Oodnadatta Track Guide

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The Oodnadatta Track is 620 kilometres of legendary outback track that takes travellers on a journey of discovery, exploration and imagination.

You might be thinking that all outback tracks are the same: lots of wide open spaces and not much to see or do.

You might also be thinking that you need very advanced driving skills and lots of special recovery gear in your vehicle to see these places.

Well, we’d like to introduce you to the Oodnadatta Track.

It’s the ideal track for first timers to offroad driving in the outback, and yet it’s got enough to see and do along the way to satisfy even the best-travelled outback explorer.

Oh, and did we tell you that it’s Amanda’s most favourite outback track? She’ll make us drive on it at least twice every year.

Dive in and find out why we love this legendary outback track so much.

Why You Should Go

Although the word ‘Oodnadatta’ sounds remote, tough and dangerous, the Track is actually one of the easiest outback tracks to drive.

In our opinion, it’s the best introduction to remote area driving (and bush camping) in the entire outback – which is one BIG reason why you should go.

Most of the time, the track is a very good, well maintained gravel road (except after rain). We’ve been able to travel along some sections at speeds of up to 110 km/h.

This makes the track a very real alternative to the Stuart Highway if you’re travelling to or from the Northern Territory.

In fact, the track is so good, we’ve seen those bright green ‘Juicy Rentals’ vans on it several times.

However, there’s more than just great outback driving here.

For a start there’s artesian hot springs to swim in and great waterholes to camp at. There’s some fabulously picturesque places to camp at along the way:

Then there’s the track’s history to explore. You’re following the route of the original old Ghan Railway from Adelaide to Alice Springs, so there are plenty of historic railway sidings and buildings to stop and explore.

And of course, there’s Lake Eyre. From the Oodnadatta Track you pass right by Lake Eyre South.

Just seeing Australia’s largest lake with your own eyes has got to be worth the trip!

Getting There

The Oodnadatta Track begins at Marree in South Australia and travels roughly northwest for 620 kilometres through the tiny town of Oodnadatta before looping back to the Stuart Highway at Marla.

Although we’ve seen people travelling the track in ordinary vehicles, we really do recommend that you take a 4WD. Any 4WD will be better on this track than a 2WD sedan (or a Backpacker van!).


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Along the way, the Track passes Lake Eyre, and you can stop for a quick beer and bite to eat in William Creek, all the time following the historic route of the old Ghan Railway.

The Track also passes by the largest cattle station (ranch) in the world: Anna Creek– and some of the world’s most unique desert features: mound springs.

You can get to the Oodnadatta Track from a few different places:

  • From the south, via the Flinders Ranges, Lyndhurst and Marree
  • Alternatively, you get onto the track along the Borefield Track from Roxby Downs and Woomera
  • From the north, via the Stuart Highway at Marla or be even more adventurous and join the Track from either Charlotte Waters, Andado or after a Simpson Desert crossing
  • From the west, you can get to the track from Coober Pedy and Cadney Park

A trip along the Track is easy to combine with other Outback trips and destinations:

  • A Flinders Ranges tour and then head south or north along the Stuart Hwy
  • A trip to Ayers Rock via either Marla or Charlotte Waters, Finke and then Kulgera
  • Travel to Alice Springs via the Old Ghan Heritage Trail or via the Andado and Binns Tracks
  • A visit to Dalhousie Springs
  • The ultimate desert adventure: drive up to Dalhousie Springs and then cross the Simpson Desert
  • A trip up the Birdsville Track (pictured above)

See and Do

As we’ve said above, the Track is perfect for those who’ve never driven a remote outback track before.

But what’s fabulous about the track is the incredible amount there is to see and do along the way. We’ve driven the track numerous times in the past few years and we STILL haven’t seen everything there is to see yet.

You can start the track from either end (Marla in the north or Marree in the south) and still see everything we’re writing about on this page.

Marree to William Creek (215km)

Starting at Marree (the southern end of the track) means you start in an iconic outback town – the site where both the Birdsville and Oodnadatta Tracks begin.

There’s quite a bit to see at Marree:

  • The Blitz Truck that belonged to the famous Birdsville Track Mailman, Tom Kruse
  • Grab a beer, a bite to eat, or stay overnight at the famous Marree Hotel
  • Historic Hergott Springs (just outside of the town)

The famous Marree Hotel: make sure you have a beer!

Once you leave Marree, you’ll pass:

  • Muloorina Station (Lake Eyre access and fabulous camping area)
  • Lake Eyre South
  • Ghan Railway sidings to stop and explore: Callalanna, Alberrie, Margaret Siding, and Curdimurka. Curdimurka is especially well preserved.
  • The outback’s most unexpected sculpture park

Definitely a boy sculpture!

When you get to Coward Springs, stop and take a swim or should that be bath in the hot tub? (Yes, it really is a spring-fed hot tub, but there’s only room for 5 or 6 people).

Coward Springs is a popular campground, located next to a natural wetland and nestled beneath a grove of massive Athel Pines.

Coward Springs Campground

 

The campground can get busy here, but whenever we’ve stayed, we’ve always been able to find a place to camp a little away from others.

The current fees for the campground (2016) are $12 per adult, with children free.

Coward Springs CampgroundAs well as the hot tub, Coward Springs has showers and toilets, camel tours (during winter), a small museum and several walks. If you’re into birdwatching then it’s a must!

Coward Springs has its own great website, where you can book accommodation, camel tours and learn more about this special oasis in the desert. Please make sure you check it out: www.cowardsprings.com.au

Right near Coward Springs (less than 10 minutes) is the Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park where you can see some pretty unique mound springs:

  • Blanche Cup
  • The Bubbler

It will only take you a few minutes to drive out to these unique springs from the main track, and they’re well worth a look. They are hugely important water sources for the fragile ecosystem in this area, and were used by Arabana (Aboriginal) people for several thousand years.

The Bubbler is a great little spring that does exactly what it says -bubbles- but not quite as you’d expect.

Heading north again up the Oodnadatta Track, you’ll come to Beresford Siding, another of the old Ghan railway stops.

Beresford has a few things to look at. The prominent tower that’s pictured below was used for the desalination of artesian water which was used in the steam trains. Also, there are the ruins of the fettlers’ cottages to explore, a flowing bore and a tree-lined dam.

You could take a swim in the dam, but I’m sure most city folk would be too faint-hearted to try!

Returning to the Oodnadatta Track from Beresford Siding, you’ll notice a hill. On the west side of this hill is a historical site which has equipment used to guide and track rockets launched by the Woomera facility.

The Strangways Historic site is next along the way, on the west side of the track.

Strangways was the site of the first homestead on the pastoral property of the same name (it’s now called ‘Anna Creek’ and is the biggest pastoral station in the world).

Strangways was sold to the South Australian government in 1870, and became a repeater station on the Overland Telegraph Line.

At its peak, it was a small village with a number of buildings. The site was selected as it was next to a mound spring. This mound spring, unfortunately, is now dry. The station was closed down in 1896 and moved to William Creek.

Heading north, you’ll find the turnoff to Lake Eyre and Halligan Bay, a few kilometres out of William Creek.

A side trip to Lake Eyre is well worthwhile if you’ve got the time and 4WD experience to do it.

We’ve written an entire guide to Lake Eyre, so if you’re interested in doing this side trip, you can learn all about road conditions, camping and more by clicking here.

William Creek to Oodnadatta (207km)

William Creek is the next stop along the way.

It’s most famous for its pub, where you can also get fuel, meals, basic ‘donga’ style accommodation and book flights over Lake Eyre.

At the very least, have a drink at the bar!

There’s a campground across the road from the pub (you can’t miss it – there is nothing else in William Creek!)

Observant people will also spot some Oppenheimer Poles left over from the Overland Telegraph Line when it ran through here.

Heading north from William Creek, the next point of interest is a cairn marking the Elders Scientific Expedition and Edwards Creek village ruins – which mark the halfway point on the track.

Not far from the Elders’ Cairn, you’ll find a turnoff on the east side of the track to the Peake Telegraph Station Historic site.

This makes an interesting side tour, but BE WARNED: it’s 25km in to the ruins and it is a slow 4WD track (took us an hour to get in, towing a camper trailer).

Although it’s slow going, the side trip to Peake is worth it.

Peake was not only a telegraph repeater station, it was also a village and a mine. You can spend several hours wandering around the ruins (which are in reasonable condition), and exploring the nearby mound spring.

You can no longer camp at the Peake Telegraph Station site.

Heading north again, you’ll come to one of the best known sites on the Oodnadatta Track, and what is probably Australia’s most photographed railway bridge: Algebuckina.

The Algebuckina rail bridge is the longest in South Australia, at 578 metres in length.

Whenever we visit, we always marvel at the courage of the workers who built it. Imagine living and working out here over summer in temperatures of 45 C without air conditioning!

Algebuckina is located on the Neale River, and there’s a series of permanent waterholes here, which make it fabulous place to camp.

Whilst many people camp right near the bridge, if you want something a little quieter, head back to the Oodnadatta Track and right across the road, on the eastern side of the track, you’ll find some Pink Roadhouse signs and a gate.

Follow these to a much quieter camping area, which is on the banks of another waterhole.

The drive north from Algebuckina to Oodnadatta is probably the worst section of the track, as there’s a lot of corrugations, some bulldust ruts and a series of sharp bends. They have been working to repair this lately.

Be very careful driving these bends.  Several tourists have died on this stretch this of road, as they were simply travelling too fast.

Before you reach Oodnadatta, you’ll pass the Mt Dutton lookout and ruins. Mt Dutton was another of the sidings on the Ghan Railway. These ruins are on private station property, so if you visit them, please leave them as they are.

Oodnadatta to Marla (220km)

Oodnadatta. At last, you’ve reached the little town for which the track was named!

The first place that most people head for is the Pink Roadhouse, previously operated by Adam and Lynnie Plate.

Adam, who was responsible for all the round pink signs found throughout this part of the outback, recently passed away (2012), in tragic circumstances. However, the roadhouse is still going strong with its new owners.

If you call in here for a bite to eat, the ONE thing you must order is the Oodnaburger: Gary’s favourite!

As well as food, fuel, automotive repairs, grocery items and tourist information, the Pink Roadhouse has basic accommodation and camping as well.

One thing that REALLY surprised us in Oodnadatta was the museum, which is located in the old Railway Station Buildings. It’s one of the best community museums we’ve seen.

You’ll find high quality displays on Aboriginal history and contemporary stories, natural history, European history, mining, and the Ghan railway.

We came away from the museum with the impression of a community where Aboriginal people and white settlers have come together and are proud of their history, community and future.

Oodnadatta also has a pub with accommodation, a grocery store and a small hospital.

If you’re staying overnight here, take a trip around town to see:

  • the Teamster’s Memorial,
  • the historic Afghan cemetery,
  • the railway dam (where you can swim), and
  • Hookey’s waterhole (heading out on the track that goes to Coober Pedy) on Neales Creek

The final 220km stretch of the Oodnadatta Track takes you to Marla. This part of the track is usually in very good condition, and you’ll be able to travel a little faster along this section than the previous one.

Although there’s not as much to see along this final part of the track, there are a number of gorgeous creek crossings, such as Kathleen Creek, which sometimes have waterholes and make great places to camp.

Be warned however as you may see cattle along this section.

Resources:

Fuel is available along the Track at:

Marree:

  • Outback Roadhouse: (08) 8675 8360
  • Oasis Cafe: (08) 8675 8352

William Creek:

  • William Creek Hotel: ph. (08) 8670 7880

Oodnadatta:

  • Pink Roadhouse: ph. 1800 802 074/(08) 8670 7822

Marla:

  • Marla Traveller’s Rest Roadhouse: ph. (08) 8670 7001

Accommodation (basic hotel/donga-style/camping/caravan parks) available along the Track at:

Marree:

Coward Springs (camping/caravans only):

  • Call Greg or Prue: (08) 8675 8336  /contact via email here

William Creek (donga-style accommodation/hotel rooms/campgroundcaravan park):

Algebuckina (free bush camping)

Oodnadatta:

  • Pink Roadhouse (basic donga style rooms/campground/caravan park/cabins) ph. 1800 802 074/(08) 8670 7822
  • Transcontinental Hotel: (08) 8670 7804 /email: oodnadattahotel@bigpond.com

Marla:

  • Traveller’s Rest (basic motel rooms/donga-style cabins/caravan park/campground): 08 8670 7001

Road Conditions:

The Oodnadatta Track is a good grade, gravel road that is open ALL year round and is suitable for offroad campers and caravans (with care).

Guidebooks & Maps

There’s not a lot maps and guidebooks around for the Oodnadatta Track, so we’ve picked out a few of our favourites.

The Old Ghan Heritage Trail 

This is a FABULOUS ebook for IOS (that’s Apple devices like iPhones &  iPads only). Not only does it cover the Oodnadatta Track, but it also describes some of the side trips too (although it does miss a couple of places that we’ve described above).

The route follows most of the Oodnadatta Track, goes north through Hamilton Station to Mt Dare, then to Alice Springs via Finke (Apatula) and along what we locals call ‘the Old South Road’.

There’s plenty of maps, information and notes on side trips like Alice Well and the Pedirka Desert.

It’s been carefully put together by experienced Aussie travellers, Elizabeth and Helmut Mueller from Ebook Travellers.

The ebook is 87 pages long and is filled with high quality photos, a few videos, and trip notes. It normally sells for the very reasonable price of $7.99 AUD in the iTunes store.

You can buy it here from the iTune store (yes we will make a few cents from this that will help us to keep this website going).

Outback Traveller’s Guide: Oodnadatta Track Map

series1-1This series of maps is the most detailed (apart from AUSLIG topographic maps), and comes in a hard-wearing spiral bound booklet.

The maps are strip maps, which include details like creek crossings, grids and where bulldust ruts are located.

We’ve found them very useful and a sound alternative to the HEMA maps below.

You can purchased the Oodnadatta Track map directly from the Outback Traveller’s Guide website here.

 

 

 

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35 Comments

  • Jean McVicar says:

    Can you take a caravan off roader ?

  • Deno says:

    I’m planing on traveling the oodnadatta track as well as visiting lake Eyre mid December.
    I know it will be extremely hot is the track open this time of year?

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Deno,

      Yes, the Oodnadatta Track is a main road, and it is open all year round, except after heavy rain. You can visit Lake Eyre during summer, but BE WARNED: this is the hottest part of Australia and likely to be very, very uncomfortable – especially if you’re coming from the Northern Hemishpere!

  • Aaron says:

    Australia is truly a massive place; so many tracks and places to explore!

  • James Ira Liermann says:

    Thank you for making this website. Very interesting. I need to look further to see if you talk about Margaret Siding Ruins. Sounds intriguing; I saw a picture of it on Google Earth, so I did a search on that (Margaret Siding Ruins) and it came up with your site. I am from Nebraska, USA, in the outback region known as the Sandhills, where there are probably about 100 times more cattle than people, and even the coyotes surely outnumber the people. Margaret Siding Ruins just reminds me of exploring old abandoned homestead sites that are interspersed among the pastures, as the old-timers die off, and more and more families have moved to the cities, and ranches have gotten bigger and there are fewer people and more absentee landlords.

  • Carola says:

    Nach dem Besuch des kleinen “Flynn Museums” in Alice war der Oodnadatta Track für uns 2012 um so beeindruckender !
    Wir werden ihn jetzt in umgekehrter Richtung erneut befahren, 4WD ist auf jeden Fall optimal.Die Wegweiser von Adam sind Spitze ! Welcher tragische Unglücksfall führte zu Adams Tod ?

  • John Cole says:

    Is fuel available all year round on the track and if so at what roadhouses and towns.

    Are there caravan parks along the way with power and/or water and where are they.

    Thanking you.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi John,

      This information is contained in the ‘Resources’ section of the article. The Oodnadatta Track is a big, public road and is open ALL year round as people live along it. Fuel is available all year round. Caravan parks -we’ve described where these are again in the resources section, are at Marree, Coward Springs, William Creek, Oodnadatta and Marla – again please read the article carefully – it’s all there.

  • Mark says:

    Great guide Amanda. Be great if we could download a PDF of this, with a face book like or similar, like you allow on one of your other pages. Be good to have this on a tablet or similar while driving out of mobile range….

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Mark,

      As the previous PDF share buttons we were using were proving very temperamental, I’ve disabled it on many of our posts. I have enabled another simple PDF/print option for you instead. They’re small green buttons at them bottom left of the article. Hope this helps,

      Amanda

  • Wendy says:

    Thanks for a great descriptive trip analysis. My partner & I intend to travel to Uluru in a couple of weeks time. He is from overseas and we have recently bought a 4 wheel drive. I am from SA but have not had opportunity to see much of our great land. We both want an interesting experience. He wants to get there in 2 days of straight driving. I hope your story will convince him to do it more leisurely. He was the one who found your site & asked me to read it so hopefully it will change his mind. It would be nice if we could catch up with you when we get to Alice or along the way. We are taking approx 10 days off to have our little adventure & and hope to have many more. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.

  • Freya says:

    Thanks for such a great write up very informative. Can you tell me what type of fuel is available? Is it only diesel or is petrol and gas available too?

    Freya

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Freya,

      Glad you found the guide useful. LPG fuel is only available at Marla (and many other roadhouses on the Stuart Highway) to our knowledge.

  • Alex says:

    Do I need to reduce tyre pressure travelling this track through Painted Desert from Oodnadatta to Cadney Homestead? I’ve read your guide http://traveloutbackaustralia.com/outback-rangers-guide-tyre-pressures.html/, but I don’t know what type of road it is. Is it much worse than main Oodnadatta Track?
    Thank you.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Alex,

      No, we’ve never had to reduce tyre pressures when cutting across through the Painted Desert. It’s a gravel road, gets washed out after rain, but then they seem to grade it pretty quickly. There are no dunes on it, just creek lines (small) and hills.

      • Alex says:

        Hi Amanda.

        Thank you very much for your reply. Your guide helped us a lot when two weeks ago we took Oodnadatta track from Marree to Oodnadatta and then turned to the Painted Desert road. It was our first outback experience and I found it really exciting and unique. The road through the Painted Desert is in fact in better condition than the Oodnadatta Track itself (especially the last part before Oodnadatta, which was severely corrugated), and we managed to drive on it with the speed 80-90 km/h. I highly recommend the Painted Desert lookout on sunset, it was the most stunning part of our trip. Also you can camp in Arckaringa Homestead and enjoy its utter remoteness. Now I know what “in the middle of nowhere” really means :).

  • DS says:

    Hi I really enjoyed reading your article we are at Port Augusta heading to coober pedy we would really like to go to oonadatta from coober pedy then across to marla do you think the road is suitable for a 12 tonne bus/motorhome towing a car trailer ? Thanks

    • Gary says:

      Hi, wow, I think only you guys can make that decision. The road has recently been impacted upon by rain and I don’t know if it has any damage as a result of this. You would be better off contacting the SA roads department and asking or failing that one of the stops along the way like William Creek or Oodnadatta itself. Sorry I can’t be of much help. Normally, I’d probably err on the side of a definite maybe as the road, yes, it’s more like an unsealed road these days, is in pretty good condition along the sections you are looking at. Hope this helps.
      Gary

  • Jane says:

    Great write up Amanda, thanks! Definitely adding to my list of must do’s in Oz… and before too long. Have always wanted to travel the track, your guide is excellent.

  • Sam says:

    Great article. Can you please advise the typical drive times between the towns.
    Obviously road conditions vary and determine this but in a well equipped 4×4 is it fair to assume we can average 80km/h + along most of the track?

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Sam,

      I (Amanda) drove this solo a few weeks ago, and I averaged about 110km/h. However, I am an experienced off road driver, have driven the Oodnadatta Track many times and I wasn’t towing a trailer. I also slowed down to 60km/h whenever any other vehicles were coming towards me. On average, you would at least be able to to 80km/h. The biggest thing that will slow you down is stopping and seeing everything along the way. Take your time- it’s THE BEST outback track.

  • Brendan says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Thank you sooo much for the informative article.
    I have a question if you don’t mind?
    What is the road like between Oodnadatta and Coober Pedy. Also
    how long would it take? Google earth states about 5 1/2 hours, is this correct?

    We can’t wait to get amongst it in September.

    • Amanda says:

      5 1/2 hours to get from Coober Pedy to Oodnadatta?? No it shouldn’t take anymore than 3 unless the road is really wet and you’re sliding all over the place! It’s a reasonably good gravel road that, when it hasn’t been raining, locals can do 110 km/h on. Wide, smooth gravel that anyone can drive with care.

  • Brendan says:

    Sorry I should have stated via the Kempe Rd.

  • Kristian and Emma says:

    Hi Amanda,

    We’re looking at doing the Oodnadatta Track on the way back from Uluru to Adelaide. Google maps is telling us from Marla to Marree (616kms) would take 27 hours? This doesn’t seem right to us. What are you thoughts?

    Thanks.

    • Nick says:

      Google is averaging a speed of about 30km/hr on these unsealed roads. It’s unrealistic and wrong. You should at least average about 80km/hr.

  • Nick says:

    Hi Amanda,

    My family and another family will be traveling this track as a first time outback track.
    We depart August 12.

    Do you know if accommodation is readily available during the winter months?
    I’m guessing this is a peak time for tourism as its the dryest and coolest time to go.

    Also,
    Is lake Eyre south ok to drive on, or will my car sink through a dry crust.

    Regards,
    Nick.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Nick,

      I’m pretty sure I’ve written the acccommodation options in this post, so I’d just advise you to get in touch with them and book as it will be busy. We were on the Oodnadatta Track on Friday-Saturday this week, and it was very with tourists.

      You cannot drive on Lake Eyre at all. It’s against the law.

      Cheers,

      Amanda

  • rob says:

    Hi kristian and emma
    I drove from coober pedy to oodnadatta then south completing the track last week and found google maps to be advising similar distances
    They are incorrect you can
    average your driving times around 80 to 100klm an hour
    for most part of the track
    Some sections are badly corrogated but for the most part very good
    If the track is wet then thats another ball game a few days previous to my trip on the track it was wet and horrendous i spoke to 1 couple who had just come of the track and said it was quite slippery and dangerous and i couldnt tell what colour their 4wd was due to the mud
    It seems to dry out fairly quickly though
    Enjoy the trip its a great track
    Regards
    Rob

    • Amanda says:

      We drove the Oodnadatta Track again on Friday and Saturday this week. There is currently ONE section only that I would even call remotely ‘poor’, between Oodnadatta and Algebuckina. We were able to travel at 110km/h on the southern sections, William Creek-Marree.

      Cheers,

      Amanda

  • Chris says:

    Hi Amanda

    Thank you for the excellent resource!

    I am hoping to take the family along the track from Coober Pedy to William Creek to Northern Flinders in early October of this year in a 2016 Subaru Forester as part of a trip north from Adelaide to Uluru and surrounds. This is following a recent work trip I did to the APY Lands, just had to get back up that way with the family, gorgeous country!

    I apologise if it has been covered, but I have read some guides that recommend taking a second spare and sat phone (we also had these for our work trip). Just wondering what your view is on this (of course, I understand that safety is ultimately my responsibility).

    I was thinking of buying a UHF radio so at least I would have some form of communication (I understand there are repeaters along the track).

    Thanks again,

    Chris

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Chris,

      I NEVER take a sat phone if I’m just travelling the Oodnadatta Track, even if I’m driving solo as -SHOCK HORROR- a female! Why? There are simply sooooo many vehicles on the Oodnadatta Track, I don’t consider it remote. The APY Lands (which I work in very often) are far and away more remote! Get a UHF instead – it will be very handy for listening for oncoming vehicles so you can slow down and get right over and avoid having your windscreen smashed. Unfortunately, both times I’ve driven the Oodnadatta Track this year, the track has been full of city tourists towing campertrailers WHO DO NOT SLOW DOWN. Grr#$%$!!! This aside, a UHF on the Oodnadatta Track will get your out of trouble (not that you will have any – it’s a high grade dirt road that you can do 110km/h in many places).

      If you’re really, really worried (seriously I wouldn’t be… the Oodnadatta Track is a full-on tourist highway), hire a PLB.

      However, I never, ever go anywhere without a second spare. Nowhere. A second spare is something I won’t leave Alice without.

      Hope this helps,

      Amanda

  • Catherine DeBattista says:

    Hi Amada!

    Fantastic post, thank you :).
    Just got a couple of questions regarding how much time you would allow to drive this trip, mainly considering the road conditions. Here’s where I’m at:
    Dirt motorcycling from Wollongong to Uluru (which I have not been to as yet) and wanted to mix things up a bit by taking this track from Port Augusta through to the Flinders Ranges and then from Marree, all the way to Marla, Uluru, King’s Canyon, Macdonell Ranges and Alice. We will be camping most of the way though I don’t think we would mind the odd night at a roadhouse hehe.
    The plan is to have about 3-5 bikes and a support vehicle of sorts carrying the gear, so we won’t be as top heavy as we would otherwise, which mean hopefully going a bit faster.
    Now I’m not sure if you could speak for bikes, but how many days would you allow to get from Maree to Marla? I really don’t trust google on this one and was looking for some first-hand advice.

    Thanks in advance, I’d appreciate it 🙂
    Catherine

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