Tibooburra to Innamincka

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 15:43
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Hi all, so another question in relation to our Cameron Corner trip. Looking at driving Tibooburra to Innamincka and staying the night and then back to Cameron Corner.

Can anyone advise how long it would take to drive from Tibooburra (or thereabouts, probably staying somewhere in the National Park) to Innamincka and which route that is taking. I have been told the Bore Track is currently closed.

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Reply By: *Rusty* - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:33

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:33
Around 4 or 5 hours. We did Innamincka to Broken Hill babying broken front suspension and towing a ct in around 7 hours I think 4 weeks ago in dry weather on good dry roads but it has since rained and ive heard the roads got a little messy in spots.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chargergirl76 - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:37

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:37
Guessing that was via Strezelecki? So towing a camper trailer, no issues? May have a mate towing one
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Follow Up By: *Rusty* - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:38

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:38
Sorry, that was the quickest way possible which was directly east to the border then directly south to Tibooburra. Cant remember the road names sorry. We had originally planned to take the strezleki track south then east to Camerons Corner then to Tibooburra but then we broke bits between Birdsville and Innamincka via the walkers crossing track ( which is pretty rough especially with 2 broken cars towing trailers lol) good luck.
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Follow Up By: *Rusty* - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:48

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:48
The entitre area around Innamincka was pretty corrugated but drivable if you lower your pressures and pick the right speed etc. Id have no drama towing a trailer again. Although we didnt get to see the strezleki I imagine it should be ok. The birdsville track northern end which we did a portion of was like a highway. Hope that helps a little.
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Follow Up By: *Rusty* - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:53

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:53
Just make sure its a solid off road trailer. A normal trailer just wont last. We saw 3 trailers left on the side of the road on roads worse than the ones we drove on in that area. Not wirth the risk of its not setup right. If its setup with solid suspension and not overloaded and the right type tyres you should have a happy holiday. Take extra spare tyres and repair kit as with all outback travel. Many people dont and get into strife.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:48

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 16:48
When in a caravan tag a long we took about 5 hrs to an overnight stop, including half hour or so at Cameron Corner. The next day we took 5 hrs to Innamincka via The Old Strzelecki Track. These times included a number of tea and sight seeing stops.
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Reply By: The Landy - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 17:08

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 17:08
The shortest, and possibly quickest is via Toona Gate, and northern end of the Bore Track which you can travel on.

Quite a scenic route also.

Enjoy,

Baz - The Landy
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Follow Up By: Member - Chargergirl76 - Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:38

Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:38
thanks for that, didn't even think of that way. Looked up the map and seems like a plan, may go up via Strzelecki (as others with us haven't been on that track before) and back via Epsilon, Omicron ..
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:38

Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:38
Following is a GPS route I created in July this year.

Innamincka to Tibooburra

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Follow Up By: Member - Chargergirl76 - Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:56

Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:56
Thanks for that Landy, just uploaded into the hema maps app! Much appreciated
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 21:21

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 21:21
around 3 weeks ago returned from Birdsville via Walkers Crossing which was pretty rough but came through ok with car and caravan. Innamincka to Tib was much easier via Orientos. May have changed a bit if they've had rain. Soon dries out though and should be ok again. We opted for Walker's to avoid the big exodus from the Birdsville races, which I believe was one huge dust cloud to drive through. We had a great run, although pretty rough as most others took the "smoother" option.
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Reply By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 22:04

Sunday, Oct 05, 2014 at 22:04
Couple of months ago left Tibooburra about 8:30am, had coffee and scones at Cameron Corner, lunch north of Merty Merty on the Old Strzelecki, followed that right through to Innamincka, got there about 3:30ish. Towing a TVan. It was a good drive then.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chargergirl76 - Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:42

Monday, Oct 06, 2014 at 08:42
Thanks, sounds good. Just wasn't 100% sure on time, ie track condition, but that helps. Mates may be towing a c/trailer so good to hear that vans are getting through without issues. Their trailer is an offroad trailer and they are experienced, so sounds like it all should be ok.
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Reply By: Mark H16 - Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 12:41

Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 at 12:41
The road between Cameron Corner and Merty Merty had a few bulldust holes on the tops of some of the crests when I went through in August. Some were marked with red flags, some with branches. Just be aware of them you will be OK.
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