Walkers Crossing

Help please,
Planning to drive from Innaminka to Birdsville.
I have two maps of Walkers Crossing between Moomba gas fields & Birdsville Trk, one says "closed to traffic" the other does not???

Which is true????
Cheers Colin.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:06

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:06
Hi Colin
This road when not closed by flood waters, is open to the public and is the quickest and easiest road between Birdsville and Innaminka.

Very interesting Drive

Cheers

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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:13

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:13
Stephen
Thanks mate. I did a forum search and came up blank. After I posted it the words Walkers Crossing were highlighted and confirmed what you are saying. How embarrassing,LOL
Cheers Colin.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:14

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 22:14
Colin

Plan you drive well after mid year as the Cooper may come down in a larger flood this year and close Warburton Crossing.

The road between Innamincka and Birdsville via Walkers Crossing is a Public Access Route (PAR) in an agreement between the Pastoralists of the area and the SA Government. All tracks leading off that road into the Moomba Oil Field are closed to the public.



Cheers
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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 07:00

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 07:00
Willem
Thanks for the "heads up" re Warburton Crossing.

I will pick your brain further at the St George gathering if that's OK.
By then we will know exactly what the Cooper is doing, and it,s the week before we go out to Birdsville, as we are leaving from St George.
Cheers, Colin.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 09:07

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 09:07
Willem/Colin - the Warburton Crossing is on the Diamantina and is already closed (according to the sat photo I received last Monday).
There is a possibiity, with the rains last week around Longreach, Blackall etc. that the Thompson & Barcoo will flood down into the Cooper (see Handy's Post last week) and may go further down - it would flood at Innamincka before the Walker's Crossing, unless there was rain in the area.
Ruth
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 09:30

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 09:30
Errrrr..YES! Walkers Crossing not Warburton..plurry fat fingers again.

Walkers Crossing on Cooper Creek

Warburton Crossing on Warburton Creek an offshoot of the Diamantina River via Goyders Lagoon

Seems like my brains have already been picked....LOL




Cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 09:40

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 09:40
Just checked thread again. I didn't write Warburton crossing..Colin did.

Think I need a holiday...lol

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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 16:52

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 16:52
"Willem replied:
Colin

Plan you drive well after mid year as the Cooper may come down in a larger flood this year and close Warburton Crossing."

WTF mate, have a drink .
Cheers Colin.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:03

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:03
Colin - I read it again just before, when I got home from school and I was sure Willem did say it -
you know he has this clear fluid in a bottle with barbed wire around it - maybe he should have used it for brake fluid instead of putting it on his Weeties! LOL
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:23

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:23
I wish I had some of the White Lightning left!

I will misspell my name soon

I still need a holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL


Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 04:15

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 04:15
Colin
We did it in 2006, nice drive..Closure is mainly due to rain, and flloods ect, as it is very low lying ground.

We have a Garmin Etrek Legend, and I saved the route, if you want it, I can email it to you !

Cheers Mate
Bucky
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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 06:53

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 06:53
Bucky
That would be great mate.

My email address is in my profile.
Thank you. Colin.
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:06

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 17:06
By the way, the Cooper is expected to be 5.8m at Windorah on the 23rd Feb (next Monday) - so even if the water in the Diamantina goes down far enough here for us to drive out we won't be able to go past Windorah!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:07

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 20:07
Yer can always come via the Boro!

Might find a few bottles of Merlot tucked away somewhere.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:29

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 22:29
Still got plenty here I could bring - wouldn't want it to go orf because we didn't drink it quick!
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