Lambert Centre near Finke

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 15:58
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Hi All
Has anyone recently travelled to the "Lambert centre" near Finke, We will be travelling along the Kulgera/Finke rd from Dalhousie Springs to the sturt hwy in June on our first ever family outback holiday, and will drive past the access rd to the Lambert centre.
I have read that the access road (12kl) is "a bit sandy", un-maintained, and 4wd only. We have a hyundai terracan (2.9 CRDI), heavy duty suspension, slight lift, and carry some minor recovery gear (no winch). We will be towing a full off road CT (1.2t).
Any advice would be appreciated.(other than "get rid of the Terracan")
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Reply By: Member - KevinR (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 16:51

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 16:51
Hi David, We went though there about 2.5 years ago. Yes, the road is sandy and narrow, with bushes and trees fairly close to the edge of the track. A group 2 weeks before went there with off-road caravans and advised us, (the next group) to leave them at the turn off as you enter the track. There vans got quite scratched in their travels. We did and found no problems going in that way. With a camper trailer I don't see any problems. Enjoy, it is a great area to travel.
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Reply By: Member - Daryl N (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 16:56

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 16:56
Hi David
We went in there a few years back.. We were told prior that it was a really bad track so we left our camper trailer chained to a tree just off the main road. The track wasn't as bad as we had expected. That said Ii wouldn't recomend going in if you haven't a 4WD. If you do go in it would make a nice camp site
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Follow Up By: Been-Everywhereman - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 16:26

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 16:26
WAA liine? Razza Dazza !

Nice photo.
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Follow Up By: Member - Daryl N (NSW) - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 20:53

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 20:53
Yep. Loved every inch of it!!. Woulld go back anytime
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Follow Up By: Been-Everywhereman - Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 21:10

Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 21:10
Cape york is on offer.... Mate !! July 14th...
Get my email i was writing for one week.
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Reply By: Member - Graham N (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 17:25

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 17:25
Hi David,
We went in there August last year 2011 towing a T-Van with a Nissan the road was sandy and a little corrugated but I'm pretty sure you'll have no trouble as there is no substantial hills, but as stated the bushes are a bit close.
By the amount of fire places in there I think it may be a popular camping spot, although the two times we have been there has been no one camped there.


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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 17:34

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 17:34
A few VKS737 members were in there last week (I spoke with them on HF radio). They made no mention of any difficult conditions (but they must enjoy hot travel :-o) - as advised above, it's a commonly used track in that region - I guess plenty of people will have been in before you by June - check the Mt Dare Hotel - Roads page for the latest advice on that area. It seems the usual setup for light duty sand driving will see you enjoy your visit there - have a great first outback family trip !
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 07:18

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 07:18
That would have been me I guess.
Hmm it did get hot toward the end of the week. :-(

Thanks for you help too.

The track is as has been described. But I see no issue for you to get in with your set up. Most of the way in has 2 tracks about 8 - 10 m apart. It almost looks like a seperated 2 way dirt hightway with lots of ruts. I suspect that the raod was recut at some stage and there are lots of crossovers. As a result you can take your pick of which track you want to go on every 100 m or so.

There were no show stoppers on the track. You will be fine if you are used to taking your vehicle on off road tracks.
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