Coober Pedy to Darwin Itinerary

Submitted: Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 17:56
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Good afternoon fellow travellers we are currently in Coober Pedy sitting here in beautiful sunshine sipping a great red and planning our next move
Our Itinerary from here goes a little like this
Coober Pedy to William Creek-Oodnadatta-Painted Desert-Dalhousie Springs-Finke back out onto the Stuart Highway at Kulgera-Erldunda-Ularu- Kings Canyon-Palm Valley-Macdonnel Ranges-Glen Helen-Alice Springs and Onto Darwin from here
Just wondering if anyone can advise us on some good free camps cheap diesel or good caravan parks to stay at along our route.
We have got 4 weeks pretty much to get from Coober Pedy to Darwin
We are totally set up with all the gear towing a heavily modified Outback Expanda that has already seen some tough roads

Any advice would be invaluable

Thanks
Rohan Melissa and Lleyton Cruising Australia
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Reply By: Duncanm - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 19:02

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 19:02
Try this spot

Algebuckina Bridge on the Oodnadatta Track and the Old Ghan Railway.

Well worth at least a night
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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 19:33

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 19:33
Make sure you visit the string of springs on the Oodnadatta track. You will see springs of bubbling water on the top of hills.

Over thousands of years the artesian water has carried sediment with it as it bubbled out of the ground, this has gradually built up a hill with the pond on top.

If you were dying of thirst, the last place you would look for water would be the top of a hill, yet there it is.
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Reply By: baz&pud (Tassie) - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 20:04

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 20:04
R,M & L
You can camp just about anywhere on the Oodnadatta Track, but if time permits, Coward Springs, Beresford Ruins, there's a camp site between Painted Desert and Oodnadatta, think from memory called Neill's Creek.
Kings Creek Station before you get to Kings Canyon Alice Springs a few CVPs there but dearest we have found is the Macdonnell's Big 4, worth a night or two out at Ross River.
Heading north to Darwin, Devils Marbles is always busy (well has been each time we have pulled in) found Bonney Well to be better, further north Banka Banka is supposed to be good, we haven't stayed there yet, maybe this year.
Spend a night at Daley Waters, the night show is always good, Edith Gorge above Katherine is great, then you're not far from Darwin.
Hope this helps.
Cheers
Baz
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Follow Up By: Member - Roh Mel & Lleyton - Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 20:44

Monday, Jun 04, 2012 at 20:44
Thanks guys keep em coming we are marking all these down on our maps
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Reply By: Hopper-51 - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 16:29

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 at 16:29
We have just come from Yulara and Kings Canyon. Diesel at Yulara was a reasonable (for the location) $2.13/l but at Kings Canyon this leapt to $2.34/l + 1 percent for credit card. The Mereenie Loop was not TOO rough - a couple of sections of around 15 - 20km that was fairly badly corrugated. We are traveling with a 18.5-7 OB Expanda.
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