Finke to Oodnadatta via Eringa

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 23:39
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Hi,

I would appreciate knowing about going from Finke to Oodnadatta via Eringa rather than through mt dare and dalhousie.

I would appreciate thoughts on which is the more interesting way to go and what the time difference is likely to be.

regards, Mark
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 01:26

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 01:26
G'day Mark,

We got a good feed of yabbies at eringa about a month ago. Top spot to stop for the night. Could have styed for longer.

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Follow Up By: uanmi - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 07:48

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 07:48
Rained in alice yesterday and that has forced me to change plans. The road to chambers pillar is now sloppy mud. Off to Marla and then down the track. Sitting here near Marl bore and it is very cloudy this morning. Could rain by the look of this.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 06:15

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 06:15
There are a few pics in this slideshow from 2007.....
Much less traffic, so the road is likely to be much better (and more 'remote').
We enjoyed it a lot.



Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: uanmi - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 07:52

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 07:52
Rain, missed this leg. Next trip I'm going to get there.
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Reply By: Tenpounder (SA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 09:14

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 09:14
Hi there. I have read recently that the track from Dalhousie via Perdika to Hamilton is closed. So, if you go to Mt Dare and then to Dalhousie, you won't be able to take the direct route from there to Oodnadatta via Perdika. Instead, you'll have to back track up to Bloods Creek and then head West to the Oodnadatta Track.
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Follow Up By: Matt(WA) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 09:58

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 09:58
Thats right Chris.

We had to right up to bloods from the south. Bit of a pain but oh well.

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Reply By: Ozrover - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 14:07

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 14:07
The only way to get to Oodna' from Finke without going through Mt Dare is via Abminga, this is a station track & is not maintained so is very rough & not travelled regularly.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:37

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:37
It was certainly not rough in any sense of the word in '07 Jeff (see slide show above), certainly not much (any) traffic either.

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Peter
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:43

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 17:43
Hi P n M,

The rains over the summer scoured out the creeks in the area & the station owners are building yards & putting in tanks for their cattle, but it is a nice drive if you've got the time.

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