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Discussion in 'South Australia' started by Rags90mod, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Rags90mod

    Rags90mod Active Member

    Going to head up to Innamincka with my dog on Sunday to meet up with my Dad and a couple of mates to do a bit a yabby hunting, etc. Will be the first time I've been able to get away on such a trip with the old man for about 17 years!! If my mum weren't crook as a dog I'd be heading down to Cape Jaffa to see them, and do the Robe to Beachport run instead.

    Anyone got any good advice for the Strz track, any good yabbying spots and spots to see around Innamincka?


  2. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    Id do the old strez instead of the new strez as its a much nicer but slower drive.
    Just watch the weather or you can get stuck with closed roads etc

    Perfect time of year to be doing an outback trip like that!
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  3. Rags90mod

    Rags90mod Active Member

    Just looking at Hema Explorer app now. The old strzelecki starts at Merty Merty and bypasses Moomba yeah?

    Weather is looking pretty sweet at the moment, just chilly at night. Living in Roxby I'm already accustomed to it anyway ;)

    To say I'm looking forward to it is an understatement. Would have been great to bring the missus and step daughter along, but the better half isn't too keen on camping in possible -°C overnight temperatures haha
  4. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    I have caught plenty at the weir just walking in the water with a scoop net but have also caught none on lots of other times I have been there.
    It is a nice spot out where Burke died as well , can't remember the name of the waterhole but worth a poke around

    Will be heading there in Sept myself
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  5. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Cullyamurra waterhole. Some nice campsites there.
    Entry and camping permits you can still get from the Trading Post. Take firewood in with you.
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  6. Rags90mod

    Rags90mod Active Member

    Cheers Albynsw, will give it a crack for sure. My Dad said he was told that the yabbies are meant to be running hot up there atm, but we're both a bit unsure about it seeing as the water would be cold. Hoping we're wrong though.
    Here's a few nice one's they got a day or 2 ago somewhere in Qld.

    Yeah I'm hoping to check that out, maybe the dig tree too.

    Cool cheers Ziggy. In that case I might have to see if I can get some wood here in town before I leave
  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Just scrounge some outside the Regional Reserve boundary.
  8. Albynsw

    Albynsw Well-Known Member

    These were the ones we got at the weir, got a bucket full and ate them that night :)

    The water isn't cold either
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  9. Chris.

    Chris. Member

    What's the track condition generally like compared to the Oodnadatta Track?
  10. Rags90mod

    Rags90mod Active Member

    I'll be able to tell you by about next Thursday or Friday when I get back
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  12. Big-Trev

    Big-Trev Active Member

    He Rags,

    Might be a bit cold at the Pub as I delivered there gas to the incorrect courier site the other day.The manager called to see where there gas was as they were running out.Might be able to sell them some 9 kg cylinder to keep the heaters on.
  13. Rags90mod

    Rags90mod Active Member

    Well the first half of the Strzelecki track was ok, plenty of loose rocks and gravel but not that many corrugated sections. 2nd half was really good! A few dusty sections, but generally really good. I did turn off at Merty Merty and then down the Old Strzelecki the rest of the way to Innamincka, bypassing Moomba. That was still pretty good, only a few corrugated bits. My suspension set up makes most of the corrugations pretty comfy anyway. Between Tibooburra and Cameron Corner were the worst currugations and I found myself catching up to every other car along those sections - maybe I'm just a hoon ;):D:cool:

    This is the tracks that I took while I was away. Hema explorer app kept cutting out though, rather annoying

    Was a bit chilly Big-Trev, nothing too extreme. A camp fire, beanie and jacket had us sorted :)
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  14. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Roads the miners use are normally well maintained.
    Up that way you can stumble on a 3 lane dirt highway which isn't even on the map.
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  15. Rags90mod

    Rags90mod Active Member

    Very true. That's why the first 10 km or so of the Borefield Rd from Olympic Dam to the Oodnadatta Track is well maintained - it's a part of BHP's mining lease
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  16. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    We came across 3 double trailer road trains on the ol strez at easter. They were moving a mining camp in the area.

    Easily spotted from their dust but just be mindful that they can be anywhere around that area at any time.
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  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I did Walkers Crossing for the first time last month. There was a decent stretch that was immaculate - had just been done for the removal of a rig.
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