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Anne Beadell hwy
« on: August 16, 2017, 03:26:23 PM »
Hi. Thinking of travelling along the Anne Beadell hwy next year, If anyone has been there recently I would appreciate any info eg. how long it took, good spots to camp, fuel availability, any high lights along the way.
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Re: Anne Beadell hwy
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 04:32:02 PM »
A bit of info that might help
To give an idea of distances involved:
 
379 km Laverton to Neale Junction                 
171 km Neale Junction to Ilkurlka
                   
550 km Laverton to Ilkurlka                                 
 
166 km Ilkurlka to WA/SA border                     
605 km SA/WA border to Coober Pedy 
                     
771 km Ilkurlka to Coober Pedy                         
 
1321 km Laverton to Coober Pedy

You need to carry fuel for approx. 800k's only available at Ilkurlka Roadhouse and approx. $3.20 / litre
The corrugations are the worst you will ever find
There are certain times of the year when the AB Hwy is closed due to Defence Force Manoeuvres. These are normally posted well in advance.  check  www.defence.gov.au/woomera/exclusionperiods.htm.
Several permits are required as well as camping permits on top of access permits.
We started crossing the AB a few years ago, but damaged the suspension on our old Tvan and had to turn around.
Exploreoz website has some good info on the trip.

Hope this helps

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« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 10:20:25 AM by Mal.W »
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Re: Anne Beadell hwy
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 08:56:10 PM »
Take spare shock absorber bushes!
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Re: Anne Beadell hwy
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 06:48:10 AM »
Thanks for the reply, how many days would be a good idea to allow for the crossing?

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Re: Anne Beadell hwy
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 09:19:29 PM »
We travelled the AB in June this year, and it's a fantatic trip.
Quite a bit of variation in road conditions from wide gravel highway where the miners are working at the western end, to narrow windy track causing a bit of pin-striping in other sections. Some parts are rougher than others, but certainly nothing that is difficult or would cause you problems if driven sensibly. Obviously need to keep checking your vehicle for loose bits, but that's true on any decent track.
Heaps of good camp sites along the way including Yeo homestead and then all of the aboriginal maintained siteswith water and toilets in the Spinifex (middle) section of the track. And Irlkulka is a good fuel stop with good camping.
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Re: Anne Beadell hwy
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 09:44:29 PM »
Don't forget to visit the plane wreck!
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Re: Anne Beadell hwy
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 08:43:52 PM »
"How long does it take?"
Depends on you.  200k is a long day.  We travel in the GVD a lot and 100k is plenty for us these days as we like to camp early afternoon and enjoy those long beer o'clocks and roasts on the campfires.  As such I'd suggest you will want say 8 full days or if you travel like us about 10-12 days.
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Re: Anne Beadell hwy
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 09:31:37 AM »
Like the others say

Also
You will travel at an average moving speed of
22 - 30 kmph from Mabel Creek to Emu Junction
30 - 40 kmph from there to about Volkes Hill Corner
30 - 45 kmph from there to the WA border
50 - 60 from there to Ilkurkla Roadhouse
65 - 75 from there to Neale Junction
I think about 80 west from there but have't travelled it.
30 - 40 on the CSH

IMHO for tracks like this, plan for 1 day moving, 1 day stopped to set a pace. The travel at whatever pace you like when on the track.The more you are stopped, the more you will enjoy it.

As others have said put new bushes on before you go, and take spare bushes, and maybe even a shocker, wheel bolts and nuts.

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