Birdsville via Walkers Crossing

Submitted: Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 14:45
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Hi all
Just wondering if anyone has travelled Walkers Crossing recently to confirm it is open. I was thinking of heading to the Birdsville Races via Innamincka/Walkers Crossing.
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Reply By: prado 01 - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 15:28

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 15:28
It's open, in good condition but that's now, check in another few weeks.
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 15:38

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 15:38
We towed our van from Innamincka to Birdsville via Walkers Crossing in late May. The Inna end was excellent,through the oil fields but the northern end was very slow. Took
all the navigation..roads everywhere & bugger all signage. cheers...oldbaz.
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Reply By: rumpig - Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 17:31

Monday, Aug 05, 2013 at 17:31
we drove Walkers Crossing track about 4 weeks back and it was in excellent condition. i disagree with the staement above about bugger all signage though, yes some areas leave you a tad unsure where you are heading (like when you drive through the middle of the gas plant for example...... until you see the street sign saying Walkers Crossing to the right that is) but there's plenty of signs along the way if you look out for them. some of the signs are only small though, so you need to keep your eyes peeled for them. i went past one sign at an intersection and noticed it said i needed to turn right as i drove past it, it was a long straight road heading off into the distance i was on at the time, so beware and look at all signs at all crossroads and you should be ok.
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 19:36

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 19:36
a bit like driving around Sydney then?
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Reply By: MicandTrina - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 14:30

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 14:30
Just come back from Walkers Crossing 2 weeks ago.

The road was great, and much better than the Cordillo Downs Rd - better scenery, better road, better everything.

As already noted, watch the signs carefully, as you can miss them, and there sometimes isn't heaps of signage, but we went through without a hitch.
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 21:08

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 21:08
drove it Innaminka to birdsville first week july to john williamson concert and again birdsville to innaminka on sunday/monday 4th& 5th august
gibber plains section just before birdsville track is a bit bumpy but otherwise excellent condition

track showed a bit of of increased use over the intervening month
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