Birdsville to Innamincka

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:25
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Hi all,

Looking at options for travelling from Birdsville to Innnamincka early July. We are crossing the Simpson west to east and intend spending a couple of days relaxing in Birdsville.

Last year I went via Walkers Crossing to Innnaminka and my fellow travellers mentioned that as a possible route this year, which is fine by me, but I was wondering what others opinions are of Codillo Downs or via Haddons Corner.

Who has travelled these routes and what are your thoughts, places of interest, road conditions etc? Haddons Corner appeals to me but others opinions would be appreciated.

Oh yeah and if you can make it sound as exciting possible so I can sell it to the others, as they will be reading this no doubt (Hi D & D).

Cheers

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Reply By: glenn - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:35

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:35
Earvin
I just got back on sunday from Birdsville.Came down through Cordillo Downs.In Birdsville they all say to go through Walkers Crossing in in a hurry.The road through Cordilla was alright and took 6 hours to do with stops at Cordilla and Cagdela.
Glenn
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Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:42

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 18:42
Hey Glenn,

Thanks for your quick reply. I didn't mind the Walkers Crossing Track last time, ended up in a huge dust storm, which provided a bit of excitement. We are not going to be in a hurry this time so Cordillo Downs maybe an option.

Cheers

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Reply By: slave - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:29

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 20:29
Yes I am reading so better make it sound reeaallly exciting.
Ruth said there is plenty of water so sounds like a hair wash daily any way.

mrs slave
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Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:42

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:42
Hello Mrs Slave,

Yes I need to wash my hair each day as you know - very important. Stops the rest from falling out.

I now have more hair on my face than the top of my head. I thought I would start the beard growing before we headed off this time.

Take care
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Follow Up By: slave - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:58

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:58
Hi EJ

At leat you guys can shave your head - like someone we both know- makes the lack of hair less noticable.

good idea the start the beard early, save the water for more important things.

Mrs Slave
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:14

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 15:14
Hello Earvin - how are you? My preference is via Haddons Corner (known as the Arrabury Road) - mainly because of the different types of country vistas one can see. Travelling along the Arrabury way there are rolling downs and flat topped mesas (American word for flat topped hill) and sometimes you can almost imagine that JOhn Wayne and the whole Sioux nation (American words for their indigenous peoples) following him. Really - it does give you that feel. Have fun.
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Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:38

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:38
Hi Ruth,

I am really looking forward to getting out your way again. That route sounds interesting although if I do see John Wayne I know that I have drank waaayyy too much port.

What are the road conditions like via Arrabury Road? Are there recommended camp sites along the way?

Hope all is well and we will see you early July.

Cheers

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Reply By: willys - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 17:33

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 17:33
Yes the Arrabury Road it is as scenic as it gets we went over it in 99 and still want to go back.
Peter
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Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:47

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:47
Thanks willys we are getting a few votes for Arrabury Road.

Are you still reading this Mrs Slave?
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Reply By: Harry - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 22:06

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 22:06
Gidaye Earvin,
Arrabury way is great, few small sandunes and camels to boot.
My question is, what was the track conditions through Walkers crossing when you did it, I'll be heading through there shortly.
Have a great day
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Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:46

Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 09:46
Hi Harry,

The track was in great condition when we went - no issues, apart from the dust storm. I should say though that the dust storm made it a lot more interesting:)

The conditions could have changed a lot since then so check this site for current conditions.

Have a great trip.
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