Innamincka to Cameron Cnr - Best Route

Submitted: Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 13:09
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Our current intinerary calls for a trip from Innamincka to Tibbooburra in one day (350-400k). Early October.

A number of posts on this forum have suggested the Bore Track however I get the impression we might be pushing it to take that route in the day.

The alternatives are Strzelecki and Old Strzelecki or combination of both or 3.

We have 2 very well equipped 4x4 vehicles both with off road camper trailers.

Whilst we don't just want to get there (Its the journey rather than the destination) does anyone have advice regarding the best route to meet the following goals:

1. Interesting things to see - scenery etc..
2. Nice places to stop for meals etc..
3. Giving us a reasonable chance of making Tibbooburra before dusk.

We are not fixated by tibbooburra as the destination it just sets us up for the last 2 day trip to home (Melb).
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Reply By: Stewy - Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 13:34

Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 13:34
Easy run down the Bore Track, did it in 2002, had lunch at Camerons Corner and we camped at Fort Grey rather than going strait to Tibbooburra, got into there about 3 pm
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 14:22

Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 14:22
Yeah we did it 2001 in a day took it easy,towing a 8x5 box trailer, Fort Grey, the corner make a good burger and they got beer.

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The trailer we towed.

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Reply By: Vince NSW - Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 14:22

Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 14:22
Its a long drive for 1 day but can be done.
We did it in june this year, Did not leave Tibooburra until 11 am lunch at the corner and an overnight stop on the Bore track.
If you have to do it in 1 day I would suggest the Strez track as it is fast dirt all the way
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Reply By: Banjo - Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 15:34

Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 15:34
There is always across to Nappa Merrie and then South East down to Naryilco and then south to Tibooburra. Want to look at that myself for September. Booloo area may be of interest......Will get some more info on that one myself. The main run down the Old Strz and around past Camerons is efficient but nothing special IMO.
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Reply By: Croozer - Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 21:59

Friday, Aug 13, 2004 at 21:59
I did the Innaminca to Tibooburra trip last year (July) easy in 1 day but stuck to the Strezlecki (dirt hwy), had a cuppa & break at the Moomba lookout, had lunch before we got to the corner, not an awful lot too see except maybe some wildflowers and a few gas rigs nth of Moomba. We saw a guy driving an old ford laser on the bollards lagoon track, but it was being graded at the time, just look out for oncoming traffic getting closer to the corner as there are lots of smallish dunes close together.


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Reply By: duncs - Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 15:50

Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 15:50
We did Innamincka to Broken Hill in a day last October via the Bore Trak. Had a lengthy stop in Tib and then another down the road to find a geographic location on the GPS (Hi Steve).

Arrived in BH after dark but that is home the beds were already made and we had the Pizza delivered.

Inn to Tib should be pretty easy day.

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Follow Up By: duncs - Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 15:52

Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 15:52
Forgot to mention that most people in town who have driven both routes consider the Bore Trak to be about 3hrs quicker than going around via Strez.

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Reply By: Member - John Q (QLD) - Sunday, Aug 15, 2004 at 09:38

Sunday, Aug 15, 2004 at 09:38
Hi Gary,
No matter what way you decide to go if there is any rain be prepared for a slower trip. Cameron Corner is worth a visit if only for a coldie & they serve meals or snacks there all day.

just crusin & smelling the flowers

1. At Halls Creek (Is he really lost?)
2. East of Cameron Cnr

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