brokenhill to morgan sa

Submitted: Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:29
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Looking for detailed map for trip through the dirt ie "Sturt Vale"
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Reply By: Dave198 - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:54

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 22:54
I haven't been along through there but from what I have heard you better take someone with you to open all the gates. It's all station country and there will be LOTS of gates.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 00:41

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 00:41
Try the CFS map books - I don't have the appropriate ones really - map 273 in the Riverland and Murray Mallee takes you as far as Balah, but I guess you can probably get the rest from the CFS somehow.

They are quite inexpensive as books.

Ciao for now
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:07

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:07
no need to go thru sturtvale if your not going to burra
from just inside the SA border down via Pine creek - Corella O/S down to Oakvale and then on down to Morgan Vale (Danggali con. park) - pine Valley - Canegrass - Balah - Morgan
thru Dangalli, Canopus - Hyperna thru Chowilla reserve to bitumen just out of renmark but some 45klm from Morgan

If you stick to main road ( if going via sturtvale) there are no gates on sturtvale as its all grid all the way to burra...not sure if its gates or grids on main drag from Oakvale to sturtvale though
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:30

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 08:30
I'm told there is a track up through Gluepot Reserve but I've never investigated - it may well meet up with one of those you mentioned.

Gluepot is (I guess) 20ks from Morgan.

Ciao for now
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:09

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:09
there are lots of tracks carved out by leaseholders...which without approval we are not allowed to navigate...we are only allowed to stick to main roads.
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Reply By: Arkay - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:37

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 09:37
We did a similar trip from Burra last year with C/T - no problems at all. Heather had to stop knitting a (large) number of times to open gates though. We used the relevent RAA map for the SA leg and the NRMA map for the Eastern end and found these quite sufficient. We went East from just South of Burra and headed ENE until we hit the Northern edge of Danggali NP just shy of Morgan Vale (Ref. 33 13'36" , 140 32'47"), then North up to Oakbank (Ref. 33 03'16" , 140 33'44") then West again via Loch Lilly (Ref.32 59'45" , 141 01'16") and Harriedale and South Ita and joined the Silver City Highway near Kudge or Lake Kudge (Ref. 32 44'35" , 141 37'39") rather than via Coombah Roadhouse. We did this as an alternative to going to Broken Hill etc. via the Barrier Highway.
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Reply By: Arkay - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 12:41

Friday, May 05, 2006 at 12:41
Part 2 of my reply, sorry about this, I had to look up the details and then SWMBO wanted to go food shopping.
As I indicated, if you duck in off the Silver City Highway and go down to Morgan Vale in Danggale C.Pk. , then , as Member No.1 said you can track through Danggali to the Wentworth - Renmark road past (or divert through if you like) Chowilla Game Reserve to Renmark then off to Morgan. Try the Lyrup to Cadell road West of Renmark and take in the lovely old Pub at Overland Corner where Captain Red somethin-or-others' ghost resides.
Danggali itself is an undiscovered S.A. secret with all sorts of stuff including 100km Nanya's Pad Interpretation Drive (marked posts , map available from near Canopus NPWLS ranger is/was Arthur "Mate" Osborne, everyone calls him Mate, mate, Ph.08-8595-8010). Canopus Station has excellent standard (for the bush) shearers accomodation, exclusive use was $46 with varying accomodation for up to 10 people a night, dormitory accom. avail for up to 31 (they take the "trusties" there from time to time for rehab. work), one flushing loo, hot water for showers via donkey & firewood provided. Bookings at Canopus are via NPWLS at Berri Ph.08-8595-2111 and NOT direct with Mate (or his wife Bernadette) . See Site Link
At Canopus there is a memorial. At some stage Canopus & an adjoining station (before they became a National Park) had a BBQ. All the farm kids were taken on a trip in a plane which buzzed low over the homestead & BBQ site & then promptly crashed killing everyone on board. All the kids. So sad.
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