Edited Highlights Desert Parks Bulletin No 474 – 10 April, 2014

Hi, here are the highlights from the current Desert Parks Bulletin issued today.

Lake Eyre National Park – Kati Thanda (Co-named on 14thNovember, 2013)

The lake has a small amount of water due to local rain in the last week..  The best way to see the enormity of Lake Eyre is from the air.

Halligan Bay TrackClosed due to recent rain.

Level Post Bay Track. – Closed. due to recent rain.

 Innamincka Regional Reserve and Coongie Lakes National Park

General Vehicle Access

Note: Be aware that entry to Innamincka Regional Reserve requires a day/camping permit or a Desert Parks Pass that must be displayed on the vehicle windscreen.

Coongie TrackOpen to 4WD. Use caution at corrugations, as well as small washouts from recent rains.

Walkers Crossing TrackClosed due to recent rain.

15 Mile Track and Access to Cooper CreekOpen.  Caution at washouts when accessing 15 Mile sites.

Cullyamurra WaterholeOpen to 4WD.  Caution at washouts.  Trailers and caravans not recommended due to washouts.

Burke’s GraveOpen to 4WD.  Day visitors only.

Old Strzelecki Track (on Innamincka Regional Reserve only)Open to 4WD.

Bore Track NorthOpen to 4WD.

Bore Track SouthClosed. No visitor access across Bollards Lagoon station.

Witjira National Park and the Simpson Desert Reserves

Pedirka Public Access Route – Closed. due to recent rain.

Witjira National ParkOpen to 4WD. Camping is restricted to Dalhousie Springs, 3 O’clock Creek and Purni Bore.

Simpson DesertClosed until 15th March 2014 due to public risk over summer. Note:  vehicle flags are now mandatory in the Simpson Desert. 

Warburton CrossingOpen to 4WD.  Caution at sand drifts.

Tallaringa Conservation Park – Anne Beadell Highway – 2014 Closures

Due to Department of Defence requirements in 2014, the Anne Beadell Highway and thus Tallaringa will be closed from 19 May—8 June 2014.

 

*Desert Parks Passes are not available at Oodnadatta

THIS IS AN EDITED EXTRACT – contact us for an email of the full report.

Check road and local conditions before travelling into the Outback. Speed limits of 40km per hour apply within all Parks. For up to date public road information outside of National Parks, please call the Transport SA Road Condition Hotline on 1300 361 033 or visit the Transport SA web site. Be aware that entry to Desert Parks requires a permit or a Desert Parks Pass that must be displayed on the vehicle windscreen.