Towing to coongie lakes & cullymurra w'hole

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Is it possible to tow an off-road caravan to Coongie Lakes and/or Cullymurra Waterhole?
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:30

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:30
Cullymurra yes . Can't say about Coongie Lake as I hav'nt been there but I would think so.
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:33

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 17:33
Thanks Bob,

It's hard to get a perspective without talking to someone who has actually been there!

Lynn
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:00

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:00
Coongie Lakes is sometimes a NO. Check with National Parks at Port Augusta. Are you planning to go there soon - because both places are out due to flooding.
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Follow Up By: David O - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:51

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 20:51
I thought Coongie was open at present.
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Reply By: Richard - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:41

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:41
Did Coongie 2 years ago and it was 100k in and out on hard packed corragated sand.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:49

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:49
Depends on your van - how long is it ? - if its compact AND it handles corrugations well, then you only have a couple of bumps, heaps of corrugated sections and some soft sandy spots (which vary due to water levels and detours etc). 90 Km each way - Spoke to a caravan industry bloke the other day who said a customer described their 24 foot caravan as off-road - there are practical limits.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:53

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 20:53
Depends on your van - how long is it ? - if its compact AND it handles corrugations well, then you only have a couple of bumps, heaps of corrugated sections and some soft sandy spots (which vary due to water levels and detours etc). 90 Km each way - Spoke to a caravan industry bloke the other day who said a customer described their 24 foot caravan as off-road - there are practical limits. Lovely spot up at Coongie but keep in mind it can get amazingly cold if the wind comes off that water, and it is a campfire free zone. Closed currently seeing the Cooper is up - Western end of Cully is the only practical spot currently - might be squishy up there for quite some time - that alluvial clay is something else when it gets wet - have to talk to the locals before you plan.
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 09:02

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 09:02
Hi,
Van is 16ft off-road Coromol pop top Seka. Have travelled over corrugations many times and towed very well. I was mainly worried about the sand.

Not going for a few months yet, just working out my itinerary at the moment.

Thanks guys for the replies. Much appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:15

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:15
be sure to remember your caravan when letting your tyres down to travel over sand (sorry as you probably knew this but I have seen people strugling on the beach for this reason)
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Reply By: ian - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:16

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:16
Lynn2
Regarding SOFT sand on the tracks for both your destinations.
Cullymulla is no problem at all.

When i was last at Coongie, dunes on the way were no problem. The track/road was no problem until about 1 km from the nat. parks camp/picnic area at the lake.
The small dune there would not stop a 4x4, but would stop a 2 wd, and may slow you down a bit unless you are prepared.
Even so, you could camp around there and walk 1 km to the lake, or camp back a bit at Kudriemitchie and drive to the lakes.

If you cross that dune to the "main area", and want to camp in isolation on the lake shore (and it may be too full of water for this) you need to cross a second dune which is probably a bit steeper.

Take your van out there if it is robust and camp where it suits you at the time. I can't see problems if you are sensible.
Ian
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Reply By: Member - W.Wallace - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:43

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 16:43
Was at Coongie lake on new years day this year.(bit warm 'bout 54c!)
Track was a bit rough in places(although our idea's of "rough" might be different), but if you went slow towing your caravan seeing as it's an off-roader you should have no problems. Might be "fun" if the track was wet, but otherwise you'd be fine.
Not sure about going around the 4wd only dunes at the end but you can still
park up near the lake without having to 4wd.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 07:13

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 07:13
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. Think we will tow and decide just how far to go when we get there.
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