Kings Creek Station to Glen Helen Resort Larapinta Drive

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 15:31
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taking a 2wd car along the Larapinta Drive from Kings Creek Station to Glen Helen Resort i have heard that there is 150 km of dirt road ??
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Reply By: Jon W (Toow - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 16:45

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 16:45
Hi Stephen,
From memory when we did it several years ago, a 2wd with reasonable clearance, appropriate tyres and driven at appropriate speeds would not have difficulties. My map shows Glen Helen Resort to be on Namatjira Dve.
Jon W
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 16:59

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 16:59
Gday,
Its just a dirt corrugated road, so if you drive to the conditions and its not under water you should be fine.
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 18:39

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 18:39
Exactly. We came through less than a week ago. As long as your vehicle and tyres are in good nick and you drive to conditions, there should be no dramas as long as there hasn't been rain.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bookleaf - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 20:05

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 20:05
We did it early June. As others have said, just another dirt road, drive to the conditions. If it has been wet and the road is still damp, it may be a different story, but not if it is dry (unless cut up buy others after rain).
The first section to the Herminsburg turnoff is bitumen (despite what some maps my show), then dirt to Kings Creek.
We were in a Subaru Forster with a 1100 Kg camper trailer, our friends we in a 2WD Ford Territory towing a 17' van.
I knew where we were going. Some weeks later he said "did you know that road is marked as 4WD only??"
We averaged about 50-60 K/Hr for the whole dirt section with some sections 40K/Hr, other 85K/Hr.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 19:09

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 19:09
The Mereenie Loop from Kings Canyon to Namatjira drive can be rough Stephen, but in dry weather a 2wd drive would have no problems. Your need to get a Mereenie Loop permit which can be purchased at a number of outlets.
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