The way home – The Googs Track to Coober Pedy
From Ceduna the trip dramatically improved as we were now able to tackle the Googs track just north of Ceduna. Goog’s Track is a single track that traverses through Yumbarra Conservation Park and Yellabinna Regional Reserve. The trek covers in excess of 300 sand dunes across some 350 kms.
The Googs track is wonderful and it is often described as a mini Simpson Desert or Canning Stock Route.
The ride was wonderful and challenging over a few days and brought us out at Tarcoola a remote ghost town on the Trans Australia Railway. This town was eerie experience as it looked like people had just vanished leaving behind houses, cars and furniture. The school still had time tables on the walls and spelling words on the black board (see the photos under googs track).
From Tarcoola, rather than heading along a 300 km tar section to Coober Pedy, we opted to follow an relativity unused railway dirt service road all the way to Coober Pedy.