PAINTED DESERT

Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 02:41
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Hello from Italy!!

We have another question from you about our amazing trip!!
we don't want to miss the fantastich "PAINTED DESERT" so we'd like to take the Road toward "Arckaringa Homestad" from Oodnadatta.
Do you know how is possible to book a cabin in this Homestaid becouse we don't find an mail address.
In addition about this we would to know ho is the road from Oodnadatta?
Then we are going to carry on our trip to Cadney Park and the to Coober Pedy.
Is this a good solution to rich Coober Pedy?
Sorry for our many questions!

Bye, Andrea & Manulea from Italy!!
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 05:11

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 05:11
Yes, Arckaringa has some basic accomodation and the road from there to Cadney Park is usually quite OK.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 Motorhome.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 05:38

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 05:38
Andrea & Manulea

Click here for info

We have been there twice, and will probably go back again.
Amazing colours, especially at sunset

The road from Oodnadatta is usually kept in reasonable condition.
From the turn off to Arkaringa Station, the road can bet a little bumpy, but that will depend on the weather, and if it has been recently graded.

The first time we visited, I was lucky enough to do a "water trough run", checking bores ect for the cattle.
Growing up on a 200 acre Dairy Farm, in Southern Victoria, I found the size of the property facinating, and how they got things done with ingenuity, the same way as my Dad did, when I was a young fellar.


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Reply By: gordon_adel - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 09:08

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 09:08
I doubt you'd need to actually book in. It's basic but very fun time. Good odl Hobbsy will probably come out and have a red with you in front of a fire.
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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 09:08

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 09:08
Meant to say, there is the one creek you have to cross that can be pretty soft at times but very manageable.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:10

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:10
It's more like a creekbed that you drive down. Not far from the station so you can walk to get help.

This site is your friend: click or for a recorded message ring: 08 8082 6660 The roads into the station are covered, and you can get up to date info in Oodnadatta.

We did the road in from Coober Pedy when it was marked as 4WD only (after rains) in a Forester and camper trailer easily.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony Z (NSW) - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 20:05

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 20:05
May be mistaken but hasn't the homested ackarincka been sold for minning and will or is closed
Sorry if I'm wrong
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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 20:53

Monday, May 28, 2012 at 20:53
All the surrounding stations are owned by the same group, of which I cannot recall the name. Was just there a couple of weeks ago. Certainly hasn't been sold for mining. They were even upgrading some of the cabins with newer aircon\heating units.
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