Ferry across the Spencer Gulf - Wallaroo to Cowell

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Hi all
I understand that a ferry is again operating across the Spencer Gulf, after being out of action last time we tried. Anyone have an idea of price for a vehicle and camper trailer (ie, is it worth the fuel saving to avoid driving around via Port Augusta)?
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Reply By: GG7777 - Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 00:05

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 00:05
Wildmax

Check prices on this site
http://www.seasa.com.au/services/fares.php

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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 09:38

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 09:38
G'day, using the fare structure on the web site, it would cost me $330.00 to take the ferry from Wallaroo to Cowell, Nissan Patrol, camper trailer and two passengers. The mileage saved would be 330kms, Port Wakefield to Cowell, less mileage Port Wakefield to Wallaroo. Pretty sure it isn't going to cost a $1 per kilometre to get to Cowell via the road and maybe save two hours or so of travel time.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 09:47

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 09:47
Here you go

Spencer Ferry information on fares for 4wd and camper
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 13:32

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 13:32
Hi Wildmax

I have been over just to see what it was like. Good experience but would not do it again for the cost.

If we compare apples with apples, that is Wallaroo to Cowell, you would save around an hours driving time by taking the ferry compared to driving around by road. On the other hand, you are miles ahead in dollar terms is you drive.


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Reply By: Member - Brian P (SA) - Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 14:12

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 14:12
Like Stephen said it is a good trip.
If you can afford it then do it even if only the once. Cheers Brian.
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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 17:59

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 17:59
Thanks everyone - looks like it's a no contest in dollar terms, even if an interesting cruise.
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