Glendambo to Ceduna

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 12:35
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Hi

Looking to go from the Stuart Highway to Streaky Bay in mid September after travelling up Oodnadatta Track. Looks to be a "major road unsealed" going from Glendambo to Wirrulla. Will be towing a full off road van. Wondering is anyone can tell me about this option as it seems a lot more interesting than heading to Pt Augusta and then back on the Eyre highway.

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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 13:36

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 13:36
You mean out along the Kingoonya Rd and down between Lakes Gairdner and Everard, Gawler Ranges ?

Off road van should be ok, taking it easy / driving to conditions.
One trip a mate hit a hard to see gutter near bottom of the lakes, and broke a leaf mount.

It is interesting terrain out there, and plenty to see, suggest Googling a few names through there and have a read of some various trip reports on forums.
Might be worth a stop in the Gawler Ranges for a couple of nights base camping, do some driving out around there, and / or Mt Ive Stn.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:53

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:53
Yep, L Gairdner is spekky. Well worth a look.

Mt Ive station has a camp and some local drives as Les mentioned.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 22:49

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 22:49
Road conditions vary, but we found it very corrugated in 2006. A few years earlier our daughter and and friend drove it in a sedan with no problems. Tyres down all round if it is corrugated and take your time.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 23:51

Sunday, Aug 07, 2016 at 23:51
Sedan?
Would that include Minis?
1971, on the way to Uluru from Adelaide and back for an Easter long week end.

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Peter
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Follow Up By: Tony G15 - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:01

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:01
It was called Ayres Rock then.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:09

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016 at 11:09
I love seeing where you took that Mini Peter :). I suppose if you got bogged you could just lift it out LOL.

Really Tony G15? And that piece of your knowledge is important to the road conditions?
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Follow Up By: Tony G15 - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 08:22

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 08:22
Some people might think so, seeing it was in the 70's, lets get the info correct.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:48

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:48
The correct name is Uluru.
Its name in the 70s is as relevant as the road conditions in the 70s.

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Reply By: Ozrover - Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:56

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:56
You'll have no problems getting from Glendambo, Kingoonya through Lake Everard, you can cut across to Mt Ive, or continue on to Hiltaba, then either turn off to Yardea and the Gawler ranges, or either continue on again and come out at either Wirrula or Yantanabie.
Whichever way that you go, keep an eye on the weather, they are all pretty good dirt roads, but too much rain will bake a few places difficult.

Call in & have a beer or stay a night.
Jeff
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Reply By: outback epicurean - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 17:59

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 17:59
thanks everyone for ideas and hints. really great that people are prepared to share their ideas and suggestions. makes planning so much easier.
will certainly look at Mt I've, Gawler ranges and Poochera as places to stay.
thanks one and all.
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Reply By: Member - ben n' megs - Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 21:31

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 21:31
We just got back from that trip but went from Iron Knob to kingoonya and then Glenamdo. The top section closer to kingoonya had some corrugations but just the usual stuff. If it isn't too wet you can certainly tow a van through. I would suggest having a beer at Kingoonya and a yarn with the publican. They have a spot to park the van and provide fire wood for travellers. Mt Ive has facilities for travellers and a bar. Ask for a key for day trip to lake gairdner. You won't be disappointed. I was pleasantly surprised with the scenery. I would strongly recommend going this way to Ceduna rather than the black top via pt Augusta.
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