SW qld/Innamincka

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 15:31
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I posted a brief note on here when I was in Innamincka a week or so ago, but just to expand for other's benefit, (we are now home in Macedon Ranges Vic)., we were surprised how good the Strzelecki was - just a really bad patch around Moomba with BIG bulldust holes - similarly the Adventure way from where the bitumen ends to Innamincka is pretty ordinary with patches of soft sand and bulldust holes until about 30k out of Innamincka. We did the Strez. in a day - we had intended to stay at Montecellina Bore but got there about 1pm and it was blowing 40kts. and bloody cold with lots of dust so we just pushed on to Copley. Cullyamara is a good spot at Innamincka but the road after the turn off is horrible - corrugations in particular. It put our Waeco out of action. The pub is great, as are David and Shirley at Copley Caravan Park. We also stayed 3 nights on Warraweena Station near Beltana - fantastic bush camping. We did between 14 - 16 litres per 100k's in the V6 Prado towing a Sthn Cross offroad Camper. I drive at 90-100 tops. We had new Coopers ATR tyres and used Landcruiser 100 series standard tyres on the trailer - no damage to any of them. Highest petrol price was 154 at Innamincka.
Trust the above is useful to someone.
Craig.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 16:27

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 16:27
Thanks,

Been out that way a couple of times.
Bit more info to add to our store with some places we missed for next time.
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 18:32

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 18:32
Thanks Craig.... we're planning a trip out that way at the moment!!

Cheers

Brian
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Reply By: simple - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 22:07

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 22:07
they must've graded the roads round innamincka. when i was there in may the roads were terrible with corrrugations and large rocks covering many sections of road.
how did you get onto staying at warraweena station? was it worth staying at?
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig M (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:17

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:17
Yes Warraweena's terrific - its a station that was purchased by a conservation group in Adelaide and destocked - they're replanting natives and trying to get rid of feral pests (except people). There are a number of 4WD tracks if that's your go, or campiong sites with long drops and fire places. Stoney and Gina Steiner run the place and you'll find all the contact points on the website - just google Warraweena.( i haven't got the details with me at present). The country is very pretty - reminds me a bit of Brachina Gorge. We're into walking and there are plenty of interesting walks, but you need maps and compass as the trails aren't marked.
Craig.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 16:33

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 16:33
Those rocks (gibbers) are always there, even after a grade.
The grader just moves them around and fills in the corrugations.

Followed a road plant through one year when they were working on the road between Innamincka and the bridge at Coopers Ck.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 22:35

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 22:35
I was there yesterday - roads are freshly graded - even the road to the dig tree was waaaayyyy better than usual. Next week - may be different!
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig M (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:18

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 10:18
Woodenyaknowit! Maybe the grader driver can fix my Waeco?
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Reply By: Laura B - Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:30

Thursday, Jun 22, 2006 at 13:30
We'll be up there 'bout 17th Aug hope it all good then!!

Anyone know how the tracks are looking to birdsville at the mo (from Innamincka) and up to Boulia...i know it can change in a day...but anyone got latset info ....and Plenty if Im not pushing too much!!

Laura B
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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 19:32

Sunday, Jun 25, 2006 at 19:32
Hi Laura we are leaving Adelaide on the 10th of Augast for Lawn Hill so there might be a chance we might bump into you on our way up we will be in Birdsville on the 12th and 13th,cheer's GREENDOG.
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Reply By: Member - Wayne & Cheryl (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:58

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:58
Thanks for the info. We are currently planning our trip from Qld through Innamincka to the Flinders at end of August. Any information gained will be helpful.
We are planning to stay at Warraweena for a few nights as well. Have had lots of good reports about it.
Wayne & Cheryl
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Follow Up By: Shawsie (Bris) - Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 13:33

Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 13:33
Hi Wayne & Sheryl, just looking at your mt mee pics at the A-Break. Did this track a while ago when I was testing the truck and did a u-turn halfway down LOL. Can you remember what the track was like going up? clearance, rocky, easy, difficult etc. Carolyn & I (well, me!) want to go back and do some exploring :) Cheers, Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne & Cheryl (QLD) - Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 15:15

Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 15:15
Hi Andrew
We do the A Break every couple of monthsor so with our kids and their vehicles. Have done it going up and down, and damp and dry. It is rough, a bit rocky but not that bad. Clearance is Ok, but last trip a couple of weeks ago it was more rocky as the rain had washed away a lot of the dirt leaving the rocks sitting a bit higher.
We could meet and do the trip together sometime if you are interested. We met you on the Imbil weekend didn't we?
We usually start at Dayboro end - Lacey's Creek and go through to Mt Mee picnic area then home via the bitumen.
Cheryl & Wayne
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Follow Up By: Shawsie (Bris) - Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 16:42

Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 16:42
Hi Wayne & Sheryl, Whenever we go out to Mt Mee we usually have a beer at the Dayboro pub on the way home ;o) Yes, we met at the Imbil weekend. The next time your'e going out to mt mee we'd love to taggalong if schedules permit, but the next coupla weekends are out. I'll MM you with our details :o) Cheers, Andrew.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian H (QLD) - Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 19:11

Monday, Jul 03, 2006 at 19:11
If you don't mind an extra ............ I'd love to tag along :)

Thanks
Brian
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Follow Up By: Shawsie (Bris) - Tuesday, Jul 04, 2006 at 08:12

Tuesday, Jul 04, 2006 at 08:12
No worries Brian, will keep you posted :o)
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