Where to camp on Strzelecki Track

I've got the maps and we (2 vehicles 4 blokes) are preparing ourselves for a trip to Innamincka in May. We thought we would head up the Strzelecki Track via Lyndhurst.

Lyndhurst is 621 kms from Adelaide but the next recognised camp site I can see on the map and in the guides after Lyndhurst is Montecollina Bore. But that's 843 kms and I'm not sure we'll get that far on Day 1.

So the questions are ...

Does anyone have any advice on camping between Lyndhurst and Montecollina Bore?

Are we allowed to pick a spot off the road a bit?

Advice much appreciated.

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Reply By: Member - Robert R1 (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:09

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:09
I normally camp about 20 km passed Lynhurst. I pick a suitable site a fair way off the road alongside a creek bed. There is usually plenty of wood for a small fire and cover from the wind. I keep well away from stock water and clean up after myself and sometimes others. The right hand side seems to have the best spots. Last year I did see a no admittance sign on a track heading up a creek but that was the only one. Hopefully it is not catching.

Regards,
Bob
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:27

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:27
Gidday

After you leave Lyndhurst you can pretty much camp where you please. There's plenty of dry creek beds along the way.

I tend to go in a mile or so to get away from the noise of the road trains during the night.

Don't forget to call in and see Talc Alf, if the silly buggar is still alive.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Davo_60 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:31

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:31
G'day,

Farina camp spot is good, not too far past Lyndhurst from memory and the ruins are interesting. Camped there in May last year and there was only one other couple there. I think it does tend to get busy though during peak times. Have a great trip.

Dave
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 23:00

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 23:00
Pelican Creek around 95kms past Lyndhurst, has plenty of firewood & some quite good spots.
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Follow Up By: ScottyV - Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 20:52

Saturday, Apr 18, 2009 at 20:52
We have just come back down from Innamincka an enjoyed a great camp at Pelican Creek where we saw the most amazing moon rise!. We also camped at Macdonald creek.

Enjoy its a fantastic trip!
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Reply By: Member - Brenton W (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 23:36

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 23:36
Hi

All those camp sites are great, very fond memories of our innaminka trip 2 years ago one of the best we have done. camped by the creek bed left hand side of road about 15 - 20 up track past Lyndhurst. some great camp spots on the cooper around 10 klm down streem from innaminka watch out for Terry the cook at the pub got trapped listening to him all night while partner had a good night.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:09

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:09
Re Farina above - that is on the run up to Marree. Re the Strzelecki - as mentioned above, there are tree lined creek crossings as you go up - plenty of opportunity to pick one and drift off the road a bit for a good outback camp under the stars - you are on station country though - travellers are not entitled to go in off the road very far at all, and must avoid watering points for stock.
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Reply By: HDHunter - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 19:18

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 19:18
Thanks folks. Much appreciate your replies.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 19:46

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 19:46
Depending on where along the Strzelecki Track you wish to camp, there is a good spot at Montecollina Bore, on the left hand side and about midway along the Track.

It about 95 km before the Cameron Corner turnoff and just short of 200 km out of Lyndhurst.

Has a long drop toilet and a couple of picnic style tables with shade if you need it.

When we camped overnight there would have been around six other campers staying, but plenty of room for all.

Bill

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 19:50

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 19:50
Bugger,

I just re read your post and wish to withdraw my recommendation:-)

I would also suggest Farina Ruins as a possible stop, but don't forget the Aerogard, or whatever you use for flies.

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