FollowupID: 691239 Submitted:
Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 08:34
Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) posted:
Yes our first nights camp out on the Cooper was in fact on the southern side (Marree
side). When you get to the ferry detour sigh, keep going on the graded Birdsville Track
. You will only be able to go as far as the M V Tom Brennan
Memorial. From there you can drive right down to the waters edge.
We camped about 1 kilometre to the east of here on high ground in the trees. There is lots of timber for a good camp
fire and easy to drive in. It is mostly small gibber, but very easy to make your way to a good camp
From our camp we could see many vehicles coming in to see the water from this side of the Birdsville Track
Just past Etadunna Station, you will come to the ferry and detour sign. Drive straight through and it is about 20 odd kilometres to the actual crossing. You van will be able to get through, as there is a Highways camp near the Brennan site and 2 graders head out from there every day.
Have a great time and make sure that you see the flooded Cooper.
Keep going past the detour sign for the MV Tom Brennan site
The end of the Birdsville Track where the Cooper has cut it