Self Drive Treks

Submitted: Friday, May 14, 2004 at 21:50
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Hi guys we are planning a trip from Wilpena up to Birdsville and back however we are wanting your opinions on the self drive treks (EG Skytrek). From Wilpena up to the Blinman area also any information on the difficulty level. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 22:25

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 22:25
Sky trek is Great, allow all day and try and to pick a clear day take cameras and binoculars. You can camp in bush settings for about $10. Just did Argadels and Mt Arden, good tracks and good views from the top. Plan a stay at Clayton bore 55 ks up the birdsvillle track for showers, toilets and artesian spa for coin donation, instead of Marree. Mungeranie pool apparently has water mites, so be careful of swimming there, but great hamburgers and service and last but not least Birdsville Caravan park for the best cappuccino in oz and if you flash your EO card at the spunk behind the counter you could get anything!!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 09:39

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 09:39
Funny...the water wouldn't get hot for me at Claytons Bore. Must have turned on the wrong tap:-)

Agree entirely about the best cuppacino in the country!

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:08

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 10:08
Operating manual for clayton bore spa :-
Turn drain tap off,
Turn large fill tap on.
Water will be cold for a while then turns hot.
When 3/4 full turn jets on, 1 - 4 depending on requirements.
Turn Large fill off.
Strip off, get in, and enjoy.
Best in birthday suit.
When finished turn all fill taps off, and turn drain tap on, to empty.
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Reply By: Croozer - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 23:01

Friday, May 14, 2004 at 23:01
Hi, I did the skytrek last July, its well worth the effort especially the view from Mt Carnarvon. Make sure you allow a full day.
Enjoy your trip
Stuart
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 00:55

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 00:55
Hi Sara & Mark
What vehicle are you driving ?
what is your experience ?
How much time you have ?
"Arkaba station" Wonderland 4wd ( I think we paid at Hawker)is before Wilpena but a great drive has bush camping nearby
"Arkapena Drive" (Pay at Rawnsley Park)
Gotta say "Skytrek" pay a visit to Stokes Lookout at sunrise or sunset only a few klm from willow Springs
Hannings Gap PAR

My email is under rig pic
can give you more details from our Easter trip if you want.

Cheers
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 07:00

Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 07:00
We did sky treck about 5 years back it was a long day but good.
There were some steep parts then but not that dificult.

have agood one
Eric
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