Walker Crossing Trak info please

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 06:59
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Could i have some info on the Walker Crossing track please
Looking @ a map that came with my Desert pass( bought from the shop on EO)
the Walkers croosing track the map sayes is a public access route now so i want to know what the road condition are like between Moomba & the Birdsville track
Never been up that way so any help would be great & yes i am going to the national gathering
warren
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 08:03

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 08:03
From a very recent post. 5 to 6 hours from Inna to B Vill
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Reply By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 09:01

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 09:01
Did the Birdsville to Innaminka trip via Walkers Crossing last September pulling a dirt road 16ft Coromal Seka 505 Pop-top caravan. The road at the Birdswille end is very stoney and quite rough but not dificfult. Because of the lateness in the season there was only a small amount of water in the crossing. Had no problems at all.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 09:26

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 09:26
Aussiechef,

Just realised that my "rig photo" was taken on the track between Birdsville and Walkers Crossing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 21:36

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 21:36
There was water in the crossing???? Pheww when we were there in 2003 it was dust dust and more dust.

Duncs
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Reply By: Neville M (VIC - Melb) - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 10:14

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 10:14
Have just returned from a trip in May to the Simpson desert, via Hugh River stock route, chambers pillar, finke, birdsville. We came home via walkers crossing, actual camped at walkers crossing, that is where the coopers creek cross's walker crossing.

Moomba to Walkers crossing is quite good but make sure you follow the signs, it is easy to get lost with all the oil well tracks, if you camp at walkers crossing or near there watch out of the small prickles on the ground.
From Walkers crossing towards the Birdsville track is also quite good, watch out for some bull dust holes, the last 10 to 20 k's are on gibber rock.

In all a great changing scenary track, I would recomend it, although if it has been wet, dont go near it, a lot of the track is dusty dirt.
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Follow Up By: Neville M (VIC - Melb) - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 13:25

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 13:25
A couple more things, there is a good tree line area to camp about 2 thirds the way between Moomba and walkers crossing at coopers creek, for the 24 hrs on the walkers crossing track saw no one.

Towards the Birdsville end of the track the sand dune's run parrallel, you do cross a couple, nothing difficult here. The sand dunes are also different colours in different areas.

There was also no water in the crossing and not expected for some time, unless there is heavy rain in that area.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 17:09

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 17:09
Warren,

Ruth "made me go that way" from Birdsville to Innamincka last September. When we went through (28th I think) the crossing was bone dry, but a little bit of standing water on the track here and there.

I would have to say the change of topology along the Walkers Crossing track was fantastic and is an easy days drive if dry.

Have to agree, it could be easy to get waylayed if you don't follow the signs.
I went "East to West" and had no trouble.

Bill.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 18:22

Thursday, Jun 09, 2005 at 18:22
Ooops!

I should have said West to East. Birdsville to Innamincka.
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