Road From oodnadatta to Mt Dare

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at 21:47
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Does anyone know what this road is like, Will i be able to tow my jayco flamingo semi off road (under slung with 15" wheels and 4x4 tyres) along this road. i was thinking of heading this way and then onto lamberts centre of Australia.
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Reply By: 4X4Treker - Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at 22:03

Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 at 22:03
dean r2
The road is normally not in bad condition except after rain it gets a bit rutted some sections can also get corregated, everytime I have been to Dalhousie Springs there has always been a mixture of off road campers and off road caravans there and they would have to travel the Mt Dare road to get there I have not taken my Off Road camper or caravan in there but that is because we are always doing desert trips which is no place for trailers.
It all comes down to speed if it gets rough you simply slow down if I was just going to Dalhousie I would not hesitate to take my Off Road Caravan in there

Happy Travels
Treker
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 07:51

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 07:51
Dean,

main station access road so it gets a bit of work done. A matter of driving to the conditions, particularly with the Jayco in tow.

Covered it in a couple of blogs last July.


Oodnadatta to Mt Dare - Explorers Trails


Mt Dare - Finke -Uluru


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Reply By: Ozrover - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:15

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:15
Dean,

Which road/track are you thinking of using?

You have the "main" road from Oodnadatta to Hamilton station which is usually in pretty good condition, from Hamilton HS you either head north to Eringa waterhole, Bloods creek & Mt Dare. this "road" deteriorates quite quickly to a gibber strewn track, good in some places poor in others.

If you head east from Hamilton HS this is the Pedirka track & it is not recommended for caravans & trailers, althow quite a few do take this track to Dalhousie Springs (get a permit from Oodna').

From Dalhousie Springs you head north again, either taking the Christmas bore track (Very rough & rocky) or the track to Bloods creek via the federal ruins.

Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:48

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:48
G'day Jeff

Just thought I would say g'day and introduce myself - I am the "trip leader" of the Japanese group that will be staying with you next Saturday.

Looking forward to having a beer and a chat with you !


Cheers

Gazz
Ps I will be the one that doesn't have black hair !
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 12:17

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 12:17
thanks for your reply.

i was going to take the road via pedirka. Is this road to rough to take a jayco flaningo.
If i go the other way what is the crossing at the stevens creek like and can i make it from oodnadatta to dalhousie springs or Mt dare in one day.

Which way would you go towing a van.
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 14:51

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 14:51
Gaz,
Looking forward to it, I'll be on my own as Dave & Karen will be at the Adelaide show!

Dean,

The Pedirka track is passable, some people think that it's better than the Eringa route, BUT DENR don't recommend caravans or trailers, your choice, all the creeks are dry & sandy so you won't have a problem there!

You should have no problem getting from Oodna' to Mt dare in a day, but take it easy & stop over at Dalhousie Springs & enjoy yourself!

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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 16:47

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 16:47
thanks jeff
do you much about the road from Mt dare to finke.
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 17:55

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 17:55
The road north of Mt Dare improves about 20ks north of the border, watch out for the erosion burms around Charolotte Waters, there are approx' 6 or 7 of them!

Keep in mind that 10 or 20 mil of rain can close all roads around here & makes travel a nightmare, keep a watch on the roads conditions reports on ExOz & the Mt Dare website!

The track out to the Lambert Center is rough but passable, you should be able to get your camper in there with no dramas.

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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 18:35

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 18:35
thats sounds good. Wasnt real keen on leaving my van on the side of the road and going out to centre. will check the road conditions when i get out there.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 16:26

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 16:26
Drove past that a few years ago, goe centre is about 12 k to the north of Finke Rd (24k return).
All the main roads were fine at that time we travelled, but we didn't have time to detour to Lamberts.

I later read somewhere that the track is very rough, but you may plan to leave the Jayco at the road and drive the track in / out without it ?
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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:58

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 07:58
I haven't done it for a few years so I'd look at the advice from others for current info. But I'd add to that to make sure you have a stone guard across the front of the trailer, especially if you go the Perdika way which is very stoney.
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Reply By: Gossy - Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 09:38

Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 09:38
yep very rocky. One local said to me "when God finished he had a whole bunch of rocks left over and he dumped them on the roads up here".
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