Thargominda to Innamincka

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 15:39
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is the road from Thargominda to Innaminca serviced by some sort of public transport, is the road 2 wheel drive or four wheel drive please.Is fuel (unleaded) available onlong that route please?
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Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 16:04

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 16:04
Currently closed due to rain I think. Not read of any public transport on it. 2WD when dry.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 16:13

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 16:13
PS most of it is bitumen. Currently closed is the dirt section from Balera to the SA border.
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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 16:29

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 16:29
I got caught in about 30 mm or rain on the Dowling Track between Thargomindah and Hungerford last year and I can assure you that a 2WD vehicle would have got thoroughly bogged. In the Jackaroo in 4WD it was like being on a skating rink. But two days later the road had dried out and was in quite good condition. You have asked your question at a time when almost all of the dirt roads in south west Queensland are closed because of recent heavy rain.
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 20:07

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 20:07
There's no public transport to Innamincka. There would be a bus tour that would include Innamincka if you did a search for it.

When the road's dry you wouldn't necessarily need four wheel drive but it's good to have high clearance for the section from the border to the town, about 100 kms. 2wd taken slow would be ok but you'd need to be sure you're tyres are good and don't overload the vehicle.


Unleaded is available. It's about 370 kms from Targo to Innamincka, so range isn't a problem.


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Reply By: Yandaran2 - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 04:42

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 04:42
Thankyou to all that helps me a lot
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Follow Up By: spak - Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 10:03

Sunday, Jun 03, 2012 at 10:03
If you do need more unleaded fuel you can turn off the main road and head down 20km's to Noccundra and pick up some there, it is a bit more expensive than Innamincka but if you need it then you need it. It is a skinny bitumen road all the way there as well. You can camp down by the Wilson river for free and you can have a hot shower in the ammenities block near the pub for a gold coin donation (just don't have long showers as it is not a huge supply). The pub serves meals (when opened) and the prices for drinks are not too bad when you compare them to what we pay on the coast. We have camped on the Wilson at Noccundra a few times and it a wonderful place to camp and had a few drinks in the pub.

Enjoy your trip.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 09:27

Saturday, Jun 09, 2012 at 09:27
In the dry..... any car will get there, if you take your time,...
Probably 80 km of dirt/sandy road left to go., but I could be wrong
In the wet, or if rain, you will need a 4X4

No public transport.
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Bucky

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