Ngarkat Conservation Park

Submitted: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 08:45
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Good Morning EO members, we are travelling to WA and looking for a different route to Port Augusta and thought we might travel through the Ngarkat Con Park on the track from Keith to Lameroo.
As we are towing an 18' caravan was wondering if anyone has travelled this track recently and can report on the track condition.
Thanks in advance for your replys.

Baz
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Reply By: Garbutt - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:02

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:02
Ngarkat is generally very sandy and I wouldn't think suitable for caravans. There are a couple of spots you could camp and leave the caravan and take the 4wd for day trips, such as Pine Hut soak or Pertendi Hut. Pine Hut is probably the better and safer to leave the van as it is well off the bitumen. Have fun.

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Follow Up By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:10

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:10
Thanks for the reply, the reason the question was asked is that in the EO track notes it shows that the track is suitable for caravans.
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Reply By: DIO - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:02

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:02
Good quality sealed road all the way through to Pt Augusta and beyond. Have a happy and safe journey.
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Follow Up By: DIO - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:03

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:03
Sorry mis-read, Park conditions are covered in the above response.
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:32

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 09:32
Baz & Pud,

Ngarkat is a huge park with a couple of interesting spots. The Pine Hut Soak campsite is suitable for Caravan access from Pinnaroo. However you cannot tow a van along the Border track. We were there a few weeks ago with 4wd Clubs annual working bee. We enjoyed playing in the sand.
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Reply By: Malleerv - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:07

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 12:07
The track from Keith to Lameroo is mostly sand and in some spots very heavy going without towing. I would take the Boardertown to Pinnaroo road. It is all sealed and there are some camping spots along the way. The scenery is identical as you pass through Ngarkat and you can leave the van to do some exploring as well.

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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 19:19

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 19:19
You will need a permit from the BP at Pinnaroo and you can only drive from north to South on the One way section of the Border track
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Reply By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 21:25

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 21:25
If you want to drive around Ngarkat, you can camp with caravan at Baan Hill Rerserve (a great spot, long drop, big shelter with BBQ and lots of gum trees) or Pertendi Hut, both easy to get to with the caravan.

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