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Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 03:04
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Hi All,

We will be travelling from Birdsville down to Walkers crossing in 2 weeks time, what I would like to find out is: can we get from somewhere near Walkers across to Coongie Lakes, as you will appreciate this will cut off quite a lot of klm's as we can camp at Coongie and then go down to Innaminkie. As it stands at present we would be travelling within 25klm's of Coongie and as stands at present we would travel approx 100klm's to Innaminkie, then back up to Coongie and then back down to Inna again.

We have GPS etc so even trackless area's are OK, as long as we can get permission.

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Reply By: Banjo - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:29

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:29
Interesting.... the authorities up there just love to give tourists the run around. Check the distance for a round trip to the dig tree from the Cully camp, compared to that by the crow fly ! Anyway, your plan would be across station country and the whole region is assaulted by terrorists every season - would they want more intrusion ? I did come across some people that have done it, but they may have stood a good chance of getting deep in it - access across pastoral leases in SA is subject to formal attention these days.
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Reply By: Uncle Kerry - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 09:41

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 09:41
Check with nat parks Innamincka on 08 86759909 but I think it is a no no. I beleieve that the track has been closed off for some years now.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 15:02

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 15:02
Member Willem knows that country better than his backyard. You could send him a member message if he doesn't see this post.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:55

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:55
The track in question is off limits to everyone these days, according to road report Walkers is bit boggy at the moment.
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Reply By: Member - Patrick (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:37

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:37
Hi blaze

I believe that walkers crosing is still closed. It was revised and I believe open for a couple of days at the end of July, but is now closed.
Coongie lakes is still worth going to though. The desert is beautiful at the moment with all the yellow and white wild flowers out in bloom. Have fun mate

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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 05:06

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 05:06
I doubt it.

It is becoming more and more diffcult to do trackless adventures. Have done heaps 20 years ago but now, with thousands of travellers exploring, it is becoming very hard and is reverting to a user pay mentality.

We couldn't get permission to deviate off the Coongie Lakes track to look at something of interest behind a few kilometres of dunes. You will be in an area controlled by National Parks and as other have stated, some station country.

Take your time and go the long way and enjoy the countryside.
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