sky trek flinders ranges

Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2009 at 20:52
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hi

can any body tell me what tyre pressure to run
on the sky trek track. very steep hills loose sand
& and very rock up the top.
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 20:57

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 20:57
Dustmike


Did sky trek a few years ago. Ran my vehicle with 30psi.

Good trip. Cannot remember any loose sand. Beautiful country and great views.

Enjoy



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Reply By: dact - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 21:17

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 21:17
G'day

We did Skytrek at Easter.
Took tryes down to 25psi, because we weren't too sure what to expect, but its really quite tame.

and its only the last 15km that you even need to engage 4WD, for a few rocky steep climbs & descents.

By the way, Willow Springs is also a great place to stay, with private large campsites and drop toilets on each site. We stayed a campsite No.5 which was the end of the track, so no passer bys.

Cheers
Terry & Amanda
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Follow Up By: Member - Rodney B- Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 09:20

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 09:20
Terry
What were the camping fees at Skytrek ??
We're doing a club trip to the Flinders in August and will probably stay two nights at Wllow Springs.

Cheers Rod
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Follow Up By: dact - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 15:27

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 15:27
Price is $15 for first 2 persons + $3 for each extra person per vehicle per night.

Cost is $55 per vehicle for sktrek but cheaper if staying there or part of 4WD group

http://www.skytrekwillowsprings.com.au/skytrek.htm

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Reply By: Blaze (Berri) - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 00:24

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 00:24
Not sure what its like now, anywhere between 25 and 30 should see you right.

No sand, there used to be a couple of climbs with some shale on them, but nothing to bad. Good camping and accommodation also.

Go and enjoy and say Hi to Carmel and Brendan.


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Reply By: RobAck - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:08

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:08
25-26 psi is the best pressure to run in the Flinders regardless of track and condition. Whilst some may consider Skytrek a little tame the climb to Mt Caenarvon has become quite rutted because people are running pressures beyond them and think that wheel spin is the correct way to climb a rocky track. So be kind to the environment you are driving in, use low range second or third for the climb and take it easy on the accelerator and you will be fine.

Depending on how long you are in the Flinders the following tracks are woth a visit

Chace Range and Arkapeena Scenic Adventure
Mt Buggery Gorge
The Oratunga track
Visit Merna Mora for a drive around their tracks as well
Also plenty of sight seeing and don't forget to drop in to the Parachilna Pub for a feral mixed grill and Copely bakery for a great coffee and quandong pie

Regards

RobA
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 21:06

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 21:06
RobAck,

Have done this about three times now. Agree that tyres at around 26 psi is a good for here and around the area.

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Reply By: dustmike12 - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 22:05

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 22:05
thanks guys for your input
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