Melbourne to Camerons Corner

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 21:02
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Hi forum, myself and several of the boys at work have permission from the other half (or should that be halves) for a week trip to Camerons Corner. Yep I know its a long way for a week but we thought we would do it cos we could. We're going 4 up in a GU patrol. My question is can someone give me ideas on a good route to take? We thought Melbourne - Mildura - Broken Hill and so on and then back through Bourke. Also have the rains up that way affected the area? Any advise greatly appreciated. Planning to go in May - we have Sunday through to Saturday for a time span.

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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 22:34

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 22:34
are you going to stop to look around anywhere or just keep driving

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Reply By: TrucksterNT - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 00:34

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 00:34
You'll do it easily and have time to spare. I suggest day1 Broken Hill, Day 2 Cameron (NB no S) Corner. Choose a different way back if you wish. Check before you go for road conditions as they are closed if it rains and even a section like Broken Hill to Tibooburra is not possible to use even in 4wd. I think the fine is in the order of $800 per wheel if you go past the "Road Closed" signs and it is policed too.
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Follow Up By: TrucksterNT - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 08:15

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 08:15
Genuine Aussie blokes!! Ask Mum before you go out .... Don't forget your hanky and be careful at corners and don't talk to strangers LOL Have fun
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 15:18

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 15:18
TNT, Broken hill to Tibooburra is black top!!Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:56

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:56
You saying they've finally got it sealed all the way. A year ago there was still heaps of cut up dirt after heavy rains, very slow going. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Follow Up By: duncs - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:09

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:09
Hey All and especially Bob and Lex,

I live in Broken Hill and the Silver City Highway from Broken Hill to Tib is definately not sealed all the way.

The dirt starts about 12km out of Broken Hill. There are sections of sealed road along the way but you will find that a little less than half is still unsealed.

That is unless they sealed it last night.

All the best
Duncs.
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Follow Up By: duncs - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:13

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:13
Macandjen,

Having said that, the road is in reasonable nick at the moment and it will takke about 4hrs from the Hill to Tib.

TrucksterNT is about right in his estimation of times and suggested itinery.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 11:04

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 11:04
My apologies I was under the impression it was all sealed. guess I should'nt comment unless I have seen for my self.Regards Bob
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Reply By: The Banjo - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 10:16

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 10:16
Guess contributors need to know what you are doing it for - just to drive the outback ? ...fishing ? Shooting ? Pub Crawling? CC seems an odd destination to me....but that's me....we've been there a few times but on the way to B.ville or Innamincka etc....you can't do much at CC. Guess if the travel itself is the point, doesn't matter much where you go...take plenty of water, spares (2 wheels), some comms gear and drive bloody carefully. The B.Hill- Menindee - Wentworth track would add interest....have a beer with Burke and Wills at the Menindee pub.
Check out Depot Glen near Milparinka - read up on the significance of the place. Why not consider Innamincka ? You are not far off and that would open up a wealth of possibilities, but a couple days more would be good. Two days up and two back may not leave much time in between.I need red sand under me.
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 11:56

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 11:56
sugest you spend a night at tibooburra camping in the rocks its a little more comfortable now days ( national parks building every where ) but still a good camp
listen to lindy at camerons corner shes local and knows the countryCBS
Cant Bl**dy Sitstill
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:41

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:41
Day 1. Melbourne to Mungo National Park.
2. Do the Mungo loop drive then up through Menindee, Wilcannia to White Cliffs.
3. Buy some Opals to Bribe the Women on your return then cut accross to Milparinka (pub) then up to Tiboorburra.
4. Leave the camp set up, take the Jump up loop & Middle rd out through the Sturt National Park to Cameron's Corner. Take a photo to prove you've been there then back to Tiboorburra.
5. South to Depot Glen & Mt Poole then onto Broken Hill.
6. Plenty to see & do here so spend a day on a mine tour & check out the Art at Silverton.
7. Back down through Mildura camping at the Wyperfeld National Park.
8. 6 hour drive home.
Plenty to see and do on that loop but not much 4x4. Craig...........
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:41

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:41
Day 1. Melbourne to Mungo National Park.
2. Do the Mungo loop drive then up through Menindee, Wilcannia to White Cliffs.
3. Buy some Opals to Bribe the Women on your return then cut accross to Milparinka (pub) then up to Tiboorburra.
4. Leave the camp set up, take the Jump up loop & Middle rd out through the Sturt National Park to Cameron's Corner. Take a photo to prove you've been there then back to Tiboorburra.
5. South to Depot Glen & Mt Poole then onto Broken Hill.
6. Plenty to see & do here so spend a day on a mine tour & check out the Art at Silverton.
7. Back down through Mildura camping at the Wyperfeld National Park.
8. 6 hour drive home.
Plenty to see and do on that loop but not much 4x4. Craig...........
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Reply By: macandjen - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:21

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:21
Thanks everyone for the information. Yep it is just a drive for the sake of a drive but what the hell. We should have a good time and a few days away from the crap at work is good for the batteries.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:36

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:36
You could get there in 1 day if you wanted to.. 1300klms from Melb..

Then just cruise around or do whatever your plannin to do

www.travelmate.com.au

www.nowhereroute.com.au
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