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Submitted: Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 17:33
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Has anyone been to the corner post of south australia and victoria on the murray river if so how do i get there, i live in Hay and was hoping to get out there soon and have a look.
Any info would be good but if anyone has a link or a marked map this would be very helpfull.
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexic - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 18:23

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 18:23
Dean, The post is on private property however you can get there by boat from the Customs House which is at the end of Murtho Road from Paringa. I think it's about 7k's upstream from there
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Reply By: dean r2 - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 18:58

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 18:58
thanks des
so did you go and see the post if so do you have a photo you can post or send me.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:08

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:08
Hi Dean

We went to the place when we were kayaking to get to a degree confluence a few years ago. As far as we could see, there were no tracks leading to the post and the only way that it could be seen, would have been from the Murray River.

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If you are that keen to get there, hire a kayak and do the paddle, which is most enjoyable. I am not sure if the Old Customs House hires them, but you can hire them at Paringa. As you can see from the last photo, there had been no foot traffic to the spot.



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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:35

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:35
thanks for the photos
i might have to dig deeper and see if there is a corner post like the rest of them somewhere on the private property not really up for the paddle of 7km.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger T (SA) - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:38

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:38
hi everyone, i know this bit of river. now with my tinni 3.75m with a 15hp and with 3 blokes, nets and fishing gear etc i can do 20kph down stream but going up stream past the post 13kph is the best i can do. the post is up stream from the customs house. happy paddleing.PS see the lady at the customs house for a coffee,yes its instant but the money you pay all goes to the cancer foundation and you could not find a better place to enjoy the river.SAFELY.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 20:28

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 20:28
Hi Dean

From memory it was not that far, and definitely not 7 kilometres, more like 2 or 3. The only other border marker, but not signposted is this cairn which is on the track that runs parallel with the SA/Victorian Border .

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If you are after Border Cairns, the next one due north, well not really due north, but in the correct location, it the Todd Obelisk, and then further north is the State Border Cairn on the Old Wentworth Road. There is a good border track to follow to get between both of these Border posts.

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There is lots of history in the area, so if you have time, it is easy to spend many hours poking around the area. The Riverland is another great part of South Australia and we spend a lot of time there each year.



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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 21:35

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 21:35
very interesting thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 09:42

Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 09:42
I love the getting closer photo Steven, wouldnt mine using it for my home page for a while if thats ok.
Sharon
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 15:04

Sunday, May 06, 2012 at 15:04
Hi Sharon,

Now that's going to cost you big time.....LOL

No worries. If you need the full size resolution image, let me know.



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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl - Monday, May 07, 2012 at 18:34

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Reply By: RodH, Sydney - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:40

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:40
There should be two posts some distance apart as the border is "crooked", although I suppose the one on the north side of the Murray is the SA/NSW border.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce and Di T (SA) - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:57

Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 19:57
We have on several occasions, but always from/on a houseboat.

Di
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