Somewhere to stay south of Port Augusta??

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:41
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We're travelling from south west Vic to Port Augusta (and onwards). The drive can be done in one hit, but I have feeling it may be a bit far for me this time so I'm looking for somewhere to stay just south of Port Augusta.

I don't really know that area at all. What's Port Pirie like? Can anyone suggest somewhere for one night? We'll be in a tent and don't need power.

Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:44

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:44
Mate, you really need to buy the free camps book.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:45

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:45
...so you can pre-plan your stop...particularly when tenting it and maybe needing amenities.
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Follow Up By: Siringo - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:57

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 19:57
Yeah, but then you rock up to a stop and there's another 10 - 20 people staying in a place that hasn't really been setup for people to stay at.

We're leaving tomorrow morning, maybe I'll grab a copy somewhere on the road????
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 20:04

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 20:04
Hi Siringo,

Have a look in Places. There are a few in the Port Pirie area like this oneat Germein Gorge

Cheers,

Val.
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Follow Up By: Athol W1 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 21:04

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 21:04
John & Val
Went past the Germein Gorge road a few days back and the road is closed with all the signage covered over, I guess that it will be closed for some time yet.

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Reply By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 20:54

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 20:54
Mambray Creek in Mt Remarkable Nat Pk
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 21:00

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 21:00
Telowie Gorge is not far off the highway and has a reasonable camp spot that would take about 3 or 4 vehicles.
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Reply By: Siringo - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 05:42

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 05:42
Thanks for all the help. We were heading to Birdsville but as I look at the DPTI outback roads map, just about everything up there is closed due to rain. :-(
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 07:01

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 07:01
Should be open by the weekend, and no further rains forecast long term for the region.
We leave next Wed :) up the Ood Tk, the across to BV . . . expect some mud on the Simmo crossing in places, but the desert will be nice and fresh :) :)
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 06:00

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 06:00
The National Park campground at Mambray Creek is lovely. Has hot showers and flushing toilets too and well set up. It's not far off the main road. There are short and not so short walks to do too if you have the time to spare or want to stretch your legs after sitting in the car all day.

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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 07:03

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 07:03
Agree !! Very nice spot, and if you get in early, some nice walks up the valley.
There's the cabin there too, about $70 a night from memory, makes for a quick stop rather than setting up camp for a nights stop.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:44

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 12:44
We are forever driving from Melbourne to PT Aug and back Siringo .

A couple of posts above have indicated Mambery crk in the park or the proper campground but if its a quick overnight stop you can actually park within 10m of the highway , and another 30m in is the railway line which ensures you do not need an alarm to wake up.

A dirt rd runs for 500m immediately to the east of highway , between the highway and the rail line.

Lots of trees and you often see 1/2 dozen cars in there pulled up for the night.

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Follow Up By: Member - Fab72 (Paradise SA) - Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 21:23

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 21:23
...if you don't mind the sound of trucks. Spear Creek gets my vote.
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