visiting Cordillo Downs shearing shed

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 18:57
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I recall reading somewhere that you need to contact Cordillo Downs station to arrange to get into the shed. I cant find anything on the internet including here to confirm that.

Does anyone know if it is necessary or can you just drop in to the shed?

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 19:00

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 19:00
The shed is always open and quite accessible.
Park near the information board and walk in.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 19:53

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 19:53
Yes I have been there a number of times and that was my experience also
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 20:15

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 20:15
Great thanks guys.
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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 21:46

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 21:46
as said above...no need to ask permission, it's easily accessed by a service road from the main road running past it. When you come from Birdsville end you come to a Y junction, the road running to the left has a large sign saying it's private property (or something along those lines so you know to keep out), the road to the right is what you take to continue on. from memory there's a gate or 2 there somewhere about the homestead area, and further on is a small track running off to the left of about 100 mtrs which is where you go to park at the signboard and then walk to the shed itself.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 22:36

Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 at 22:36
Last year when we went through Cordillo Downs, there were new tracks everywhere pushed over dunes, the whilst area was criss-crossed with miles of electrical cables connected to ground stakes. Obviously they wre doing some sort of geological survey.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 09:09

Saturday, Jun 07, 2014 at 09:09
Shaker,

There was a mob doing the same thing along the Landsborough H'way, about 6-8 weeks ago.

Cables run out for maybe 5 kms, and about 6 of these big, ugly tractor thingys, doing all the thumping. Another truck would be parked up the road, no doubt recording all the results. Pretty labour intensive, with small trucks collecting, and running out the cable, and all the workers going along hooking up and pushing the spikes in. Oh, and the blokes who were sitting in land cruisers, apparently not doing anything much:-)

One bloke would be miles ahead, marking the spots for the spikes, with blue paint, probably worked with a spray set-up.

Bob


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Reply By: Member - geoffqld - Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 19:42

Friday, Jun 06, 2014 at 19:42
We went through there 4 weeks ago, from Innamincka, and did not see another vehicle the entire trip. !st vehicle was about 50km out of Windorah. Road was ok, just got to be careful in the dry creek crossings as there was a rock hidden in the dust on one of them. Shed was worth the visit but only the outside shell left. Spent the night at Cadelga Ruins, nice spot.
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