Artlunga via cattle water pass

Submitted: Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 12:59
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I'm planning to tow a tough offroad van from Arltunga to Plenty Hiway...has anyone pulled a van through cattleman's pass of late? Sorry, just realised its cattle water pass!
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 13:24

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 13:24
Cattlewater Pass is closed, and has been for a number of years.


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Reply By: Daniel G3 - Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 18:23

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 18:23
Yes I was in that area last year and wanted to do the same track. I was informed by the management at Gem Tree that the track was closed.
We headed towards Alice Springs on the Stuart Hwy and turned off at a sign post stating it was a tourist drive to Artlunga.
The road was corrugated and dusty but an interesting drive
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Reply By: rumpig - Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 20:23

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 20:23
Be aware that many of the roads out Boulia and Plenty Hwy area are currently closed, so any previous road conditions for roads you can drive will likely mean little with the flooding up that way currently
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 23:17

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 23:17
Cattlewater Pass was not suitable for caravans when it was open.
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Follow Up By: Members Pa & Ma. - Monday, Apr 01, 2019 at 13:10

Monday, Apr 01, 2019 at 13:10
We traveled the Cattle water pass track many years ago.
A sturdy,small off road camper trailer could have done it then with, driving to the conditions.
It was very rough with steep, rocky & slipperry sharp turns in places.
As others have said it was closed permanently years ago.
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Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 21:16

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 21:16
Back in 2017 we took the Binns Track which you can join from the Plenty Hwy 8 km east of Gem Tree. This leads to Pinnacles Bore where it joins the Arltunga Tourist Drive which branches off the Stuart Hwy. We were towing a Tvan and had no difficulty. If you are travelling that way consider stopping in at the Hale River Homestead. It has a small caravan park and some very flash accommodation as well as a cafe. The old town of Arltunga is definately worth visiting.
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