Mulga park To Curtin Springs

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Has anyone been on the track from Mulga Park to Curtin Springs? We are
thinking of taking the Giles Mulga Park Rd then that track Late August when
we head over to The Great Central Road, going to Uluru first, but cannot find any info on it, do we need a permit? we have the permit required for The
Great Central Road. Any info appreciated.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 11:58

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 11:58
This trek note (linked in the box above) includes that section. It is a well used bit of road and in dry conditions capable of taking vans etc.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 13:41

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 13:41
We have driven Mulga Park to Curtin Springs many times. It is just another graded road when dry. East to the highway from Mulga Park can have sandy spots, but no drama.
West of Mulga Park requires permits (hard to get???) north and east does not.

This is north of Mulga Park in 1974. It was a bit wet that year....


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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 15:27

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 15:27
Hi Matt and Julie

Unlike Peter's unusual experience, we went a little way south on it in 2008 to get a better look at Mt Conner, and it was fairly corrugated. Like any inland road, it would be the luck of the draw as to the condition and most are corrugated and get back the same way very quickly after being graded. No permit required.

As Peter says, a permit is required for the Giles - Mulga Park Road which is Restricted Access (no doubt need a special reason to get a permit to travel on it).

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 15:41

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 15:41
Hi Matt and Julie
Like Peter has said above, when dry is a very easy and great drive. It is only 234 kilometres of dirt with great and varying scenery. One time that we did it, we took our time, taking in many features of the area and it took us 1 and a half days to do it, with perfectly good road. Below is a section of road condition that you will encounter and I can personally recommend it. This is non Aboriginal land and no permits are required.


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Follow Up By: Graham Watson - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 00:39

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 00:39
Stephen, do you have the co-ordinates for where you camped the first night? We will be driving frome Adelaide to Yulara via Mulga Park Rd in about 5 weeks time and will be spending a night somewhere near the start of the track.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 07:41

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 07:41
Hi Graham
When I am always, I mark any spot of interest as a waypoint, so yes I have the coordinates. Send me a message via my private email in my profile and will gladly share them. From memory, it was about 5 - 8 kilometres from the start of the Stuart Highway.


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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 23:10

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2010 at 23:10
Hi Graham
I have not heard from you, so hear are the coordinates for the first camp:-

S25 58 05.6 E133 07 00.7

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Follow Up By: Graham Watson - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 00:39

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 00:39
Stephen
Sorry for not getting back to you. I've only just logged in. Thanks for those co-ordinates. They will be valuable.

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:25

Monday, May 31, 2010 at 18:25
Matt & Julie,

I came out of the APY lands last year from Umuwa through Eagle Bore onto Mulga Park Road and headed to Yallara. The section we did was in pretty good nick. I was towing an off road camper trailer. Don't think you need a permit for the Mulga Park Road although had one for the APY lands.
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