Binns track - Alice Springs -mt dare

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Can Anybody who has travelled this part of the track over the past month tell about road conditions for 4WD & camper trailer
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 06:57

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 06:57
Hi Solodeb

We have not driven it recently, but a number of times over the years.

Like any outback country road, they do not change much over time with the big exception if it is wet.......then keep away.

It's a great interesting drive and while passing by, the small detour to the Mac Clarke Reserve is worth the drive.

Heading south from Old Andado you will see a few good bog holes that have caught people out when it is wet.

Enjoy the drive.



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Reply By: Member - wicket - Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 09:19

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 09:19
Drove it about 6 weeks ago, great drive mostly good track, didn’t see any other traffic. Some bulldust holes between mount dare and andado, not a problem though.
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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 12:16

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 at 12:16
Binns track east/northeast of Alice AOK.
Finke to Oodnadatta all good as well
Oodnadatta has just been graded 3 weeks ago
Hauled a Tvan through the lot and more.

About to head up again in a few weeks :)
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Reply By: Julie S2 - Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 09:46

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 09:46
we did some of it recently, but avoided the section from Mt Dare, as last time the bull dust was so deep one of our company got bogged very badly. They said at Mt Dare it was still pretty bad. We went onto the Old Andado via a longer route, but still a fair bit of bull dust was experienced along the way, but none bad enough to bog us. Just ask when you get there.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:19

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 11:19
Did Binns last year, was informed by other travellers to travel west to blood creek,then turn east to Mt Dare instead of following binns track, as that 25km section was rocky and rough.... we had no issues in landcruisers with the tracks, well maintained to rutty but ok. Found blood creek has a working windmill, 1 of 2 i seen in my whole trip
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Follow Up By: Member - peter_mcc - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 22:40

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 22:40
Just back from that area. The Mt Dare-Dalhousie "shortcut" is really rough & rocky till you hit the park boundary, then it improves as the road has been recently graded. We managed to cut a sidewall on the Tvan on the rocky section. We came back the other way - it's also corrugated but doesn't have the long rocky section.
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Reply By: diver09 Dan - Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 21:17

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 21:17
Just completed from Alice Springs on that track .Aprox 20 k from Mt Dare very bad bull dust after Mt Dare to Bloods Creek and on really bad .
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