Coober Pedy to Emu approx. driving time.

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We are heading out Tues leaving around lunch time and am just wondering what the approx driving time to emu would be.
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 17:56

Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 17:56
First day we stopped at stopped Tallaringa well around 3pm arrival, second day Emu again around 4pm, we were stopping often to look at the Len Beadell sights.

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Reply By: Coenen N & G (WA) - Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 21:07

Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 21:07
We made Emu at about lunch time second day. Depends on the road. We found it badly corrugated and a lot of the time we were down to 10kmh. Remember that the radiation levels at the obeliscs is still high and you should look but not linger too long!
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 22:11

Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 22:11
Hi Dean

As above and allow 2 days.

If you intend to camp at Tallaringa, do not, as there are better place east of the well in amongst the mulga.


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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 10:00

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 10:00
Stephen

We wouldn't mind doing a loop Coober Pedy to Laverton/Wiluna, up the CSR to Kunawaritjii and then eastward, some way to around Uluru etc. No planned route yet.

I am quite surprised by what appears to be long times for the above legs. Yes there are things to see and no need to rush, but just one day for Coober Pedy to Tallaringa at 116Kms. Why is this and how does it compare to the CSR badly corrugated section around Kunawaratjii? Of course if you been to Kunawaratjii.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 13:41

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 13:41
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Phil, I haven't experienced the Canning corrugations but if they are anything like the Anne Beadell's from Coober Pedy to Emu then I do not wish to!
Yes, 1 day for Coober Pedy to Tallaringa (or thereabouts) and another day to Emu (or thereabouts). Allowing some shortish stops to allow the brain to stop vibrating! lol

I have been on some rough roads in my time but 'all day at full corrugations'? No, I won't do the Anne Beadell again thank you very much.

And, as Stephen has said, there are better camp opportunities east and west of Tallaringa than at the Well itself.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 14:37

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 14:37
Hi Allan

Thanks for the report. The corrugations both sides of Kunawaratjii were the worst I have experienced.

Met a bloke stopped just north of Kunawaratjii on the bad section. His wife said she was happy to sit "right here!!!!"/ He found the same. No matter if you go slow you shake the hell out of everything and if you go faster while smoother ride, it sounds like a screaming thunderous freight train is in the car with you.

We shall see what time brings.

Off to Hervey Bay and Fraser on the 30th for a couple of weeks. Maybe warmer than here in the ACT.

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Follow Up By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 14:45

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 14:45
Mable Creek to Taralinga Well is probably the worst corrugated road I have ever encountered. Turning back did cross my mind but it did get better after Emu thankfully.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 15:10

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 15:10
Leigh, I have encountered equably bad corrugations elsewhere but not where they continued relentlessly for a couple of days for 200km or more as they do on the AB Hwy.
Maybe the Canning does too but I don't want to know!!!!
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 15:20

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 15:20
Allan It does!!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 21:35

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 21:35
Hi Phil

Sorry for the late reply, but have been out all day, but as others have stated, you can not go fast as the corrugations are too severe and will damage your vehicle. For that section of track we only ever travel between 20 - 30 kilometres per hour and with tyre pressures around 18psi to try and make the road smoother and stop regularly to stop and smell the roses and to not let the shockers overheat.

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Dean you say below that you have allowed 4 days for the return trip of Coober Pedy, Dingo Claypan, Emu and then Coober Pedy.

If you have only allowed the 4 days for that complete section, you simply will not do it in that time frame, not unless you are going to trash your vehicle and go like hell.

The other day you asked about Dingo Claypan and I mentioned then that a Emu, Dingo Claypan, Emu return trip would want to be over 2 days just for that section.

I am only giving you my honest opinion and I would not personally be doing the whole lots that you mentioned returned to Coober Pedy in 4 days.



Food for thought.



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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 21:48

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 21:48
Hi Dean And Phil

This is why you would not want to rush the Emu to Coober Pedy Section....




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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 23:09

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 23:09
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Yes Stephen, Here is my view of them.
Mile after mile of them!


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Reply By: Tony G15 - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 10:34

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 10:34
We have done it in the other direction, still took us 2 days.
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Reply By: dean ( SA ) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 12:18

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 12:18
Thanks everyone.
We are only going out to Emu, Dingo Claypan and back to Coober Pedy so our allocated 4 days should be fine.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 20:12

Sunday, Jul 03, 2016 at 20:12
Dean if you must stop on the AB anywhere make sure you have all four wheels on the top of the corrugations, if they are in the bottom someone could run into you, they are deep. .LOL

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I don`t know where i`m going but i`m enjoying the journey.

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