Innamincka to Birdsville Via Walkers Crossing

Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 00:22
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Hi all

Just a quick question - what time frame am I looking at to get from Innamincka to Birdsville via Walkers Crossing? Will be doing about 'taking it easy enjoying the scenery' as far as speed goes...

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 00:45

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 00:45
Still closed due to flooding as far as the SA roads report states.

Link below, scroll down the page for details!!

SA Roads Report



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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 07:53

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 07:53
Hi Stefandsal

It is possible to do the drive comfortably in 1 day. I am not sure of the official status of Walkers Crossing for the general Public, but it has been back in action for workers up that way for quite some time. There has even been a large crossing constructed for large heavy machinery - this is 100% correct from one of the locals that I know that works up in Moomba.




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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:49

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:49
According to the SA Official Roads Report it is closed. I've lifted this from it.

Issued Monday 27th February 2012 at 9:14am
Walkers Crossing PAR - CLOSED until further notice due to flooding

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 14:05

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 14:05
Hi Bruce and Di

Like I said in my reply above, I was not sure of the official side of the track being open. The crossing has been closed for around 2 years after being washed away with the massive flood waters of 2009/2010.

It has been repaired and was being used by SANTOS workers for some time, but have not heard if any water has reached the area again.




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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 15:26

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 15:26
Same here. Our son who works up there also said that it is closed to the public.

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Reply By: Trevor W2 - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:51

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:51
Would like to do Walkers Crossing around 6th April (Easter Period) but will check at Innaminka - went through 10 years ago and did the trip nicely in a day with lunch at the Bridge- nice trip . If you are planning the same period of time I would like to have another vehicle with me. twebb@sedgman.com.au - thanks
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Follow Up By: Stefandsal - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 15:37

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 15:37
Thanks for the replies. I'll be (hoping) to head that way for the races at Birdsville this year. Coming from the Sunny Coast & this time heading via Thargomindah, Innamincka, Walkers Crossing & then Birdsville . Hopefully it's a bit drier by then...
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