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Hi Guy's, Great to see those creeks flowing,I know some people are wary of water crossings even after seeing other vehicles cross ok, could be because of the advice given by authorities that state to never drive into flood waters,I agree partly with that advice, but after seeing other vehicles cross it possibly comes back to self confidence,a prime-mover has no more ground clearance then a 4wd
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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 at 12:09

Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 at 12:09
Agree with you Jeff, especially the creeks flowing. There were two B Doubles in from of us and when I spoke to the drivers they both said they were waiting a while longer and so we waited. Almost two hours after we stopped the cattle truck came through, then 'I could see how deep it was ', he came through easy and the B doubles went next followed by about 5-6 4WD's and they seemed OK. An older 2WD ute with an old van crossed and took it OK. I was cautious as I had a Navara before the Triton and one of the truckies said we would have no trouble once the water dropped so I heeded their advice but the Journey is about 700kg lighter than the Parkes we had last and I wasn't sure - now I know.
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Follow Up By: axle - Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 at 13:48

Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 at 13:48
G/Day Paul, Its the speed of the current that always concerns me most of the time, .


Good Photos by the way!.


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Follow Up By: Fiona & Paul - Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 at 21:28

Sunday, Dec 06, 2020 at 21:28
G'day Axle and thanks
Current speed was my concern also but the springs were moved above the axle (no pun intended) to give us more clearance when we do venture onto ordinary dirt roads again, very very slowly, so I figured there would be far less impact from the flow (which was quick but OK) because of the clearance. I relied entirely on what the truckies told me and another lesson under the belt. I do have a Navman but I turned it off during our wait time and forgot to turn it back on .....

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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 07:50

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 07:50
Hi Paul, where exactly is this floodway? Is it the one near the Hookina Ruins?

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Follow Up By: Fiona & Paul - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 10:33

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G'day Macca it's on the B80 RmWilliams Way about 10-12km north of Carrieton and it's another 25km to Cradock Pub. So that's about 80km from the ruins (Exploroz Traveller - I'm working it out OK). My metadata from the photos calls it the Pekina Crk crossing and 1-2km south of Mallee Bore Rd.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 12:40

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 12:40
The crossing is so close to Pekina Creek it doesn't matter, but I think it's actually Yanyarrie Creek - here's a screen shot:


Beautiful country up there. A few weeks ago we stayed at Almerta Station Stay, 5 or 6km north of that crossing. Well worth a visit.



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Follow Up By: Fiona & Paul - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 13:16

Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 13:16
G'day Frank thanks for the update, I found that when I checked for Macca with Google, then ExplorOZ maps and I saw Yanyarie Creek when I had a proper check. Good lesson for me to pay more attention to detail.

We were up there grand final weekend at Rawnsley Park Stn and that was OK but we left early. The bride is anxious to go again and I flippantly suggested back to SA for a quick trip, she agreed, so we might check out Almerta Station Stay. Thanks for pointing that place out, weatherwise I guess it will be hot.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Dec 07, 2020 at 13:26

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Paul,

Pekina Creek seems to change its name to Boolcunda somewhere north of the crossing. Almerta's campsites (about 12 of them, I think) are secluded and set along Boolcunda Creek, which is quite large. A number of sites and their access are suitable for largish vans. Others not, depending on the state of the station tracks after rain. They're a great crew at the homestead - they'll look after you.

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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Dec 08, 2020 at 12:21

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2020 at 12:21
Thanks Paul & Frank,

I have traveled that road a few times, never seen any water across the road like that before. I thought it might have been the floodway near the Hookina Ruins on the Outback Highway just north of Hawker.

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