strselecki track

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 10:42
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Hi just new to EO, have done other trips but mainly bitumen, few dirt tracks. Want to know about strzelecki track, how difficult or easy. Plan to go in may
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 10:46

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 10:46
Some info here. What vehicle are you doing it in and are you towing? these answers will help the forum help you.

Safe travels.
Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 10:53

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 10:53
Thanks for the info trevor. Taking our trusted patrol, seasoned campers. My husband has travelled the outback extensively, I still get nervous on dirt tracks, but getting better.

Thanks
Julie

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Reply By: Smudger - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:03

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 11:03
Julie,
I posted a question which included the Strzelecki Track about 2 weeks ago beacuse. Seems it's similar to most of the main, well used outback tracks we've been on. One reply decsribed it as "wide graded road". Nothing to be nervous about.
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:48

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:48
Thanks for the vote of confidence Smudger. Appreciate it.

Julie
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:07

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:07
Hi Julie,

Have a look under the TREKS button above, then under SA you will find quite a bit of info. It is not really a track, but a wide graded road with a fair amount of traffic. But it can be closed if there has been rain, and can be dusty and corrugated at other times, so you have to drive to the conditions and adjust tyre pressures as required. If you have a UHF radio use it to hear chatter from approaching road trains, and pull off the road until they have passed.
Otherwise its a good way to see some remote country.

Cheers,

Val
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:45

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:45
Hey Val,

Really apperciate the advice, my two daughters aged 19 and 15 will also join us for the trip. They love 4wd and our beautiful outback.

Cheers
Julie

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:46

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:46
Julie,
You can do it in a Barina. its one of the best dirt roads you'll travel on (provided it doesn't rain).
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:50

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 12:50
Thanks. I"m sure the heavens have to close sometime.
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Reply By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 13:03

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 13:03
Hey Julie.

I did it 4 weeks ago, It wasn't graded at the time but it was easy to drive, I was towing a camper and drove at 70/80 kph mainly because I didn't have my rear window protected from rocks.

That speed was IMO a perfect speed anyway as it is awesome country to view, There were road trains on there most of the day with enough room to pull over and let them go by.

Take an extra spare as well, as the rocks could cut your tyres, I had my tyres at 40 psi in the front 42 psi in the rear and 38 on the camper, It is also 500+ km before you can get a new tyre as well.

I was traveling with a 5 1/2 year old and we did it easy, even when it was 49 degrees in the shade at the Dig tree, Innamincka, etc.

Have a great trip.

Cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 15:21

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 15:21
Steve,
Thanks for all the info we are really looking forward to the trip.

Thanks
Julie.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 13:54

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 13:54
The Strez is a really beautiful place, well not the track itself but the surrounding countryside.

You could easily drive teh length of the track in one day. Don't, take your time and have a good look around. Watch the countryside change as you move along the track. Stop get out and walk around. There are some ruins down the bottom end and Montecollina bore is a must stop for either lunch or an overnighter.

Having said that last time I was on the bottom half I was using it to make up time and didn't see anything other than the road. It's good for that too.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 15:23

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 15:23
Thanks, plan to take three/four days , then stay at Arkaroola for three days

Julie
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 15:37

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 15:37
On my site.................
http://users.picknowl.com.au/~darian/
there are a few pics of the road surfaces on the Strzelecki (among others).
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Follow Up By: Julie E - Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 16:39

Saturday, Feb 16, 2008 at 16:39
Darian,

Just visited your site, photos great.
Loved all the other photos, have also been to kings canyon, uluru and kata juta. Your right, photos do not do our beautiful countyside justice.

Julie
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Reply By: Blueheeler - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:21

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 19:21
I used to live @ Leigh Creek in the 90's & as stated in other replies you would only worry if it rains, Ch. out other good places to camp, we spent many nights camping @ sites all over the Flinders, "St. Marys water hole" @ "Blanchwater" you will have to phone the people @ "Mumpeowie" Stn, look up The Rangers section of the SA phone book, if you are coming back south on the track, you can turn off @ Mt. Hopeless & travel south back via Arkaroola etc, a top camp on the way to Arakaroola is
@ "Terrapenna Water Hole' its 5 Ks west of "Moolawatana" homestead. & if you stay on this track you will come out on the Strselecki track @ 'The Knob' just up the track from Lyndhurst, You will also go passed The Talc mine @ Mt "Fitton", or go passed "Moolawatana" to Arakaroola To Blinman or across the Copley. we travelled all over up there with our kids from a month or two old. happy travelling.... Bobcat..
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