Is Simpson road open ??

Submitted: Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 19:29
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According to the road report the Simpson track is not open and yet I heard that they have pushed a bypass around Eyre Creek so can we still do the Simpson from Dalhousie to Birdsville.
I'm a bit confused by the report.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 20:09

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 20:09
Eyre Creek Bypass is open.
Here is the desert parks bulletin:
http://www.deh.sa.gov.au/parks/pdfs/PARKS_PDFS_DES_PARKS_BULLETIN.PDF
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Reply By: Member - Glenn H (NSW) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 20:52

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 20:52
Hi Rodney, coming to Eyre Ck from the Birdsville side there is a detour sign indicating a right turn to go the 30km upstream to the rocky crossing which is now open. Then you drive 30km back on the western side of the creek to be 200 metres from the sign!! See pic below.Image Could Not Be Found
Pic not in? Anyway, you may need to factor in the extra distance with respect to fuel. Cheers, Glenn
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn H (NSW) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 21:03

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 21:03
Here's a few more pix of Eyre Creek on May 11th.Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be Found Good luck with your west to east crossing and enjoy the Dalhousie hot pool.... Glenn
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Follow Up By: Member - Rodney B- Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 22:51

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 22:51
Thanks guys
I thought it was open but when I read the ExplorOz bulletin it says the road will be closed until Dec. You have cleared it up
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:37

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:37
G’day Glenn,
You don’t have a photo of the actual bypass crossing do you? I’m going east to west and will be crossing Eyre Creek next Sunday week.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 08:17

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 08:17
Rodney.

The Warburton crossing track via Clifton Hills is still closed.
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Reply By: Member - Chris & Debbie (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 10:05

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 10:05
Hi Rod and Lorna

We crossed Eyre Creek via the by-pass on 20th May, West to East. No doubt the conditions have changed by now, but at the time not difficult, just stay upstream of the Star Pickets with the orange tops.

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