Fogartys Claypan - SA

  Point of Interest


DEG: -27.044621 135.245804
DMS: 27º 02' 40.63" S 135º 14' 44.89" E
UTM: 53 J 7008599mN 524378mE
Altitude: 145.57m


Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest


930.74kms North of Adelaide - Driving 1103 km (15 hours 1 min)

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South Australia
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Fogartys Claypan can be quite difficult to drive across when it is wet as the surface is soft and boggy. During the dry and hot conditions, the surface can be very dusty. The distance across this claypan is around 3km and is rather challenging. It can also be hazardous during extreme weather condition so caution need to be exercised. The detour track was created to avoid the claypan especially for those travellers who may be towing a caravan or camper trailer.

The claypan takes its name from an early shopkeeper who operated in both Oodnadatta and Alice Springs. It is likely that whilst travelling between stores, he experienced troubles at the claypan.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Oodnadatta Airport
Distance from Fogartys Claypan 60.08km S
Mean Max. °C37.936.633.728.523.219.919.622.126.630.333.736.3
Mean Min. °C23.022.319.
Mean Rain mm22.932.214.310.912.711.710.08.19.913.913.017.1

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