Comment: Anne Beadell Highway

Submitted: Friday, Jul 03, 2015 at 23:53
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Has anyone traveled the Anne Beadell recently? Traveling from West to East next week. Would like to hear what the track is like ? How long it took and if there has been rain out there. Cheers Rod.
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Reply By: Sapper D - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 20:32

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 20:32
Hi Rod......Did it three weeks ago, and it was a pretty damp then, but should have dried out by now,----it lived up to it's infamous name, and the teeth were rattling at times.---( most of the time actually)--I've also got quite a few "pinstripes" on the sides of cruiser as a reminder of the trip......I would allow 7-8 days to complete ---Coober Pedy to Laverton.....
Cheers Sapper D
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Follow Up By: Sapper D - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 20:34

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 20:34
Sorry Rod,---that should read Laverton to Coober Pedy as you're doing it the opposite to me...............Sapper D
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod S - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 23:24

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 23:24
Hi Sapper D.... Thanks for the update, have allowed up to 9days , so sounds like that should be enough.
Cheers Rod
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 21:25

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 21:25
Hi Rod

You will find that the Anne Beadell Highway does not change much from year to year.

Travelling from Laverton, you will have a generally great road all the way through to Ilkurlka, where it is your only chance to refuel your vehicle and gave a great Hot Donkey fed shower.

From Ilkurlka the track will deteriorate and the further east you travel the worst it gets, and from my personal thoughts, get quite bad from Emu on.

I hope you have done your research for the trip, as there is quite a lot out there to see, and many people miss a lot. As a bare minimum, work on seven days, and longer is even better. The biggest secret to a great drive is to stop regularly, keep your tyre pressures down lower (I usually run 18 - 20 psi) to act as a shock absorber and you will be in for a great trip. Also make sure that you take the small detour to the actual Voakes Hill, and not to be confused with Voakes Hill Corner.

Here are some images of what the Anne Beadell is like.


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Follow Up By: Member - Rod S - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 23:34

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 23:34
Hi Stephen, Have allowed up to 9 days for the trip. Thanks for the detailed track report & the great pics , the country looks so interesting, we have read some of Len Beadell's books and after seeing your photo's can't wait to get out there and have a first hand look.
Cheers Rod
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Reply By: Member - Len & Rhoda - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 20:10

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 20:10
Hi Rod

We are heading off on the same trek at the end of July, will be interested in your report on the trip. will look forward to reading how you go.

Good Luck
Len
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod S - Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 21:29

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 at 21:29
Hi Len, I will post a trip/track report when we get to Coober Pedy.
Cheers Rod
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Follow Up By: Member Peter Tojo (WA) - Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 00:08

Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 00:08
Hi Rod
We did a solo trip last October from Laverton to Coober Pedy, towing our Complete Campsite Exodus 14. Took 7 days, a lot of which was at 15 km per hour due to corrugations. Didn't see another vehicle the whole trip. Be prepared for some scratches. We used 175 litres of diesel between Ilkurkla and Coober Pedy. If it is wet, I would not leave the track to avoid deep puddles.
Regards
Peter
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Follow Up By: Member Peter Tojo (WA) - Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 00:53

Monday, Jul 06, 2015 at 00:53
Hi Rod
Correction on fuel usage
Checked my figures and used 195 litres
Peter
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