Gawler Ranges and Googs Track

Submitted: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 17:48
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Hi folks

We are on our way to Ceduna to tackle Googs Track at the end of next week, and thought we'd have a cruise through the Gawler Ranges instead of going via the bitumen from the east.

We have three nights up our sleeve, and current thinking is to go in from Kimba and up to Mt Ive to stay a night or two.

Any views from previous travellers as to whether it's best to come back down from Mt Ive to the highway at Wudinna or Minnipa, or instead go on through the ranges to Wirrulla? What's the best camp spot in the national park itself?

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:19

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:19
Hi Wildmax

Seeing you will be in Kimba, can i twist your arm for a far more interesting way to get to the Gawler Ranges?

If so read on...........

When we are over that way, and have people that have never been over that way before, I takes them on a very interesting little drive.........The Buckleboo Stock Route drive. It will take you the back way from Kimba to Wuddina and i gaurantee there will be one sand hill that will catch you out when you do not know where it is. Speed is the essence and once over, it is a very interesting and easy drive from there on.

Once you are at Wuddina, there are more great back tracks that will get you into the very heart of the Gawler Ranges, winding your way through to Wirrilla and from there more back tracks through Nunjikompita, Mudamuckla until north of Ceduna.


Have a think, you will not be disappointed.



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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:30

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:30
Thanks for that - was looking at going via Buckleboo to Mt Ive, so your suggestion is welcome.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:32

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:32
I agree with Stephen. We were on a caravan tag-a-long and did a day trip from Mt Ive to the area Stephen mentioned. The tour leader said because we could not do Googs the Buckleboo was a taste of similar conditions.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 16:08

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 16:08
Hi Wildmax

My above reply was sent via my iPad, so here are some images of what you can expect to see out that way.


































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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 21:27

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 21:27
Pics look great; thanks so much for taking the trouble. Heading in to Mt Ive tomorrow.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:25

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 18:25
You could do the trek in EO Gawler Ranges Trek
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