Day One for the Tourists from the east starts with our departure from Port Augusta at 9am as we take the main road West with a couple of bits of sightseeing planned along the way possibly including a detour via Streaky Bay on our way to an overnight stop in Ceduna. Details subject to change of course but this should help you get some idea of what you are in for.
For details on the meeting place refer here as we assemble to start our journey heading out along the main road west of Port Augusta, the Eyre Highway.
First stop will be a quick detour into look at Iron Knob, 42km from P.A., which may be nothing more interesting than a rather unfortunate name for a town but still you get to say you have been there.
Moving onto to the next town of Kimba, a further 87km along, it is a town most people would just drive through but for those fans of the little white lion of our childhood that would be sacrilege.
Next stop will be Kyancutta or Wudinna for a lunch stop and to fill up the fuel tanks as we will have done around 250km to get there and some people may not have enough to get to the next likely stop.
After lunch we head further along the bitumen to Minnipa and turning off to have a look at Pildappa Rock that is said to be South Australia's answer to Wave Rock in Western Australia. Looking at the road out to the Rock the bitumen ends just out of town so it is a well made looking yellow gravel road out to there, however if you would prefer not to treat your Moke to some gravel rash then you will have the option to continue on to Poochera where I plan to get everybody back on the highway.
From Poochera if time permits we will detour via the 62km stretch to the coastal town of Streaky Bay where we will then follow the coast up to Ceduna otherwise we stay on the main road to Ceduna for our overnight stop and evening meal. Tourist park and Motel accommodation is available in town while those preferring the bush camp, I am yet to determine what is available, however if we come up from Streaky bay there are some places around Haslam where I am informed there are a number of free camping spots.
If we do detour to Streaky Bay and you haven't already topped up the tank then put a spot of fuel in your tanks here if you think you need to as we have 109km to get to Ceduna, where I expect the fuel will be cheaper,but we will have covered around 300km by then.
Tuesday 17th - Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park, Ceduna, 1300 666 290