free camping stuart hwy pt augusta to alice

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 21:23
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Gooday all : A few weeks or months ago , there was a thread re free camping on Stuart hwy north of port Augusta to cooper Pedy , on way to Alice .
Can anyone tell me the thread or got any good spots to camp overnight only. (between pt aug to cooper pedy)
Thanks Nick .
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 22:09

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 22:09
Here are the rest areas:
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We usually use the Lake Hart rest area. Most rest areas have tracks leading into the bush a bit so you can have a bush camp and don't have to camp on gravel.
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Follow Up By: goddosglory - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 22:26

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 22:26
totally agree..lake hart is fantastic..great sunrise /sunsets..
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham Watson (SA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 00:50

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 00:50
We also stayed at Lake Hart when we went through in July 2010. The rest area had quite a few caravans pulled over for the night and wasn't suitable for tents etc. Get there in daylight so you can see the tracks etc and find a spot to pull up in away from the gravel. It is also worthwhile wandering down to the lake itself. Our photos of the lake are on Flickr in the first 3 and a half rows
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Follow Up By: Member - Johny boy (NSW) - Friday, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:19

Friday, Apr 29, 2011 at 10:19
I agree Lake hart was great :)
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Reply By: Jeffie - Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:59

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:59
Nick,

Have heard that Pimba Rest Area (CAW 6- 627) is a good overnight stop - but not on a Friday or Saturday night (local wateringhole).

There are plenty of freecamps along this road.


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Reply By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 13:01

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 13:01
Our favourite o/night camp site up that way is about 34klm south of Pimba..... you need to turn right/east off the highway where the Woomera water pipeline crosses under the road. There is a dirt track that follows the pipeline and if you go along there about 1klm you will be able to pick a nice quiet spot in amongst the trees. There is usually ample small firewood for a camp fire there too. No facilities whatsoever.

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Reply By: SIF4X4 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 13:05

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 13:05
My secret camp spot on a trek north is near Pootnoura Siding past Coober Pedy. There is a Main Roads Camp about 70km north of Coober Pedy called Pootnoura. But it is noisy and can fill with generator bearing vans and RV's.

A little way on is Pootnoura Siding on your left and a Microwave Tower. Take the bush track to the Siding and Tower and drive about 300metres beyond the Tower. There the land falls away into an ancient creekbed. You may camp there amongst the Mulga Trees out of sight of the Highway and away fron roadtrain lights.


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Spero
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Reply By: nick b - Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 20:48

Thursday, Apr 28, 2011 at 20:48
Thank you all for the reply's just what i was looking for .we will be heading to Alice in June & just wont to camp over night . Very good thank you .
P.S does anyone have any knowledge of police speed traps etc up that way .
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