Accommodation along the Oodnadatta

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 07:40
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Pulling together a trip this July and trying to find some overnight stops in a camper-trailer. Can anyone share their experiences and provide some recommendations, either in town or that special camping spot? Areas of interest around Maree and William Creek at this point.

Cheers,

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 08:56

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 08:56
Hi Chris

I can recommend Farina 24 Klms north of Lyndhurst. Hot shower, toilets and fire wood delivered for a very small fee.

Another good spot is Coward Springs.

We also camped near Oonadatta, just ask for a mud map from the pink roadhouse, good bush camping about 10 minutes from town

Ray
Also get the Westprint map from this sites shop for great information on the track
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Follow Up By: Lawsons - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 17:29

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 17:29
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 09:58

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 09:58
Hi Chris,

good campsite at creek approx. 80km. from northern end of Odnadatta track (near a creek). Sheltered, firewood, shade, water present (in August/September) when I was last there.

Enjoy
Terry
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Reply By: Wizard2 - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 13:50

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 13:50
The thing I liked about the Oodnadatta Track was I could camp where ever I wished.

Ahhh the serenity...............

Didn't need a plan.........just pull off the road where ever you like

Wizard
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Gold Coast
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Reply By: Member - Russell S - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 19:49

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 19:49
Don't know why you'd pull off anywhere - most of the 'track' is open, flat and pretty featureless - not where I'd want to camp. I haven't been on the Oodnadatta-Marla section, but the rest of it is just a wide, well maintained gravel road, with the odd dip that you have to watch out for.
Apart from the obvious spots on the track - Coward Springs (not bad camping but the springs aren't much chop) William Creek etc - you may want to get off the track a bit to Muloorina Station or the old Peake telegraph ruins. Bit of a drive in to both, but worthwhile I think. Muloorina has toilets etc in a camp area, and while Peake has no facilities, there's lots of room and the ruins are worth seeing. The Peake access track is quite rough.
The Algebuckina bridge area would be good for camping too.
Have a good trip
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Reply By: Croozer - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 22:15

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 22:15
I would say Coward Springs is a must, (we have used it as an ovenight stop between the Flinders and Dalhousie) There are wood heated showers, toilets, and wood provided but nothing quite beats sitting in the warm spring fed spa with a cold beer at the end of a hot dusty day, don't need the shower!!!
Its well set up for tents or campers.

Cheers,
Stu
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Reply By: Mike - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 14:42

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 14:42
Heading north on the track, less than a km from the Algebuckner bridge on the Neales river, the is a gate leading off the road on the right. If you go in that gate, you will find excellent camping sites along the billabong. Permanent water, plenty of shade/privacy trees, but no facilities. You can collect wooden sleepers from along the old Ghan track. Ssshhhhh! Don't tell anyone I told you! Hehe.

Happy trails, Mike.
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