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Submitted: Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 13:50
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What is the best bypass around Adelaide. When coming from Melbourne and heading to Cooba Pedy? Also does any body know of any camping spots along the way?Ater driving from Melbourne we will be fairly tired. So somewhere conveniant would be good. Thankyou.
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:14

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:14
Drive through Adelaide. It is quicker.

However you could go Murray Bridge, Gawler, Tarlee, Clare, Crystal Brook, Port Pirie. Buy yourself a Hema Road Atlas.

BTW It is Coober Pedy unless ofcourse you say it like the locals Koobapeddy
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Follow Up By: Flannel Bros - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:44

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:44
Thanks Willem. I tttttttttttttttttttthink we will just have to caravan park it that night(its a shame but) around Adelaide or north of Cheers Flannel brother
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:44

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:44
Hi Flannel

I know you can get a fold out type folder from your state motor group (RACQ etc) that lists free camp spots for overnight and up to 48 hours.

There is the "Camps Australia Wide Book" that can be used in cojunction with the "Hema" maps.
There are quite good.
They republish them about March/May.
Most book stores have the previous edition at good sell out prices, if you don't mind not having the latest ones.

Also could try here........ http://www.abcmaps.com.au/bush%20camps.htm
I have never seen these so I can't comment on them.

Hope you find something to suit you.

Cya
Tripp'n
:)
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Follow Up By: Flannel Bros - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:51

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:51
Thanks l will try to pick one of them up cheers
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Reply By: Flannel Bros - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:48

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:48
Thanks l will try to pick one of them up Cheers
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 22:02

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 22:02
Hi Flannel Bros, why don't you try this route from Melbourne which I have many times when I'm heading east from W.A. & found to be a pleasant drive with not so much traffic.
Melbourne via the Calder Highway to Ouyen. ( there are some spots on Lake Tyrell just sth. of Ouyen for overnight stops). Ouyen to Pinarooon (S.A. border) on the Mallee Hwy,then north to Loxton on the Murray River,Walkarie, Burra, Port Pirie then Port Augusta.
This route can be comfortably done in two days. I usually drive 6-7hrs a day stopping around 3pm.
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Follow Up By: Flannel Bros - Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 07:53

Sunday, Jan 16, 2005 at 07:53
Thanks for your idea l will have a look at going that way it does sound good. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:43

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:43
Hi there Have you knocked the Gawler Caravan parks on the head.
If you want to bypass Adelaide we go Murray bridge, Palmer, Mount Pleasant, Williamstown, Gawler. Then Gawler two wells which gets you bach to Route One and on to Port Augusta.
When I go north I avoid route One preferring Gawler, Clare, Gladstone Wilmington Pt Augusta.Much more scenic, less trucks and a good secondary road. I guess it depends how much of a hurry you are in.
Enjoy,
Camper
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Reply By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:45

Monday, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:45
Hi there. Have you knocked the Gawler Caravan parks on the head?
If you want to bypass Adelaide we go Murray bridge, Palmer, Mount Pleasant, Williamstown, Gawler. Then Gawler to Two Wells, which gets you back to Route One and on to Port Augusta.
When I go north I avoid Route One preferring Gawler, Clare, Gladstone Wilmington Pt Augusta. Much more scenic, less trucks and a good secondary road. I guess it depends how much of a hurry you are in.
Enjoy,
Camper
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