Comment: Oodnadatta Track

Hi, we are planning a short holiday in late May / early June 2014 and would like to do a section of the Oodnadatta Track. We will be exploring the Northern Flinders Ranges first then onto Farina and up to the track from there. My question is to anyone who has travelled these parts in the past as to what the weather is usually like that time of the year. Is it normal to get rain then? Also we will be camping along the track are there any spots better than others? Any advice is appreciated. Cheers Sharon
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:17

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:17
Hope you enjoy the trip, the track was in very good condition when we were there in September. The Pub at Marree, has a few camping spots in their yard with a bit of grass. Coward Springs is nice with the warm pool. Any of the old railway sidings have a bit of room for camping.

Arkaroola has some nice bush camps up the creek, some good walks and a few good 4WD tracks. Not a bad bush camp at Griddles Hut and a good drive in.
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Follow Up By: Sharon N - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:08

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:08
Thanks Tony. I' looking forward to it now. Where is Griddles Hut? Cheers
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Follow Up By: Happy Frank - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:20

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:20
Try Grindells Hut in the Gammon Ranges National Park
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Follow Up By: Member - Blaze - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 00:08

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 00:08
Nice camping around Griddles and the loop track is worth a drive. As for the Oodnadatta Track, camp spots are everywhere like Frank says, great ones each side of the road at Alchibuckna Bridge. Of course there are camps at all the towns but I prefer keeping away from Caravan Parks and travelers who start packing to leave at 4.30am :-)
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Follow Up By: Sharon N - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 14:57

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 14:57
Thanks Blaze, totally agree about the caravan parks, prefer to keep right away from them :) We are looking forward to camping along the track at some of the sidings. I'll have a look at the loop track. Cheers
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 13:43

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 13:43
Plenty of good camping spots along the track at the old rail sidings. You could normally expect no rain and nice days with cold nights but it is not unusual to cop a bit of rain which usually closes the track for a few days. Just makes it all the more interesting. When out there get into the habit of listening to WA local ABC radio at 1230WST for the weather forecast as that way you have a 48hr idea of what is on the way. rgds
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Follow Up By: Sharon N - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:07

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 14:07
Thanks Maverick, that was what I was hoping to hear, so that is good. Thanks for the tip on the radio station. Cheers
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