Gawler Ranges Track

Submitted: Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:04
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Has anybody been recently on the Gawler Ranges Track from Iron Knob via Mt Ive Station to Kingoonya? And perhaps returned via Lake Everard to Yantanabie or Minnipa? We're thinking of taking an offload camper in late May so looking for condition of road, etc. How is the food at Kingoonya Pub?
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 13:36

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 13:36
Recently? No.
Drove it in a Mini in 1970. Was no problem then and Kingoonya was on the "highway".

Again, too fast, in a 4WD F350 motorhome in about 1995. I recall that the gravel got thrown about quite a bit that trip.

Can not imagine you having a problem provided it is dry.
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Peter
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Reply By: David I1 - Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 14:34

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 14:34
In January I went into the Ranges via Kimba towing a 16' New Age Manta Ray Off Road Caravan. I was wet and slippery and as a consequence muddy, the day we drove in, but did not rain subsequently. We stayed in the Ranges for 3 days moving to a new camp site each evening, and exited via Yardea then across to Hiltaba and came back to the Eyre Highway at Pimbaacla. I had no problems other than the accumulation of mud on everything. Roads were well formed and not rough tracks at all.
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Follow Up By: terryt - Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 07:00

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 07:00
Food at the Kingoonya Pub awesome. Great free camp with wood supplied just across the road.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 09:58

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 09:58
Agreed. I love that camp spot. Pub is nice.

That noise that sounds like a 1.8km long freight train almost going through your tent every hour in the middle of the night is a .......1.8km freight train almost going through your tent every hour.

A bottle of tawny fixes that. My kid said he thought my snoring was a train on the half hour.

This is the camp spot I think. Love it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 23:21

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 at 23:21
Agree with the above - Kingoonya pub is great, and you certainly won't leave hungry or short of a conversation.
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Reply By: Member - shane r1 - Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 09:17

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018 at 09:17
The main roads in the Gawler ranges are continuously maintained by the government. Unless there’s been a recent very heavy rain event to damage them they are very passable. Sometimes will be a bit rough of course! They take a while to get over the whole lot.
Cheers and have a great trip in a great area.
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