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Moonarie road conditions
Doro
5/09/2011
8:49:04 PM
Has anyone been to Moonarie recently? I'd like to know if I can get there with a normal car. I've been told it's fine but there's a dry river crossing. I drive a Mazda with pretty low clearance and don't want to drive 1000km to find out I can't get accross.

Any other information would be greatly appreciated. What are the day and nighttime temperatures in September? Will it be super busy in the school holidays? Do I need to bring mouse or any other traps?

Cheers
citationx
5/09/2011
9:28:47 PM
need for mouse traps? do you find a need for mouse traps at any other crags? worried they're going to pick you up and carry you off at night? i'm confused...

nmonteith
5/09/2011
10:14:47 PM
they were in plague numbers recently in that area.
egosan
5/09/2011
10:17:03 PM
Have you seen Doro?

Have you seen The Princess Bride?

When the ROUS knocks down Princess Buttercup....

Yea Doro v.The Mouse just like that.
Wendy
6/09/2011
7:30:57 AM
It's been maybe 2 years since I've been to Moonarie, but I have been in there in a variety of shitty 2wd cars, from my early 80s gemini and charade to the overly loved econovan. Never any dramas. Of course, they've had all this rain that we have in the past year, so it's probably much wetter than it has been for the last umpteen years. Still, I think calling it a river bed is being generous. There's something that may resemble an ephemeral creek. Worse case scenario, you could walk in from there.

Do you have a crow trap? They make a godsaken racket at 5 am.

It is probably relatively busy if your school holidays overlap with SA school or uni holidays, or but this is Moonarie, it's never really busy.

Take lots of water containers. You have to drive to Wilpena or Hawker to fill them up, so you don't want to need to every day.
Doro
6/09/2011
10:46:16 PM
Glad you found that exciting Sol, and thanks for the info Wendy. That's all I needed to know.
prb
7/09/2011
9:49:39 AM
The Mazda will get in, just take it easy. If it happens to start raining hard when you're camping either get the car across the creek quickly or wait a day or so.

It can be anything from cold to hot in the daytime in September and nights will be cool to cold. You seldom gets crowds at Moonarie and never many kids. The cold winter nights would have seen to the mice.

You'll find sweet drinking water in the newish tank in the descent gully above Top Camp but, yeah, bring a couple of big containers of general purpose water.

The crows and the callitris are part of the experience! Don't leave rubbish bags hanging from the trees - the crows tear them apart. Moonarie is a great place.
Doro
7/09/2011
9:35:41 PM
Cheers prb

spiinal
16/06/2012
8:40:34 AM
PMd you re. Moonarie

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