Anne Beadell Highway Feedback

Hi, friends of ours spoke to a landcruiser driver who drove the track west east and arrived in Coober Pedy last week. She reported that the road was corrugated beyond belief. She was advised to avoid the westernmost part of the road (White Cliffs -Yamana) by detouring way north to the Great Central Road.
We will be traveling across it about the second week in June. Any comments? How many cars per day can we expect to meet? none? One? ten?
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 09:21

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 09:21
We travelled last August and found the Western End by far the Best but much was Burnt Out. Why was she told to avoid west area. You do need to get a Permit for the Area but was not hard to obtain. Fuel was obtained form the Community Store which was a nice place to stop and chat. The Eastern end (Sth Australian Side was mostly corrugated especially out near the Totem areas. Still a nice trip but you have to accept the road was in poor condition and drive very steady. We did 100 kms in 1 day just taking it steady and stopping a lot.
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Reply By: Blaze - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:00

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:00

Cant report on current condition, but I am lead to believe that the corrugations are pretty bad from Vokes Hill through to the WA border. We also will be out there in the second week of June, be camped just before Mabel Creek on the 6th of June and then heading West. We will be just using the main track only deviating for Emu and Plane Crash sites, will just drive to the conditions if its that rough....

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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:52

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:52
We can see your dream car in your rig pic. Are you coming out of the closet too, That 3 door Prado with the 6l donk certainly had plenty of fckoff
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Follow Up By: Blaze - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 18:14

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 18:14
Not much of it is still Yota mate... GM Motor, Rover Diffs, now theres a question mark?? but it was a nice looking rig. Pity Toyato Aust didnt import the 3door to Aust. I know you told the Sth African boys they had to leave the motor here and you were willing to swap, but it would have had to much power for that 50 series of yours....
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:04

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:04
How many cars?? We went from Coober Pedy to Neale Junction (4 days)- then a day & 1/2 up the Connie Sue before seeing another person (apart from the people at Ilkulka Roadhouse)..
OK- agree the Anne Beadell Hwy is rough (read very rough) in parts, but just drive to the conditions. You will be in low gear crawling for up to 8 or 10 kms at times.
Rough- Yes
Enjoyable- Yes. Yes, Yes
It would have to be one of the most interesting (historically etc) and challenging trips in Oz.
We went solo vehicle (her & me)- had EPIRB, flares, HF, and all the other necessities.(and that was in a Rodeo ute).
Take it easy, soak it up and enjoy !!!!

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