Innamincka to Cameron Corner

I'm a new member & this is my first Thread. In a few weeks I'm planning to do our first 4WD trip. My plan is Canarvon Gorge then across to Innamincka, Cameron Corner, Broken Hill taking in Mutawintji, Kinchega & Mungo NP's. My question is what is the road like from Innamincka to Cameron Corner and across to Tibooburra? I will be towing an offroad Goldstream Panther van (2.2t). Thanks
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Reply By: Member - VickiW - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 21:33

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013 at 21:33
Hi Graham,

Welcome. Last October I went Tibooburra to Innamincka via Old Strz - corrugations into Camerons Corner were bad but from there on and the Old Strz was good. The Old Strz is good due to the gas fields.

Just 2 weeks ago I cut across from the Strz south (heading north) cutting off Merty to the track to Camerons Corner and Tibooburra. The track into CC and Tib was in very good condition with hardly any corrugations so I think you will have a good drive. Just watch out for emus and roos even in daytime as they were everywhere.

Have a great trip.

Vicki
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham D2 - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 09:23

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 09:23
Thanks Vicki

My main concern was whether towing a van would be OK as I read an article that said the trip was not suitable for a van.

Graham
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Follow Up By: Member - VickiW - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 20:16

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 20:16
Hi Graham,

I don't tow a trailer, but going on the conditions a couple of weeks ago the stretch between Tibooburra and the Old Strz turnoff would be fine as long as it is dry (there is one claypan). As Alistair said call CC or Tibooburra to check beforehand (and keep an eye on the weather)

Have a great trip.
Vicki
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 13:07

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 13:07
Graham,
Have travelled that way a few times ad the road depends on the recent weather. A couple of times it was excellent having just been graded and no problem for a van. Another time badly corrugated but still ok. Last time closed due to washouts and caused me a long but enjoyable diversion round to the north.

I would ring the Cameron Corner roadhouse just before you go and ask them how things are.

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham D2 - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 13:44

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 13:44
Thanks Alastair for the info.

Graham
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 17:45

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 17:45
We went through a few weeks ago; dry and recently graded. It was a hoot going over the sand ridges. Like a roller coaster.

We were there June last year and it was a pox.

Just be prepared to be flexible and as posted, get local info. ('Be flexible' may equal a few days wait for roads to reopen after rain.)

(We were driving a Forester and pulling a CT).
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Reply By: Member - Min (NSW) - Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 17:34

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 17:34
Hi Graham,
We have recently been to Carnarvon Gorge. Are you aware that camping in the gorge i.e. National Park is only possible in school holidays. It was booked out when we were there so we had to stay at Takarakka at $45 pn. It was very cold at night so enjoyed the powered site.
Have a great trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham D2 - Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 19:59

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 19:59
Thank you Min, I wasn't aware of the restriction but we had planned to stay at Takarraka. Thanks again.
Graham
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