Bore Track???

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:29
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Can anyone suggest travelling the Bore Track from Innamincka to Cameron Corner- in preference to the Old Strz. Track via Merty Merty??
Is it worth the effort- and is it any more effort- to go via the Bore Track??

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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:43

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:43
It's a little slower but is very pretty and can also be done in a day..... a very long day though.
As u prob know there has been a bit of rain up there so may not be open
peter
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:48

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:48
Won't be there til mid August..

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:47

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:47
Signman,

Yes, I think it is well worth the effort. It is also the shortest route from Innamincka to Cameron's Corner.

On my trip to the National Gathering, coming up, I'm planning to drive via Copley, through the Gammon Ranges and across to Cameron's Corner via Merty Merty , on the way up. Then south to north via Bollards Lagoon and the Bore Track to Innamincka. That is my preferred route, but of course road conditions at the time may alter this.

Have a look under "Treks - SA - Bore Track" and you will have a treknote for the direction you are planning.
There is a small fee for driving the Bore Track as it is on private property at the Bollards Lagoon end.

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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:51

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:51
Thanks for that Bill..
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:27

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:27
I was up there a few weeks ago. Good track and well sign posted but you will have to read the signs as it is not obvious which turn to take in a couple of places after you have left the Bollards Lagoon property. At the station house you pay your ten dollars and they will give you mud map of the route through the station property. I enjoyed the scenery, probably a bit slower then the Strz Track but if you leave Camerons Corner about 8am you should be at Innamincka by about 1 pm allowing for a stop for lunch along the way. Only two spots where I had to be cautious at wash outs but they were very small and no worse then a large pot-hole.

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Follow Up By: Nick R (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 13:45

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 13:45
Did you ring ahead to the station house or just turn up?
We plan on going that way to the gathering
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 14:37

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 14:37
Hi Nick, Just turn up.
Park by the big iron fence and wander into their backyard between the house and large games room/lounge behind the house.

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Reply By: Steve63 - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 13:34

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 13:34
Bore track is well worth the effort. Travel speed is slower but the route is shorter. Some of the signage needs carefull attention. In effect it is a pleseant drive for little effort. I was there in May and there was little to be concerned about though recent rains may have changed that.

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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 14:18

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 14:18
I've done a bit of a trek note for the Bore Track as well. You can download it from my blog as a file swap. A great alternative and worth the trip.

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Reply By: Vince NSW - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 14:57

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 14:57
Well worth the trip Signman. Did it 2 years ago with two soft roarers behind me. Had one of the best nights camping ever just off the track in the dunes. Full moon comming up in the east and the sun setting in the west. A beautiful spot.
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Reply By: Dave B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 15:35

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 15:35
There are a lot of trucks going to Moomba from Broken Hill at the moment with pipes and road base.
I have heard that the road is in pretty ordinary condition, but the rain in the last few days will change that. Hopefully a grader gets out there.
I will keep checking on conditions and post the results.

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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 18:33

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 18:33
Loved the Bore Track when I did it a few years back. Has some of the best photo shots of the trip. Some pretty country after rains with green on red scenes and some big red dunes.
Relatively easy drive, l did have to detour around a few puddles/lakes as there had been rain a couple of weeks before.
Sometimes its not obvious when the track deviates but I muddled through without getting lost.
You would be doing yourself a disservice if you don't go there IMHO
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