Innaminka to Birdsville

Hello All. New member to the site.
I have looked at other threads about Innaminka to Birdsville on the Walkers Crossing/Cordillo Downs tracks. We are taking a Range Rover (AT's) and a Troopy (Muddys) to the races and would like to know from seasoned members the best route to take. We have two days up our sleeves but dont really want to cut up the tyres if possible. Is Cordillo downs as bad as I read regarding the gibbers?
Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 18:28

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 18:28
We did Cordillo Downs Rd again last year towing a Vista Crossover & it really wasn't bad at all.
Not too sure though if you should be going to the Outback if you are worried about chipping tyres!
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Reply By: blue one - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 18:38

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 18:38
Definitely go Walkers Crossing. Take two days and camp out overnight. Great track with no traffic at all. There is a bit of gibber getting up towards the Birdsville track.
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Reply By: Iza B - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 18:55

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 18:55
Did the PAR through Walker's Crossing 12 months ago not long after rain. Only rocky bit was just off the Birdsville track, otherwise mostly sandy. Good drive and quite interesting as the land changes. We had sand flags and used the UHF to help prevent any head ons. I endorse the suggestion to take it easy and spend a night on the way. A long way from nowhere and the night sky is memorable.

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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 19:22

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 19:22
You haven't said where you are coming from, but if coming from the east to Innamincka, then the Walkers Crossing track, and up the Birdsville Track you WILL knock your tyres around.
We were in Innamincka last year and the road/track from the QLD border was terrible.
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 19:57

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 19:57
I agree with Baz, that road from the Qld border to Innamincka has some very bad gibbers!
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 19:24

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 19:24
If you choose the Walkers Crossing route, you can reach Birdsville easily in a days travel.
It is the Cordillo Downs route that may require a stopover along the way.

The Walkers Crossing route is the choice for locals commuting between Innamincka and Birdsville.
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Reply By: Muffler - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 20:08

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 20:08
Thank you all. I was favouring the Walkers Crossing any suggestions as to a camp site?
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Follow Up By: baz&pud (tassie) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:08

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 15:08
Walkers Crossing itself.
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Reply By: Member - Robert R1 (SA) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 20:58

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 20:58
I found the Cordillo Downs road was slow going with lots of creek crossings and took two days. The Walkers Crossing track was an easy days drive. Most people seem to camp at the crossing. I would go the Walkers Crossing way if it was me and I wouldn't bother camping because it is such a short trip. Spend an extra day in Innamincka and catch a fish. Stars are pretty good there as well.

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Reply By: Member - Neil B (VIC.) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 21:36

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 21:36
Just did it, Walkers Crossing was still closed, Cordillo downs was a walk in the park. 6 hours Innamincka to Birdsville, but start of the season and roads in great condition. Hope you have a great trip!

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Neil
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Reply By: Andrew and Gabby - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 21:05

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 21:05
Just did Cordillo downs to Birdsville from Innaminka not too bad saw a few vehicles on the way I am in a Mitsubishi Challenger with BFG ATs. Just relax and enjoy the drive.
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 22:23

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014 at 22:23
Just drove BV to Inna via Walkers Fri 25th after dawn service there.
Easy as, tyres at 32 for the BV tk, then went 27 on Walkers Crossing Tk soon after turning onto it.

Did the Dig Tree Circuit before camping Cullyamulla, setting up early evening in the just darkness, but worth it.
We took a couple of detours otherwise we would have been able to set up by dusk.

Walkers Crossing camping ?
From what we saw it was just doable as a lunch stop (shade of the tress by the new bridge), but then we didn't go looking around for tracks into the creeklines for anything for camping.
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Reply By: The Landy - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 06:59

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 06:59
We just did Birdsville to Innamincka in a day, road conditions as per usual, corrugated but no better or worse than many outback roads...

Drive to conditions and you'll be fine...
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