Coongie Lakes to Birdsville Track. Shortcut?

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 07:33
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Is there a shortcut from Coongie lakes across to the Birdsville Track without going back to Innamincka?

One map I have shows a track from Kudriemitchie Outstation across to the Walkers Crossing PAR. Is that navigable and are there other tracks that I could use. Assuming Cooper Creek isn't flowing of course.

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 09:23

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 09:23
There used to be but since becoming a NP access has been closed, you have to go back to Innamincka these days.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 11:42

Tuesday, Oct 01, 2013 at 11:42
So near, yet so far......its only 30k across to the Walker's Crossing track but imagine the flogging that track would get if open. With Coongie recognised in the Ramsar Convention, also a world heritage site plus national park and an IBA (Important Bird Area ) one point access probably has merit.... it's pastoral lease country anyway. I recall my dismay some years back when we did a 100k round trip to the B&W Dig Tree from our camp at the eastern end of the Cullyamurra waterhole - I realised later while looking at a map that we were camped only 12k from the tree.
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