the N.P. We are going down to Ceduna.
Bit of advice would be really appreciated,
Thanks,
Boots.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Phil G - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:25

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:25
Nice dirt highway all the way, No problems.
AnswerID: 46534

Follow Up By: BOOTS - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:30

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:30
Thanks...even if you are o.k. driving dirt tracks, & only have basic mechanical skills, woud you still drive it o.k.?
0
FollowupID: 308416

Follow Up By: Phil G - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:46

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:46
Boots,
Road from Glendambo to Kingoonya is wide dirt highway. Road south past skull tanks that ends up at Wirulla is well graded as well. You'll do it in a mini :-))

You shouldn't break your car. Through the cooler months there's enough vehicles travelling.

Cheers
Phil
0
FollowupID: 308422

Reply By: Member - Paul H - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:31

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:31
Yep, as said, a nice dirt highway. But don't rely on the n/parks maps. They are full of errors. We were there last September. It was nice & quiet. we didn't see anybody in two days. WE camped at Waganny camp, a good spot , but there are many other camping areas.
Enjoy,
PMKNext trip please..............................................
AnswerID: 46536

Follow Up By: BOOTS - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:41

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:41
Thanks Phil, sorry tho, have one more question...which track di you do...?I'm looking at Lake Everard down to Hiltabo & coming out at lake eyre hwy. at Yantanabie! Also, what about fuel..I have a duel fuel tank..will that be a prob? Sorry about the bombard of questions, but want to plan sensabily...love the scrub & remotness, but not planning to be a smart know it all...we know how that can get outback travellers in strife!
Thanks again Phil,
0
FollowupID: 308419

Follow Up By: Phil G - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:57

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:57
Boots,
All the roads in that area are graded and usually in good nick. In the past, I've turned west and come out at Puntabie RS. Your fuel consumption will be the same as normal highway running, if not better. Fill up at Glendambo and you'll get thru to Ceduna (about 410km). Wirulla also has fuel. No fuel at Kingoonya any more.
0
FollowupID: 308428

Follow Up By: Member - Paul H - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 23:10

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 23:10
Boots,
Can't really remember, I Know we did go past lake Everard & also Skull Tanks. I can't find my map at the moment to give you any more detail.
But as said all of the tracks are pretty easy. You shouldn't have any trouble.
Phil has the details on fuel. & Kingoonya has nothing anymore. Every thing is closed down. But there are public toilets & running water just out of town heading west. We spent a night there. Not much sleep with the trains going past all night!

Bye Next trip please..............................................
0
FollowupID: 308433

Reply By: BOOTS - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:48

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:48
...oops, sorry, i meant paul..but thanks to both of you..got a bit carried away with writing my email & the details..cheers.
AnswerID: 46543

Follow Up By: BOOTS - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:52

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:52
Thanks guys for the help...know i'll love cruisin the back tracks, & my holden jackeroo will be really put thru. it's paces on this trip..can't wait to go...i'm an outback kid from up on the back blocks near Denni/Hay, so the adrenlin is always habgin out for a hit of claypan & red dirt! Thanks again.
0
FollowupID: 308426

Follow Up By: Phil G - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:59

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 22:59
No worries, happy to help. That's what makes this forum so good.
0
FollowupID: 308429

Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 23:33

Thursday, Feb 12, 2004 at 23:33
Maybe you should take a detour in to the Gawler Ranges NP to the east of Hiltaba. Some nice campsites there and good scenery. Tracks are pretty good and not rough.
Willem
Out on the Gibber
AnswerID: 46551

Reply By: Member - Frank - Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 19:57

Friday, Feb 13, 2004 at 19:57
going on trip along ann bedel but comming back along railway and turning down alongside lake gairdiner to mt ive if any help ask when i get back if you intend to use any of these routes

I will forget (old fart) back about first week in april

frankCBS
Cant Bl**dy Sitstill
AnswerID: 46627

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)