Googs Track

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Planning on going north on Googs Track in mid-late March. Has anyone travelled the track recently to tell me what the conditions are like? My partner has been reading some comments and maybe it isn't worth it?
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:13

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:13
Hi Clare

In March it will still be quite hot out there still and the sand will be still very soft. Make sure that you keep your tyre pressures right down and make sure that you have a sand flag on and scan your UHF just in case others are out that way.

The taller dunes (nothing compared to the Simpson) are in the northern section of the track.


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Follow Up By: Parso - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:27

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:27
And only travel south to north.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:43

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:43
Hi Parso

It's all OK, as Clare did say that they will be travelling North on Googs Track.


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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:41

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 21:41
Hi Clare,
As said before conditions will not be the best mid to late March.
Just for a little sneak preview you may like to read my blog on The Binns Track from Mt Dare to Tennant Creek. We had previously driven the section north of here.
Let us know how your trip goes.
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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 23:11

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 23:11
Fabulous trip, but we did it in June last year, so can't comment on the March conditions.
Some of the dunes were pretty soft on top even in June, so I guess that would be more the case in warmer months - but having said that we managed fine with a TVan in tow and low tyre pressures.
Others in our group certainly needed to use the MaxTrax a few times, and be snatched over a couple of dunes, but certainly nothing too difficult.
There was plenty of water in Googs lake which is an excellent campsite, and the climb up Mt Finke is well worth the effort.
Enjoy!!
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Follow Up By: Clare M3 - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:35

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 10:35
Thanks for all the responses. Mid-March probably isn't the best time to go. Hmm, I guess we will see what the temperatures are before starting out on our longer trip over east.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:50

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:50
I'm planning on going up Googs track in the next week or two, will let you know then.
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Follow Up By: Clare M3 - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:04

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:04
Great, thanks. That will be very helpful.
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Follow Up By: Clare M3 - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 20:37

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 20:37
I was looking at the map at saw the Wirrulla to Kingoonya track might be an alternative to Googs Track. Has anyone done that track recently?
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 21:46

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015 at 21:46
Yep, it's fine, did it twice a month ago, nice easy drive.

I'm planning on heading over to Ceduna, up Googs track, across to Kingoonya, down through Lake Everard, coming out at Yantanabie then home.
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Follow Up By: Clare M3 - Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:54

Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:54
ok, well I'll wait to see how you go on Googs Track before making a decision on which way we will go. Thanks.
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