Outback South Australia

Does any one have any recent experience of the road conditions from Arkaroola to Camerons corner. Planning on travelling through there via BMW motor bike in late April
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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 15:29

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 15:29
Generally it is quite corrugated, but you would be better to enquire much closer to your departure date.
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Follow Up By: philhaz - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:54

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:54
Shaker
Thanks for the reply, sure this will test moi and the bike out. Will check closer to the date
Cheerss
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 15:35

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 15:35
Came through there last July.

Roads are in much better condition now than they used to be as there is lots of mining activity in the area. Roads are graded more often than before.

Just check the weather conditions before you tackle it. We haven't had rain in these parts for yonks but it can rain in late April
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Follow Up By: philhaz - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:57

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:57
Willem
Thank you, sounds though you area local. Might be in touch a bit closer to departure.

Cheers

Peter
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 18:51

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 18:51
Hi Peter

Not quite a local but I live close by...about 300km away...lol

You may contact me through my website below when the time comes for you to come this way.


Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Richard H (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:30

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:30
You will need to travel up the Strzelecki Track to near Merty Merty Station, then turn right pass Bollard's Lagoon, and voila, you're there!

Some maps have a track almost direct across to Hawker Gate, but as this passes through pastural lands, access is definately not permitted.

The Strzelecki is in good condition at the moment as far as Moomba, not too bad after that. The road from Merty Merty to Cameron's Corner is in good condition in the swales between the dunes, but you may find "blow outs" on the ridges. Just take it easy and don't be "Evil Kanevil" (did I spell him right?)

There is no fuel until to get to Cameron's Corner.

Dick
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Follow Up By: philhaz - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:58

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:58
Richard
Thanks for the reply

Peter
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:42

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:42
There used to be a "short cut" from the Strzelecki Track , just south of Strzelecki Crossing, east to the Bollards Lagoon road.
It was quite soft and sandy in sections across the dunes.
I guess it is still there, although I can't see it on any of the maps I have.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: philhaz - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:59

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 16:59
Peter

Thanks for the reply

Peter
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 18:50

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 18:50
G'day Peter_n_Margaret

That track is not in use any more and has reverted to a station track and Merty Merty Station will not give permission to use it. I doubt too that it will be suitable for anything else but a Trail bike.


Cheers


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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 19:59

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 19:59
Thanks Willem, it is some time since we used it, but I recall that it was even signposted at the eastern end at one stage.
Pity. Was a good way to get away from the traffic....used it a few times with the F350 camper.

Cheers,
Peter.
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