Nene Valley Conservation Park

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 10:29
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Has anyone driven from Carpenter Rocks SA to Nene Valley Conservation Park? If so, is it a 4WD track?
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Reply By: Nickywoop - Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 12:51

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 12:51

Only attempt this trip in a very capable high clearance 4x4.

You can drive from Carpenter Rocks to Pelican Point by road only, then go on to the beach there and drive around the beach to the end of Livingstones Bay,
then back on to the road to Blackfellows Caves township and enter the beach again on the Eastern side of the cliffs and proceed partly on the beach and partly over rocky out crops until you get on the beach again at Black Rock then to Nene Valley.

Only attempt that trip at low tide and when there is no swell running, or else your vehicle will join many other failed attempts - not good outcomes.

Regards Nick
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Follow Up By: matmob - Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 13:00

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 13:00
Thanks. That was a very helpful reply.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 22:06

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 22:06
Yep, Nick's warning is good. The shoreline can get a bit steep and a bogged vehicle keeps heading towards the water.
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Follow Up By: Nickywoop - Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 07:29

Sunday, Jan 22, 2012 at 07:29
Yes Phil,

Also sometimes after a big sea, when a lot of kelp gets washed in and it gets covered with sand, it looks like good solid sand driving.

A real trap for people not familiar with the area, drive over it and you sink into bottomless stinking slop.

If the tide comes back in before you can get someone with a tractor to extract you, your vehicle if saved is a write off.

There isn't many tractors sitting around on the beach waiting, "like none".

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