Regarding post 12655

Submitted: Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:01
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I know ya all loves (or hate) me and I appreciate your good wishes and the banter but when I try to give out up to date information and do not get one serious question I wonder....................bet you in a couple of days time someone will ask about what lies below. So feel free to ask and I will reply.

Marree, Muloorina Station, Lake Eyre, Birdsville Track, Birdsville, Big Red, Betoota road, Haddon Corner, Innamincka, Bore Track, Cameron Corner, Sturt National Park, Fort Grey Camp ground, Middle Road Sturt NP, Tibooburra, Milparinka, White Cliffs, Mutawintji NP, Broken Hill..............

Cheers
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Reply By: The Banjo - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:16

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:16
Onya Willem .....if I wasn't stuck to this desk in front of this monitor, and could travel to those places (again), I would ask ......... have a good 'un......
hope the yabbies are still in the Diamantina when I eventually get back up there.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:27

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:27
Dunno what happened but I missed out on the yabbies.Ruth was going to cook some but that process got waylaid. When some were offered to me at a later date I was sucking on a big chocolate thickshake and the yabbies seemed uninviting...so there will probably be some left for you when you get up there.

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Follow Up By: John - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:59

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:59
Chocolate Thicksake in Birdsville. Wow thats a interesting thing.
Tell us the story Willem, did Ruth make it or was it flown in by someone just for you. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:03

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 10:03
I had the Chocco at another shop in Birdsville but Ruth makes a mean Cuppacino!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:05

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:05
So when do we get the full trip report Willem?

:)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:55

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:55
Rohan,

Let me have your email addy through my website and when I have written up my story I will send you a copy.

Cheers
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:58

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:58
Willem,
We are heading off in end of June to visit Ruth.
From Sydney (Blue Mountains to, Cobar (Over Night),White Cliffs (ON), Milparinks, Depot Glen, Tib (ON) Fort Grey, Cameron Cnr, Bollards Lagoon & Bore Track, Innaminka(Couple of nites) then hopefully if open Walkers Crossing & B'Ville. Then down the track to Marree and home via Peterbourgh.

Apart from the items to see in B'Ville, Any tips ?

Hope to hear from you
Regards
Vince
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:03

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:03
Vince
Because of the dry conditions few roads are being graded.
White Cliffs to Tibooburra road is heavily corrugated. If you take the Middle Road through Sturt NP, part of that road has been graded recently. Bore Track is an easy run...could do it in a HZ Holden Ute. They expect Walkers Crossing to be closed for some months still.

Drop in for a cuppa when passing through Peterborough

Cheers
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:58

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 11:58
Good Morning Mr Willem

I would seriously like to ask about the status of the Bore Track and if there are any restrictions to traversing this Route. Was there much impediment to your traversement of the dunes.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 12:01

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 12:01
Andrew
When are you heading out ?
Vince
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 13:09

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 13:09
September we are going - not sure of the exact date. Are you going Vince
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 13:36

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 13:36
Yes Andrew, but at the end of june. I let you know how we go if you like.
Vince
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:07

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:07
My friend Andrew

Bore Track can be done in a 2wd. Met a bloke towing a small caravan on the track. But if it rains you are history on the track. Halfway along the track a lot of the signs have been stolen so a compass and some bush sense will come in handy.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:25

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:25
PS Andrew, There are no restrictions on travelling the Bore Track. It is just something which National Parks and Santos have devised to try and keep people out of the area. And are there some gas wells !!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: macandjen - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 13:28

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 13:28
Willem, just saw your post. I and three of the boys from work are planning to leave this Sunday travelling to Broken Hill, Wilcannia, White Cliffs, Tibooburra, Cameron Corner then back down the dog fence to Silverton. We are planning to camp out - not at caravan parks etc - and would appreciate any info you have especially from about whitecliffs through cameron corner, tib etc about places to camp and road conditions. I have contact numbers etc for station owners and people from the dog fence but any info greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help.

Mac
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:18

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 15:18
Mac,

There are some camping spots at creek crossings(all dry) between White Cliffs and the Tibooburra Road. You can also camp in the scrub along the creek at Milparinka. After that there is a NP camp at Olive Downs( Middle Road through Sturt NP) and also at Fort Grey(Sturt NP). Honesty Box applies :-) First half of Middle Road is reasonable and the second half freshly graded. Met the bloke working on the Dog Fence at Cameron Corner on Wednesday. A young fella driving a new white Hilux.

The Broken Hill/Tibooburra Road is something else with 5km bitumen and 10km dirt patches following one another. The dirt on that road is pretty ordinary. My old bus is a bit of a rattletrap so you might find the going easier in a more modern 4by.

White Cliffs CP is run by the Council and costs $4 per person for an unpowered camp site. You may also light a fire in the CP

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:22

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:22
No garentees but if your interested ring so of the stations and ask if they will swap beef for good ham you have not tasted beef until you have had saltbush beef, if you do this make sure it is good ham not wollies

frank

if you are stopping at stations have some things that they do not get like ham of course but fresh bread and some magazines for the women folk they have all the beer they want already even current papers are good
and some books remember it is isolated out there

frank
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:42

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:42
Hi Willem
I am happy you had a great trip, we were missing your Banter and of course the picture of the orange machine. When you get the trip report up, a message with a link to it should shock the internet as we all rush to read it.
Great to have you back. Heading to Broken Hill Sunday via Horsham for the Outback Challenge the next week, sorry no time for a quick cuppa at Pburra
Ray
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:50

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 17:50
Like the new photo of the rig on the track ,you say slipper springs, how many leaves you running ? on ours 9 YES 9 , but eye to eye ...
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:03

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:03
G'day Undertaker,

You must have your wires crossed somewhere. My trailer has slipper spings...not the G60. My springs are 9, I think...but I am not going out there to count them now. Will look tomorrow and if there are more will tell you. Even with 230lt of fuel on board and all the tucker and recovery gear the old truck does not sag.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 23:14

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 23:14
goodday willem just a quick question when we went to tibooburra and cameron corner a couple of years ago there were big signs that it was illegal to travel the dog fence have these bans been dropped or can you get permission to do these areas now .the reason given was that several fencers had been hurt with 4bs popping over hills and running into them
steve
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