vehicle capability required to tackle Flinders tracks

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:16
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Hi - just wondering whether an unmodified/unlifted hire Hilux (the new independent rear suspension ones) would be able to tackle Skytrek and Waraweena in the SA Flinders Ranges? Any other interesting 4WD tracks to be tackled around the Wilpena Pound area?

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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:23

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:23
Not sure about Skytrek and Waraweena but as far as WIlpena Pound goes.. My Grandmothers 1975 Corolla could do all there is to do around Wilpena... Fingers crossed someone comes up with somewhere adventurous to suggest for you.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:43

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:43
I thought Hire Vehicles could go anywhere :-))))
Yep, the Hilux could handle both Skytrek and Warraweena.

Have a look at http://www.flindersoutback.com/
Argadells has been a favourite of mine.

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phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:45
Nearly, but not quite Phil. Now Government cars..........there's another story.
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Follow Up By: greydemon - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:18

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:18
Matt and Phil,

You are BOTh correct. Hire cars and Government vehicles can indeed go anywhere.

Mind you, getting back again is more of a problem.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:05

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:05
and they don't need petrol or oil, and can go from top gear to full reverse in one movement
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:22

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 15:22
Gday
Company cars are the same ,,,,but faster
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:26

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:26
Yeh, should be no problem with the hilux.....the only issue would be the major chipping of the tyres if not managed sufficiently. They may be quite noticeable, dpending on brands etc.

Andrew
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:56

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 23:56
Does the hire vehicle have that clause "not off the bitumen"?
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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:17

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:17
IRS on a hilux?????
Keep reading the specs..
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Follow Up By: Redback - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:38

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:38
Yep IRS and with leafs, amazing;-))
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:33

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:33
Pathy,

No problem with any 4WD vehicle doing Skytrek, providing it has low range.
You will receive trip notes which will inform you when to engage low range.

Can't comment specifically on Waraweena, but I'd assume similar to the above.

As far as anywhere else in the Flinders, providing you have reasonable ground clearance when crossing creek beds, (ie if you are driving through places like Brachina Gorge) you will have no worries.

Brachina is worth a drive into. Camping in this area is better (more secluded) than the Pound Campground, but if you prefer a Caravan Park stay, as opposed to Bush camping, the Pound is great. Good walk of approx. 2 hours return into the Pound itself.

A drive to Blinman is also good if you want to see "The Great Wall of China" and experience the atmosphere of the Pub, etc.

Enjoy!
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