Submitted: Saturday, Mar 17, 2007 at 11:04
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has anybody traveled up the birdsville track then up the warburton track to poeppel corner then on to birdsville? then thinking down the walkers crossing track to innamincka. COMMENTS PLEASE.
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Reply By: Member - Ian S (NT) - Saturday, Mar 17, 2007 at 11:43

Saturday, Mar 17, 2007 at 11:43
Hi Slush,

The Simpson is effectively blocked from the east at the flooded Eyre Creek. We were there 10 days ago and it will take a fair bit of time to receed. We didn't visit Warburton Crossing as we were told it was impassable.
Stick to the Birdsville outside track, you should be OK.
Ian@Mt Dare
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Mar 17, 2007 at 19:29

Saturday, Mar 17, 2007 at 19:29
I travelled those tracks twice last year. If Warburton Crossing were passable, its an easy run up to Poeppels (in dry weather) - takes about 4-5 hours. And Poeppels to Birdsville is about another 4 hours or so. Best to spend a night camped in the gidgee somewhere either side of Poeppels.

Walkers Crossing is also closed at present by water at the Crossing. Its a very interesting run - takes you through stony desert, sand dunes, and then the beautiful Cooper Creek country. Can travel from Birdsville to Innamincka in a day, but best done is a liesurely 2 days.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncs - Saturday, Mar 17, 2007 at 23:36

Saturday, Mar 17, 2007 at 23:36
Have to agree about Walkers Crossing. It is one of the prettiest drives I have done in that kind of country.

We did it in a day without hurrying too much and it was a bit wet at the Birdsville Track end. Wish I had had more time as we saw some great looking campsites along the way.

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Reply By: Shawsie (Bris) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 11:59

Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 at 11:59
Did Birdsville to Innamincka via Walkers last year when at the races and was as dry as a bone the whole way. I can't imagine the crossing impassable, but would love to get out there while it's wet. Lovely drive, we did it in around 6hrs I think. Too bad you can't get through :o)
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