arkaroola/strzelecki track

we intend to travel to Arkaroola via strzelecki track from Innamincka however we need to do this in november.Could someone please advise on what heat conditions to expect. We plan to be at Arkaroola/Flinders Ranges for about 3-4 weeks. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 14:24

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 14:24
Drove down this about 2 weeks ago. Track was very good * except the last 20-30 odd k's into the Balcanoona turn off - some gnarly humps and creek beds - nothing to be worried about unless you hit them at speed

* usual caveat - conditions subject to change - ask again closer to your travel time....

PS. 1st time my group has seen a 40 series airborne ........
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Follow Up By: Member - michael f qld - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:51

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:51
thankyou for the info
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Reply By: The Landy - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 14:52

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 14:52
Arkaroola Resort have information on its website.

Arkaroola Weather

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Follow Up By: Member - michael f qld - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:53

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:53
thanks,shall follow up.
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 15:33

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 15:33
2 ways you can go, via Lyndhurst, well 3 actually if you take a little detour.

Down the blacktop to Copley then east again to Arkaroola . . . option, do the back loop drive from just before Angapeena station, north to Umberatana and into Arkaroola from the west . . . depends on time you level of adventureousness :D
Take an extra day to do that, lots to see on the way, or do that one day out of Ark if staying there a while.

Other more direct route, and the road is quite good . . . turn south off the Strz at Mt Hopeless (abandoned) Station, south via Moolawatana to Balcanoona, then the usual road to Arkaroola.
Quite a nice drive.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigred13 - Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 20:55

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 20:55
Michael f,
Just did the trip ,Copley to Innaminka via Balcannoona ,and the roads were in good condition ,except Mt Hopless to Innaminka , terrible ,very little traffic ,but as others have said it gets hot in that region ,spoke to a truckie 80 klms south of Moomba and he said the pot holes were the worst he has seen ,he was weaving all over the road to try and avoid them .
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 15:37

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 15:37
Sorry Michael, forget your asking about weather . . . see this page Climate stats Arkaroola

Looking like averages of low 30's for Nov / Dec.
It's a dry heat, and if not used to it it does feel different to same temps in other climates.
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Follow Up By: Member - michael f qld - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:57

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 13:57
thanks,i intended to turn south off strz. and head to Balcanoona.I had forgotten about the dry heat,good to be reminded.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 18:03

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 18:03
Just a heads-up: the first few hundred metres of the Balcanoona track are slow to drain / dry after rain. Can be boggy.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 23:52

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 23:52
Mount Hopeless to Balcanoona is a good route.

In 2009 we came down the Strz on November 9th. The shade temperature was at least 50C and it was blowing a gale. A break down would not have been a nice experience.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 at 00:01

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 at 00:01


How good is your fridge & freezer and your vehicle cooling system? :)





Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - michael f qld - Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 at 17:37

Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 at 17:37
thank you-well noted
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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 at 21:36

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014 at 21:36
Hi Michael,

it will be warm but as others have said it is a dry heat which is a bit easier. We use Leigh Creek forecast as our guide for weather forecast but, as we have a bit of elevation, it is a few degrees cooler than Leigh Creek. In fact last summer over Christmas / NY we were cooler than Adelaide during that hot spell.

The pool will get plenty of use though!

Regards,
Vicki
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Follow Up By: Member - michael f qld - Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 at 17:37

Thursday, Oct 09, 2014 at 17:37
thanks for the info
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