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

Trip Details  

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/
Easy
Moderate/
Advanced
Hard/
Extreme
Sand Driving x x
Winding Bush Tracks x x x
Gravel Roads, Out Back Tracks x x
Rocky Terrain  x x x
Ascents/ Descents x x  x
Mud Driving x x
Water Crossings 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
Sand Flag No  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
UHF Radio Yes  No
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

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