Cameron Corner

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 08:52
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I am new to 4wdriving and planning to go to Cameron Corner from Sydney. Then I was planning to go from Tipoburra to Birdsville and wondering what would be the easiest way to go, any feedback would be appreciated.

Cheers Tom
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Reply By: D&G - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 09:32

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 09:32
when are you going? - it would be pretty difficult at the moment with many roads closed "check road conditions" under Treks on this site, plus check directly with &

Goos luck D&G
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Follow Up By: Member - Just tired - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 10:22

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 10:22
Thanks for that D&G I was leaving on Monday but checking those sites just killed that idea. I'll change plans and try to get to lake Eyre and see it with water. It is supposed to be impressive.

Cheers Tom
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Follow Up By: D&G - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 11:24

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 11:24
please remember that the roads out to the lake are still closed - you may have to take a plane from William creek - D&G
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:57

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 12:57

Welcome to the wonderful, unpredictable world of outback touring. You are in a good place to learn, there are lots of knowledgeable people who frequent this forum.

What the others have said about timing and road conditions is very true and forms part of the joy and frustration of travelling this wide brown land.

An example of how unpredictable things can be is in this story, plans cast to the wind but we had a great time.

I was packing the car when my neighbour, an experienced outback traveller, said "So where do you think you are going this time?" I looked at him and told him exactly where we were going. "Watch the weather." was all he said.

I can no longer remember what plan A was, plan B was Vic High Country. We ended up in the deserts south of Mildura. As I said above we had a great time. Never would have gone there if the weather hadn't killed all the other options. That said last November I had a great trip with roads opening in front of me and closing behind me on a quick run up the Birdsville Track.

I have been flooded in in the Simpson and travelled a 400km loop after tea one night because the weather said so. But the trials turn to yarns and I am always planning my next half dozen trips. Yeah half dozen. Not sure which one I will get to do next but they are all ready so when the chance comes, I'm off, somewhere.

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Reply By: eighty matey - Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 21:26

Thursday, Apr 07, 2011 at 21:26
Hi Tom,

if you haven't already, check out the thread titled "Cameron Corner to Merty Merty Road
BigT-NSW", it'd pay to check it out.
It's about 12 above your thread. It has some info about that area from SA Dept of Transport, through Big T.

Also check the Cameron Corner Store website,,
or give Cheryl and Fenn Miller a call on (08) 8091 3872.
These people have all the info on what's open, where, when and why.
Their Road Condition Report on the 4wd Action website today said;

"All roads are open to Innamincka from here through to Queensland. Plenty of roadworks have been completed and ongoing. If anyone is wanting to go to Lyndhurst and SA from here, it is an extra 60km via Omicron and Epsilon around to the new Strez (just shy of Innamincka).

We are not certain of when Cameron to Merty Merty will open. It has some treacherous washouts but is dry. Cooper Creek is well over the causeway."

There's been a heap of rain out there over the past twelve months and that's made travel a bit on and off, but it's well worth the trip. We went from Broken Hill to Cameron Corner, along the Dingo Fence, through Hawker Gate. Everything is heaps green and there's stacks of birds, waterholes, wild flowers and not many people. Perfect.

Make sure your vehicle is well prepared, and stocked, because you'll be a long way from home if something goes wrong.

Happy Travels,

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