The Bore Track

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 22:47
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I am planning to do the bore track from the northern end. I read on another forum message that you can get permission to travel the bore track, from Bollards Lagoon ($10 fee). That of course would require travel from the Southern end.

Can permission be obtained prior, and the $10 fee paid on arrival at Bollards or some other arrangement ie mail the fee?

Anyone have experience with this?
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Reply By: Member - Ken - Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 23:44

Sunday, Jan 18, 2004 at 23:44
David

I have done it both ways in the past 2 years and you pay the $10 at the Bollards Lagoon Station complex.

There is always someone there ( just have find them sometimes) to take the $10.00 and advise you, if relevant, on the current track condition.

Especially in the Bollards Lagoon Station boundaries, as there is a fair size lake near the station house end that you have cross, which fills with water at the drop of a hat.

The Corner Store at Camerons Corner always knows the current status of the track if you wish to ring them prior to travelling it.

Regards

Ken Robinson.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen (WA) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 01:07

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 01:07
I went Nth to Sth on the Bore Track in October.

I rang the station from Innaminca a day or so beforehand.

I paid the $10 at the homestead complex (after finding someone) on my way through after travelling the length of the track.

No worries...

Cheers
Stephen J.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen (WA) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 02:52

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 02:52
I've just downloaded my gps track of the Bore Track from Innamincka to Cameron Corner onto "Pointplace" elsewher on the ExplorOz site.

Cheers
Stephen J.
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Follow Up By: David O - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:56

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:56
Thanks everyone for that info.
I was just about to ask if anyone had a .plt file

Cheers
David
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 12:07

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 12:07
We are heading up in July this year. What do you mean "Pointplace", where do I find it on this site
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 20:02

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 20:02
David and Vince,

Try "http://www.exploroz.com/POINTPLACE/plt/default.asp" as the plot file is stored there - you can even look at a map of it at any scale if you want.

ExplorOz David was working on this part of the site last week, but I don't know if he has finished the "download" function on it yet.

I'd be happy to e-mail you a copy of my .plt file directly if the pointplace is not fully operational yet. In Truckese, my e-mail address is:

skte
dot
jeffers
at
bigpond
dot
com

Cheers
Stephen J

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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 21:45

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 21:45
Thanks Stephen. Got a copy of OziExplorer for christmas and have spent hours playing,also got the 250k natmap rasters & hema's great desert tracks.
I have downloaded your .plt and will have a play when i get a free mi.

Thanks again
Regards
Vince
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 20:39

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 20:39
Call the NPWS at Tibooburra, they are up to date with all the relevant road and track details between Broken Hill, Bourke, Lyndhurst, Innaminka and beyond.

Tibboburra is the closest town and everyone knows everyone and knows what is happening and so one. The locals can even tell you who have been travelling where - even though you did not see anyone - they say I could tell from the tyres tracks.

Don't know what the sign posting is like now days - but the bore track use to be like a property track - you just had to know where you were going and hoped for the best. Call NPWS they will know if the Bore track is open or the Cooper is flooded at Innaminka.

PS. They will not be able to tell you if it is going to rain in July or so. I lived out there for 4 years and someone asked - I will be coming out there on 22nd July - will it be raining ? - the reply was "yes we are expecting 4 inches that day" !!!! LOLCheers, Beddo
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Follow Up By: David O - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:58

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 22:58
Amazing the questions some people ask.
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