Thargomindah to Innaminca

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 20:12
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Hi all
Can anyone tell me the present condition of this road as all the info so far that I have been able to find is a couple of years old.
Also how long does roughly take to cover the distance, the reason I ask this is whereis.com says it takes 11 1/2 hours, I assumed (probably wrongly knowing me) that it is bitumen to the border and about 170 odd klms of dirt - does it really take 9 hours to do the dirt section ??

Thanks in advance and sorry if this is covered elsewhere

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Boxxy
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 20:28

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 20:28
Boxxy,

I did St George to Innamincka (900km) in 2008 towing a very heavy trailer, it took me about 12 hours from memory, so I think you should be able to get to Innamincka in under the suggested 8 hours.



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Reply By: Sapper D - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 21:55

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 21:55
G,Day Boxxy
Just did that trip four days ago,Thargo to Innamincka,--Black top a lot of the way, and the gravel from there on was almost as good as bitumen----it's an outback highway mate.--better than most city roads.--Left Thargo at 8-30am, arrived in Innamincka about 3-30pm, and we visited the Dig tree, and I had a puncture in that time.( no fault of the road, I picked up an old bullet casing out on the Dig tree track,--very unlucky)--I could have sat on 100km/hr, but sat on 85-90 and just loafed along----lots of workers out there going back and forth to each of the oil and gas sites--quite busy all the way actually.
Hope this helps,-----enjoy your trip
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 23:17

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 23:17
Hi Boxxy,


We regularly do Thargo to Innaminka (370k) in 6 or 7 hours, and thats in a Troopy!!
It is bitumen nearly all the way now, alas. Soon Innamincka will be full of Winnebagos!!!
From the border to Innamincka is only about 20km.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:32

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:32
Has the guy running the Noccundra Pub sorted out his family issues yet??? :-)
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Follow Up By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 08:13

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 08:13
I think the poor fellow has gone now. Just a case of going a bit troppo in the outack. The wife, the drought, the mice, the lack of workers - it all just got to him. Thank God he didn't do himself in! Cheers Toni
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Follow Up By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 at 22:37

Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 at 22:37
What a bugger! He was a legend. He was in good form the times I was there over the past couple of years. Admittedly I haven't talked to him since Sept 2012 so I don't know what was going on.
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Reply By: boxxy51 - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 18:08

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 18:08
Thank you to all for your info, very helpful indeed, will now make planning our trip a little easier

Cheers all
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Follow Up By: The Bunyip - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 14:08

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 14:08
Boxxy,
We did this exact day back in early October last year.
Left Thargo around 8.30am, stopped at a number of places for a break & made Innamincka around 2.30pm.
There's only 22kms dirt on the Qld side before you reach the Dig Tree turnoff & 17kms on the SA side adjacent to Innamincka.
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