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Hi we are leaving WA heading to Birdsville down around Lake Eyre to Oodnadatta across to Coober Pedy then back to WA. What i would like to know is that once you have left Coober Pedy is there any way of getting through to Ceduna without having to go down to Port Augusta. Cheers Danielle n Wayne
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Reply By: Happy Frank - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:20

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:20
Yep you could go from Kingoonya down past Lake Everard and Gawler Ranges and hit the Eyre Hwy at Wirrulla. A good graded road all the way. Or you could go across to Tarcoola then down Goog's Track to Ceduna which is a sandy 4wd track.
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Follow Up By: danielleNwayne - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:47

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:47
Hi happy frank
Thanks for that. We did see kingoonya to wirrulla on a map but wasnt sure what the track was like and googs track is out of the question this time. I have heard its best to go back the other way.
Danielle
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 15:26

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 15:26
Hi Happy people, Sorry to bust in on your conversation, I will be heading to Alice Springs in October, the question is could you take a caravan from Wirrulla to Kingoonya, as that seem to be a big short cut but our van is only a standard van and not meant for dirt roads, although in saying that we did take it up the Oodnadatta track from Marree, to William creek and across to Coober peedy, just your thoughts please, as it sounds and looks like interesting country. thank you. once again sorry to hijack your conversation
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Follow Up By: Happy Frank - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 16:09

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 16:09
Broodie the road from Wirrulla to Kingoonya is normally pretty good, I have done it quite a few times and its fine for conventional 2wd cars when dry. If you get a dump of rain different story as is any dirt road. As for your van, I haven't towed a caravan but would think if you take it easy it should be okay. As you have done Marree-WC-CP I think you would be fine.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 23:13

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 23:13
We took our off road caravan through a few years ago Broodie. It was fairly corrugated and broke our fridge. Check the conditions at the time. If graded it would be OK.

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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 02:07

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 02:07
thanks for that mother hen and I will be checking road conditions closer to travel time
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Reply By: Thinkin - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:24

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:24
hi, don't know what vehicle you are traveling in but have a look at Googs track on this website. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: danielleNwayne - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:48

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 14:48
Hi thinkin
We have a holden colorado but everything i have read says to do the googs track from south to north. Thanks
Danielle
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 16:00

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 16:00
2 good options :)

Either way, you can head out West from Coober Pedy West to Manguri strip, follow the railway track , then head SSE / South along the rail to near Tarcoola.

Then either head west to pick up Googs (you can go Nth - Sth, just run a sand flag and use care), or head East to Kingoonya, then south between Lakes Everard and Gairdner.
From there you can go through the Gawler Ranges to come out at Minnipa.
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