Dalhousie to Finke via Bloods Ck

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesDalhousie Springs
FinishFinke (Aputula)
DifficultyDifficulty 3/5
Suitable ForAWD Motorbike 
Distance192.59 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed58.66 km/hr
Travel Time3 hrs 17 mins
Page Updated: 21 Oct 2021


This route connects the Red Centre and the Simpson Desert but also intersects the Old Ghan in numerous places and provides an interesting drive for travellers that enjoy exploring old relics in a remote region of historic ruins and waterholes visited by profilic birdlife.

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TrekID: 141


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Please refer to Road Reports published by the local shire and/or main roads for the area you intend to visit. Road/Track conditions can change significantly after weather events. Travellers must be responsible for their own research on current conditions and track suitability.

Fuel Usage

Fuel is also available at Mount Dare Hotel and Oodnadatta - see Mt Dare to Oodnadatta via Dalhousie.
4cyl 27 litres4cyl 31 litres4cyl 39 litres
6cyl 30 litres6cyl 35 litres6cyl 34 litres
8cyl 30 litres8cyl 32 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Trek Mid Point 174.36km W
Mean Max. °C36.935.532.127.922.618.918.922.026.930.233.235.0
Mean Min. °C22.021.518.
Mean Rain mm28.836.831.513.412.316.212.48.915.922.125.032.8
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended


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Dalhousie Springs to Spring Creek Delta Track & Pedirka Track
Driving: 3.41 km
Heading: 221°
Avg Speed: 36.43 km/hr
EST Time: 05:36
Spring Creek Delta Track & Pedirka Track to 3 O'clock Creek
Driving: 8.02 km
Heading: 256°
Avg Speed: 53.36 km/hr
EST Time: 09:01
3 O'clock Creek to Dalhousie Rd & Bloods Creek Rd
Driving: 23.89 km
Heading: 309°
Avg Speed: 55.07 km/hr
EST Time: 26:01
Dalhousie Rd & Bloods Creek Rd to Hughes Waterhole
Driving: 4.59 km
Heading: 292°
Avg Speed: 57.02 km/hr
EST Time: 04:49
Hughes Waterhole to Bloods Creek (Ruin)
Driving: 10.6 km
Heading: 294°
Avg Speed: 50.42 km/hr
EST Time: 12:36
Bloods Creek (Ruin) to Bloods Creek Bore & Stockyards
Driving: 1.83 km
Heading: 295°
Avg Speed: 43.25 km/hr
EST Time: 02:32
Bloods Creek Bore & Stockyards to Gate - Bloods Creek Tk
Driving: 9.11 km
Heading: 273°
Avg Speed: 73.71 km/hr
EST Time: 07:24
Gate - Bloods Creek Tk to Bloods Creek
Driving: 7.5 km
Heading: 270°
Avg Speed: 68.14 km/hr
EST Time: 06:36
Bloods Creek to Bloods Creek Tk & Eringa/Abminga Tk
Driving: 18.87 km
Heading: 279°
Avg Speed: 71.49 km/hr
EST Time: 15:50
Bloods Creek Tk & Eringa/Abminga Tk to Abminga Creek & Six Mile Bore
Driving: 13.54 km
Heading: 27°
Avg Speed: 52.16 km/hr
EST Time: 15:34
Abminga Creek & Six Mile Bore to Abminga Waterhole
Driving: 3.21 km
Heading: 78°
Avg Speed: 45.28 km/hr
EST Time: 04:15
Abminga Waterhole to Abminga Siding Ruins
Driving: 0.57 km
Heading: 48°
Avg Speed: 35.48 km/hr
EST Time: 00:57
Abminga Siding Ruins to Border - SA and NT
Driving: 15.82 km
Heading: 15°
Avg Speed: 56.31 km/hr
EST Time: 16:51
Border - SA and NT to Abminga Creek Tk & New Crown/Mt Dare Tk
Driving: 10.81 km
Heading: 14°
Avg Speed: 56.65 km/hr
EST Time: 11:26
Abminga Creek Tk & New Crown/Mt Dare Tk to Charlotte Bore
Driving: 0.23 km
Heading: 282°
Avg Speed: 74.72 km/hr
EST Time: 00:11
Charlotte Bore to Gate - New Crown/Mt Dare Tk
Driving: 3.5 km
Heading: 312°
Avg Speed: 72.95 km/hr
EST Time: 02:52
Gate - New Crown/Mt Dare Tk to Mary Ann Bore
Driving: 17.33 km
Heading: 343°
Avg Speed: 71.99 km/hr
EST Time: 14:26
Mary Ann Bore to New Crown - Finke Rd & New Crown - Andado Rd
Driving: 8.57 km
Heading: 355°
Avg Speed: 65.84 km/hr
EST Time: 07:48
New Crown - Finke Rd & New Crown - Andado Rd to Finke (Aputula)
Driving: 31.19 km
Heading: 294°
Avg Speed: 74.21 km/hr
EST Time: 25:13
Distance is based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.

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