Advisable route in Corner Country

Submitted: Friday, May 09, 2014 at 16:31
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I am travelling to Pine View Nth West of Broken Hill in the last 2weeks of August then planning to transverse through Lake Booka gate - Hawkers gate to Theldpara. The route from Theldpara to Waka is shown on the Corner Country Regional map but seems unclear on my paper map. I am not using a GPS mapping system only paper maps. I've read that all of these tracks are on" Private" property but are available to travel on, and that signage is not real clear. Being a not real experienced 4wder, has anyone travelled this route to Cameron Corner.

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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 08:31

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 08:31
There seems to be plenty of tracks in that area in my Hema mapbook. It looks like you will have to backtrack, head back west after leaving Theldarpa to get up to Waka and then a further 60 kms NW to Cameron Corner. Cheers Toni
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Follow Up By: 489 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:13

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 12:13
The track that I'm referring to sorry is the Lake Stewart rd/track (as I've just found out) west of Theldarpa. As I'm not sure of that area or what to expect, we are not real experienced 4wder's and travelling by our selves. We are both in our late 50's and wish to be the conservative on safety, but don't want to miss the terrific country. We are fully geared up as I say except I prefer paper/compass over computers. Thanks for your input Toni. -
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 08:26

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 08:26
Suggest you find the number of the nearest police station and get advice that way. They'll have seen it all.
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Follow Up By: 489 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 16:12

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 16:12
Thanks Sigmund - I'll need to check the nearest police station or parks rangers office. I've still got the email addresses of two stations in the area to check when I get nearer. What I was trying to do was organise my route prior to leaving with some input of the route I wish to travel. I also realise that things might change due to weather conditions, hence a back up route or trip plan shall need to be adjusted. Just wasn't sure whether the route I intend to take is suitable for a newby with limited 4wd experience. Thanks anyway for your input - Garry R
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 18:57

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 18:57
Have fun up there. Re whether you or the rig can cope, suck it and see. Conservative is good; you can always come back again.

The Parks office at Tib. was supplied with road reports from 3 states when we were there a couple of years ago. If you're heading into Qld the best sources are the websites of the local councils or the excellent Info Centre at Birdsville.

Bear in mind that single-cop stations may be unattended for stretches.
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Follow Up By: 489 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 07:48

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 07:48
Advise taken. Yep the rig is well setup and cope., its whether the driver of the rig is competent enough whilst on his own. We have all the necessary safety gear PLB, radios and the cook is in the medical game. She's youst to looking after old farts like me. We shall take advise from Parks/Info at Silverton prior to continuing, and again at Pine View Station where we a staying for a couple of nights.

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Reply By: The Landy - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 08:01

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 08:01
Sounds like a great trip and a route…

I think your best source of information and advice will be the people from Pine View, and if you haven’t spoken to them yet I’d give them a call.

Also, ensure you take the time to explore around Milparinka as there is plenty to do there and the pub has just recently re-opened.

Enjoy!
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Follow Up By: 489 - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:50

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:50
Thanks Landy. Was intending to go to Tibooburra, Milpainka , Packsaddle then onto White Cliffs to Balranald before going home in Gippsland. Not in a hurry Garry/Judy
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Reply By: silvwayne - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 08:54

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 08:54
The road through Hewart Downs and Lake Stewart to Waka is a public road. Have not been out there for a few years but was signposted on the off from the Milparinka- Hawkers Gate end. It is a pretty straight forward road. The road turns off between Yaandama and Winathee stations
Ask David at Theldarpa for advice.
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Follow Up By: 489 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 18:13

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 18:13
Thanks for your input. I shall follow up as you state for extra advice.
I've now got another couple interested in taking the same route just prior to myself I July. They will be home just prior to me leaving and share with their experiences. The other couple and ourselves are from the same camera club on a photographic expedition, hence it will be interesting what we come back with in the way of images for competition.
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Follow Up By: silvwayne - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:08

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:08
From Cameron Corner to Tibooburra take the loop road. Some good photographic opportunities on the route.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:16

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:16
Silvwayne when you take that route do you go the higher track through Binerah Downs and Middle Bore or the track below it?
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Follow Up By: silvwayne - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 22:27

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 22:27
That's the one. Goes past Olive Downs. A lot of the time it is better condition than the main road from CC to Tib.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 23:50

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 23:50
Thanks for that, I have been up through a Warri Gate to Innaminka via Santos but have not tried cutting across to CC from there
Will give it a try.
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