What book/map/guide for Simpson Desert

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 08:03
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My brother and I are planning to tour from Adelaide through the Flinders Range into the Simpson with my 4wd. For Cape York I bought a great book from HEMA with maps, descriptions etc

Is there something similar for this area that you can recommend? Brand doesn't matter to me as long as it does it's purpose ;-)

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Reply By: Ozrover - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 09:56

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 09:56
Give Dave at Mt Dare a call on 08 8670 7835, he has a selection of guide books & can recommend the best ones.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 10:03

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 10:03
When you buy your compulsory desert parks pass from the SA parks department, you get a very comprehensive kit of maps, track notes and other useful information - at least we did when we did the trip a couple of years ago.
The pass itself is not cheap, but it covers your camping at Dalhousie and across the Simpson, including out around Inamincka etc on the other side.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 10:11

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 10:11
PGU,

As well as Jeff's suggestion, have a look at the Hema Great Desert Tracks map pack. Not cheap, but has numerous maps covering both areas you need, as well as heaps more. In fact, all of inland Australia.

Also has useful phone numbers for each map area.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 10:13

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 10:13
And what Wildmax said.......:-)

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Reply By: cruza25 - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 12:12

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 12:12
The desert park pass is good as said above.
It can be ordered online and is posted out to you.
it is valid for 12 months but that date starts when you tell them on the order. So you can buy it now with a start date say in April 2015and it runs till april2016 so you have plenty of time to revisit or explore other parks.
Together with this site -places and trek notes you should have a fair bit to go on.

Travel safe and enjoy the flinders and the desert. Dont forget a plb and or satphone plus all the usual stuff but keep the loads as light as possible.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 13:54

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 13:54
Be sure to order it in plenty of time. Our son never got his in time, so he paid for the pass and had to go without all the information, which arrived soon after his departure.



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Follow Up By: PGU - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 14:46

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 14:46
I don't have a postage address - touring Australia since a year. Thus I guess I need to buy it once I hit Adelaide.

Thanks for the advice
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Follow Up By: RobAck - Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 17:17

Saturday, Feb 21, 2015 at 17:17
When you arrive in Adelaide visit an Royal Automobile Assoc of SA office and they can supply you with the pack

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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 20:35

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 20:35
A there are a couple of excellent guide books available for the Flinders which provide lots of info on the area (incl history, geology) which (I think) really make a trip through the area come alive, one is Ron & vivid moon's which I'm sure is availble in the explore oz shop, the other name escapes me, think it was recently released by sa tourism organisation. Anyway I'm sure both are available at many places in the Flinders. Enjoy your trip.
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