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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Road Conditions Subscriber

ImageMt Dare Hotel is ideally situated on the Western edge of the Simpson Desert just 10km south of the Northern Territory border. We are at a cross road for travellers, visit Ayers Rock to the west, Alice Springs to the north, Queensland via the Simpson to the east and the Oodnadatta track and the Flinders Rangers to the south.

There is a UHF Repeater for your safety, this covers from New Crown Homestead (north) - Stephenson Creek (south) and half way to Dalhousie, Mt Dare Hotel monitors this channel, use it only to contact the hotel or where long distance (greater than 10 km) communication is required, NOT for vehicle to vehicle communication.

Most tracks with the exception of the Simpson Desert require minimal 4wd experience and are accessible by popular all wheel drive vehicles. If you do wish to tackle the Simpson moderate 4wd experience and a high clearance 4 wheel drive are necessary.

No Park Pass is required to visit the Mt Dare Hotel, it is required only for Dalhousie Springs and the Simpson Desert.  These can be purchased from the Pub.

We have a great range of services and supplies that we are constantly improving to meet the demands of the Outback traveller, so come and say g'day to Dave & staff, we're your mates in the "real" Outback!
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Track Conditions, Inc Simpson Desert
Road and track conditions. Thursday the 17th of April 2014  (updated monthly, or when track conditions change)


Information contained in this notice is a general view of what to expect, conditions change due to weather or deterioration due to vehicle numbers.  The Simpson becomes rougher as the year goes on due to vehicles with incorect tyre pressure and/or towing trailers.

Use UHF repeaters, (duplex) to contact locals ie; Pink Roadhouse ch7 Dup or Mt Dare Hotel ch6 (2 or 4) Dup, when necessary not for vehicle to vehicle communication.  UHF repeater channels are 1-8 and 31-38 and are there for your safety not for chit-chat. Channel 10 UHF is for use in the Simpson Desert to check for oncomming traffic, choose an unallocated chanel for "chit chat".

There has been widespread rain a week ago and some tracks are still wet as a result.  Most track are open with caution, expect wet conditions.