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Goog’s Track 4WD Tag along Tour

Overview Itinerary

A detailed itinerary will be provided upon 4WD Tour booking and payment of the tour deposit.

By popular demand, we are running our Goog's Track Tour over the March and October long weekends in 2022.

Dates

Saturday March 12th to Tuesday March 15th 2022 - (South to North) (Overview Itinerary below)

Saturday Oct 1st to Tuesday Oct 4th 2022 - (South to North) (Overview Itinerary below)

Duration

4 Days – 4WD Tag along Tour (inclusive)

Trip Cost

$900.00 (incl. GST) Per vehicle – 2 people (Additional costs for extra adults) (Minimum 3 vehicles)

Where

Googs Track, S.A.

Degree of Difficulty

Moderate to Advanced 4WDriving. Vehicles ned to have High & Low Range 4WD and good ground clearance as the track can be deeply scalloped in some sections.

Driver Experience

Some prior 4WD experience in sand would be useful but we will help you along the way or perhaps you’d like to attend one of our Driver Training Courses prior to the trip.

Do you require 4WD Training?

Accommodation

Bush camps and Caravan park (with motel rooms or Railway cottage rooms at or behind Kingoonya Hotel an option for an additional cost). We can book these for you prior to the tour - POA.

Fees

Camping fees, Permits/Parks Passes, 4WD Station track fees and Kingoonya pub meal included

Approximate Distance

652 km approx. (Ceduna to Port Augusta)

Requirements

Minimum of 3 vehicles required to run the tour.

All our 4WD Tag along Tours are Eco-Accredited and we are a fully licensed Commercial Tour Operator in SA, NT & WA with 'Advanced Ecotourism', 'EcoStar' & 'ROC' Accreditations.

Day 1  – Saturday, 12th March or 2nd October

We leave Ceduna and pass through 'Lone Oak' and on to the iconic Goog’s Track. Time to drop our tyre pressures as we start to make our way north and east over 400 sand dunes. We lunch at Goog's Lake and then we leave the track and head east over more sand dunes and on through to Nalara Rock, to set up camp and have a Happy Hour and enjoy the serenity of this magic spot!

Goog's Track - Thorny Devil
Thorny Devil
Tag Along Tours Googs Track 4WD Adventures
Googs Track

Day 2 –  Sunday, 13th March or 3rd October

From our camp at Nalara rock we make our way back with a brief stop at Goog's Lake for photos and then back on to Goog's Track for lunch. North of Goog’s Lake, the track is usually badly scalloped and so becomes more challenging as we make our way northwards to camp near Mt. Finke and have another Happy Hour and enjoy dinner in our million star restaurant (campsite)!

Day 3 –  Monday, 14th March or 4th October

Heading north today for a mid morning climb of Mt Finke (for those who wish to) and then we tackle the remaining soft sand dunes to complete the Goog’s as we head to Malbooma Siding on the Trans Continental Railway line, before heading east through the now (almost) ghost town of Tarcoola and on to Kingoonya to enjoy a great meal at the pub and a lovely hot shower at the campground.

Note - You can have a Motel room or a Railway cottage room (with shared bathroom facilities) at the Kingoonya Hotel or Campground if you'd prefer, for an additional expense. We can pre-book this for you - POA.

Pindan Tours - Mt Finke Walk
Mt Finke Walk
Pindan Tours - Kingoonya Hotel
Kingoonya Pub - Googs Track Tour

Day 4 –  Tuesday, 15th March or 5th October

After a relaxed morning we say goodbye to those leaving us to venture elsewhere. We then leave Kingoonya and head east to Glendambo for fuel top ups and then head south to Lake Hart, Pimba and on to Port Augusta and home.

**  Clients are advised to ensure they have extra time available. Delays may occur depending on the terrain across Goog’s Track and any unforeseen weather or mechanical issues.

Note: To take advantage of the full 4 days, it is requested that you are packed, fully fuelled up and ready to go on the Saturday morning from Ceduna at 8.30am please.

Prior to the Tour: You'll need to get to Ceduna (a days drive from Adelaide) prior to the Tour commencing and organise where you'd like to stay at your own expense. There are 2 caravan parks or you can organise a Motel room, if you'd prefer.

Tour price covers: all Tour Camping fees, Permits/Parks Passes and Kingoonya Hotel pub meal is included.

All vehicles to have Rated Recovery Points fitted (if available) for your vehicle model.

All vehicles preferably to have Sand Flags fitted while on the Goog's Track.

1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Dabinett on 13 December 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Hi Coralie and Norm,

    My brother and I (70 yr olds) chatted with Coralie at the 4WD Show in October. We had recently purchased a BushLapa off road caravan/camper trailer from South Africa. We’ve taken it on a few easy off road trips to the Riverland and Deep Creek, but want our first major trip to be with the support of your experience.
    We travelled for 3-4 months in 2020, with a hire camper trailer, round the Alice Springs region (Hale River Homestead/Palm Valley etc), plus areas of the Flinders Ranges at station stays.
    ** We drove 4WD tracks in these areas but only in the car!*

    *Taking our Bushlapa on 4WD drive tracks is what we have not done. So, we don’t know its capabilities, nor more importantly, do we have knowledge/experience in towing vans/trailers on 4WD tracks.

    We’re undecided at this stage as to whether, in 2022, we’ll head east to Queensland/NSW or west to Western Australia. Because of the constantly changing border restrictions with the Eastern states and the rain influence of La Nina this year, we’re inclined to WA – if we’re stuck there with border closures, theres huge amounts to do and less rain.

    Coralie, you mentioned considering trips along the southern coast of WA (Nullabor and bird sanctuary are all I can remember) as an option for 2022……how is that panning out?

    In Summary:
    * We’re definitely interested in the Googs Track, March12-15th. (It’s neither east or west!).
    – Can you let us know when it’s nearly full?

    *Assuming we decide on WA…
    – Southern WA coast information if on?
    – major Must Do in WA

    * Comments on our basis of not travelling to Eastern states. (We’re definitely interested in the Madigan Line trip at some stage/year).

    With thanks for whatever feedback you provide!
    Jenny and John

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