Rush hour at Birdsville

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 07:40
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Returned last night from a flight up to William Creek and Birdsville to see the effects of recent water. I’m no expert in such matters but the water over the Birdsville track would suggest its going to remain closed for some time. We are wanting to travel the Hay and Madigan Line toward the end of May so the main interest for us lies in the State of Eyre Creek. Basically it looked good and has been crossed in the last few days. There is however a large body of water coming down Eyre Creek which is only days away so hopefully it will pass quickly and dry up? Time will tell. From the air the areas surrounding Birdsville are lush and green just like s carpet, magic to see!! We’ll rely on updates from the Birdsville PoIice as to the state of Eyre Creek a week before we leave just to be safe. I have attached a few photos of Birdsville I took yesterday, very quiet you may say!!
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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:56

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 10:56
Sat image from yesterday

Sat Image Lake Eyre 12/04/2018
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 15:36

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 15:36
Hi there
Looks great I have not seen it so green for while BBBBUT where are all the cars 4 wheel drives never seen Birdsville so bare always full of vehicles when I have been there.
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 18:05

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 18:05
Surrounding floodwaters would have roads cut off still I'd assume....watched video footage atop Big Red on Birdsville Bakery Facebook page today, looks like the flies will outnumber tourists for a while now, one downside to all that much needed rain.
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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 06:33

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 06:33
So can you not get into birdsville from any direction by car?
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 07:40

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 07:40
From information supplied by Birdsville Police, Toni, the only road open is the one through Windorah. The Diamantina is currently around Durrie Station, so will no doubt cut the bridge again near town, in the coming weeks.

The road north is still cut at Glengyle, King Ck & Marion Downs. Birdsville Track is also inundated at present too.

The QAA Line is still open, but Eyre Ck is heading into Adria Downs at the moment, so there will be some hold ups that way in coming weeks.

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Reply By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 06:28

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 06:28
Well unless they get a lot of fly inns Birdsville is going to be pretty quiet for a while! Wouldn't mind some of that water in my neck of the woods, it's dry as chips here. Toni
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Reply By: mechpete - Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:47

Monday, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:47
Good report mate an a great trip
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