Trips out of Adelaide

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:23
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Hi all,

I have just moved to Adelaide from western NSW and was wondering if anyone knows some good trips/tracks in SA. This is the first time I've been in SA and don't know much about it except the Flinders ranges which is on my "must do" list for the cooler months. I get 7 days off every 14 so distance isn't realy an issue and I have a boat if anyone knows some good fishuing holes. Also if anyone knows of a good 4x4 club in Adelaide. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply By: Lynn2 - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:27

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:27
Around the Robe area is good fun - sand driving etc. and along the Coorong as well
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Reply By: Jule - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:29

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:29
lucky you..7 days you can go places ..riverland..berri..Renmark and Barmera is nice. Victor Harbour is worth a visit as is Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island....Yorke Peninsula and Eyre Peninsula offer great scenery and just need a road map and away you go. Plenty of good boat ramps around..North Haven and West Beach are a couple...Have fun..Julie
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Reply By: Thomo04 - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 00:56

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 00:56
Lucky Bugger, work for 2 weeks and have a holiday.
I would say Robe is not to miss and if you’re going to
do the Flinders Ranges a must see is Wilpena Pound.
But take your walking boots because some of the best
places can only be got at on foot.

Have a good one.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 08:40

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 08:40
Hughesy, am heading past Adelaide next week for the Eyre and Yorke peninsulars for two weeks. Last trip for me in your direction was to Robe and Kingston in the December heat.

Plenty of places for you to go, like the Little Desert in Victoria that a lot of the crew are headed one weekend soon. The long'en I think.

The Flinders can absorb most of a lifetime if you want to learn a bit. There is a lot of fun in the Riverland too and round Burra.

This site is a fantastic resource looking under Trip Planning above and all around. There were suggestions of the three best places to visit in our states a couple of months back. It just needs the right search.Regards

JohnR - Not enough of the right travelling, some here..... some over there.......
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Reply By: StephenF - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:05

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:05
Some stations in the Flinders make a few extra $$ by giving 4wheelers access to their property. For something like $20-$40 you can have a great time travelling the station tracks all day. Some stations have even put in special tracks for tourists. One I have been on is Skytrek on Willow Springs Station north of Wilpena - highly recommended.

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Reply By: Arkay - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:21

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:21
No one has yet mentioned the SA/VIC Mallee area. Lies North of the Adelaide - Melbourne road (start around Keith), up to the Adelaide - Sydney road (around Pinnaroo), OR around Pinnaroo and then North to the Adelaide - Mildura road (somewhere East of Renmark). Includes Ngarkat, Big Desert, Murray Sunset National Parks, Border Tracks. Lots of bush camping, 4WD tracks. In easy reach for weekend.
Have a look at green cover Mallee Tracks book available RAA City, Snowys Camping Richmond Road, Opposite Lock South Road, many other places (not available this website YET so far as I know). Plenty of history , flora , fauna , local stories, at least 15 mud maps with detailed directions and points of interest to look out for , etc. in that book. Great value at around $30. Written by 2 schoolteacher ladies who married local farmers so have all the local guff.
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Reply By: Rojac - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:04

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:04
Try the yahoo group 4wd_out_of_adelaide
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Reply By: Russell [Pajero] - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 18:55

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 18:55
Don't forget Kangaroo Island lots to see and do in a compact environment


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Reply By: Bundyman - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 20:10

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 20:10
Thanks everyone who has responded with places to go and see. With the places listed above it should keep my days off busy for atleast 6 months. So if you see a Landcruiser trayback with canopy and queensland plates travelling around feel free to say g'day.

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Follow Up By: Arkay - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 12:50

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 12:50
Does it have an sticker on it?
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Reply By: Camper - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:16

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:16
If you are going to the Flinders and have the time you might try the Gammons which are further north. Arkaroola is the resort. It has some great 4wd tracks in rugged, mountainous country.
Avoid summer though.

Innes National Park on Yorke Penin is good.
Closer to home there is Deep Creek Nat Pk near Cape Jervois.Great scenery good bush camping and good walks. Limited 4wd though.

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