Date and time: 9:00 am, 9 September – 26 September
Description: Itinerary is still evolving, but we will base camp at approximately 5 locations – Rawnsley Park, Wilpeena Pound, Warraweena and Arkaroola, in a mixture of station stays and National Park campgrounds. Activities will include some of the iconic 4WD tracks (Skytrek ($55/veh), Arkapena ($50/veh), Mt Gill), scenic drives (Moralana scenic drive, Bunyeroo Gorge, Brachina Gorge, Aroona Valley) camping, some walking and exploring the Flinders Ranges attractions and historical towns.
We will stay in some campgrounds with facilities and some National Park campgrounds and station stays with basic toilet facilities only. All the base camp sites will be suitable for off-road caravans, with most being accessed by gravel roads.
Weather: e.g. Spring weather - cool nights (5-10 C) and mild days (15- 25 C) - possible rain at times. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for walking and camping.
Equipment: e.g. Vehicles need to have low range 4WD capability with good all-terrain tyres and UHF radio equipped (or one borrowed from the club). Usual recovery gear should be carried.
Trip Standard: e.g. Easy touring and bush drives with some (optional) hard 4WD day trips - some steep, low-range hill climbs and some rocky tracks!
Fuel: Fuel is available at most places we will be camping
Distance: Flinders Ranges is approximately 1250 Km from Melbourne and there will probably be about another 500 - 1000 Km of driving in the park.
Duration: 18 days
Convoy limit: 6 vehicles
Meeting arrangements: e.g. We will to meet in in Mildura at 9:00 am on Monday 9/September and finish in Renmark early afternoon on Wednesday 25/Sep, allowing time for anyone who wishes to join the Border Track trip a rest day to resupply.
Trip Leaders: Name(s) – Graeme Carter 0400 195 932 or firstname.lastname@example.org,