4 States, 3 Corners, 2 Tracks, one Lake... one helluva trip!

Submitted: Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:48
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1/52 to go until our long anticipated trip to the 3 corners of QLD, the Burke and Wills dig tree and Lake Eyre. The fact we get to see the Cooper in flood is a bonus => plus it means we go past Cordillo Downs on the way down to Innaminka.

I've kept a watch on the roads etc via state and federal resources, but have gotten a great breadth of info from you guys... thankyou!

Any hints for the trip (that a non-local would otherwise miss)?

Are the flights over Lake Eyre worth it?
Can we fly out of Marree?

Thanks.

Ribman
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Reply By: Farquo - Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 19:51

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 19:51
Ribman,
Flew over the lake from William Creek 12 months ago. Very worthwhile. Best to fly early in the morning - less lumpy flying and better light for photos. Book ahead. There are flights out of Maree.

Back from corner country yesterday. Signs indicating no camping at Dig Tree at the moment. Plenty of camp sites along the Cooper Creek are partly or fully closed due to flood damage to roads, toilets or campsites. Enough are open though. Town common and part of Cullyamurra camping area open at Inamincka as well as another one west of town.

have fun, be safe
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 08:03

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 08:03
Yes there are a couple of operators out of Marree.
Best hint I can give you - is don't rush the trip. Don't feel you have to get to nearest town, village whatever to camp - bush camp it. And while you are there - feel the serenity (and the frost). Enjoy it no matter what.
Ruth
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Reply By: On the Run - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:52

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:52
We did a similar route last year for 3 months ,take a good look at some of the finest places in Aus while the water is there
Plenty of choices and prices for flights Marree, William creek etc spend a few days camped up at the lake and soak up the memories as they will stay with you for a lifetime.
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Reply By:- Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 16:52

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 16:52
Hi Ribman,

Back from that area last week.

My Tips:
Arrabury Road from Dig Tree to Windorah past Haddons Corner - fantastic drive
Strzelecki Track - great road, camp at Montacollina Bore about halfway to Lyndhurst
Innamincka - take a landing net and catch yabbies at the causeway, I also scooped up 2 fish >30cm
we flew over Coopers Creek and Lake Eyre from Maree - $250, excellent flight
No fresh water at Maree except what you can buy in bottles; Innamincka $9 for 10 litres
Old mate at the Dig Tree is very interesting but allow some time, he can talk the leg off a chair
Maree is exspensive for everything. If you don't need to stay in Mareebush camp at Muloorina Station 50km NW on the road to Level Post Bay, beautiful spot on a billabong, has toilets only.
Cheap Diesel at Lyndhurst hotel
Noccundra Hotel - great pub, bush camping on Wilson river across the road

Plenty more but that should keep you going with other replies!!!

Cheers
Ev
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