chambers gorge in the flinders rangers

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:06
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We are heading up to the flinders rangers at easter and we want to head into chamber gorge. Can you still drive along in and out of the creek bed for the 12 ks or is it blocked now. Does anyone have any ideas.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:29

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:29
Members of our 4WD club went in there last October.
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Reply By: GerryP - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:41

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:41
I was told a few years ago that they had blocked it part way down and that you could no longer drive all the way in. Not sure, but I think they said the last 5 k's or so is now on foot. Hopefully someone will have been there more recently and can verify.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:15

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:15
Gerry,

WE were there in '01, our first visit. We drove in along the creekbed, as far as some camping areas. It was not possible to drive as far as the art site, which we found by accident - there was a sign at the end of the road but cant recall whether the road was actually blocked off. From memory it was a shortish walk from vehicle to the art site, which is a big lot of petroglyphs. Chambers Gorge is a beautiful spot, well worth a visit.

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Follow Up By: GerryP - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:30

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 22:30
Val,
Last time we were there was 2000 so it was a while ago. Had a quick look at the RAA maps and it shows the track in for 8 k's, then a shorter walk, probably 4 to 5k to the gorge itself. When we were there we were able to drive nearly all the way in. I do remember the petroglyphs and also quite a bit of water in the gorge at the time. Definitely worth a visit, even with a 5 k walk.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 00:02

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 00:02
Full details and map are at http://www.saafwdc.asn.au/willdate/chgorge.htm
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Reply By: davo.l - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:06

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:06
Gday Patrolmann

We were there last year, and no, you cannot drive right through.
However, from where you have to park your vehicle, it is a pleasant and interesting walk through. I am 62 and my wife and I walked most of the way through and thoroughly enjoyed it.
We went first to northern Flinders ra. (Gammon Range) and did the 4x4 drives there, we were there about five days, then we went to Chambers Gorge and camped 2 nights, then down to Blinman and on to Wilpena Pound and stayed there about a week.
We did Skytrek 4x4 track, and also Rawnsley Park 4x4 tracks.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Flinders Ranges.
Hope this is a help to you
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Reply By: Member - Mottleman (NSW) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:34

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 15:34
Did it in July, about an 800m walk from where you have to leave your 4WD to the art.
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Reply By: patrolmann - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 17:18

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 17:18
thanks to all the replies.
Its great how we can always get the info we are looking for on here.
I am sure we will have a great time there.
Cheers
patrolman
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