Walkers Crossing Track

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 14:47
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Hi All
We are new to this forum, and are going from Birdsville to Innamincka in mid Aug.
Any comments in relation to Walkers Crossing vs Cordillo Downs would be appreciated.
Tom and Pat
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 15:50

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 15:50
Might be heading that way myself aroud that time (details aren't finalised yet).. might see you up that way.. safe travels...
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Reply By: Dev - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:31

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:31
Walkers Crossing is a much nicer drive - in my opinion.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:02

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:02
Ruth from the Birdsville Caravan Park and a member of ExplorOz told me the same thing and it's shorter.

I cannot comment on the Cordillo Downs route but thoroughly enjoyed the diverse and changing landscapes along the Walkers Crossing track.

This is the route of choice by the locals commuting between the two locations.
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Follow Up By: tomandpat - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:04

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:04
Thanks Sandman, I will follow up with Ruth from the Birdsville C P

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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:18

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:18
We enjoyed the Cordillo Downs road but we wanted to see the shearing shed so that made it worthwhile. It was slow going. I guess you just have to decide whether you want to see Cordillo Downs or not..if not .. go Walkers Crossing as from all other reports it seems to be the preferred track.

Have a good trip.

Viv
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Follow Up By: tomandpat - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:07

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:07
Hi Viv
We are the same as you. would like to see the shearing shed but also like the thought of the W.C track
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Reply By: Patrol_Driver - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 23:04

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 23:04
Hi,

Did the Cordillo Downs track in 2004 from Innamincka to Birdsville, we spent 2 days doing the trip as it was slow going in some places but we did enjoy it.

We're heading out that way again next week and would like to try the Walkers Crossing track, is the trip from Innamincka to Birdsville comfortably doable in a day on the Walkers Crossing track?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 23:14

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 23:14
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 07:45

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 07:45
An amazing thing happened about three weeks ago - the Cordillo Downs Road was graded from Innamincka up to the road from Windorah - how about that! Makes it a very enjoyable drive. (Walkers Crossing is shorter, different country) and then there is the Arrabury Road (Queensland side) - going up from the Dig Tree - very rough at the present time.
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Follow Up By: tomandpat - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 19:14

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 19:14
Thanks Ruth, we will be in Birdsville on the 20th Aug and will follow up with you then

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Tom and Pat
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:29

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:29
I've done both, one or twice but enjoyed the CDT more - "the reason is the season" probably ! The CDT was lush (in outback terms) following rains when we were there - that, contrasted with the striking red sand dunes makes for wonderful views. Our last drive a few years back on the WCT was somewhat dull - dry as an arab's sandal and desolate. The above can be fully reversed by weather in 6 months up there, as others have mentioned ! Have a great drive.
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Follow Up By: tomandpat - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 19:16

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 19:16
Darian
Thanks for your info, the scenery is the reason for going, lets hope there is some colour.
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Tom and Pat
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Reply By: Shawsie (Bris) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:39

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:39
We're going to Birdsville from Thargomindah to Camerons Corner on Aug 28, then to innamincka Via the Bore track, then on to Birdsville via Cordillo Downs for the races on Aug 29, then back to Innamincka via Walkers Crossing on Sept 3. Good to know that the going's pretty good at the moment, thanks. Might see some EO travellers as well or maybe a chance to meet-up and drive to Birdsville? - just a thought. Andrew.
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Reply By: GREENDOG - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 20:59

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 20:59
Walker's Crossing for me have done it twice now and it's a very easy drive,cheer's GREENDOG
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