Sky Trek flinders

Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2005 at 10:34
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Guys

Heading to the Flinders this weekend, planning to do skytrek can anyone give recommendations on this track or other tracks around that area?

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Reply By: Longreach - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 11:22

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 11:22
Did it a few weeks ago. Well worth it. You need a vehicle with high clearance and low range. They give you lots of info (notes and a mud map) when you check in and get a key. We spent 8 1/2 hours doing it so give yourself plenty of time. See the trek notes section on this site and have fun.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Chaz - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 18:45

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 18:45
944runner,
Do Sky Trek for sure, it’s the best in the central Flinders, but I think Rawnsley Park also have a track on the opposite side of the Blinman road and there are a few good tracks in the park also.
The drive to Bunnyeroo and Edeowie George is very challenging, but you'll need permission from Edeowie Homestead to do them.
Have a great weekend. I'll be there in two weeks.

Chaz
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Friday, May 13, 2005 at 19:02

Friday, May 13, 2005 at 19:02
The Skytrek is great. We did it about six months ago and it is definitely worth the money. We boiled the billy (on our little butane burner) for morning tea at the restored shepherds hut and had a nice cold lunch at the half way point. We did not dilly dally, but still took around seven hours. There was plenty of wildlife to amuse the passengers.

Highlights include;

1. Well designed brochure and tour notes
2. Interesting aboriginal rock carvings (take your time to examine them closely)
3. Plenty of opportunity to use low range and climbing and descending skills
4. The view from Mt Caenarvon is spectacular (932M ASL)
5. Skull rock was a real surprise with the late afternoon sun catching it in all its glory
6. The little souvenir shop was also a surprise. Spent more money there. Also bought firewood because it was a fundraiser for the Hawker school.

We did the Chase Range Spectacular (CSR) just a few weeks ago. This is on Nilpena Sation near Rawnsely Park. It was good too with plenty of steep and rough terrain. We spent about four hours there. The cost was $30.00.

We will do Skytrek again this winter and probably camp on the station.
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 21:43

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 21:43
Also try (free) at arkaroola eco back track , this one goes through the valeys & creeks , sky treck goes over the top, so both are good.
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