Innaminka

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:51
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Hi, Long time reader, first time user
Heading up to Innaminka next week for a spot of fishing at Cullyamurra waterhole.
Can't decide which route from Cameron Corner
1. Bore Track
2. Strezelecki Track
Which would be quicker; more interesting etc.
any suggestions would be appreciated
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Reply By: Boo - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:04

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:04
Hi coldemon,

Just returned from doing a trip up and around the area 2 weeks ago (Strezelecki track, Bore Track , Camereron Corner etc), we used the BoreTrack across and found it to be in good condition and a fantastic trip. There is the $10 fee for using the Bore track but thats easily recooped in saved fuel and time.
Highly recomend the Bore Track...
Hope that helps,
Boo
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Follow Up By: Member - Colin G (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:18

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:18
Thanks Boo sounds like the way to go!
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 14:08

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 14:08
Coldemon,

Why not leave from Cameron Corner (It is a very interesting way to pay your camp fees at Cameron Corner!) and drive up through Omicron and Epsilon before heading back to the Bore Track.

It is a much more scenic drive, and will take a couple of extra hours though.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 01:13

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 01:13
Hey Boo,
We will be at Innamincka in late July and would like to come down the Bore Track to Cameron Corner. Going south, do I still pay at Bollards Lagoon on the way out?
Cheers

Chaz
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Follow Up By: Boo - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:24

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:24
Arvo Chaz...
Thats what we did... travelesd from Inaminka along the Bore Track and paid at the end at Bollards Lagoon (homestead). We did note that there was very little if any signage saying "pay here" , it was pure luck on their part that we passed a 4by 100m down the road and asked them where to pay otherwise we may have sailed straight past not realising that was the place..
Just as a pointer... its virtually at the end of the track traveling from Inaminka , as your going along up a slight rise its on your left hand side, several sheds and the farm house.. just to the left off the main track.
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Follow Up By: Chaz - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:19

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:19
Thanks Boo,
Should be a good trip!
Cheers
Chaz
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Reply By: PK Eildon (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:17

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:17
Bore Track. Just a pleasant easy & interesting trip. Worth the money. You pay at Bollards Lagoon homestead.
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Reply By: Rosco - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:35

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 12:35
Coldemon

We should be in that neck of the woods mid/late next week also. Heading up via the Bore Track as suggested above.

Keep an eye out for a dark blue Landie + Galv CT. Stop and say gidday. What will you be travelling in ??

Cheers

Rosco
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Follow Up By: Coldemon - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 14:04

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 14:04
Rosco,
You should not miss us , we will look a little out of place up there :-)
Convoy of 4 vehicles all with boats on top.
Expect to be there Thursday
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:19

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:19
G'Day Rosco,

You will be heading there in peak season. In our opinion, camping at Burke's grave better than at Cullyamurra, and 5k's less corrugations to get there.

Fishing best just down from the "explorer" sign on the town common. Put your name down for the boat trip, limited number with first in - best dressed bookings via a blackboard

If travelling on the "Adventure Way", remember the only adventure will be how slow they can make you drive! We got down to 20km/h for quite some way, the stones on the road were the size of footballs, so much so that some rigs had driven out into the desert to get a smoother run.

Have a great trip

Rolande
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Qld - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:36

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:36
G'day Rolande

Good to hear from you. I sorta thought it may get a tad busy out that way.
What the hell ... better out there than back here pushing a pencil and pounding at the keyboard.

Cheers mate

Rosco
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Reply By: Member - Burto (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:11

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 13:11
Hi, all. Sounds like it is going to get busy out there, leaving north coast, saturday morning for Innaminka, going up the Bore Track and down Strezelecki track back into SA. Will keep an eye out for fellow EO members.
Travelling in white 62 Series with Heaslip in tow.

Only 4 sleeps !!!!!
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:44

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:44
with any luck I should be around that end of the world towards the end of next week - just a little wave and smile will do. rgds
Slow down and relax......

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Reply By: Keith_A (Qld) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:42

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:42
Camped at Cullyamurra 2 weeks ago.
It is aprox 7klms long, with camping almost anywhere along the length.
You will need to locate a campsite where the bank is not too steep, for the boats.
The road in, is seriously corrugated. ( Take out any false teeth before the turnoff.)
New pit toilets plus a barbeque are the amentites.
Innamincka has hot/cold cooper creek water for showers ($2) plus washing.
Policemans lagoon is nice camping, and also supposed to be good fishing (along the road to Kings tree etc the other side of Innamincka).

We came up the old strezlecki. Graded wide good road up to Adams bore (then we joined new road). Could land a boeing 747 on it.
Plenty of water in the cooper, plus plenty of food for the yellowbelly. Can be hard getting them to bite with so much natural food around.
Take the fly veils, or buy them at Innamincka. (You will need them).
Stunning scenery...............................Keith
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Follow Up By: StephenF10 - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:31

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:31
Just wondering, is there a time when flies are NOT a problem there? I would have thought that winter was better, but if you were there only two weeks ago and the flies were still bad then it doesn't look there is such thing as a fly-free season there.

Stephen.
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Follow Up By: aggie - Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 22:04

Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 22:04
I seem to recall it was very cold under canvas.
on that trip but exciting nine the less.
thanks for the memories
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Reply By: Fusion - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:32

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:32
Last year we took the Bore up from CC and the 'old' Strezelecki back. Would recommend the Bore, it's a great drive.

You can check out some virtual tours of it here: Virtual Tours

Thanks,

Aaron.

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Reply By: Travellers - Friday, Jun 30, 2006 at 09:52

Friday, Jun 30, 2006 at 09:52
Have just come back from Innaminka and Birdsville, and agree that:
Kings grave is best camp site
Bore Track a great drive
Fish are hard to make bite (!!)
watch out for the stones - Cordillo Downs track the worst.
If going to the Dig Tree - do the round trip taking in the flood bypass road

Have fun, and yes it is cold at night!
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