Simpson Desert camp spot at Eyre Creek

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 19:36
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Not long now before we head off (Fri 23rd) so any info re your recent crossings would be appreciated.

We are planning on camping at Eyre Creek for two nights. I chose this because of my recollection on the 2004 trip of lots of trees. Hoping to enjoy the location and do some bird watching. Are there any good spots to camp here? Let me know where you think would be best.

Also hope to camp at Poepel's corner.

Still a bit concerned about the depth of water at the Eyre Creek crossing, mainly as one vehicle is a Suzi. Depth on Mt Dare site at .5m, but have heard that it is a bit lower than this, i.e. mid wheel on a Nissan Navara.

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Reply By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:09

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:09
G’day Russ,
There are some beautiful camp spots beside the creek along the bypass track. We were there in June last year and the bypass track was the only way across then as well. There were good grassy sites with trees if you want them, though it’ll most likely be the sun you’re chasing in the mornings.
Let me know if you’d like me to post a photo of our camp.
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:12

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:12
Thanks, reasuring and that what we need. You are right, will be looking for the sun.

Hopefully good for some bird watching too.

Pics always good.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:49

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:49
Russ,
There were four vehicles in our group. The first photo is when we first saw Eyre Creek on the QAA Line and the second photo is of our camp beside Eyre Creek, third photo "the creek'.Image Could Not Be Found
You’ll love it…. It’s a completely different experience after rain.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:51

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:51
Russ,
Sorry.... Photos are in wrong order... but they should make sense.
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:53

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:53
Thanks Myles, makes me want to leave now.

Great shots.
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Reply By: Vernp - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:43

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:43
Russ
I just returned from the Simpson and the crossing at Eyre creek was about 700mm deep and was quiet easy, the base is very firm. Once over the Eyre creek and travelling around the bypass there was a few nice camping spots on the creek. Where the origanal crossing was we stopped for lunch and this would have been a nice spot to stop for a night or two, but there was other stops on the creek that looked good to stop for a while.
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Follow Up By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:48

Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 20:48
Thanks Vernp
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