Adelaide to the Rock---How to get there?

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 20:51
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Hi guys,

14 days and counting til we head off on our Desert trip. Going from Adelaide to the rock and then crossing the Simpson.

We had planned to Head to the Flinders/Gammon ranges, then Oodnadatta Track, Ayers Rock, then back to the Springs and cross the Simpson.

Anybody got any reccommendations as to where to go and what to see besides the obvious like Wilpena Pound etc. Tough tracks are welcome! My difflocks need a workout!

Thanks a heap!
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Reply By: Pluto - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:00

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:00
Unless you want to walk the pound, I would suggest going to Arkaroola instead of Wilpena. Lots more to do there and very rugged, spectacular scenery.
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Follow Up By: Casnat - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:53

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 13:53
I agree that Wilpena is only worthwhile if you plan to do a lot of walking. If you are heading into Araroola I recommend taking the "station track" in rather than the main drag which is essentially a graded road.

Chambers Gorge (above Blinman) is also worth a look. The walk to the aboriginal paintings is well worth it.

Have fun!
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:40

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:40
---How to get there?
Adelaide, Pt Wakefield, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Pimba, Glendambo, Coober Pedy, Marla, Kulgera, turn left at Erlunda and The rock is the first on the left. The next one on the right is called Ularu. If you go to a service station, you can buy a map that will show you the way. If you find yourself on a dirt road, you have probably become lost. Sorry about taking the Mickey but I couldn't help myself.
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Follow Up By: WheelTravel - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:56

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:56
Weel tits the tang Dizzie! I wart a durt rowed!

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Reply By: WheelTravel - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:02

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:02
Ok so whould have said, "Most exciting way to get there" I will endeavour to word it more profoundly in the future. ;)
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:00

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:00
Turn left at Coober Pedy, go along Anne Beadell, turn right at Annes Corner, go along Mt Davies Rd, turn right at Pipalyatjara, go along here until Amata, turn left up past Mt Connor, turn left at the bitumen and you're nearly there.
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Reply By: GREENDOG - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:12

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:12
Thats the way i would go to the rock as you said flinder's then on to the track to Marla than on to Erldunda than on to the rock than the alice from there take the old ghan track into the springs, might even see you in birdsville in the first week of Augast cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: WheelTravel - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:17

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:17
I reckon half of everyone on this website will be there in the next few mths from what I've read! Looking foward to it!!!

Cheers
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Reply By: pprass - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:36

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 22:36
If you want to give your suspension a bit of a workout and practice before you traverse the desert, why not go through the Finke Gorge to Boggy Hole after you have been to Uluru and on the way to Alice Springs. It is a fantastic route that follows the bed of the Finke River for most of the way and takes you to a great camping spot at Boggy Hole. Hope the recent rains haven't closed the track, but it was ok two weeks ago when we were there. Got the trucks awefully dirty in just two hours though!
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