exploring the flinders

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 11:31
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Am getting down to planning out trip to flinders--we are going through broken hill & hope to stop at Waukaringa ruins.From there we will go to Wilpena via Hawker but not sure which road to go--will be towing 1 off road van & poss 2 onroaders.Wud luv any advice.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:08

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:08
We went off the road at Yunta and thru the back way to Wilpena, its a nice outback offroad adventure that way, stayed in the Aroona Valley near the first creek crossing
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Follow Up By: gertie - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:56

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:56
Thanks Bonza,can u name some of the places u went thru--havn't got a real detailed map yet
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Follow Up By: gertie - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:57

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:57
Am looking incamps 3 map
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 14:03

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 14:03
Gertie, the way you have suggested thrtough Wilpena via Hawker is good and reliable for onroad vehicles. The road up through Yunta suggested by Bonz is a good one too for well tyred vehicles, not really offroaders. A bit more rugged and some stones that can pierce tyres of softroaders. Had a slow drive that way a few years back with just a space saver tyre as the distance between me and a long wait. Prepare yourself well with spares.
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Follow Up By: gertie - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:38

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:38
Thanks John for your help-my husband usually carries that many spare things we have to limit food & clothes hehe
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:43

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:43
And corrrrrriiiiiiiggggaaaatttteeeddddd badly too.
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Reply By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 00:32

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 00:32
Gertie,
When are you going?
We travelled on the road from Yunta a couple of yrs ago, wasnt too bad.
Conditions will vary depending on weather, road works etc.
I know I kept an eye on, I think it was the SA Tansport site re road conditions.

Your on road vans may be ok if they have LT tyres?? travel slow etc.
Yunta Police may be able to help closer to the time.

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Follow Up By: gertie - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:41

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:41
Hi Russ--thanks for your advice - will do as u sugest closer to the time.
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Reply By: Dave198 - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 22:27

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 22:27
G'day gertie,
I have just returned today from a trip the same as the one you are talking about.
The way you would go is up the road from Waukaringa about 8 Kms past the Curnamona Homestead and turn left on the road to Martins Wells.
The Arkaroola road is excellent at the moment. The road gang are working on it now.
The road past Erudina and Martins Wells is OK, but much slower than the Arkaroola road. The onroaders would have to be a bit careful if they have a long overhang. There are quite a few creek crossings from Erudina to Rawnsley Park (near Wilpena).
From Martins Wells it might be better to go north a bit towards Wirrealpa and then turn towards the Wilpena -Blinman Road from there. That would be easier for the onroaders than going left at Martins Wells to Rawnsley Park.
Not sure if you have been to Waukaringa before, but it's only an old pub and a few other ruins there. No facilities at all. Interesting old gold mining area though.
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Follow Up By: gertie - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:28

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:28
Hi there Dave,
Thanks for your help,it is so good to get advice from someone who has been there.We will be leaving in Sept so will check closer to time re roads but i really want to plan it all now. Have you any other advice--we will be going to Arkarrola &then on to Maree & on up to Birdsville--hav to end up in Hervey Bay for a wedding on Sept 23. Cheers Gertie
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Reply By: Dave198 - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:31

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:31
G'day Gertie,
Not too sure if you want to go to Hawker. If you have a look at the map it's about 50 kms south of Wilpena and you say you want to go to Arkaroola too, and that's north of Wilpena.
It's been quite a few years since I went from Arkaroola to Lyndhurst and Maree etc.
You will have to go up to Moolawatana and then through Mt Freeling and then down the Strzelecki Track to Lyndhurst.
You would have to ask at Arkaroola what the road conditions are at the time. If you have softroaders with you that may make a difference.
Email me at bharrieatozemaildotcomdotau if you want more information.
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