Trans Access Rd

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:23
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Hi All , anyone know the condition of the Tans Access Rd, we are looking at going on that headed for Coober Pedy in August.

Any info would be much appreciated.

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Reply By: peterll - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 23:29

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 23:29
Hi Dunworkin...from this very website comes this piece of information.

Trans Continental Railway

In South Australia you are permitted to travel the few kilometres along the rail line past Tarcoola to pick up Googs Track. In WA you can now only follow the rail line from Kalgoorlie to Rawlinna. It is illegal to travel east of Rawlinna and absolutely no permits are being issued. The track beside the rail line is now on private property. This was a result of the corporatisation of Australian National Railways. Regrettably, there had been far too many instances of travelers breaking down, or needing help, and they were, incredibly, flagging down the trains! Management have now simply barred access and will have transgressors dealt with as trespassers. The fine can be quite hefty. You have been warned!

If you decide to go..easy drive to Rawlinna from then on it can be rutted out depending on weather etc.

If you happen to get stuck there is no chance that a train will stop and if it does then you might need a whole lot of cash.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 01:12

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 01:12
Thanks Peter, was only a query, a thought if you like. Considering it is a road on the map we wondered what it was like and if it was OK to travel.
We spent the evening planning our way to Birdsville Races and thought it would be a different way to go. We are going to go the Nullabor and up Googs track and over the Simpson via the French Line, hope it is all open by the time we get there.

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Follow Up By: peterll - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 01:36

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 01:36
Hi D

It's not such a bad road in most places and nobody will be out looking for you..except when you come across a maintenance crew then begins the 20 questions..or a nice man when you arrive at the other end may ask for the $50k..cash or card.

You should few difficulties heading to the races and with all the rain they had during late summer the flowers should be out as you travel along.

PS..the Bakery in Birdsville..absolutely yumm finger buns and the gardens at the hospital are nice.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:32

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 18:32
Yes we know about the bakery, spent morning tea there each day we were there last time.

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