outback trip places of interest

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 27, 2002 at 01:00
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I am planing a trip Menindee, Broken hill,Tiboburra,Inaminca,lyndhurst,Marree,
Birdsville,Coongee,Inaminka,whitecliffs,home via Dubbo
I am interested in special areas of interest in these areas, what the people do, where they work. Defender leaving mid August2002
thanks
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Reply By: Trev - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2002 at 01:00
Hello Peter, Last time we went through Bollards Lagoon and thought it was well worth the $10. The bird life is good. No people and no work!
Trev
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Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00
Trev sounds like its worth a look thanks Peter
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Reply By: Tim - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2002 at 01:00
Have a great trip , be careful with the Defender don't put too much pressure on it.....suggest you travel through Warri gates and skip the Cameron Corner bit as Trev has suggested... you will love very bit of it!
Tim
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Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00
Tim thanks for the concern we did the cape and the gulf area last year and the defender has proven it self Peter
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Reply By: rich - Sunday, Feb 03, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Feb 03, 2002 at 01:00
hey peter,

I was up there mid last year, very sparse country, a bit of cattle, a lot of birdlife through the lakes systems. Not many people ! Still very much "2 sides of town" in most places. Goto the "other" pub (the one without the murals) in Tibooburra and catch up with the real locals.
Cameron Corner is easy along Fort Grey? track, about 5km of pure sand along the fenceline to the corner then wide and graded gravel/dust through large properties right to Inamincka - beware of washouts across road, mark them if you cross a new unmarked one (red flag or post)
Many Lakes tracks and camping areas around Coongie and Innamicnka may be closed or impassable if attempted too early after the wet.Coongie lakes track was closed indefinitely when I was up there in July 2001.
Pooncarrie Track is a bit rough and corrugated, most everything else is no worse than your favourite bush track to your secret fishing spot!
Good Luck, have fun.
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Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00
sounds like you spent some time up that way Rich I`ll take it all on board and post a similar question closer to departure Peter
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Reply By: Craig - Sunday, Feb 03, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Feb 03, 2002 at 01:00
Gday, did a similar trip in a defender in 97. check it out here...... http://home.iprimus.com.au/scales/simpson.htm
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Follow Up By: Peter - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2002 at 01:00
craig i hope to check out your site in the next few days thanks Peter
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Reply By: Ruth - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2002 at 01:00
Peter, you will have a great time. Very very important not to try and do this trip in too short a time - you'll get too tired and miss everything. The Elsewhere Hotel at Lyndhurst is great to stay at - there is new management at the BP as well, very welcoming. Mungeranie is a great stop - people appear from everywhere there. The Birdsville Track is like a highway (normally) - bit wet today. Come and have an espresso with us at the Billabong Cafe when you get to Birdsville. If you want honest road and weather conditions, contact us closer to the time you leave. You'll have a great trip. RD
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Reply By: Ruth - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2002 at 01:00
Peter, you will have a great time. Very very important not to try and do this trip in too short a time - you'll get too tired and miss everything. The Elsewhere Hotel at Lyndhurst is great to stay at - there is new management at the BP as well, very welcoming. Mungeranie is a great stop - people appear from everywhere there. The Birdsville Track is like a highway (normally) - bit wet today. Come and have an espresso with us at the Billabong Cafe when you get to Birdsville. If you want honest road and weather conditions, contact us closer to the time you leave. You'll have a great trip. RD
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