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  • TRIP REPORT :Chambers Pillar - NT

    Our First Day Trip

    On the map this place didnt look to far from Alice so once our Prado was derlivered we set aside the first Sunday to check it out. A destination for alot of overseas and interstate visitors, this place has alot to offer. Once on the Mary Vale Rd we aired down and immediately hit the corrigations. Chambers Pillar 150klm 4wd Recommended, yep your not wrong although id put money on our indigenous brothers getting a Commodore or Falcon down there.





    Once were been on the road for a couple hours corrigations after corrigations following the old Ghan railway line we finnally get to Mary Vale. Although they had fuel, drinks and ice creams we had a schedule to keep and with only a few more klms to drive we didnt stop, maybe on the way back. This is when you pass thru a few gates to open and close then the track gets narrower and narrower. Every hill we climbed and still the destination wasnt in site. We were starting to wonder how far away this place really is. The track finnaly took us up a bit a of a hill climb and once on top of the ridge there it was in the distance. Yep thats it that fine hair line on the horizon, but we still had a bit of driving ahead of us.



    Almost another hour later we passed the entrance, we finnaly made it. We were in awe, I can see why the early explores decided to check it out. It sticks out like a sore thumb. Amazing really.







    We were so lucky with the weather too, it had been in the high 30s all week but this day it was barely 30 degrees and it was a real releif also to get the place too our selves. Not another person in site, driving in or out. Although we were all alone it would have to be one of the most lonely trips we had taken. Once you climb the stairs to the veiwing platform you get a sense of total isolation. You couldnt imagine treking out here 100 odd years ago, it makes you wonder how they survived.






    We said goodbye to the pillar and ventured back to Mary Vale for a Ice cream then took the alternative route back to the Stuart Hwy via the Hugh River Stock Route. Even though it was the long way home it gave us a chance to see a different scenery, with a stop at Sturts Well for a beer.
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  • #2
    Zook, you should have dropped me a line and we would have gone with you.

    We are still planning on doing the Owen Springs reserve this Sunday if your interested?

    Cheers

    Mav

    PS - Nice photos.
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    • #3
      Hi Mav,

      We took this trip a few weeks back and hadnt yet moved in or had the internet.

      The wife isnt keen, ill let you know tommorrow night if I will be able to make it.

      Trying to find it on the map to get an idea how far away it is.

      Zook
      97 Vitara 1.6 JX Day Tripper(550klms range), 98 Prado V6 LPG GXL for Touring (1400klms range), Offroad Cub Camper for Overnight.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by zookcubr
        Hi Mav,

        We took this trip a few weeks back and hadnt yet moved in or had the internet.

        The wife isnt keen, ill let you know tommorrow night if I will be able to make it.

        Trying to find it on the map to get an idea how far away it is.

        Zook
        It is just before the Rainbow valley turn off on the South Stuart HWY, basically it connects the Stuart HWY with Larapinta Drive.

        Well I kind of knew you did not do it today cause we have not had that sort of cloud cover.

        Not a big deal if you cannot make it on Sunday so dn't feel pressured into it.

        Cheers

        Mav
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        • #5
          Yep found it.

          Looks like a nice drive from Larapinta to Stuart.

          Should be an easy day drive.

          Ill let you know Mav.

          Zook.
          97 Vitara 1.6 JX Day Tripper(550klms range), 98 Prado V6 LPG GXL for Touring (1400klms range), Offroad Cub Camper for Overnight.

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          • #6
            Nice pics Zook,

            Brings back good memories and the last pic looks like a scene out of a wild west movie
            Cheers Moto
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            • #7
              Thanks for photos Zook.
              I planning to go there in August with my Kimberley Karavan so this is great information.
              PeteS
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              • #8
                Re: Chambers Pillar - NT

                The Northern Territory Government is currently inviting public comments on a draft joint management plan for the Chamberís Pillar Historical Reserve.

                A copy of the draft can be found by clicking here (Warning: 4.1Mb in size)

                Anyone who has visited this place, or intends to visit sometime again in the future is urged to read the draft plan and, if necessary, lodge a comment. This can be done by simply clicking here.

                The draft Plan is open for public comment until 23 March 2009.
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