Tracks between B Hill & Flinders Ranges

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 14:58
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Hi,
This winter we're doing the CSR, travelling to Wiluna via the Anne
Beadell Highway, and to get from Sydney to Coober Pedy we'll travel
to Broken Hill, through the Flinders Ranges up to Arkaroola and then
Lyndhurst etc to CP.

But what's the best way from B Hill to (south) Flinders Ranges, say
somewhere near Wilpena Pound ?

My maps suggest we could go WSW from B Hill for about 50km, turn
North at Cockburn, thence Mulyungarie, Benagerie, Frome Downs,
Curnamona and then probably Erudina, Martins Wells and Ulowdna
(spelling?) about 20km south of Wilpena Pound.

What recommendations might someone have for us? We don't need a bone-jarring route, the ABH and CSR will provide more than enough of that.

Thanks in advance,
DickyBeach
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 20:46

Thursday, Mar 06, 2003 at 20:46
DickyBeach,

There is NO access along the route you are suggesting as it crosses station properties who have forbidden access through their properties. The best way is through Yunta and then 300km to Arkaroola. This is not a very exciting route until you get to the Gammon Ranges. There are however some abandoned Gold diggings at Waukaringa, 45km north of Yunta that beg to be explored. You could also take some back roads from Yunta to Hawker which is 54km south of Wilpena. All these are public access roads, not rough and quite interesting. Cheers,W
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 08:21

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 08:21
Thanks Willem,
Other people have also recommended Yunta, and I've since had other people recommend the Yunta to Hawker route you refer to. Will do.
DickyBeach
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Follow Up By: Member - Willem- Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 12:01

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 12:01
DickyBeach, I neglected to say that the road access is only closed as far as the western boundary of Frome Downs heading west. From Frome Downs through to Martins Well and beyond is Public Access Road. Cheers, W
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Reply By: Peter - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 02:45

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 02:45
try www.theride.com.au/
there is a handy trip planner here. it will draw the map for you
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 08:22

Friday, Mar 07, 2003 at 08:22
Thanks Peter,
theride.com.au is neat eh?
DB
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Reply By: cocka2000 - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 14:38

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 14:38
Good planning DB.
Did you post a question on the forum about taking trailers on the CSR etc etc ??
Cocka
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 15:21

Saturday, Mar 08, 2003 at 15:21
Yep.
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Reply By: Member - Mike - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 16:02

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 16:02
DickyBeach, Hi, please excuse late response to this thread, been at State 4WD AGM. This is my backyard. If you have Oziexplorer I can e-mail you the track file (.PLT) Yunta to Rawnsley via the backroads, it is an interestiung drive as long as it is dry. Let me know
Mike
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Follow Up By: kezza - Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 20:22

Sunday, Mar 09, 2003 at 20:22
Mike
Im doing a run to wilpena pound from innamincka in april\may I dont have ozexplorer but would love any notes or sources of nores you may have re camps attractions detours etc, Also if you knew of where I could get some reliable notes on a track from the warburton crossing to poppels cnr that offers some good travelling/adventure would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in anticipation

kezza
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 08:18

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 08:18
Kezza,
Hi, No info on Simpson. From Innamincka take Old Strez Track South to Merty Merty. Interesting drive and avoids most of the oil wells etc. Join main track. Good camping at crossing. Further South at Montecollina Bore (hot) National Parks have camp site in dunes; I always stay there.
26kms further south turn left for Moolawatana. This track skirts around Northern Flinders to Balcanoona and Gammons NP. Fuel available at Arkarooola. Continue south to Wearing Gorge and Blinmaan. Good camping at Chambers Gorge. In Flinder NP there are now 4WD sprecific camp grounds at Brachina and Bunyeroo. Very well done. Whilst Wilpena offers full camping facilities I prefer Rawnsley Park 20kms south. Choice of power on non powered sites in bush. Good sunset views of Pound wall.
I hope that is of use.
regards
Mike
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Reply By: kezza - Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 23:33

Monday, Mar 10, 2003 at 23:33
Hi Mike thanks
Its great to hear your opinion of these places
thanks
kezza
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