Birdsville to Innaminka via Walkers Crossing

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 18:46
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Hi guys,

Has anyone traveled via the walkers crossing road between innaminka and birdsville? Wanting to get to innaminka the quickest way and looks like this road may be the way to do that.
What are the conditions like ?
Are you able to tow vans through ?

Thanks (:
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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:23

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:23
What sort of "Vans"?
Conditions will vary greatly, when are you thinking of doing it.
It doesn't take much rain for it to be closed.
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Follow Up By: goldlink - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:28

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:28
Hi Shaker

Coromal offroad poptop 17 and half foot

Thinking of heading down from birdsville to innaminka in the first week of June

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Reply By: george50 - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:33

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:33
It's no worries for any offroader if there's been no rain. The first 40km from the Birdsville Track turnoff is slow and rocky but the rest is good and well signposted.
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Follow Up By: goldlink - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:38

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:38
awesome thanks for your help! hopefully weather stays good (:
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:36

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:36
Fairly straight forward and I think it is a more scenic route than the alternative via Cordillo.

In terms of towing, we've towed our TVAN through there and if by Van you mean a reliable off-road unit than I wouldn't see that as presenting any problem.

As with any outback roads or tracks weather will be a key determinant. Go in good weather!

Bear in mind, that whole area is Criss-crossed with oil/gas exploration, so whilst remote, tracks are generally in reasonable condition.

Check conditions and if not wet go and enjoy!

Cheers, Baz-The-Landy
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Follow Up By: goldlink - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:40

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:40
Thanks so much for your feedback.

Im guessing if the weather conditions have been bad do they close the road ?

Positive thoughts and hopefully the weather is good in the first week of July (:

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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:44

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 19:44
The last time I did it Birdsville had some reasonable rain and Walkers wasn't a problem. You can easily make a camp not too far from Innamincka in a day!

Enjoy. Baz
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 23:01

Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 at 23:01
If there's rain around there's a fair chance that the Cooper Creek crossings at Walkers and Innamincka will be impassable anyway - it was closed at Nappa Merrie when we came through that way in June last year. You just need to keep good track of the weather reports.
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Follow Up By: goldlink - Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 19:52

Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 19:52
thanks very much, will keep a good check on things prior to departing
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Reply By: Sigmund - Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 13:12

Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 13:12
Outback PAR closures notified here:click
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Reply By: den57 - Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 23:12

Monday, Feb 06, 2017 at 23:12
Came through there 2 years ago with a 21 ft Kedron, no problem. Suggest keep very close eye on the road for signs. The best we had was a sheet of corregated iron on the ground with a stick holding it at 45 deg. Great trip.
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Reply By: Member - Rustygq - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 09:09

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 09:09
Yep its entirely doable with an off road van PROVIDING it hasnt had rain on it recently. We did it in 2015. Great scenery and lots of camping spots. The roads on the easten end can be a bit confusing with the PAR and NOPARs running every which way but nothing a good map and a bit of nouse wont solve
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Follow Up By: goldlink - Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:02

Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 at 19:02
Thanks Rustygq ! will have to keep an eye on the weather when it comes closer
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