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  • 27 Sep 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 Sep 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Ngarkat CP/ Wyperfeld NP
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SA-Vic Border Track

Date and time:  Friday 27th September 2019, 09:00, Renmark.

Description: This is a camping trip and unsuitable for camper trailers. The tracks are mostly sand which can have some deep soft sections. The trip is classified as being medium.

The Border Track runs due south along the Vic-SA border. The trip will start in Renmark and end in Rainbow taking in sections of the Border Track as far south as Red Bluff. 

We will be camping at  Pine Hut Soak (Pinnaroo SA, Ngarkat Conservation Park) on Friday night, and Red Bluff Camping Area (Wyperfeld NP) on Saturday night.

An access fee applies to Ngarkat CP and a National Park Camping fee applies to Pine Hut Soak (book on-line at www.parks.sa.gov.au). 

The camping grounds have drop toilets with no washing facilities, potable water, or showers – bring adequate water for drinking a cooking, and plan to cook on a fuel stove.

Please bring basic recovery gear, snatch strap, shackles and a shovel [if you have MaxTrax (or the like) you can throw them in if you like]

UHF Channel 15.

There will be opportunity to refuel halfway through the trip in Pinnaroo.

Please note there is no mobile phone reception once we have entered the park sections and that a fresh fruit and veg scam quarantine is in operation at Vic-SA border.

Weather:  Mallee environment, potentially cold and wet. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Equipment:  e.g.  Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good LT construction all-terrain tyres and TWO spares, and UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club).  Usual recovery gear should be carried. 

Trip Standard:   Medium - some sand (actually its all sand)

Fuel:  a full tank ex. Renmark

Distance:  Approx. distance from Renmark is 340 Km of mainly high range driving.

Duration: 3 days

Convoy limit: 8 vehicles

Meeting arrangements:  We plan to meet at Renmark  in the car park outside The Murray River Queen and depart at 9.00am sharp.   We will aim to finish about 2.00pm in Rainbow.

Trip Leaders: Mark Bown & Sherry Mayo. 0437251645. mark.bown@csiro.au, sherry.mayo@csiro.au.

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