Innamincka

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:00
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We are looking at travelling via Cameron Corner to Innamincka (& Dig Tree) on to
Birdsville. We have conflicting reports regarding road conditions. Can anyone help out?
(ps. We've done Telegraph Track to Cape York and the Gibb River Road, so we're used
to the rough)
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Reply By: Ray - Thursday, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Ray
I did the trip last year and the roads are like highways. WeTravelled on the tracks in the Sturt National Park which were more interesting than the main Tibba-Cameron's Corner Rd. We also took the Bore Track up to Innaminka instead of the main drag towing a Track Trailer. No Problems Enjoy the trip
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Reply By: Bob Allan - Thursday, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:00
http://www.racq.com.au/racq.cfm?subpage=cgi-bin/0213_main_map.cfm
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Reply By: Ray - Thursday, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Mar 14, 2002 at 01:00
Thank you, Bob and the 'other' Ray. We've found plenty of info. and really
appreciate both your help
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Reply By: Bill - Saturday, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:00
Ray it's important to remember that outback roads can change from being "like highways" to un driveable in hours if it rains so be prepared for a hold ups! We travelled Birdsville - Innamincka - Tibooburra and couldn't continue to Broken Hill because it rained overnight. Friends were stuck on the side of the road around Moomba for 30 hours at the same time - so it's not always "like a highway" as one of the repliers misleadingly and naively told you!!
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Follow Up By: Bill - Saturday, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Mar 16, 2002 at 01:00
Oh and by the way we were all in 4wds without trailers and the roads were undriveable ( apart from the $1000 per wheel fine if you're caught on a closed road!!
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Reply By: Mike - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00
Ray, in NORMAL CONDITIONS all these tracks are first class. The Cordillo Track regularly has wash aways, but we still did Birdsville to Innamincka, last time, in a day, with plenty of time for sightseeing. If you have done those trips, you will have no trouble with the Corner country, SUBJECT TO WEATHER. Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Bill - Thursday, Mar 21, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Mar 21, 2002 at 01:00
Well said Mike. Ray, remember too that normal conditions can become undriveable conditions in a few hours. the roads are just not suited to rain. We came off perfect roads late one night and woke up to closed roads the next day.
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Reply By: Ray - Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks Bill and Mike,
We really appreciate your information. Its obviously much better finding out now,
rather than later regarding local conditions!

Ray
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Reply By: Bill - Thursday, Mar 21, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Mar 21, 2002 at 01:00
Ray there's quite a bit of info on road conditions available on the Net. Check this site and try doing a search too. Just as an example, the Simpson Desert has been closed west of Purni Bore and was closed in that area on a number of occasions last year. I didn't expect desert roads to be closed because of rain!! Enjoy your trip!
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Follow Up By: Mike - Friday, Mar 22, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Mar 22, 2002 at 01:00
Spot on, In July last year, we were among the first to go up the Birdsville track after it had been closed for 4 days due to torrential rain. Boy that was exciting! At one point, we came across a large truck carrying donkeys and camels amongst other things, stopped and camped in the middle of the road, where he had been stuck for 4 days. We also had to stop on the road to eat and for comfort breaks. (Not pleasant for my wife!) We could not recognise the track as the same one we had done 2 years previously, which was smooth dry and dusty. Always check road conditions before you take off.
Happy trails, Mike.
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