Mulga park via Stuart Highway

Submitted: Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:03
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Hi Guys,
We are planning a trip to Alice springs and doing the rock on our way up. Has anyone taken the Mulga Park road from Kulgera to Curtin Springs in June 2009
If so what sort of conditions are we looking at.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:59

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:59
Seem to recall reading that's a station road and the cocky doesn't like visitors....
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:23

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:23
Public road. No dramas. Just another occasionally graded 2 lane earth formed road. A bit sandy, a bit stoney, a bit corruated .... depends on the day.

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Peter
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:35

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:35
According to the information I have is:
Äll roads and tracks in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Land south of the Mulga Park Road are not accessible by the general public. For permits and information, contact Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Council on 08-89454 8104".
This from Hemma Maps and NT Gov website.

Mulga Park Road was originally Gunbarrel Highway between Victory Downs and Mulga Park, built by Len Beadell and the GRCP in 1955.

It is marked on maps as a public road and show bush camping at Mulga Park. Ph. 08-8954 8104.

The link below gives you the NT gov web site current road conditios report which also shows it as a public road.. and it's current condion as "cut up in places". Trust this all helps.

Mulga Park Road
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:20

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:20
Fred, the road from Victory Downs to Mulga Park is north of the SA/NT border. No permit is required for this road as far as Mulga Park and north to Curtin Springs.
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Land is south of the border.
We have driven this road half a dozen times or more.
Once a year you will see an open invitation to visit the sports day at Ernabella (can't remember when this is....)


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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:54

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:54
Sorry.... But isn't that what I said.... I said "" Äll roads and tracks in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Land south of ... """.... I didn't mention permits for Mulga Park Road... or north of it.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:12

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:12
Yep, drove it a couple of years ago now but quite a nice drive.Alot of cattle about on the roadbut I guess that changes monthly.
Would be no worries towing a van.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:24

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 13:24
Hi Patrolman
The Mulga Park Road is just a couple of Kilometres over the NT/SA Boarder. It is a great road to drive, has all types of track conditions, from fast smooth dirt, corrugations, to a few gravel sections. There are many fine spots to camp along the way and we made it a 2 night trip last June. Providing that it is not wet, it is a very easy road.

If you need some GPS waypoint for camp spots, sent me a mm.

Here are a couple of pictures of what you can expect.


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