Cattlewater pass

Submitted: Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 16:25
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Hi all, just a quick couple of questions.. Is this track open or not.. And how rough is it.. Lastly, would it be quicker to head to Gemtree, and head down Pinnicles? Track.. Basicly, want to get from the plenty hwy, to Ruby gap.. Alice Springs tourist centre tell us cattlewater is public track and is open.. I've tried contacting the Harts Range police station, but no answer.. Have read that the police closed cattlewater, due to the amount of recoveries needed. Have also heard the farmer fenced it off, was another reason it has been closed.. Hema map says it's closed??? Anyone shed any light on this for us? Thanks guys/gals.. cheers Odog
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 21:42

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 21:42
I reckon your best bet is to go for a drive and let us all know.
If it's closed it should be obvious and the detour through Harts Range or Gemtree wouldn't be too far out of the way. It's all in the same general area.

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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 22:39

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 22:39
2-3 years ago it was closed. No idea of current state.
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Reply By: Member - Odog - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 07:13

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 07:13
Thanks Steve and Rosco, just conflicting reports, either way we go doesn't really matter, end result will be the same, think turning off near Gemtree maybe a better road, and maybe quicker I guess.. Thanks guys.. Cheers
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Reply By: cookie1 - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 08:23

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 08:23
We went through there last year and it was most definitely closed with "Road Closed" signs, this would have saved quite a bit of time off our trip heading from Trephina Gorge to Jervois / Hay River Track

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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:30

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:30
G'day Cookie, would you have an idea of travel time from Trephina to Jervois? Just to give us an idea on our schedule.. I rang the home stead at southern end of cattlewater pass, she said the farmer at the northern end, has fenced it off.. So defiantly closed.. Thanks for the info.. Cheers Odog
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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:57

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:57
From memory, we left John Hayes Rockhole in Trephina around 8am and got to Jervois around midday, road conditions were pretty good. Nice shower at Jervois which we made use of before setting down the Hay River Track.

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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 13:08

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 13:08
That was going up, think it's the Pinnicles track coming back onto the plenty hwy just east of Gemtree? Is that correct? Cheers
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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 13:48

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 13:48
Yes, you do have to go through a gate which is on Aboriginal Lands and there is no camping along that section

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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 14:31

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 14:31
Thank you so much Cookie.. Great help.. Cheers Owen
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