Wilpena pound

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Hi all has anyone info on Wilpena pound and surrounds looking to head there next month rd closures and such.

Thanks bj

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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:18

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 11:18
Hi Bill,
Contact these guys,
Wilpena Pound Visitor Information Centre
We found them to be very helpful last year before we visited.
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 12:41

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 12:41
hi jon &karen
that is a great sight and very imformative
one of the best i have seen on the net and i think quiet a few other sights could take a leaf out of wilpena pounds book
although they strongly promote their conducted guided 4wd tours
do you or anyone else know if its possible to do self drive tours through the flinders rangers
i realize that on conducted tours you have a guide who gives you all the relevant imfo as you past through
but i have found in all due respects that some of and most are far to quick for me and i prefer a much more leiserly pace where i can soak up whats around me instead of what i have always termed a goat herded tour that are too expensive for my budget
i would hope self drive is permitted as the flinders ranges is at the top of my want to do list
cheers barry
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 12:54

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 12:54
hi
forgot to ask when is the best and most moderate time to visit there in that i mean when is it not raucus hot and not freezing cold
cheers and thanks
barry
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 13:28

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 13:28
Hi Barry,
After the last years National gathering at Silverton( September), we headed to Hawker.
We stayed at the Big4 in Hawker, John & Pam were great hosts. There were a lot of travelers that were using Hawker as a base camp, as did we, making day trips to Wilpena Pound and beyond.
While at the information center at the Pound, the camping area seemed to be very busy, with those that had stayed there and those that were day trippers like ourselves. Yes you can travel by yourselves.
There are many dirt roads that are to the north of the Pound, Parachina, Blinman, with many camp sites. Bunyroo Gorge in the Heysen Range is just one of many sites.
Here is part of our trip through that area.
Broken Hill, Yunta, Hawker, Leigh Creek Wilmington
We could of easily spent weeks around the area.
Everyone we met, would give us tips and advice on how to do things.
If you venture to Legh Creek, be aware that the caravan park there is more of a carpark for motor homes and the like. The amenities are clean but bare, there is washing machines. Not very friendly for young kids. The book in for the Park is at the Mobil servo just off the main road north, the park is another two k's away on a service road towards the Works Depot.
Hope this helps.




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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 14:06

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 14:06
hi jon & karen
thanks for that helpful imfocheers
barry
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Follow Up By: Member - bill j (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 17:34

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 17:34
Hi jon & Karen

Thanks will follow info up

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 06:07

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 06:07
Hi Bill,
Swing on by the Great Wall Of China.


When we were there the gravel road were in great condition, even tho they were dusty.

You'll be blown away with the country side.
Safe Travels.

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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 20:23

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 20:23
Hi Bill
Firstly I must commend you on the bunch of photos you have on your profile. The best chickle i' ve had in a while.
About 40 minutes north of there is a place called Willow Springs. google it and it may intrest you
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Follow Up By: Member - bill j (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 21:52

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 21:52
Hi Stan well you learn something new every day have never looked at my profile
never new they were there can't delete them either. are well !!!

Thanks Willow springs looks interesting .

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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 22:07

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 22:07
The Pilbara of the south, just love the Flinders. A magic spot. It's bitumen all the way in so it's really only the tourist roads into and around the park that will worry you. Plenty of advice available from Parks SA and Wilpena Resort. A bit of info in the blogs listed below.

Flinders Ranges Blogs


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Reply By: mikehzz - Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:02

Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 at 23:02
Rawnsley Park is ok to stay at as well. It's only 10 minutes down the road from Wilpena. There are a stack of self drive 4wd treks in the Flinders and Rawnsley has brochures on most of them. Arkapena Scenic Adventure is nice as a starter. A drive through Brachina Gorge is well worth the effort and Arkaroola in the north is excellent too. Cheers.
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Reply By: Mike R7 - Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 12:49

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 12:49
Bill, as well as all the other good suggestions, I would like to addt hat there are tons of other campsites within easy reach of the pound, our favourite is Brachina East, in the 4WD section, if you think your setup will cross the normally dry creekbed.
If you wish to stopover near Leigh creek, Copley caravan park is very tidy, clean and fraendly.
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Reply By: GREENDOG ! - Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 15:35

Monday, Mar 12, 2012 at 15:35
Hi Bill You can allso stay out at Willow Springs Station which is 20 ks from Wilpena and what i think to be the most Fantastic 4wd track in that part of the Flinders it takes around 6 hrs to do and you end up climbing to around 990m it is brillant.cheers GD
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Reply By: Member - Glenys & Ken Taree - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 11:17

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 11:17
Make sure you take the plane flight around Wilpena, its worth every penny, nothing like it.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:55

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 16:55
I think it must be the only real way to see it. We walked in to the viewing platform area & found it most uninteresting!
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