Oodnatta Track

Hi All,

We are heading to Coober Pedy from Hay via William Creek in June with a caravan. What is the condition of the Oodnatta Track at this time of year and will it be suitable for the van?

Thanks

Roy & Fiona
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:28

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:28
Please don't think I am being picky, but you will find more info by searching for 'Oodnadatta Track' !

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:20

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:20
Yep just add an "ada"and your in business.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:59

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:59
Disagree with you Shaker. He wanted up tp date info and not something that someone dumped there a year or so back.

I would love to answer him and give him some info on the track right now.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 13:12

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 13:12
Who says that a correctly spelt Google search wouldn't get up to date information?

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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:54

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:54
Kimber, what sort of van?
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Follow Up By: Kimber77 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:59

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 10:59
John,

20 ft dual axle on road.

Roy
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:03

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:03
G'day Roy,

It can be done, but personally, I wouldn't do it mate. Your van will never be the same again.

Stone chips on top of stone chips to the van & all kinds of damage inside the van from things getting shaken loose.

If you do decide to do it, dropping your tyre pressures down to very low & driving very cautiously can't hurt!

Good luck with it & enjoy your trip! :)

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:20

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:20
This video clip is the Strz in October '12, but it is similar +/- to the Oodnadatta track.
You decide....



Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:24

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:24
Yep - there are heaps of first hand posts here with advice on the Oodnadatta 'Track'.... plus the Exploroz Treks page as well. In essence though, re an on-road van up there.... clearance should not be an issue anywhere but the stony sections* will be ! You need robust tyres and a means of keeping the stones off your van (and from bouncing back to your tug).
*Most of the track is usually smooth, but some minor sections comprise nothing but small stones.
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Reply By: Jos - Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:42

Saturday, Apr 12, 2014 at 10:42
A good site to check before you leave: http://www.dpti.sa.gov.au/OutbackRoads

It lists current closures and warnings etc.
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