Lake Eyre South Oodnatta Track

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 15:17
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We are planning on take my 86 year old mother in law to see Lake Eyre in the next 2-3 weeks. Can anyone tell me if there is water visible in Lake Eyre South from the Oodnatta Track? The Lake Eyre Yacht Club website says it is and I assume that means from the tourist park area west of the Borefield Road junction but I want some independent confirmation if I can get it. I've been caught out before at Halligan Bay when visible meant a 3 km walk into the lake to see anything.
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Reply By: DesF - Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 17:09

Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 17:09
Hi, It doesn't look so, check out thread 79743. recent photo's of lake , they mention no water in Lake Eyre South,
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff P (SA) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 18:06

Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 18:06
Thanks DesF, I saw that thread and thats what inspired me to ask
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Reply By: loadmaster - Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 21:26

Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 21:26
G'day.
I was there last week...travelled south on the oodnadatta track...visited halligan bay....planty of water there...stopped in at the viewing area for lake eyre south on the track and could see water in the distance.
the track condition was quite good up to this viewing area as was the access to halligan bay from william creek if you choose to head up there.
good luck with you trip.
paul.
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Follow Up By: JeffEvP - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 11:19

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 11:19
Thanks Paul,
track into Halligan Bay never been a problem for me. How close to the shore was the water at Halligan Bay? And what about ABC Bay? 12 months ago it was 3km out.
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Follow Up By: loadmaster - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 08:42

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2010 at 08:42
the shore line(water) was only about 200 mts from the car park when i was there
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Reply By: Member - greg w (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 21:44

Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 21:44
hi JeffEvP. unless early in the day you make it to the halligan bay turn off, go to william creek stay the night and drive out in the morning .or go on wrightsair flight in the morning its great to see.Image Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 22:09

Thursday, Jul 01, 2010 at 22:09
Lake Eyre South early May 2010

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Reply By: Member - TJ (VIC) - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 22:39

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 22:39
Hi Jeff,
the SA National Parks website states in the update from 30 June that there is water visible from the car park off the Oodnadatta Track.

Cheers,
TJ..
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Reply By: rumpig - Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 23:37

Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 23:37
i was out there 2 weeks ago and will confirm what's been said already, plenty of water out there. Halligan Bay had the best views of the water in my opinion, plenty of it about and not real far out. not talking klms to walk out to it, maybe a few hundred metres at a guess. further south the carpark lookout was abit disppointing but you could see the water from there, about 10klms further south was a much better spot to see the water as you drove along the track.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff P (SA) - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:38

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:38
Thank you all for the replies, unfortunately trip has been postponed to late August early September due to wife's work commitments, oh well the desert peas should be out then as well and the Lake might be higher with the water from the Cooper due in a couple of days
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