spencer gulf ferry

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:11
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I am traveling the York & Eyre peninsula in mid march, has anyone used the ferry between Wallaroo & Lucky Bay. If so how long does the trip take and is it cost affective as to going up to Port Augusta. and then down. Any thoughts

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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:21

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 15:21
Murray

Haven't used the Ferry yet but costs are around the $160 one way per vehicle, last time I looked. Trip takes about 90 minutes? You will probably save a smidgen on fuel going the long way around.


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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:10

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:10
willem

If the fare is about $160 it makes driving look cheaper.The 90 minutes compared to 3 hrs by road is not a concern.
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Reply By: That Troopy Bloke (SA) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:00

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:00
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IMO it's not worth it. 2 hours on the ferry, plus the 30 minutes or so you have to be there before departure, plus unloading, plus the 13km drive to Cowell.....means you don't save much time at all.

A car plus 2 adults costs $195.

It also only runs twice a day, so you have to time it right to be in Wallaroo or Lucky Bay at the right time.

The ferry cuts out about 350km from memory, but you miss the best part of the drive....truly spectacular country between Pt. Augusta and Whyalla.

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Follow Up By: pojo - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:47

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:47
Go by road and see the scenery or else sell the vehicle and buy a boat
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:16

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:16
Glenn

At $195 and 3 hrs, driving sound the go as $195 = two tanks and only one required plus extra hour in time.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:04

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:04
Hi Murray,
The trip takes 2 hours between Wallaroo and Lucky Bay. If you book and pay in advance(I think we booked about 1 month) and take the first ferry out, it is half price. We took the ferry one way just to say we did it. Cost and time effective- I do not know, you are off of the road and relaxing for 2 hours.

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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:31

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:31
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:22

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:22
navigator

nice pics, ferry looks 1/2 the size of the one at Queenscliff [Vic]. Spencer Gulf must be much calmer.

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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 14:40

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 14:40
would be well worth it if only they pulled up 1/2 way for you to wet a line

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