Best way to go to Wilpena from Broken hill or Yunta

Submitted: Sunday, Dec 02, 2001 at 01:00
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Hi, I would like to cross this area during a big trip across australia (with a 4WD bush camper), so if anybody have a suggestion for a pleasant way from Broken Hill or Yunta to Wilpena it will be nice to got it.


















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Reply By: Brenton - Tuesday, Dec 04, 2001 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 04, 2001 at 01:00
gday eric We travelled from yunta to bibliando then on a station track to willippa homestation and onto hawker back in the mid 70s in a xb falcon the track looking at the photos weve taken wound its way following the creek course off of wilyerpa hill vgood trip but check for public access
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Follow Up By: Eric - Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00
Thanks for your response Brenton, I'm going to check this with the map.
Regards.
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Reply By: Rob Roy - Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001 at 01:00
In July We went north from Yunta via Curnamona Stn and Martins Well.

The servo operator at Yunta advised us against the more southerly route towards Hawker as he said there was a confusing maze of gas exploration tracks to get lost in.

The ruins at Waukaringa were interesting, then turn toward Koonamore Stn, keep left after Curnamona Stn then left again at Martins Well. The last 20 or so km are especially picturesqe as you drive along the base of the Chase Range - spectactular late in the day.
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Follow Up By: Eric - Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00
Hi Rob, thanks for the answer, regards.
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Follow Up By: Boxie - Saturday, Jan 05, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Jan 05, 2002 at 01:00
Rob, is this route only suitable for a 4WD or would a late model Falcon wagon be OK? How much time should we plan for going from Yunta to Wilpena? Is fuel available out there? Would August be a good time? Regards Boxie
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Follow Up By: Rob Roy - Monday, Jan 07, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Jan 07, 2002 at 01:00
Re the late-model Falcon. Difficult to say. Track surfaces vary enormously depending on how how much rain there's been and how long since the last grader. Based on when we went (July) I'd say you'd probably be fine in August, but you really should stop at the Mobil service station (directly opposite the turnoff in Yunta) and speak to the operator. Cheers and good luck.
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Reply By: Jim Carroll - Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001 at 01:00
Hi Eric, In May 2000 I travelled from Wilpena Pound north to Arkaroola in the Gammon Ranges, then south through Tea Tree, Frome Downs, Curnamona to Yunta. The roads in the Gammon Ranges were corrugated, but once on the flat country were very good earth road. I would recommend the journey to Arkaroola if you can fit it into your itinery. The trip from Arkaroola to Broken Hill was done in a day in an 80 Series Landcruiser and a 10 year old Ausie Swag camper trailer.
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Follow Up By: Eric - Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00
Hi Jim, thank you for your response,I'll fit this journey to Arkaroola into my itinery.
Regards.
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Reply By: SCOTT - Thursday, Dec 06, 2001 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 06, 2001 at 01:00
Eric check out the trek notes on this site it covers your intended route
cheers
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Follow Up By: Eric - Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 08, 2001 at 01:00
Thanks, I've found now many information.
Regards.
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