Travel Permits

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 17:06
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We will be travelling from Perth WA to Birdsville later this year. Intinerary is sort of following ......................
To Norseman / Eucla / Ceduna
Googs Track / Railway line to
Transline to
Sturt Highway (bit of bitumen) to
Borefield Road to
Birdsville track to (where else but)
Via the QAA line / Poeppel Corner / French Line „³
PAR ¡V via Mt Barry to ???
From here along the Tallaringa Track / Ann Beadell Hwy to Laverton

I know we need permits for Anne Beadell Hwy and a Desert Parks Pass, but do we need permits for any other section, and if so where would we get them from please? Any other comments on our route (or bits we may be missing but shouldn't) also greatfully recieved.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 19:09

Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 19:09
No. But you might need a camping permit for Googs. Check at Ceduna. Not sure about your Mt Barry route(it lies between Coober and Oodna)

BTW it is Stuart Hwy not Sturt. The latter heads east out from Adelaide to Mildura
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Follow Up By: Member - Arkay (SA) - Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 20:40

Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 20:40
'Scuse me Willem, methinks one needs (4?) permit/s for Anne Beadell Highway from Coober Pedy?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 21:43

Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 21:43
'Scuse me Arkay..please read the original post again and all will be clear..:-)
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Reply By: lefty1 - Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 20:23

Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 20:23
Thanks Wilhem

Much appreciated - as you seem to have done the Rig Road - any comments ?

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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 21:53

Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 21:53

The Rig Road is a doddle. In other words, an easy run. There are several washouts however, on some of the dunes, to look out for.

The photo below was taken in May 2006 when traversing the last dune of the Rig Road a hundred metres or so from the K1 Line. It was the only bog after traversing 200km of off-track stuff to the Geo Centre of the Simpson.

I would say that the approach from the east would be easier. There are a couple of chicken tracks around the main one if it proves too difficult. I was presented with a 5 metre blow across the crest of the dune and decided to take another approach angle and sank to thje chassis rails. There had been some severe blows in 2006 and the desert sands were quite soft in places. Later in the year the sand settles, making desert journeys a tad easier.

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