Coongie Lakes track

Submitted: Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 10:06
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Would anyone know if there is a usable track that runs from Coongie Lakes to the Birdsville Track, or maybe one that goes north west or west from the Coongie Lakes to the Walkers Crossing Track? I thought there was a track north west from Coongie about 20 - 30 years ago, but can't see anything marked on any current maps.
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 10:41

Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 10:41
I know there is a track from Coongie to the Walkers Crossing area that links in with the Santos gas roads. It's not open to the public. Likewise many years ago I remember a track taking off to the right heading north on the way out to Coongie. I was told these were station tracks. Looking on the Google satalite photo's confirms that they are still there but are very faint. They would all be currently untrafficable due to the rain & Cooper flows.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 10:57

Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 10:57
Hi Poitr

As you would be aware, the country up that way is still under water and is likely to be closed to all traffic for a long time yet.

In a short answer to you question 'NO'

When the Coongie Track is open, travel is restricted to the main route to Coongie only and the only legal way to access the Birdsville Track from that area is only permitted via Walkers Crossing, again when it is open.


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Follow Up By: guy007 - Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 15:19

Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 15:19
Hi all,
Great place Coongie lakes,
Unfortunately The track is unlikely to be reopened in 2011. Innaminka has another flood surge due about now and the causeway is closed as is all camping along the river.
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Follow Up By: poitr - Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 16:08

Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 16:08
Coming down the Birdsville track in the mid 80's I remember a signposted track ("Coongie" with an arrow, on the lid from an old oil drum) somewhere north of Koonchera that ran off to the south east. Sounds like this track no longer exists, which is a pity.
Don't mind postponing a trip to Coongie until 2012, when the country and wildlife are getting such a great kick along from all the water flows.
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