Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

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Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

Postby k8 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:35 pm

Hey! Just wondering if it is possible to cycle along the coast from Victor Harbor to Miningie. Google seems to think it is possible, but I am a bit skeptical. If anyone has cycled here before please let me know!

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(The map I linked seems to open with driving directions, but if you switch it to cycling it goes along the coast.)

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Re: Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

Postby RonK » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:07 am

A few years ago I was planning a route and had the same question.

I believe the route shown by Google Maps crosses the Murray River via the Goolwa Barrages.

I emailed the local tourist authority but they replied that the barrages are not open to public access.

There is another thread here which gives the same answer, and also GJ Coop confirmed it on his website.

And the Coorong NP map makes it pretty clear also.

Such a pity - it looks like it would be a lovely ride and would save a lot of time/distance.
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Re: Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

Postby you cannot be sirrus » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:40 am

Can't be done unfortunately. You'll have to take the scenic route around the lakes.
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Re: Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

Postby RonK » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:43 am

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Re: Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

Postby recumbenteer » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:42 pm




True, it seems it may have been "covertly" done... (at least the rider wasn't busted) ... the journal date is 2015

I'm wondering if I can sneak my Rotovelo through there in 2018?
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Re: Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

Postby lewie15 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:00 pm

Im going to at least try. I've got family in Victor and ride from Adelaide to Victor quite often. I've made a Strava route below, which I want to ride this year.

https://www.strava.com/routes/12126392
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Re: Getting from Victor Harbor to Miningie

Postby RonK » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:22 pm

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True, it seems it may have been "covertly" done... (at least the rider wasn't busted) ... the journal date is 2015

I'm wondering if I can sneak my Rotovelo through there in 2018?

This bloke mentioned that the fence had been partially removed. You would be in for a lot of backtracking if you rode there and then discovered that the fence was reinstated. Not so bad if you're local I suppose but not something I'd want to do on tour.

I can't see what the risk is. It would surely be a huge tourism asset if visitors could cross the barrages.

Some of the way may be across private property though.
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