Googs Track

Submitted: Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 22:03
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Has anyone been on Googs Track recently? How are the conditions and is the track suitable for a Kimberley Kamper trailer?
Any info appreciated. Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 23:56

Friday, Apr 04, 2008 at 23:56
I haven't travelled it in the past couple of years, but yes you can take the Kimberley - theres lots of sandy corrugations, but the sandhills are not bad enough to stop you. I'd suggest you travel from south to north though, as the sand dunes can develop a lip on their north side, and the track can be narrow. Need the usual low pressures etc
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Follow Up By: Jeff and debbie - Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 00:01

Saturday, Apr 05, 2008 at 00:01
Great Phil, thanks for the advice.
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 17:59

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 17:59
South to North??? Much smoother on the run ups North South. We did it this way with a group, some of which had campers without too many dramas.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 19:52

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 19:52
Gday Brew,
Yeah, you can do it in both directions, and its a bit like the Simpson or the CSR - most come from the south, so the south faces are chopped up and the other side is not. And early in the season, there are lips on the dune, that need to be broken by the first vehicle if they are heading from the north.

The National Parks people in Ceduna are concerned about the likelihood of a head on collision, given the track is narrow and vegetated in, so they request that people travel from the south, and from memory you are asked to use channel 16.

From what I read here, we're talking about a potentially solo vehicle with a Kimberley Camper, so my advice is cautious. I got to drive a 1Hz traytop pulling a TrakShak over the bigger dunes, and most dunes were taken in 3rd low, with total disregard for how bumpy it was!
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Reply By: patrolmann - Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 16:21

Monday, Apr 07, 2008 at 16:21
Hi was there in august last year and the tops of the dunes were pretty chopped up half way in and in my opinion towing a camper through some of it will be a challenge. But i had a heavily loaded patrol 2.8 turbo diesel and although we struggled on one dune we got there in the end. A must to fly a flag and go from south to north. Watch for on coming traffic
Good luck
patrolman
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