Cooper Crossing

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Can Someone one give me a map reference to where the Ferry is across the Cooper Creek. I am trying to fine it on the map

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Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:43

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:43
Stephen (of Clare),

A GPS point would be of interest!
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 14:04

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 14:04
Hi Prickle
I have posted below a screen dump from Ozi, but if you can not read the details, here are the coordinates at the ferry site on the southern side of the Cooper.


S28 34 54.3360
E138 48 53.7480

The above are in WGS84

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Reply By: firesafe - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:51

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:51
I think it is about here http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-28.580716,138.812985&spn=0.01417,0.027466&t=h&z=16
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:04

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:04
I think you are correct however I cant relate that position to my 1:250 Topo map
I need a GPS Location
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Follow Up By: firesafe - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:14

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:14
Try S28 34.873 E138 48.877
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:13
Hi Wayne
I see my named mentioned, so I better respond. Less than one kilometre from Etadunna Station heading north up the Birdsville Track, you will come to the Detour sign and the new Cooper Creek Ferry sign. Head out for around 34 kilometres and you will come to the ferry site. The GPS Coordinated and the track details are on the screen dump from Ozi with waypoint 10 the actual crossing point and here are another couple of photos.

Make sure that you head up there as it is well worth the drive.


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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:27

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:27
Thank you very much.
So its on the by-pass road. Ok that makes sense.

Thanks again
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Follow Up By: peterll - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 05:15

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 05:15
Heading up to deliver some goodies to the pub today actually..I have the weight right just wondering about the width..guess I will find out when I get there..

Thanks for more pictures Stephen

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 07:35

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 07:35
Hi Wayne and Peterll
The Flood detour road is in first class condition, with graders and water carts working on both sides of the track. There were only a few bull dust patches not far from Etadunna, but by the way the Road Maintenance crews were working, they will be compacted and fixed very soon.

Peter, depending on your width, Rex Ellis took his OKA across 2 times with no problem at all, so if you are similar, you should have no problems.

Have a great trip.

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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:13

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:13
I want to go and I want to go RIGHT NOW.

You guys are making me drool.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:56

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 13:56
Hi Pete
It is not going to go away in a hurry, as even the ferry operators are talking of 8 months in use, so you still have time to plan your trip up there. Just make sure that you do get up there as we do not know when it will be like that again.

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Follow Up By: peterll - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 14:52

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 14:52
Stephen..wulp as I am doing some shopping for bits and pieces in PA right now I guess I will pass on your regards to the ferrymen tomorrow. Might even sit a spell and watch the vehicles going back and forth..but then it is up to the pub and some work to do.

Have to get you up to the pub and buy you a beer for all the information you have been putting up on here. Come down my end of the bar...Phil charges people up the other end.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 18:51

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 18:51
Hi Peter
Thanks for that. It was a bad move of me heading up there, as we enjoyed it so much, I am now contemplating cancelling my WA Desert trip and heading up that way again and spending more time on the Cooper, it was just that great.

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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 00:17

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 00:17
You can find a map reference for anything anywhere in Australia in Places - here is the ferry -Site Link

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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 17:48

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 17:48
Thanks for that
I did try Places typed in Cooper Creek and it took me to a place near Windorah ??
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 07:40

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 07:40
Is that an EO sticker on the sign?????
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 08:03

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 08:03
Hi Tour Boy
I have given Larry the ferry operator an EO stubbie holder to hang up from the ferry, so it would be interesting for future ferry visitors to see if it is hanging up, or if Larry used it himself.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 14:12

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 14:12
Hey Stephen, I noticed there was an Eo sticker there as well - as for the stubby holder, when we left it was still in Larry's pocket!!!!! There have been a few EO people through he was saying - that must be how the sticker got there.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 14:24

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 14:24
Hi Ruth,
I hope that you had a good trip back to Birdsville. I posted a few pictures late Monday Night while still unpacking. It was great to catch up with you again and please go ahead with the seed that I planted with you for next June.

We loved it so much up there that Fiona and I have decided to cancel our WA Great Victoria Desert trip and are going up to the Cooper again. We will do a quick lap over the Simpson as part of the trip as well. If we can get to the same spot on the Cooper, we would love to stay a week there.

Speaking with Patsy this morning, Jason arrived home last night in the dark. As he was in the truck, he had to go the long way home. He still had not seen the water as yet, but was going for a look today.

Best Regards

Stephen and Fiona.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 14:37

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 14:37
Just trying to find them now.
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