Coorong National Park

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 13:02
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I was thinking of doing a trip down the beach in the Coorong National Park to the mouth of the Murray River.

Has anyone been across the 42 Mile crossing lately?

I was curious about the effect of flooding in the Murray on the depth of this crossing, so any advice from people who've been there recently would be appreciated.

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Reply By: Martin Gladwin - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 15:28

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 15:28
Hi George,

I am to looking at going fishing down there sometime soon as well. Has been a few months since I was last there need my fishing fix!!

The 42 Mile crossing as far as I know doesn't get wet and is dry all year round (always has been when I have gone down there anyway). You might be thinking of Tea Tree crossing which is seasonally under water etc. Not sure on depth etc at the moment. The only obstacle at 42 mile crossing is a medium sized sand hill to get over but definitely nothing to worry about if you are prepared for sand driving.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: George_M - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 15:42

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 15:42
Ahhh yes: old-timers disease.

You're right, Martin, I did mean Tea Tree crossing:-)

Would you mind letting me know the depth of the crossing when you get down that way?

Thanks

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Follow Up By: Martin Gladwin - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 15:58

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 15:58
Give the owners of the Salt Creek roadhouse a ring.
They might know the current depth etc.

(08) 8575 7021 Salt Creek Raodhouse
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 17:28

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 17:28
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The photo of tee tree crossing is about 6 weeks ago 400 metres wide & about half way up wheel . But you would need to pick your day to go on to the beach , in winter the water is a lot higher and in places the water will be up to the dunes . tides ,wind, moon will make a big difference ..... you will need good luck , dont go on your own , its a minimum of 80 odd ks to the Murray mouth from tee tree . a lot easier in summer months .

cheers & good luck

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Follow Up By: George_M - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:24

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:24
Thanks for the information and the picture, Nick.

I'll take your advice and defer this trip until late September - probably a bit warmer and drier too.

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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:32

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:32
Now come on George, old timers disease , you young whipper snapper you. My darling and I are off in late September for a couple of weeks as well.



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Follow Up By: George_M - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:40

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:40
Geez Muz - Annual Leave already?

Where are you and Kath off to?

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:45

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 19:45
Gday
I cant pin Kathy down . Today its left and yesterday it was righ , tomorrow it wil be north. Who knows old son.
What i do know is that Little Wes will be home on Friday and will want a trip up to the high country. Ill let you know the date.


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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:18

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 21:18
Just a note for those unaware........
"It is important to note that the ocean beach from Tea Tree Crossing up to the Murray Mouth is closed to vehicles from 24 October to 24 December each year. This stretch is the breeding ground of the Hooded Plover."
Cheers Craig.............
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