Road between Wirulla S.A to Glendambo

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 19:32
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During April sometime this year I'm looking at cutting across the lower part of SA on my way to Coober Pedy and further north.

Considering taking the back road from Wirrulla to Kingoonya - Glendambo to cut a few K's from this trip.

Anybody done this way recently and can give advise.
The van isn't an ''offroad'' but as we're in no hurry it shouldn't be any great concern, there will be 2 vans going this way.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 21:25

Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 21:25
It will probably depend on when it was last graded. That could make the difference between a smooth ride like I daughter had a year before us, and the teeth rattler we got a few years ago.

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Reply By: terryt - Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 06:54

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 06:54
Did it a few years ago. Like a highway
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Reply By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 09:54

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 09:54
People who camped next to us at Kingoonya early in September 2016 had towed a Jayco Dove (an old one) through that road that day. They said the road was generally in good condition. The first 90 km south of Kingoonya had just been graded.

We did the road from Iron Knob to Mount Ive Station (a different road but in the same area) a few days later. It was a good road and graders were working on it. I think the roads through the Gawler Ranges area are generally well maintained.

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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 13:13

Monday, Jan 16, 2017 at 13:13
I travelled South from Kingoonya to Minnipa on the Eyre Highway via Lake Gairdner and the Gawler Ranges in September 2016. The route was scenic and the dirt roads were in good condition at that time.

There were good campsites suitable for caravans at Kingoonya, 50 Km South of Kingoonya, Lake Gairdner, Gawler Ranges and Pildappa Rock.

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