Anne Beadell - getting around Woomera

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 17:48
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Hi folks,
We're plotting our Canning/Anne Beadell trip for this year and have run into one of the Woomera exclusion periods affecting our preferred travel dates.
It looks like we can still get down to Maralinga from either Volkes Hill or Emu (the closure is just the narrow Woomera Amber Zone 2 corridor which does not include Emu).
Has anyone tried an alternative route across to the Stuart Hwy (eg from Anne's Corner to the north of Woomera, hopefully without going all the way up to the Gunbarrel)?
Or has anyone travelled east along the transcontinental railway access road from Maralinga to Glendambo - does "prohibited access" mean what it says, or just not a good idea??
Any advice appreciated, before we start shifting dates.
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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 18:35

Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 18:35
The railways take their "prohibited access" very seriously and it can cost you a lot of money if you do use their access roads. Train drivers are required to report any vehicles they see.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 16:55

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 16:55
Gday Fred, Has anyone ever been fined??
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 19:02

Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 19:02
Pm sent. Also the emu to Maralinga track has been closed indefinitely.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blaze - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 02:30

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 02:30
Unfortunate that closure, Its a great drive
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 19:37

Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 at 19:37
No problem via Cook to Vokes Hill Corner.

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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:04

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:04
Thanks folks for your feedback, and also for the information provided in private contact with a couple of forum members. Much appreciated !!
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:14

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:14
Sort of defeats the purpose of a forum?

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:26

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:26
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Maybe so Peter, but gets a response to an OP without vicious criticism?

No, I did NOT make "private contact". lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:33

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 18:33
Certainly doesn't defeat the purpose Peter - we've made some good friends among like-minded travellers, introduced via the forum and then built on shared experience and interests.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 21:35

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 21:35
Secretive answers don't really help people following a thread.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 06:29

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 06:29
I apologise to those who feel that they 'missed out' by me sending a private message to the OP.

To be honest I wanted to convey some important private information to someone I know and trust. I don't want that information broadcast to a general audience because of privacy, the content, and general criticism that seems to appear on this forum on some comments.

It seems that the level of criticism has even extended to using the EO tools such as messaging. Perhaps EO should ban messaging to keep some happy. Is that really what is being suggested here?

I never intended for my information to help onlookers, it was very specific for the OP.

Once again, sorry if you feel excluded. It was a private matter in a private message. I seriously can't see anything wrong with that.

If people genuinely feel left out or isolated please understand I am not targeting anyone and it is not about you, please refer to this help page or call Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
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Reply By: Member - Teago - Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 15:49

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 15:49
Hello Wildmax,
I am visiting Maralinga later this year . I will be going up from the Eyre Highway through Oldea . Suggest you Google Maralinga tours Rgds MIke 11
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 23:07

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 at 23:07
Hi Mike,
Thanks for that - we have previously done the Maralinga tour via Oldea, and I recommend it very highly. Robin is a fantastic tour guide, and the trip we took was fascinating - enjoy!!
This time we are looking to travel the Anne Beadell from WA to Coober Pedy, and with some of the Woomera site off-limits for a period that will mean a detour either north or south for that section.
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