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Oodnadatta Track

South Australia, Australia
+61 1800 637 076
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Never again, thank you...most unscenic drive in world

If you have travelled broader horizons or overseas to scenic picturesque mountainous/hilly green... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adelaide, Australia
A must do outback experience

This is about the journey.... It's not a technically difficult drive and the track is well... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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“real outback” (6 reviews)
“off road” (3 reviews)
South Australia, Australia
+61 1800 637 076

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have travelled broader horizons or overseas to scenic picturesque mountainous/hilly green parts of the world, or even desert game parks in Africa and if that is your idea of a holiday...dont bother with this drive. We read with utter disbelief, in the Hema...More

Thank Cas38
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is about the journey.... It's not a technically difficult drive and the track is well maintained, but 4WD STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Be well prepared and organise your gear carefully. Safe and suitable for the relatively inexperienced. Beautiful remote scenery, quirky stopovers and tough remote towns....More

1  Thank DrSwazza
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Just completed the track from west (Marla) to east (Marree) and had a ball. The track was mostly dry but had rained and been closed the week before. The highlight was the Pink Roadhouse staff that were super friendly, the Milkshakes the best I had...More

1  Thank scarps
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The Oodnadatta track is well worth the dirt road. So many spots and sights to see along the way. It is the long way to SA from NSW but worth the detour

1  Thank JaffaoF
Reviewed 2 May 2017

we've read many comments on how a 4WD is necessary. while we can see the need for it if it has just rained (as the roads supposedly become muddy and slippery after even the smallest of showers), we think a 2WD should be able to...More

Thank terryansimon
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Was very excited for this track however at the time we travelled it was nothing more then a gravel road. Lots of good stop offs however, and the Pink road house is a great place to top up on supplies

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I only drove the section Marla > Oodnadatta (and came back via the Painted Desert), but this end of the track is in excellent condition. In totally dry conditions it would be possible in a 2wd (preferably with front-wheel drive). Take some spares though -...More

2  Thank everyday-onwards
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A must-do trip in Australia, we spent 4 days to enjoy it, plus 2 extra nights at Arckaringa. As South Aussies it was great to see the far north of our state. Saw some 2WDs, do-able but looked dodgy after a bit of rain, easier...More

1  Thank Aussiegirl64
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We drove from Maree to William Creek in our Toyota Aurion 2WD on 4 August. It was a dry day and the road was totally dry. I had checked prior to leaving the Flinders Ranges that the road would be fine for a normal car....More

4  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and myself decided to have an adventure by towing our 21 foot road van (not off road) along the Oodnadatta Track. We were advised that the track wasn't suitable for a road van, but we decided to do it anyway. We reduced the...More

7  Thank Leigh4277
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