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Old 09-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #16
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South Australia probably stole it from Victoria.

Thieving Bastards.
ya been drinking ya shavin water again Nev
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #17
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Public Access Routes out of Blinman

There are several Public Access Routes within the Flinders. These are three of them. They run between pastoral properties and the public have use of them for travel. Please respect them as you may be drinking in the pub one night with the owner of one of the adjoining properties who may not appreciate any variance from the rules. Some of us go there regularly.

The following site has all the information you need.

http://www.southaustralia.com/media/...owers-2010.pdf

Public Access Routes 3, 4 & 5 out of Blinman (Flinders Ranges SA)

All distances are from Mapsource and are approximate.

Travel out of Blinman in a north westerly direction towards Glass Gorge.

Travel through the gorges and creek crossings for about 14.4 kms until you reach a junction to the right – Moolooloo HS. Turn right.



If coming from the western end of Glass Gorge then it’s a similar distance from Parachilna Gorge – just turn left at the Moolooloo HS junction instead of right.

Travel for 2.5 kms until road to left (you need to look hard) which is an optional trip out to the historic Nuccaleena Mine. This is 14 kms each way of usually very rough dirt/rocks/ruts track. That is P.A.R 3.

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If not visiting Nucaleena, ignore road to left and travel on for a further 3.4 kms to Moolooloo Homestead. Do not turn into the homestead but travel straight on (sign P.A.R.).

You are now on P.A.R. 4. Or the Artimore Track. You will experience a variety of surfaces which change often. There are some gates. Please leave them as you find them. Sometimes the track may not be obvious....just follow the way you were heading, especially through creek beds and all will reveal itself.

Travel for 7.7 kms and you will arrive at Hannigan Gap. This is easily identified by the wreck of an old car. Great shady spot for a break, check of tyre pressures etc.



Just a short ride from Hannigan Gap is a sign indicating Narrina. Heading north from there (on your left) is PAR 5 which is 6 kms each way. This takes you to a lookout from which you can see Patawarta Gap and a great opportunity to appreciate the beauty and enormity of that particular part of the Flinders. ( thanks to Doc, Kipo and Stu for showing us this little track back in 2007). Park yourself on the top of the lookout for a while and then turn it all around and go back to PAR 4 and turn left to continue on the track you were on.



That brings you to the Artimore Ruins. Again, another good rest stop.
After leaving the ruins you should be travelling in a south easterly direction and just follow the same direction you were heading when you got there. There is a sign (P.A.R.).





The track itself lasts for another 11.1 kms until you reach the end of a treed section and find two permapine posts and a sign indicating the end of the PAR.

Now turn right and head in a general south or south west direction for 3.4 kms until reaching an intersection – TURN RIGHT. In fact, after leaving the P.A.R. only take right hand turns, when at every T junction to get back to Blinman, maybe for a cold drink at the hotel.

Travel for a further 9.6 kms passing Angorichina HS on your right (at 3.7 kms) and hit the main road. Turn right and you’re a stone’s throw from the pub.





WARNINGS:
Tourists use this track too. Be careful, they are generally in 4WD’s with bull bars.
Be aware of vehicles coming in the opposite direction.
Early in the morning and towards dusk it is not unusual to see a lot of wildlife. The roos generally hear us coming but have been known to race alongside us for a while!!!!!!!
If you can’t see the track ahead, then tread carefully. There are washaways, ruts, holes (read very big holes), rocks (read very big rocks) and hazards all along the way.
If you ride within your comfort zone you will be absolutely fine...this is a great place to take a bike.
Blinman to Blinman a bike on a reasonable paced ride with a few stops will take about 3 hrs. Someone just out for a faster trip will do it 1.5 hrs easily. 4WD’s can get through there but can take 6 hrs or more.
It is well worth the trip.

Oh, did we mention the rocks?? (rims and tyres!!)




Here's a map showing Blinman, Parachilna Gorge, Ango Village (in the middle of Para Gorge), Glass Gorge out of Blinman, and the Moolooloo Homestead relative to PAR's 3,4 & 5...

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Old 09-18-2012, 11:44 PM   #18
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South Australia probably stole it from Victoria.

Thieving Bastards.
Yes Nev, we have a history of theiving things from you lot....

Are you thinking of taking it back? Where would you put it?

I just noticed your spelling Nev, is that a Red Headed basketball team?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:51 PM   #19
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Victoria was settled by thieves, SA is the only free state .. so there
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:02 AM   #20
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Mookra in the South Flinders - Lots of good riding down there too.




Simmonston Ruins - Seems some shady property developer in the 1800's told everyone a railway was coming through but it never arrived - Probably a Vic!




Mt Elm. Steep climb over a long distance, lots of ruts and big rocks. Lot of fun and rewarded with fantastic views at the top!
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:06 AM   #21
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WTF is the Flinders Ranges Mayor doing in the picture, saying a prayer ? Perhaps he's praying that his header pipe won't fall off.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:08 AM   #22
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WTF is the Flinders Ranges Mayor doing in the picture, saying a prayer ? Perhaps he's praying that his header pipe won't fall off.
Too late!!
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You don't need an expensive European thoroughbred to get there either.............. (P.S. Well done Pete; good idea this thread)

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:59 AM   #24
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2 pages and i haven't seen one pasty?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:00 AM   #25
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Where's Trevs Tree??

Where are the instructions for 'Trev's Tree' on the PAR. Only asking in case the DR gets a bit jittery next time I'm up there!!
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Where are the instructions for 'Trev's Tree' on the PAR. Only asking in case the DR gets a bit jittery next time I'm up there!!
The track used to travel directly underneath it back then smart arse, but now is about 7 or 8 metres away, you might just miss it!!!
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I still think it would be an interesting FACT..............
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The track used to travel directly underneath it back then smart arse, but now is about 7 or 8 metres away, you might just miss it!!!

She may wish to pay homage thats all I was rudely questioned the other day as to the Doggies sticker on the tail. Told 'em it was left as a sign of respect.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:47 AM   #29
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Thanks for doing this, its a great place. Imagine if we could do this for all the other great riding regions around. I feel inspired

Can these all be kept as a sticky somehwere?
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