Glendambo to Wirrulla advice welcomed

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 00:21
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Hi All
After a trip across the Great Central Road from WA to Alice in approx 2 weeks time.
I was planning to head home via traveling from Glendambo on the Stuart Hwy to Wirrulla (east of Ceduna) through the Lake Gairdener NP
We are not towing anything just traveling in our Holden Rodeo Ute with swags and Oz tent.
Im not a big risk taker so was wondering any of you folks traversed this road lately and is it a reasonable gravel road or basic 4x4 track.
Many Thanks in advance:... John ... Albany Nomads
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Reply By: Member - cherrywipe - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 08:01

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 08:01
Hi John,
Road usually quite good,gets fair amount of traffic .been through there after rain ,corgations can be rough at times.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 09:32

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 09:32
Hi John,
We used that road going south from Kingoonya last year. Its a reasonable gravel road, a few corrugations in places but nothing too bad at all. We only met a dozen vehicles between Kingoonya and turn-off to Gawler ranges NP.


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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 10:21

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 10:21
I travelled that route in August last year and it is a good quality gravel road. A few corrugations here and there but a great drive down through Kokatha, Lake Everard and Hiltaba. I went on down to Yardea and into the Gawler Ranges National Park, exiting onto the highway at Minnipa.

Leave yourself a good day or more for the drive as there is a bit to see and if any of the wildflowers are out, well you'll be stropping to take a few photos along the way.

A very enjoyable drive and one easily undertaken in your vehicle.

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Reply By: Cheeky1 - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 15:55

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 15:55
Agree with everyone else's comments can get quite corrugated over the sand dunes otherwise a normal outback dirt road. Can get it all really. Sandy, rocky limestone...
I would mention that it can be pretty isolated - we didn't see a soul on the track which took us pretty much a full day. Looks as though it gets some traffic, we didn't see any though.
Beautiful country side as it turns from salt lakes to rocky plains, dunes and the ranges.
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Reply By: Albany Nomads - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 16:29

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 16:29
Thanks all for the info ..Im starting to get excited long as all goes well over the GCR and the weather doesnt turn too foul may just take this detour.
Cheers ...John...Albany Nomads
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 17:41

Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 17:41
Another great option is to follow the Trans Australian railway, Glendambo - Kinoonya - Tarcoola - Watson. Then go up and visit the Maralinga Nuculear test site for 1 - 2 days. That was a real highlight for us. Then go down to the highway at Yalata.

It is a great easy 2wd road. Beautiful trip. search Maralinga and the caretaker Robin. Fantanstic experience. Maralinga has showers, fresh water and fuel.
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