Conditions Flinders

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 23:10
ThreadID: 77831 Views:2951 Replies:4 FollowUps:6
This Thread has been Archived
Anyone tell me what the road from Marree to William Creek and down to Coober Pedy is like?
I did a travelmate on it and its not far, but long time - is it like Rocky Track up Toolangi?


Is Coober Pedy worth the extra 3 days (1 day there, 1 day in town, 1 day back to Marree) as I'd be doubling back to Marree to continue with the others.

Thanks
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - John - Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 23:45

Sunday, Apr 18, 2010 at 23:45
Truckster, it is a good road, have no idea why they say 9 hrs 22mins......but Google says exactly the same time, bizzarre.......

Coober Pedy is an interesting place, but much easier to have a look when you are on the tar. I would go to William Crk, have lunch and then a nice drive back to Marree. There is a few things to see on the way, Lake Eyre being one of them. When are you going? John
John

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 413505

Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 00:09

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 00:09
Going as soon as I fit up the sexy Intercooler :P

Sept/Oct.
The plan.
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28751

There water in the lake at the moment, but the lake would be dry as a nuns by the time we get there :(
0
FollowupID: 683594

Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 07:00

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 07:00
G'day Truckster,

Both the Oodnadatta Track from Marree to William Creek and the track down to Coober Pedy through Anna Creek Station are generally good outback tracks and not particularly rocky.
(The Borefield Track from Bopeechee to Roxby Downs however is a different matter, especially the southern section - rocky as.)

There may be some roughish sections through creek crossings after the drenching the area has had recently but I notice all roads are declared open.

Mate, you gotta have a beer or two at William Creek Hotel as one of the iconic outback pubs.

As far as Coober Pedy is concerned, some people like it, some don't.
There is not a lot to see at first glance as most of the town is underground, but I like the place and think it's worth a visit to say "I've been there".


Bill.
Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 413516

Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 08:03

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 08:03
William Creek hotel deserves a beer or two ? More like an afternoon session that stretches to a steak dinner and yarns and a game of darts with the locals till closing time, lol.
0
FollowupID: 683607

Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 13:42

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 13:42
Bill.
I'd expect it to be a tad rough after floods/rain, but the time/klms seemed excessive.
Will keep thinking wether to do it or not.
0
FollowupID: 683634

Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 09:00

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 09:00
Last September the Coober Pedy/William Creek road was the best Outback dirt road I had ever been on.

I was able to maintain 100-110 with the camper trailer. There were almost NO corrugations which I assumed was from few trucks using the road.

BUT things can obviously change quickly out there.
Regards Philip A
AnswerID: 413524

Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 13:24

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 at 13:24
Cheers, this is what I would have thought/expected. We arent going until Sept, so things will change between now and then, but it seemed strange to me the times...

Thanks
0
FollowupID: 683630

Follow Up By: Who was that again? (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 16:44

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 16:44
We have been on those roads too and I have to agree with Phil.Oodnadatta Track was good last year, but deteriorated from Marree to William Creek a bit. It depends where the graders are and where they have been lately
Cheers,
Who?
John

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 683955

Follow Up By: 2000 Red Rodeo - Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 21:48

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 at 21:48
We were in William Creek yesterday and sadly for us the Oodnadatta track b/w W/C and Marree was closed due to flooding.

Better keep an eye on the SA roads website before you go.
0
FollowupID: 684174

Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:34

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 15:34
If you are going to Coober Pedy dont miss the Breakaways just north of town
Any mug can be uncomfortable out bush

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 413779

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)