NAPPA MERRI SANTOS RD

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 17:29
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Afternoon all on this lovely wet afternoon
can anybody tell me is the Nappa Merrie Santos Rd from the noccundra Warri Warri Gate Rd a public rd or is it only open to the minig interests around that area as it would make a reasonable shortcut from tibooburra to the dig tree and onto innaminka

steve

starting to plan a small trip for this year all camping no van (maybe a cabin or room somewhere alon g the way )
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Reply By: Member - Jon W (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 17:47

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 17:47
Hi,
As far as I know its public. It provides access to Santos and Orientos stations. Drove it in 1987 and went past the turn off in 2001. Did not see any signs saying its private. The Hema map does not indicate anything other than public.
Jon W
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Reply By: old mate - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:14

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:14
Warri gate to Nappamerie Bridge (via Orientos H.S.) is a public/ Shire road. Just keep an eye out for oilfield traffic e.g. rig moves etc.
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Reply By: old mate - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:21

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 20:21
Should also mention, Noccundra to the Santos H.S. (noting to do with Santos oil and gas) is a public road. Turn right at the homestead to head for Nappemerie.

If you leave Noccundra and are heading for Nappamerie/Dig Tree you can also go back towards Thargomindah, (about 19 kms) turn left for about 5 kms and turn left again and take the road past Jackson Oilfield, Naccowlah Oilfield and the Ballera Gas Field and continue on to Nappamerie.

The road is bitumen all the way to just past the Cooper Creek crossing near Ballera. This is a public road also.
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:01

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:01
Ol Scales and Den

As mentioned it is public but is busy from the Oil / Gas field traffic. Most of the trucks, Scotts and Mansell transport use this road ( Moomba to Ballera )so it can be badly corrugated .
I used to drive that way when I worked in Moomba as it is quicker, driving work utes you dont worry how rough it can get.Watch out for the grids some can be savage !
Not many cabins out there though ! Nocundra and Inniminka would be about it.
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Follow Up By: old mate - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:07

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:07
For cabins, Yes, Noccundra and Innamincka, thats all.
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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:16

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:16
I much prefer my incorrect spelling ; ) LOL

Oil workers were never really renowned for their spelling only to be able to tolerate flys heat and beer. Any how the signs always looked blurry when I was drinking in those places !

You can always camp off in the scrub as long as you clean up and leave no trace.
The land owners are good people but dont tolerate fools leaving trash. Thats how roads do get closed. It was surprising how many beer cans there were on the side of the road between the pubs !
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Reply By: Old Scalyback & denny - Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:33

Saturday, Feb 25, 2006 at 22:33
thanks for the replies
we normally pick up others rubbish not leave it behind
should be able to make a nice little 2 week trip out of this

steve
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