Old Andado to Hamilton stn.

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 11:39
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Hi All , we're about to drive from Hamilton stn. ( north of Oodnadatta ) to Old Andado H.S. via Eringa and New Crown , then back to Mt Dare directly .
. Was wondering if anyone knows the condition of the track in that direction.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:27

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:27
Check my thread yesterday about Binns.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:39

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:39
It's usually in pretty good nick that route to Old Andado, a couple of gates to open / close, just drive to conditions but should only take about 3 to 4 hours to drive that.

Old A to Mt Dare can vary a lot, as advised Mt Dare would be able to advise you actual conditions as they drive it a lot . . . it's about 90km to Mt Dare so generally 2 hrs or so is fine.
If wet there are quite a few detours on this route, so hopefully you strike it in the dry.

We'll be through there in a touch over 4 weeks, heading into the north Simpson from Old Andado.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 17:33

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 at 17:33
We drove Oodnadatta to Old Andado via Eringa WH and New Crown in company with a LC 200 towing a 23ft caravan last October. If it is anything like it was then, you will have no difficulties.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham D2 - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:02

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:02
Peter - is it correct you can no longer camp at Eringa WH.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:38

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 12:38
Graham, this was a rumour some 2 - 3 years ago, and yest they were thinking of closing it off at one stage, due to bad behaviour . . . mostly it was because of terrible toiletry practices, rubbish left, and the odd idiot taking fresh tree branches / roots for firewood.
One idiot even cut out a railing from the heritage listed stockyards across the road once !!!

Anyway, at that time they said no they wouldn't ban camping there unless it got really bad, apparently it was just through one particular week long ago it was such, and that's when they got a bit bothered by it all.

I really hope this is still the situation, but you can certainly check by phoning them . . . 08 8870 7960, hope that is still current, imagine so.

I can't recall the owners names, but we stayed there a couple of times, dropped in to say hello when passing once or twice, and had a good talk to them at times, nice young couple with a huge area to look after (more than Hamilton under the pastoral coy banner).
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 13:38

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 13:38
We did not camp at Eringa WH but there was one camp there and no indication that it was not OK.
We expect to be back there again in about 3+ weeks.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham D2 - Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 14:47

Friday, Apr 28, 2017 at 14:47
Thanks guys - We stayed there for three nights in our van in 2014 (only ones there) while doing the Old Ghan Trail. I had heard the rumour of the station closing it but am glad they haven't as it is a great place to stay for a couple of nights. Unfortunately it is the small minority that can cause the majority to suffer for their lack of thoughtfulness & common sense.
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