Your vehicle will need to be extensively prepared for remote area travel, with all fuel, water, food and vehicle repair equipment and spare parts. All travellers should read the 4WDriving Topic for related articles and checklists for vehicle setup and driver awareness.
The Department for Environment and Heritage
advise vehicles to travel north along the track, due to safety concerns. It is recommended for all travellers to lower tyre pressures to about 60 to 70% of normal highway pressure. This is to avoid damage to the track and consequent track closures.
The nearest FUEL stop is at Ceduna
prior to the trip or Glendambo
on the Stuart Highway. The recommended campsites are at Googs Lakes and Mount Finke
. Firewood can be collected at intervals along the track and should only be used sparingly. Vehicles are prohibited from driving off track and on the lake.
Vehicles should engage 4WD and lower tyre pressures as this helps by making travel easier and protecting the track from becoming severely corrugated.
Vehicles should also carry the appropriate recovery gear, including shovel and air compressor.Mount Finke
is the highest landform at 369 metres. Begin the climb from car park and sign the visitors book located beneath the trig point. The view from the summit
is spectacular of the surrounding sea of mallee.
Visitors planning to visit Childara Rock-hole or travel through Lake Everard
station strictly need prior arrangement with station management. Telephone: (61 8) 8648 1884.
Respect Aboriginal Cultural sites and please do not remove any artefacts.
Please contact DEH in Ceduna
prior to travel for update on road conditions
and visitor numbers to the track.
To access Googs Track
you will need a Permit issued by the SA Department for Environment and Heritage
. Permits cost $4 per day per vehicle. So a 3 day stay will only cost you $12. Most of Googs Track
is now located within the Yumbarra Conservation Park
and the Yellabinna Regional Reserve. Best camping areas are at Googs Lake and at Mount Finke
. You will get a small information package and mud map with your permit.
For More Information:
Department for Environment and Heritage
11 McKenzie Street
PO Box 569Ceduna
Phone: (08) 8625 3144
Fax: (08) 8625 3123
Vermin Proof Fence
All dog fences such as the gate
on the eastern perimeter of Yellabinna Regional Reserve and Lake Everard
Station must be kept shut at all times. The owners of Lake Everard
Station may grant access to Childara Rock but please ask for permission prior. If permission is granted - please do not venture further east from Childara Rock towards the property.
Fuel Supplies & UsageGlendambo
|4cyl 86 litres *||4cyl 102 litres *||4cyl 114 litres|
|6cyl 86 litres *||6cyl 115 litres *||6cyl 100 litres|
|8cyl 87 litres||8cyl 94 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 94.88km N
Best time to travel Ok time to travel Travel NOT recommended
|Mean Max. °C||36.8||35.1||31.4||27.1||22.4||18.8||18.8||21.2||25.2||27.9||31.4||33.7|
|Mean Min. °C||19.8||19.3||16.0||12.1||7.9||5.1||4.6||5.5||9.0||11.7||15.5||17.3|
|Mean Rain mm||12.2||28.1||16.0||10.2||11.4||13.5||10.1||12.0||10.2||17.8||19.8||23.5|
Services & Supplies
The following locations have various services And supplies:Glendambo
IMPORTANT NOTE: Provisions no longer available at Tarcoola
Hotel has recently opened - Phone: (08) 8672 1073