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Innamincka, Easter 1996

We left Whyalla after work on the Thursday night, determined to get a head start on the trip north to Lyndhurst. At 9:00pm we stopped and set up camp on the side of the road just outside Copley. A slight backtrack in the morning to Leigh Creek for fuel and then we were ready to tackle the Strzelecki.

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About halfway up the “Strez” is Montecollina Bore, which makes for a good break and a chance to stretch the legs. The Strzelecki Track is generally good dirt and well maintained for the SANTOS trucks.

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As you approach Innamincka, the Moomba Gas & Oilfields are visible on the right, however access into this area is strictly forbidden, except in a genuine emergency.

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Innamincka is a great little remote area township. Sunday night carvery at the pub is highly recommended. The Trading Post has most supplies and the Town Common has public showers and toilets.

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The Australian Inland Mission (AIM) building at Innamincka has been restored and is now the headquarters for Parks & Wildlife

We decided to camp on the banks of the Cooper Creek at Cullyamurra Waterhole. Basic facilities at a beautiful spot.

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The Patrol was looking a bit dirty so we put it through the Cooper Creek Carwash.

Coongie Lakes is a Heritage listed wetlands area near Innamincka.

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Burke’s Blaze on the Dig Tree is almost 100years old.

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Base Camp markings are also visible.

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The Dig Tree now has a boardwalk around it to protect the roots.

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Burkes’ original gravesite.

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Crossing the border into Queensland

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The main gate in the dogfence (Vermin Proof Fence) at Cameron Corner and the Corner Plaques

Miscellaneous Photos take on the Old Strzelecki track
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Fort Grey/Sturt National Park
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Arkaroola
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