Cameron's corner run

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Hey guys and gals, I'm looking at taking the wife and kids for a run from orange to Cameron's corner over Easter, now I'm not sure what way to go, can you go all the way along the dog fence from hungerford to the corner or do you have to go into QLD at Hamilton gate and go through bullo downs and tickalara? Any ideas would be great! Thanks on advance! This will be our first trip away like this and I want everyone to enjoy it
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Reply By: yumpet - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:36

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:36
Oh and if anyone from the area is keen for a run the company would be great, we have 4 kids between 18 months and 11
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:41

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:41
Hi Yumpet,

Suggest Orange to Bourke to Tibooburra and on to CC. Thats a lot of driving time for a 4-day trip.

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Follow Up By: yumpet - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:01

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:01
Thanks Val, that was one route I was looking at, we have got 7-8 days up our sleeve so I'm not stressed about time :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:42

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:42
In which case you should have a great trip as there is plenty to see out that way. Click here to see a blog about our trip from Louth to Tibooburra two years ago.

I dont think that you can get very far west of Hungerford along the dog fence, and I seem to recall signs at CC saying that travel along the fence tracks is not permitted.

You could even do a loop up from Hungerford through Thargomindah to Innaminka then back through CC and Tibooburra. Have a look through Mick O's blogs for route details - Im pretty sure he has driven between Innaminka and CC in the last couple of years too.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 19:36

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 19:36
John and Val’s Hungerford to Innamincka and Cameron’s Corner would be a good trip.

You could go from Bourke to Hungerford and check out Currawinya National Park. Either camp at Currawinya (limited facilities) or go back to Hungerford and stay at the council run park there. Make sure you stop in at the Royal Mail Hotel even if it’s just for a chat.

From there you could go through Thargomindah and camp on the Wilson River at Noccundra. Then head to the Dig Tree and Innamincka. Innamincka has a few camping areas in the National Park and there’s the town common a short walk from the pub and trading post.

The Strzelecki south from Innamincka is usually in good condition and the drive through to Cameron Corner is not a long day. The nearby National Park campground at Fort Grey is good. It’s a short walk from there to Lake Pinaroo, which late last year had plenty of water in it. It once had a homestead on it’s shores, but a series of floods ended that.

Tibooburra is only a couple of hours from Fort Grey.

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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 13:02

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 13:02
Hi yumpet (and family)

I'm assuming you have a 4x4 and tow a camper.

There is no public roads along the vast majority of the dog fence - signs advise no access etc. So that leaves you a couple of options to get to Camerons Corner. Up to Bourke - about 520 k's up the blacktop through Dubbo and Nyngan. Nice caravan park at North Bourke - Kidmans Camp - might be a good idea to contact them to see if sites are available when you arrive. 02 6872 1612.

From there my preferred route is via Wanaaring and The Cut Line to Tibooburra - gravel / dirt road from just out of North Bourke so time to slow down and let the tyre pressures down from h'way pressure - about 420 k's. The Granites is the only Caravan Park in Tibooburra - 08 80913477. Once there you can decide if you want to stay in town our camp out within Sturt NP - a handful of places to camp there. We stayed in Tibooburra for 5 nights and did day trips from there before continuing on to Innamincka and beyond. There is just so much to see in the area. Take care and enjoy the trip.


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Follow Up By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 13:14

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 13:14
Hi again,

Thought this link to the "Corner Country" web page might give you lots to think about.

Corner Country


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Reply By: Member - Barnray (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 16:12

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 16:12
We are leaving Casino tomorrow for CC via Bourke etc, should be getting close by Tuesday Keep an eye open for a White Hilux with a blue canopy and a red trailer with a green stone guard.Looking forward to meeting some members. Barnray
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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 08:47

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 08:47
Yumpet

We travelled out through White Cliffs last year and then across to Tibooburra via the Wanaring Rd (250km), towing out caravan and most of that road was in pretty good nick with only three or four washed out sections that had quick fixes done to them. From Tibooburra we headed out to CC but only got to Fort Grey, 29km short, as that section was very badly corrugated and we chickened out!

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Reply By: allein m - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 18:22

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 18:22
have you considered to come through Broken Hill lots to see silverton and you can go to Camerons corner this way

I am bias as I live here now for the past 7 years great place to live the pace of life is dead slow easy going
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Reply By: yumpet - Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 15:38

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 15:38
Can anyone tell me, is easter (school holidays jsut after) going to be a good time to go out there? is the weather genrally pretty good then? any advice is great
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