Lake Gairdner Campsites

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 23:07
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We are planning on travelling along the road from Iron Knob thru Lake Gairdner National Park to Stewart Hwy and Coober Pedy. Towing Kimberley Kamper trailler. Any suggestions on where to camp and for how long would be appreciated?
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Reply By: Rick - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 10:07

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 10:07
Max,
That is an easy drive, and there are two possible campsites that I know of. You won't have any isues towing a trailer, or having room to set one up.

(1) Mt Ive Station traditionally has allowed camping, and is really the only 'commercial' campspot en route. However, I understand that ownership has changed, & I am unable to confirm if they still offer caping sites. You may like to investigate that & let us knbow the result.

(2) There is a new PAR-Public Access Route- at the southern end of L. Gairdner. It has a good campsite, and a short hike to a hilltop for some beaut viws at dusk. this is a quiet spot wher you could easliy spend two relaxing nights.

Before you head east to Glendambo & the Stuart Highway, turn left at Kingoonya and visit Tarcoola, an old gold mining town. It is close to being a ghost town, and is a significant railway location.

The distances are not great, and when I was there 5 months ago, the (dirt) roads were in very good condition. So it all depends on your pace & itinerary. If pressed, you could camp one night & see Tarcoola and get to the Staurt highway easily on the following day. But why rush?

Cheers

Rick
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Reply By: Max - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 11:49

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 11:49
Rick thnks - If I can find out about camping at My Eve Station I will let you know.
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Reply By: Member - Mike - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 08:47

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 08:47
Max, this is in my backyard!
Mt Ive Station Ph 08 8648 1817, FAx 08 8648 1811
PMB 16 via Port Augusta, SA 5710.
From their publicity; 15 rooms 2 to 6 beds, Unpowered sites, communal kitchen, showers, H and C, Septic Loos, Laundry. Wood provided. NO pets,
Shop, all fuel, Gas bottles refiulls
enquiries Joan and Mervyn Andrew.
Well worth a visit (my comment!),
Mike
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Follow Up By: Max - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 09:09

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 09:09
Mike - spot on - thanks.
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