Innamincka ExplorOz National Gathering

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:17
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Innamincka is expected to flood this week and the town common camp ground will most likely go under water. However it should be dried out again by July

I have organised with the John Osborne of the Innamincka Progress Association, that our mob be able to camp there for longer than the normally alotted three days. Camp fees are payable to the Progress Association and are $5 per vehicle per night.

Please bring a small amount of firewood with you so that we can have a good camp fire.

You will need a Desert Parks Pass for Innamincka Regional Reserve (including Coongie Lakes) and Strzelecki Regional Reserve, but not for the following:

Strzelecki Track (Lyndhurst to Innamincka)
Cordillo Road (Innamincka to Birdsville Via Cordillo Downs)
Innamincka to Nappa Merrie
Innamincka Town Common
Innamincka to Birdsville via Walkers Crossing


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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:31

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:31
Sounds good Willem.

Only Sam and I are comming from our mob and I have arranged to get at least 1/2 a load of firewood for the trailer to bring out :)

Looking forward to going to this one.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:49

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 09:49
G'day Kev

Thanks for your offer of the trailer. I ended up buying one. The Xtrail sucked the juice big time on the way home...lol

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:03

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:03
They may be good to drive without a trailer but put any load behind them and the economy goes out the door LOL.
I am not game to try and tow my trailer behind ours.

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:51

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:51
Hi Kev, I would imagine you will have a chain saw, if you need another I can bring mine but if not I will have my new Chinese petrol battery charger, 50 amps, (if its still going that is hahaha) if you need to charge some batteries.
Its four stroke and chain saw two stroke so would have to carry oil etc. So no sense doubling up if we don't have to.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:18

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:18
Dont trust Kev's firewood....he'll have petty on it for sure!!!!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:23

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:23
Bruce,

I am going to St George on the Queens B'Day weekend to drop the trailer off and cut the fire wood at my parents place.
I have at my disposal 3 chainsaws as well as a PTO driven saw bench on an old Massey Ferguson Tractor (TE 20)

So all I will have to do is connect the trailer when we stop over night.

Kiwi,

You can try and light my fire when ever you like LOL Are you a Tamworth Hill Billy yet??

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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:25

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:25
I aint goin there with your fire!!!LOL!!!! pople willk be asking q2....

not tamworth hilbil yet...stil nowra nerd and maybe not a tamworth hilbily....Nath keeps changing his maind!!!!

...speellling.....mmm....rum!
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:34

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:34
There is plenty of work up here, They have just approved another 2800 block development for worker accommodation. For the LNG plants etc


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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:38

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:38
LNG??????????
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:44

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 21:44
Liquid Natural Gas, 4 refineries are in the development stages to process it for export out of Gladstone :)
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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 22:47

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 22:47
i aint becoming a moron...i mean maroon...for no one!!!
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Reply By: Member - greg S (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:57

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:57
Hi Willem,

Thanks for the update. We are looking forward to this trip.

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Reply By: Gob & Denny - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 12:02

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 12:02
goodday willem
has the fuel dealer been warned that there will be a fair sized mob of fuel guzzlers (lololol)coming to town althoughwe will be carrying some it would be nice to be able to fill up up there
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Follow Up By: Nick R (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:08

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:08
actually I was thinking whether there might be a bakery in Innamincka since the doughnut muncher will be in town, maybe I'll have to get a 24 pack in Broken Hill for him. fuel, good point....
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Reply By: Holden4th - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:09

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:09
I'm going to from the Gold Coast to Birdsville via Innamincka in early April. My proposed itinerary is as follows.

4th - Goondiwindi
5th - Eulo
6th - Noccundra
7th - Epsilon Station
8th - Innamincka
9th - Birdsville via Walker's Crossing
11th- Windorah and then back to the GC via Longreach, Blackall, whatever.

What parts of this should I seriously reconsider. We've already paid for accommodation at Birdsville and at Longreach.

If the town common goes under water does this mean that the Walker crossing route will be affected?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:27

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008 at 19:27
Yep, Walkers Crossing will be out till somewhere deep into the winter. If the Town Common goes under you will not have access to Coongie Lakes or Cordillo Downs road. I suggest you ring Innamincka Trading Post 08 86759900 for further info.
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Follow Up By: brushmarx - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:32

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:32
Hi Holden4th
My wife and I are contemplating Brisbane to the SW corner of Qld, (Bore track) to Innaminka, Birdsville, Poeppel's Corner, and back to Brisbane, within a few days of your trip around the Innaminka/Birdsville.
I think we share similar concerns about the expected flooding, and would appreciate any updates you collect on the conditions if you have the time.
Anything I find out could obviously be shared.
I don't know if the PM system works, but if you want to email me, you can on brushmarx@optusnet.com.au
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Reply By: Twintrail(W.A.) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 01:35

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 01:35
Hi Willem,dont tell me you are now a xtrail owner. regards Pedro
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 07:52

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 07:52
No, Mrs Willem is!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 09:48

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 09:48
G'day Pedro

Yes, SWMBO wanted it and bought it in 2004. A good little runabout and quite sure footed on gravel roads. I find it uncomfortable to drive...but do I have a choice???...LOL

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Follow Up By: Krakka - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 13:48

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 13:48
Howdy Willem, until i resd the fine print at the bottom of that photo I thought that was a mighty flash house and garden for Peterborough, LOL.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 19:01

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008 at 19:01
Yerr Krakka

At least them houses here in the sticks are real houses built from stone and mud....lol and not tinderboxes dressed up for Barbie Dolls like in the Big Smoke

Got your MM...Ta


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