Camerons Corner to Strezlecki Track

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 17:27
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Hi,
Planning a trip to the Birdsville races this year and one area that I cant get a handle on time taken to travel is between Cameron's Corner and the Strezlecki track. 3 vehicles towing campers. I have searched treks and there is no real details on this part. I have the distance, not sure on a reasonable time under normal conditions.

Any assistance would be good from someone who has done it.
Any sites you suggest to visit on this section would be good info.

thanks
Dave
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 18:38

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 18:38
Hi Dave,

The distance is about 115km and allowing a speed of 80km/h the time is about 1 1/4 hours.
Say 1.5 hours max and you should be around the mark.
The track is usually in good condition unless there has been recent rain in the area.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dave63 - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 19:26

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 19:26
Thanks Bill
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Reply By: Mike K7 - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 21:04

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 21:04
Hi Dave we are heading to the Races too.
From Adel via Broken Hill (31/8) & Tibooburra (1/9), so may cross paths mate.
In Innamincka 3rd & 4th
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Follow Up By: Member - Dave63 - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 17:58

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 17:58
Maybe,
Will get to Whitecliffs on 30/8 and is a bit of a mystery at this stage from there (dig tree the shearing shed etc) but will arrive at Windorah on 3/9 for Yabbie races, arrive Birdsville on 4/9. After races going down the Bridsville track and into Flinders Ranges, then on towards Mildura on the way home.

Will be driving a graphite 79 D/Cab with canopy and towing an All Terrain camper.
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Reply By: Iza B - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:22

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 08:22
I have done it a couple of times. I would allow a couple of hours in case you want to stop and have a look at anything. One way to get a good look at red sand and dunes without the effort of a Simpson crossing. If turning north to Innamincka, be aware that the Old Strezlecki turn is about 10 k short of the much better quality road past Moonie.

Road over clay capped dunes is usually pretty good. One safety tip - stay left on the crests. There are lots of crests and lots of tales of those who did not stay left.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:48

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:48
Yeah, some of it is quite a roller coaster.

The Old Strez tk is now clearly posted as such.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:58

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:58
Last time we went through there we were warned to watch out for places on the crests of the dunes where the clay topping had broken through and the hole filled with bulldust. Hard to see - and the holes were big enough to do damage. We also encountered a lone camel that did the camel trick of wanting to run along the road in front of us.

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Val.
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Reply By: Member - Graham D2 - Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:05

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:05
Did the trip from Innamincka to Cameron Cnr last July. Found the Old track in much better condition than the new. The other thing to watch going over the crests is cattle. They seem to have a habit of congregating at the bottom of the crest on the departure side. Had a couple of near misses.
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