Heart Of The Outback,
Pimba to Arkaroola
1. TRIP INFORMATION
|Summary||Dates: 2nd to 5th of October 2020 (If you can’t make it on Friday the 2nd, then give us a call and we will give you an alternative meeting point
Friday night or Saturday Morning).
Duration: 4 Days
Where: Pimba to Arkaroola
Degree of difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Accommodation: Bush Camping & Caravan park. Tent, Swag, Camper trailer, Off road caravans.
Approximate Distance: 1800km round trip from Adelaide return
Our meeting point is at Spud Road House Camp Ground, Pimba, SA at 9:00am on Friday 2nd of October to explore the sites regional SA and Arkaroola. The tracks we will encounter ranges from easy to hard in places, but don’t worry, we will be there to guide and support you along the way.
Day 1: Pimba to Farina
Day 2: Farina to Arkaroola
Day 3: Arkaroola
Day 4: Arkaroola to Adelaide / Home
Note: Cost does not include meals. Must be self sufficient as we will be in remote areas of S.A..
2. TERRAIN/ TRACK/ DIFFICULTY
|Terrain type, Track type, Degree of difficulty which will be encountered during a trip.||Scenic/
|Winding Bush Tracks||x||x||x|
|Gravel Roads, Out Back Tracks||x||x|
3. Trip Rating
|SCENIC: Limited 4 wheel driving / Bitumen & Dirt roads / Lookouts, flora and fauna / other points of interest.
EASY: Mainly dirt tracks, roads / Some 4 wheel driving / Easy inclines or declines.
MODERATE: Bush tracks / Beach terrain / Inclines, Declines, Side slopes / Muddy areas or Soft sand / Water crossings.
HARD: Rough terrain / Steep Inclines, declines, Side slopes / Possible deep creek crossings / Possible recoveries by towing, snatching or winching.
|Is the trip likely to involve or demand any of the following?||Yes / No||Detail|
|Remote area travel||Yes|
|Long distance between fuel stops||Yes||Fuel at stops along the way. Carry extra for vehicle with a small tank.|
|Limited water availability||Yes||Minimum 5lts / person/ day|
|This trip is suitable for AWD vehicles||No|
|Travel outside mobile phone coverage||Yes/ See Note||Limited or no service.|
|On-road trailers, camper trailers and caravans||Yes|
|Note: A Sat Phone is available to receive calls and to make EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY. Please contact me with how much extra fuel you should carry.|
4. RECOMMENDED VEHICLE PREPARATION AND EQUIPMENT
|Minimum Equipment requirements, each vehicle should be equipped with||Recommended||Mandatory|
|Long Handled Shovel||Yes/ See Note||Yes|
|Water Blind/ Tarp (Blue Tarp and Occy straps is suitable)||Yes/ See Note||No|
|Air Compressor and Tyre Pressure gauge||Yes/ See Note||No|
Note: If you which to purchase the underlined products, please contact us prior to the trip
5. Minimum Vehicle Equipment Requirement
|Additional equipment for the trip||Recommended||Mandatory|
|Rated front and rear Recovery Points||Yes||No|
|Snatch Strap||See Note||No|
|Cable Dampener||See Note||No|
|Rated Shackles||See Note||No|
|Spare Tyre||Yes||Yes x 2|
|First Aid Kit||Yes||Yes|
|Fire Extinguisher||Yes/ See Note||Yes|
Note: All recovery equipment supplied! Loan UHFs available! Handheld UHF are satisfactory but not ideal. Please advise us ASAP if you require a loan UHF radio so a loan unit can be arranged.
If you which to purchase the underlined products, please contact us prior to the trip