Dalhousie

Submitted: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 13:52
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Heading south from Alice in 3 wks and want somewhere safe to leave van to travel in 4wd ute to stay at Dalhousie springs. Is Cooper Pedy our best option and travel nth via Painted Desert.
By third week in June would we need to book into Dalhousie springs campground?
Had thought about travelling from the nth thru Finke mt dare to Dalhousie but have limited sand driving experience.
Any other suggestions?
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Reply By: Ozrover - Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 14:21

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 14:21
Ian,

The roads out there are all dirt formed, with a bit of sand & rock thrown in for variety.

Talk to the caravan parks at Coober Pedy (Oasis or Stuarts Range) they will probably store the van for a fee.

Keep an eye on the weather as rain will shut the roads pretty quickly, (call Mt Dare).

It will be busy at Dalhousie Springs, but if its full then you can camp at 3 O'clock Creek, Mt Dare or Eringa Waterhole (my preference).

Drop your tyre pressures & keep the speed down & you wont have any problems.

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Follow Up By: Member - iijmartin - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:23

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:23
Jeff will stop at your van park tonight so might get a chance to talk to you then
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 22:35

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 22:35
Was in Alice today, hopefully see you tomorrow.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 17:39

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 17:39
Presuming you want the van to stay on the seal, either Kulgera Roadhouse or Marla Roadhouse could be the go - they both have caravan parks adjacent (Marla's van park is the larger larger and busier as I recall)........
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 18:03

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 18:03
Or Cadney Park?
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 18:13

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 18:13
Ian, Kathleen,

About 4 years ago I left my van at Cadney Park RH. Had booked in for the night & when I asked about the couple of days storage Management were only too happy to let me leave my van by the staff donga FOC. Maybe worth checking out.
The following year the couple of parks that I contacted in Coober Pedy wanted the normal day rate & I left the van in Port Augusta while I Did the Anne Beadell Hwy.
Hope this helps.
Mike.
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Reply By: Member - iijmartin - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:34

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:34
Thanks everyone for replies just got decent internet reception. Will look into Cadney park rh as am not sure where that is
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