warburton trk simpson desert

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 16:54
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can anybody tell me whether or not warburton trk is open as according to my desert maps cd a couple of yrs old it is closed until further notice or do i ring sa parks

thanks
steve
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 18:03

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 18:03
Gaday Steve, we drove the Warburton track last year shortly after it was reopened due to the wet. I believe the closure note on the map was due to issues with the pastoral owner which have since been sorted out. There certainly wasn't a sign indicating no access. The track passes through some interesting country & is a great option for accessing the Desert.
Cheers Craig.............
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 18:32

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 18:32
The SA Desert Parks Bulletin of 24 January (last issue) says its open. People were using it last September unofficially - it was due to be graded and opened a month or two after that.
There is a roads page at VKS737.on.net - SA Desert Parks Bulletin link in there will get their current advice at any time.
Also, give John and Genevieve Hammond a buzz at the Mungerannie Roadhouse. They would undoubtedly know at any stage of the year.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 18:52

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 18:52
The first 80km of the Warburton Track was declared a Public Access Route a couple of years ago. This resolved the pastoralist's issues, so that it is now maintained by the SA State Govt.

PAR list

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 19:33

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 19:33
thank you all for the replies can go back to planning havent bought the pass yet as not going until august
we want to do a double crossing but not go the same way so we thought this might be a bit different

steve
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:13

Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 21:13
Hi Steve

I passed by there at the end of September last year after it had been reopened after severe flooding.

As stated it is a Public Access Route, maintained(or not maintained) by the SA Government. Of course it crosses pastoral properties so venturing off the road is not on.

There is a nice camp site at Minkie Waterhole(no facilities) 9km from Innamincka away from the crowds.
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