Flinders Ranges Road Conditions Feedback

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:06
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We plan to do the Yunta to Balcanoona road via Frome Downs in April 09. Are there any reports of its condition?
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:17

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:17
Its a big wide gravel road when dry

Its a sloppy slippery boggy road when wet

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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:20

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:20
Hmm...sounds like a typical outback highway to me. LOL
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:10

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:10
PB,

it's a good road that you can accomplish in a fully loaded Magna station wagon with three strapping lads on board (UNLESS.....it's been raining!). It is regularly maintained and should present no problems for you at all.

Cheers Mick.
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Reply By: DIO - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:37

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 10:37
Yes it is a good gravel road, HOWEVER, don't be lulled into a false sense and drive to fast otherwise you will get caught-out in loose gravel on sweeping bends.
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Reply By: curious - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:28

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 16:28
Bob,
The South Australian roads website is a good place to check on road conditions. It's generallly up to date:

http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/quicklinks/northern_roads/northern.asp

- Peter
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