birdsville trip

Submitted: Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 08:50
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Leaving on Friday 13th August for a 15 day trek via Central Coast, Bourke, Camerons, Innaminca, Walkers Crossing, Birdsville, Poepells, K1, Warburton, Marree, Camerons, White Cliff, Tilpa, Louth, Dubbo and home. All preparations and research done. We are now looking for help finding those minor, not so well known points of interest that someone might have stumbled upon during their travels. Also any good bush camping locations with GPS readings.
Any advice would be appreciated, no matter how small.

Anywhere under the Southern Cross.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:42

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:42
Just a quick note - Walkers Crossing has closed again. will keep you informed.
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Follow Up By: Member - davcro - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 18:28

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 18:28
thanks for your reply Ruth D

have rang National parks and they say its open as long as you have more than one vehicle. will ring innaminca np to confirm.where did you get your info?
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 14:23

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 14:23
Davcro,
Spots not to miss In order of apperarence.
Depot Glen and an overnight stop at Pools Grave. Beaut spot without too many people.
Take the Bore track from Camerons to Innanincka. Well worth the $10 fee as there are 1,000 of beaut camp site within 100 of track.
Camp any where on the Cooper. The town common is a bit crowded and dusty as it so close to the road. Try Wills grave site, the Cooper was clear and clean when we were there 5 weeks ago.
As Walkers Crossing is closed again, ther is a great camping spot on a waterhole about20 south of Cordillo Downs 26Deg 44min E 140 Deg 51 min East. If this one is full, about 20 km north of Cordillo is another creek with beaut clear water. Also Cadelga ruins, but they were crowded last time we went past.

Hope this helps
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - davcro - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 18:45

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 18:45
thanks vince for your info

we went to innaminca via the corner 2 years ago and did all of the major points of interest hoping to find something a little out of the way like old gold mine ruins just out of tibooburra.still hoping walkers crossing will be open but if its not will have alook at your camp sites near codillo downs.thanks again for your reply.

davcro
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Reply By: Phil P - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:56

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 16:56
Hi Davcro,

Keep a look out for a White GU Patrol & a White Disco. We are leaving Melbourne this Sunday for a similar trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - davcro - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:26

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:26
hi Phil P

will keep our eyes open.we will be in my 60 series see photo & 85 pajero both with exploroz sticker on rear windows, should be seen parked outside most pubs.

hope we meet,
davcro
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:05

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:05
whats your eta for inaminca we are joing up just for the races from adelaide via yunta inaminka birdsville and back down the track
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Follow Up By: Member - davcro - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:32

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 19:32
hi Frank

our eta is wed 18th aug leave fri 20th.

regards davcro
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Reply By: duncs - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:20

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:20
Davcro,

If you are coming up Strezlecki from Maree to Camerons recomend a stop at Montecolina Bore. Have cmaped there acouple of times and it is always nice. Could be a few there but generally not too bad.

Also if you are in Louth at sunset ask at Shindy's Inn about the polished headstone and where to view it from. It is spectacular and well worht hanging around for. Some of the nicest people I ever met in Louth.

Duncs
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Follow Up By: Member - davcro - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 07:46

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 07:46
Duncs,

thanks for the reply, its just what i was looking for.we were planning to camp at either tilpa or louth.your info about the headstone in louth helps make our decision.will also check out the bore.

thanks again,
davcro
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:33

Monday, Aug 09, 2004 at 21:33
Hi Davcro ,
Well for a really great low range track , enter Culyamurra w/h on the northern side from Innamincka No.1 Bore .
After you leave Nappa Merrie turn left and head north up onto the Dig Tree Circuit as if you were to return to INN . When you reach INN No.1Bore GPS 27°29.262' S 140° 55. 230' E turn left up onto the site of the capped bore . You will soon notice a faint track made by a single pass of a dozer blade . Often the errosion is that deep that the going is better travelling on the gibbers alongside .
Many small creeks to cross which is where the adventure starts as you scout around away from the "track" - lap top handy now!!
When the track runs straight up a steep rocky hill don't loose heart as you can go around the right hand side then rejoin track .
It is a 10 - 4 trip of say 35 kms. from the bore to Cull. hole for the best campsite in that area - everyone else is on t'otherside without wood! Oh , no probs. with tyres running 26psi on stocky 03 Nissan .
Make sure you are prepared as the only dust is from the wind .
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Follow Up By: Member - davcro - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 08:05

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 08:05
hi fourplayfull,

did the burke & wills circuit 2 years ago, your info means we will do it again with added interest, always looking for a challenge.will let you how we go.

thanks,
davcro
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Reply By: Karsten from Birdsville Studio - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 08:38

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 08:38
Have a good trip, mate, and don't forget to check out your Exploroz member discounts & special offers before you leave!

Happy Travels,

Karsten
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