bush camping near the Mambray Creek?

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can anyone recommend any bush camping spots near the Mambray Creek area in SA?

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Reply By: Member - Mike - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 09:06

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 09:06
Shaky,
Mambray Creek is part of Mount Remarkable NP and as such has large camping area in vicinity of creek - a good spot. If you don't want to use park there are paid bush sites available just down road at Baroota Rodeo ground. Finally Telowie Gorge (to S of Mambray Creek) has a small camping area at entrance to NP. Please get back to me for more info if required. I live here!!
Regards
MikeToo little time in the bush!
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Follow Up By: shaky - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 09:50

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 09:50
Hi Mike,
I'm looking for a private bush spot, away from the NP (no fires allowed till May). I'll be heading up with family from Adel Thursday before Anzac holiday. Appreciate any other suggestions that you think may suit.
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Reply By: Member - Mike - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 10:23

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 10:23
Shaky,

Really no bush camping spots this side of Ranges until Quorn. If you feel comfortable going further would recommend Argadells at foot of Mt Arden (20kms N of Quorn). For a fee they allow camping and 4WD to top of Mt A. Best view in Flinders. Property run by Lucy Smart (8648 6473).
Another alternative is Warren Gorge, just S of Argadells - free but...!

An alternative to all this is to go East of Burra. There is a new NP there with bush camping sites near caroona Creek?

Hope this helpds rather than confuses!

regards

MikeToo little time in the bush!
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Follow Up By: shaky - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 17:03

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 17:03
cheers Mike.,
might give Lucy a call
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Follow Up By: Dean - Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 13:32

Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 13:32
Mike,

Just a question about argadell's, how difficult is the loop track to Mt.Arden. Have been told it is easy by some and just read that it is extremely challenging. Argadells say it is for the experienced driver which is fair enough, all the property's say that. We recently did Yapoona Springs, do you know how they compare, we will be in a NM Paj, still with standard tyres,

Regards

Dean
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike - Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 11:43

Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 11:43
Dean,
Difficult question! I always have been with club - company always makes it seem easier. I have not done Yapoona Springs; would say same degree of difficulty as Skytrek. Following procedures and staying cool should make it a breeze. Re tyres - I prefer slimmer versions on rocks, grip wont be a problem.
Does that help.
regards
MikeToo little time in the bush!
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Follow Up By: Dean - Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 13:21

Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 13:21
Mike, sure does. Ron Moon's Flinders guide book, described it as easy to moderate, the saafwdc website described it as not for the faint hearted, and for experienced drivers only, personal opinion I suppose, anyway cant wait now, will be up there for a few days next week,

Regards

Dean
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 17:45

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 17:45
No fires anywhere until May! - not just in National Parks
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Reply By: Stewy - Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 11:48

Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 11:48
Try White Cliff Reserve just about ten ks east of Koolunga, turn off the highway at Redhill and head east through Koolunga. Nice spot with a big waterhole good for swimming and fishing. This area is know for it's Bunyip sightings in the late 1800's, No the flashest camping area (no facilities)but plenty of exploring for kids. I use it as an overnight stop when escaping on Fri nights from Adelaide to points north if Mambray is busy eg school hols or long weekends

enjoy your camping
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike - Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 11:46

Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 11:46
You can also reach White Cliffs from Main North Road - Clare - Brinkworth - Koolunga - road almost completely sealed now.
MikeToo little time in the bush!
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