volkes hill to cook road

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 11:49
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hi all
done the search in trek notes kind find any thing. Can any one tell me if this road is still open and what condition the track may be in.Are permits hard to get have heard the locals are restricting access to this area.
thanks in advance
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Reply By: Tony MD - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 16:32

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 16:32
This is (still) an approved route through to the Mamungari conservation park according to the permit information that I received on Friday. You will need a permit from Maralinga Tjanutja inc (free) & a camping/ transit permit for the Mamungari conservation park ($5.00 per vehicle per night)
DEH Ceduna on 08 86253144
Maralinga Tjanutja 08 86252946
If you intend to head East, depending on "how far", then permits for the Woomera Prohibited area (free) Fax 08 86743308, phone 08 86743211 and camping / transit permits for the Tallaringa Conservation park ($5.00 per night / $7.50) Phone 1800816078

Cheers, Tony
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Follow Up By: al - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 17:04

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 17:04
hi tony

thanks for info
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Reply By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 18:05

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 18:05
All MT roads are apparently in pretty bad nick at present.

I'll let you know in a few weeks...

Andrew off to the desert in the wee hours tomorra.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:58

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 20:58
Its a great way into the Great Vic Desert. The road is open - just need the permits as pointed out above. I've done that road 5 times in the past 7 years. Usually takes me less than a week to have the permits - just phone up, they'll fax or post the forms to you, fax them back and all will be sweet.

A lot of the interesting stuff is listed on the Hema map. The rockholes, aboriginal wells, and the beautiful black oak trees are very nice. You cross more dunes at the top end which is fine, but the track is getting a bit overgrown.
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