Eringa Waterhole

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 18:32
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Gday,

Has anyone been on the track from Eringa Waterhole to Charlotte Waters via Abminga ruins lately?
It saves about 60km, instead of going back to Mt Dare and around.
Any info on road conditions etc would be appreciated.

Cheers
Hairy
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (NT) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 20:15

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 20:15
Not recently unfortunately. I travelled this track in 2005 and it was pretty rocky but OK with low tyre pressures. About the same quality as the Pedirka Track from Hamilton homestead to Dalhousie Springs. I know a lot can change in 4 years, but it is a commonly used station track so it does get some occasional maintenance.

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John
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:11

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:11
Cheers John
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Reply By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:28

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:28
Hairy,
Last year about this time we went north from Hamilton to Eringa on to Baminga then Charlotte Waters to Finke.
We had come up from Oodnadatta and the road from Hamilton did deteriorate but was still reasonable. What I called at the time "Station tracks". We towed our Kimberley Karavan on our inaugural trip and didn't have any dramas. I don't have to tell you about speed and tyre pressures but there was nothing untoward about it. Nice bit of history ay Eringa being Sid K's first station and then at Abminga some old Ghan line ruins. If you are interested there are Geocaches at both places.
M.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:17

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:17
Gday,
I have never looked into the Geocaches much....it might be a bit of fun for the kids though.
Cheers, I ll have a look into it.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:38

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 21:38
Hi Hairy

I havn't been that way recently, but some Finke locals went that way recently in a Commodore, then ran out of fuel at Charlotte Waters so it can't be too bad!!

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:27

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:27
Just because the locals get there, doesnt mean the road is any good! LOL
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 16:12

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 16:12
They tried to get fuel off some tourists, but they didn't have any petrol, yet they still bypassed us & ran out at CW?

Must have been pretty keen to get back to Finke after the Oodna races.

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