Easter travel to the Flinders Ranges

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 08:03
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Looking at travel from Yunta / Waukaringa / Tooth Nob / Balcanoona / Copley can anyone give us some info about this route. According to the Google maps it must be rough if 125km will take 5.5 hours. Is it passable for an F250 and a 21ft BT.
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Reply By: Harry & Jan - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 18:52

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 18:52
Looking at my map Yunta / Waukaringa / Koonamore / Frome Downs / Balcanoona / Copley. I think this is the route you are talking about ? = 369klm.
I cant find Tooth Nob on my maps.

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Follow Up By: muddywaters - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 01:23

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 01:23
I got Tooth Nob from Google maps, your route is fine, same thing. thank you. regards Andrew
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Reply By: Mobi Condo - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 04:14

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 04:14
A lovely route - as usual drive to suit current coditions - also a tour bus route for Outback Tours. Waukaringa still is being worked for Gold - lots of history there too! Some very nice spots to camp along the way.
Cheers - Mobi
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Follow Up By: Firefly - Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 08:25

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 08:25
Hi Muddy,

it is a good drive with the van and you will normally do it with ease in your vehicle. However there has been a lot of rain in the area in the past fortnight and that will leave the track in poor condition. You would be well advised to get a road condition report a week before Easter to satisfy yourself that the road is open and OK. Remember too that Easter is the busiest time of year for visitors to the Flinders so don't expect to find campsites in the National Park easy to find.

Enjoy,

Vince
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Reply By: muddywaters - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 07:23

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 07:23
Thank you all for the replys, very encouraging information, looks like a good trip. Will check out current conditions just prior to Easter.
Regards Andrew
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Reply By: The Chair man - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 02:41

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 02:41
We travelled from Copley to Balcanoona last October with friends with Kimberley Camper Trailers, we all drove into Grindells Hut, some of which is rocky, but driving to the conditions, we went everywhere the Campers could. We came out via Lyndhurst.

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Follow Up By: Mobi Condo - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:48

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:48
Howdy Viv & John,
An assumption here that you travelled via Mooloowatina, Terapina Tors, Terapina Springs/Rock Hole through to Lyndhurst.
If you did venture this way, would you be able to shed any light on the track and camp spots please?
Cheers - Ian & Sally
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Reply By: muddywaters - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 19:10

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 19:10
We are heading to Blinman to start with, have not worked out or looked at the return route yet. Lets get in first then wonder on how to get out. No point in planning to far ahead, we are not in a hurry.
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Reply By: The Chair man - Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 06:32

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 06:32
Hi Mobi Condi,
We travelled from Balcanoona to Moolawatana and intended to reach Mt. Freeling, via Mt. Fitton, but we were told at Moolawatana that the track had been closed for some time due to rain washing out the track. So we had to go to the Strezlecki Track near to Mt. Hopeless. The track was fine with some good camping spots, but it was quite a long way off our original planned route. We were glad to fill up at Lyndhurst. Mt. Freeling Station is not recommended for a stop over.

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Follow Up By: Mobi Condo - Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 04:39

Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 at 04:39
Lovely - thank you for your informative reply - we had heard similar and were keen to know recent accurate knowledge. You have seen some beautiful country. Warren Bonython's book on walking the Flinders Ranges was our motivation to get to Terapina Tors etc, which we did so in 2004. He described the region very accurately and the water /rock hole is magnificent.
Cheers - Ian & Sally
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Reply By: Tellem Bugrem - Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 03:51

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 03:51
Hello Andrew,

There's some black soil roads in vicinity of Lake Frome - 1/2 inch of rain, it would be impassable. There's a good camp about 5km north of Yunta, track on RH side- in about 300metres. Again, if it rains, get out quick!. We had to scamper out at 4 am....just made it! Yunta Police Station or the bar of the pub would be the best place to find out about road conditions.

Enjoy the trip................Rob
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