Anne and Connie

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Anybody done the Anne Beadell Highway from Coober Pedy to Neale Junction and then the Connie to Warburton? If so roughly how long did it take?
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 20:28

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 20:28
"Roughly" is a good word for those tracks.
Depends on whether you are smelling the roses or just doing the drive.
Coober pedy to Neale Junction will take between 7 and 10 days.
Neale Junction to Warburton take 2-3 days.
Both are very rough but if you take it easy, you have fewer problems.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 20:52

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 20:52
Bugger. Somebody else said Neale junction in 3 days taking it easy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 21:51

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 21:51
Haha - Tell em they're dreamin

The driving is average, but the Great Victoria Desert is Australia's nicest
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 23:29

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 at 23:29
As PHIL has just said, tell them "they must be dreaming " or were they in a plane?

It will take you at least 3 days just to get to Emu from Coober Pedy.


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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:59

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:59
I drove Emu to Coober Pedy in one long steady day but it was after the AB had been recently graded.
Depends entirely on the road conditions and your need for haste
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Reply By: Member - gujimbo - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:20

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 09:20
Greetings all,
Our group took two days to get to Anne's corner in July 2017. The Anne Beadell
was very heavily corrugated .First day approx 220km and the second day about 152km we then proceeded in a NW direction where our daily distances were about
70km a day for the next 5 days.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member BarryG - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 14:13

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 14:13
Hi Ivan,

We drove the ABH East to West in May this year.
Left Coober Pedy on 7th May, stayed Tallaringa Well 7th, Emu 8th, Voakes Hill Corner 9th, Serpentine Lakes 10th, Ilkurlka 11th and Neale Junction 12th.
From there, we kept heading West so I can't help with the Connie Sue part.

Regards
BarryG
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:02

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:02
How many hours a day were you driving? Were you towing?
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Reply By: Member - Howard P (WA) - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 17:32

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 17:32
Hi Ivan,

In July we came up from Lake Rason on the Spalding Track to Neale Junction, camped there for the night. Then headed north on the Connie Sue to Warburton, took us 2 nights - first camp was Coopers Creek and second camp was about 60k's south of Warburton.

Cheers

Howard
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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 17:59

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 17:59
It's a few years ago but also camped at Cooper Creek. Nice spot. there was a working solar powered pump at the time.

Made Warburton easily afternoon of next day.

But on reflection camping out in the bush is a better idea.

Great country out there.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:08

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:08
The solar pump at Cooper Hills Bore was still working in August 2017.












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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:57

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 21:57
Cooper Hills Bore surprised us in 2009. It was a piece of track infrastructure we weren't expecting. So glad to see that it has survived so many years and continues to provide service to outback travellers.

Cheers

Mick



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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 22:31

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at 22:31
As usual, found a video or two. Cheers







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Reply By: Member BarryG - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:28

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:28
Ivan,

You asked me for more detail. Here it is.
Yes, we were towing an Ultimate Offroad Camper - never hampered us at all.
Coober Pedy to Tallaringa Well 155kms, not sure how long this took us.
Tallaringa Well to Emu 130kms in just over 4 hours (via Ground Zero sites).
Emu to Voakes Hill Corner 155kms in just under 6 hours.
Voakes to Serpentine Lakes 175kms in 7 hours.
Serpentine to Ilkurlka 165kms in 5 hours.
Ilkurlka to Neale Junction 170kms in 4 1/2 hrs (did not visit the light aircraft wreck).
Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 18:56

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 at 18:56
Thanks. The GPS track on exploreoz says it's 20 hours driving but sounds better when it comes from someone that has done it at about the pace I was planning on doing it
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Reply By: ian - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:48

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 11:48
Hi Ivan,
I am lucky enough to have done it a few times. I see people crawling along, and others belting along. If you move a steady pace, say 9am to 4pm stopping a bit, not in a convoy, and its dry, 4 days is OK from Coober P to Neale J. Doing it in 3 days would just be a race, and not worth it, but doable if you really wanted to. Neale J to Warburton is a very easy 2 days.
Ian
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 17:19

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 at 17:19
Thats good. I have 11 days up my sleeve but that includes getting there and home which is a comfortable two days either way. If it does take longer we just turn around and go back. :)
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