Finke RIver National Park

Submitted: Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 15:47
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Hi all,
Has anyone taken a 4wd and camper trailer into the Finke River National recently? The advice on the net says not suitable for camper trailers, but other forums people have commented that they have taken camper trailers in with no problems. We plan to do this part of our journey in July. Prado 150 towing a follow me camper. We have plenty of 4wd experience. Anyone done the Finke recently? Any advice ?
Cheers
Mike
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Reply By: Member - peter_mcc - Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 17:09

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 17:09
I'm interested to know as well - we're heading there in July (as well) with a Prado 150 (as well) towing a Tvan (a difference!)
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Reply By: Cheeky1 - Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 18:49

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 18:49
We towed a tvan in with no problems
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Reply By: gbc - Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 19:04

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 19:04
Depending on the season there can be a lot of pea gravel in the north end and the odd dodgy river bank entry. Tyre pressures can be key. Plenty tow through there though.
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Reply By: rumpig - Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 19:07

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 19:07
If you can tow in sand and are smart enough to lower tyre pressures sufficently, then you should be ok. We didn't tow through there, but have driven it several years ago...it has abit of everything, sharp rocky ground and soft sand for example. Depending on which way you go, can have at times a bit of a drop down into or climb up out of a muddy hole at the river crossing. Soft sand will likely be your biggest issue if it hasn't rained recently and possibly the one spot crossing the river, other then that I don't recall anything super hard about the drive.
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 20:01

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 20:01
M and K, go into Treks and check out Boggy Hole for pix and other details. It's a great trip with fantastic scenery. We did it in 2015 with a camper and there was one challenging 150m section of soft sand. It's in one of those pix somewhere. Had to lower pressures to 12psi after filling tracks with sticks. Interesting. LOL. Camped on the Finke halfway down from Hermannsburg with brumbies, ghost gums and stars. Magic..... W
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