Port Augusta to Fitzgeral Bay coast road

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:28
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Is it possible to take the road/track down the coast from Port Augusta to Fitzgerald Bay or is access denied due to the forces training area ?
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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 15:49

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 15:49
Hi Wicket,
It used to be a nice drive but that was back in the 70's the army has it closed off now as far as I know. The Port Augusta council was attempting to get it open again but nothing has been heard about it for a while, pity.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 09:44

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 09:44
Thanks Graham, and yes well spotted that is the view from Hancocks lookout
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 22:22

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 22:22
Hi Wicket,

We camped there at the water's edge, Christmas 1983 whilst I was working on the Santos Pt Bonython LPG plant. It was totally deserted and we saw no-one for the whole time. Idyllic.

Looking at it now on Google Earth there are permanent buildings and it seems to be accessible by a track from Pt Bonython Rd. near the Santos plant entrance.

This link may be helpful to you.


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 22:34

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 22:34
Actually Wicket, if you Google "Fitzgerald Bay SA" there are a number of results with info.
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Reply By: murrayman - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 09:42

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 09:42
Hi wicket
Got home a week ago after spending 6 days at Fitzgerald bay. One day we followed the dirt road north to Douglas Point ( point Douglas ) and there the track finished. It has been fenced off. An old snoozer we talked to said you used to be able to drive all the way to Port Augusta but now they have closed the track. It certainly seems from the Fitzgerald bay end you cant get through.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 09:50

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 09:50
Have camped at Fitzgerald Bay a couple of times but never driven too far up that road, was contemplating heading down from Port Augusta but now looks that it will be the highway.
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