Buckleboo stock route

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 11:53
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Does anyone have info where to get details and map of route of Buckleboo stock route from Kimba to Wudinna to Gawler rangers including various attractions alongway
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 12:46

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 12:46
Have a look at this thread Gawler Ranges and Googs

Also this 4WD Action article, Loop 4 4wd Action Gawler-calling

Google Buckleboo and Gawler Ranges is worth a go.
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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 14:28

Saturday, Oct 11, 2014 at 14:28
Hi Tuck I've done some of that route (thanks to Stephen L for pointing me in the right direction).
Here's a plot




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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 07:38

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 07:38
Hi Allan

It's an interesting little detour and glad that you enjoyed it. Did you get caught out on that first soft sand dune?


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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 10:20

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 10:20
Yes it caught me out Stephen, just like you predicated haha.
Had to drop a bit more air!!!!


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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 09:12

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 09:12
Hi Tuck,
We visited Maralinga about 5 weeks ago & came home via Ceduna. We had some spare time & decided to have a look at the Buckleboo stock route from the Mt Ive end.
Hubby rang the Ceduna DSE. and was told that the track at the time other end was quite overgrown & that you'd get some scratches. That didn't worry us.
The sand is quite soft even at that end of the track & we let our tyres down.
We left the caravan at the beginning because we didn't intend to go all the way through.

It was soft white sand in many places but the person hubby spoke to in Ceduna said that there was one sand hill at the Ceduna end which most people find difficult.
Take care, safe travels.
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Reply By: tuck - Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 09:35

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 09:35
Hi Ma and Pa
so how scratchy was it . We dont mind a few
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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 19:40

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 19:40
Hi Tuck,
We didn't get to the Kimba end, we started at the Gawler Ranges end.
It was the D.S.E person who said that the track was over grown.
D.S .E. was talking more about the Kimba end.
We don't mind a few scratches either but we had left the little van behind & had to go back for it so we didn't go too far in. Hubby was checking it out for the Bucket list for closer to home.

It is quite winding & I would recommend a sand flag, there are places where you can go in & camp. These can be used to turn around but there are also places where you could get caught with a vehicle coming the other way where you're surrounded by scrub.
Take care. Safe travels. Ma.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 10:46

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 at 10:46
Hi Tuck

From Kimba, head out on the Main Road to Buckleboo and as you head through, do not blink, or else you will miss the small community town. If you use Ozi, you will see a road to the west and it will be Lienert Road, just keep following this due west.

You will then come to a sign stating that is is a summer road only, and you are on the right road. A little further along you will come to a sign, letting you know that you are on the Woolford Track. This track will head due west and the Buckleboo Stock Route will be on your left as you are travelling along. Use Allan's Track file as the turn off is very easy to miss if you are expecting it.

There is usually a sign at the junction, but morons ofter take it a souvenir. Not long ager you start the track, you will come around a slight right hand bend in the track and this will be a white dune that will catch you out if you are not expecting it. Speed is important to crest the dune and once clear, it is an easy drive all the way through, with nothing else to catch you out.

The detour into Corrobinnie Hill is recommended, and if you rate after a great little free camp, Tcharkulda Rock and old Hutt is the place to go to.

Here are some images.


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Reply By: tuck - Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 20:20

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 20:20
Thanks again for all the excellent replies
Heading out in a couple weeks and including Maralinga
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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:16

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:16
Back again Tuck,
You had better check with Robin Miller at Maralinga. They close down over the hotter months starting November. He is a very nice person and can be contacted by e-mail robin.mathews@y7mail.com .
There are 2 Trek notes on this site but you don't appear to be a member.
If they are still open Robin will organize the Permit for you, hubby rang Ceduna DENR office on 08 86253144 to find out about the Buckleboo Stockroute.
Take care, safe travels. Ma.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:32

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:32
I think the contact at Maralinga would be Robin Matthews. Robin Miller is the EO member.

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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:52

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 10:52
Hi Tuck,
Contact the Kimba Visitor Information centre on 08 86272026. They have a booklet called welcome to our place KIMBA Gateway to the Gawler Ranges.
It has a map in the centre of it. They could send it to you.
Take care, safe travels Ma.
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Reply By: tuck - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 16:14

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 16:14
Thanks again - have been in touch with Robin couple weeks ago - all okay
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