Kulgera Travel Blog› entry 11 of 24 › view all entries
August 31st, 2008 – by: skippyed
As we headed out of town, passing the mounds of soil from the mining, we headed first back to The Breakaways so we could explore the area again, getting a different perspective with the morning light. After spending a good hour or more around The Breakaways we continued up the highway until we met the track signs that displayed 'closed'.
North it was and it was going to be a long boring drive as there wasn't much to see along that stretch except the roadhouse we stopped at for lunch. It wasn't too bad a drive, we passed the time away with listening to music and chatting and before we knew it we had reached the NT border where we stopped to get a picture by the sign and stretch the legs. We reached Kulgera about half an hour later which is very much a dot on the map, the roadhouse is pretty much it. The camp ground attached to the roadhouse wasn't all that appealing, it looked like a dirt covered car park except the grassy area near the units which was partitioned off by wooden fence posts. Turned out that is where we were told to camp, the dirt area was the powered sites. On wandering around the camp ground, we got talking to some people that ended up at Kulgera for the same reason we did that they couldn't get to Oodnadatta because of the roads being closed.
It wasn't going to be a quiet night because we were near the Stuart Highway and as such would be hearing the road trains all night, not to mention the ones coming into the roadhouse for fuel. It wasn't that bad though, we had nice hot showers and after we ate tea, we ventured into the roadhouse to have a drink and play pool and darts.
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