Day 17 Arkaroola to Marree

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June 3rd 2013
Published: June 9th 2013
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the roads are open and we can continue on our journey
We were able to leave beautiful Arkaroola today as they have opened the roads. Now for the highlight of the trip, getting up to Marree in the hope of a flight over Lake Eyre.

We drove along the 130km dirt road out of Arkaroola without any problem. The road was in very good condition, after the rains, and the car and van coped very well.

We stopped at Copley for a cuppa at the Quandong Café. I must say that Quandong pies are very tasty. We then set off for the trip to Marree via Lindhurst.

The road from Lindhurst to Marree is mostly dirt but does have two sections of tar. The road is quite wide and the dirt sections are quite smooth and in good condition. We had no trouble towing along this road.

The van park was interesting!! They had had rain up there and Tracy and Robert had to put a wooden pallet at the van door so as they could get in and out as the ground was very boggy.

We set up the vans and went down to the pub for tea. The Marree Pub is very nice and very interesting. They have a lovely big room dedicated to Tom Kruise (yes with a K) who was the mailman along the Birdsville Track. The photos and information were very interesting. The lady who now owns the Marree pub used to live in Canberra - what a change of lifestyle for her!!

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013 The poor van013 The poor van
013 The poor van

got a bit of stone damage
029 Marree Van Park029 Marree Van Park
029 Marree Van Park

We were pleased that the flood waters had gone down. Some tourists had been stuck there for 5 days

9th June 2013

looks muddy
glad you managed to move on safely to your next destination!

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