NSW Cameron Corner Country OUTBACK 4WD Tours
SA/ QLD / NSW Cameron Corner Country Tours by 4WD via Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Milparinka, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka
Cameron Corner Country 4WD Tour -NSW / QLD / SA Corner –4 Day Cameron Corner Country from Broken Hill return to Broken Hill via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Moomba, Innaminka, Dig Tree, Cameron Corner – Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders. 4 days from Broken Hill (or Sydney Adelaide or Melbourne connections by 4WD rail, fly or coach options available) – Details below …
Includes 2 hour Cooper Creek cruise at Innamincka if operating
NSW Cameron Corner Country OUTBACK 4WD Tours
- March 8-11, 2018 – Cameron Corner Country 4WD 4 Day Tour -NSW / QLD / SA Corner –4 Day Cameron Corner Country from Broken Hill return to Broken Hill via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Moomba, Innaminka, Dig Tree, Cameron Corner – Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders. 4 days from Broken Hill (or Sydney Adelaide or Melbourne by rail, fly or coach options available -meets Indian Pacific train from Sydney) – Details below …
4 DAY NSW Cameron Corner Country OUTBACK 4WD Tour Details …
Day 1 – Depart Broken Hill through the Barrier range on the Silver City Highway via Packsaddle for Milparinka and the Albert Hotel. Appreciate this once thriving gold mining town at the restored Milparinka Heritage Precinct. We check out the Tibooburra pub and considerable town before heading into the Sturt Desert & crossing the Grey Range with a stop at Fort Grey. The park protects an enormous arid landscape of space and solitude. The rolling red-sand dunes of the Strzelecki desert ripple through the western section, graduating past surprising wetlands surrounded by white sands. After some great opportunities for photos, and to explore we arrive at Cameron Corner on the 3 states corner (NSW, SA & QLD) for a tasty meal and overnight at the “Corner Store” and hotel.
Day 2 – Travel via Bollards Lagoon, the Yellow Bus and Merty Merty station, crossing the sand hills of the Strzelecki Desert, and Creek as we head for the Strzelecki Track and the uncanny Moomba oil & gas fields. We pass the geothermal power plant / hot rocks project of Geodynamics where Australia has the hottest rocks on Earth, outside of volcanic areas.
Geologists think that 10 million years ago, the granites in the Cooper Basin, South Australia, were exposed at the surface. Since that time they have been covered by a sedimentary layer, four kilometres thick, that acts as an overlying blanket; trapping the heat and preventing it from escaping to the atmosphere.
The heat is created by naturally occurring radiogenic decay that heats the granite to more than 250 degrees Celsius. The granite temperatures in Europe are only 180 degrees Celsius. The granite belt in the Cooper Basin is fractured in horizontal layers and these fractures naturally contain water at very high pressures – up to 5, 000 pounds per square inch. Check out the birdlife at sunset on the flooding Cooper Creek before a delicious meal at the Innamincka Hotel, adjacent the famous old Mission station, restored as National Parks offices.
Day 3 – A chance for an early walks and look at creek side birdlife – and quirky Innamincka – before we head for the SA/ QLD border and Nappa Merrie Station (was owned by S Kidman & Co) to the Burke & Wills Dig Tree. Here Burke & Wills their support team waited 3 months and provisions were buried for the northern explorers. The support left 1 day before Burke & Wills return, and the supplies were not found leading to their demise. Lots of history, and birdlife here on the infamous Cooper Creek. Heading south we travel through picturesque desert then sand hill country via Orientos, Santos and Sullivans Tank before crossing the border into NSW at the Warri Gate on the Dingo fence, and once again into the Sturt Desert. Taking in vast stony plains, the towering red-sand hills of the great Strzelecki Desert and the unusual flat-topped mesas around the Olive Downs, this park covers 340,000 hectares of classic outback terrain. Thanks to the protection of the dingo-proof fence, there are large populations of western grey and red kangaroos. We arrive Tibooburra for dinner & overnight at the local hotel in this most remote NSW desert town.
Day 4 – Time to explore Tibooburra, and the Outdoor Pastoral Museum. Flat-topped mesas and fantastic views characterise the central Jump-Up country. Remnant gidgee woodland, the catchment system of the ephemeral Twelve-Mile Creek and gibber and grass-covered plains dominate the east, while 450 million year old granite tors surrounding Tibooburra form part of the southern boundary of the park. We leave town and head for Pooles Grave & Depot Glen where in 1845 Charles Sturt’s exploration party were stranded and lay camp for nearly 6 months. Travelling south via salt lakes and vast plains we arrive Broken Hill late afternoon wth manay a tale to share.
Fully inclusive luxury 4WD tour includes luxury small group 4WD travel, 4 days with 3 nights accommodation, all meals, professional guide – $2550 per person
Options – Combine this 4 day tour with the 3 day tour departing from Sydney via Macquarie Marshes, Menindee Lakes & Broken Hill & extend with 3 day Lake Eyre Tours & Flights from Broken Hill tour
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Alternative Route excluding White Cliffs
Corner & Channel Country Outback QLD Broken Hill to Alice Springs 8 Day Tour
- March 12-18, 2017 – 4WD travel via from Broken Hill via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka, Coongie Lakes, Dig Tree, Birdsville, Boulia, Tobermourey, Plenty Highway to Alice Springs. Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders. This tour includes extra time for Big Red Simpson Desert, Boulia, Min Min encounter and Plenty Highway desert travel + Gemtree minerals visit. Fully inclusive luxury 4WD tour includes small group 4WD travel, 8 days with 7 nights accommodation, all meals, professional guide – ask for details
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8 Day Corner Country, Birdsville Track & Lake Eyre Tours – From Broken Hill or Adelaide to Birdsville, Cooper Creek, Lake Eyre via Strzelecki Track, Arkaroola, Wilpena Pound, Moomba, Innamincka, Birdsville, Burke & Wills Dig Tree, Lake Eyre (flight included), Flinders Ranges to Adelaide or Broken Hill. See here
4 day SA/ QLD / NSW Cameron Corner Country Tour
via Broken Hill to Broken Hill tour via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka – see below
Cameron Corner Country 4WD Tour -NSW / QLD / SA Corner -4 Day Corner Country from Broken Hill return to Broken Hill via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Moomba, Innaminka, Dig Tree, Cameron Corner – Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders. 4 days from Broken Hill (or Sydney Adelaide or Melbourne by rail, fly or coach options available) – Details below …
Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the famous Dig Tree & historic reserve) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders, known as Cameron Corner. Travel through giant sheep stations from over 100 years ago, witness the Moomba oil fields & mighty Cooper Creek at Innamincka. Travelling in our luxury 4WD Landcruisers, you can stand at the famous Cameron Corner, and stay overnight at the “corner store”. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art sites and hear the tales of the great Cattle drives as we travel the Strzelecki Track – pioneered by Captain Starlight as he stole 1000 cattle from Queensland QLD in 1870. Later, Sidney Kidman & Co and many others made their fortunes on the track pioneered by Starlight.
|Broken Hill Desert Sculptures Tour||Burke & Wills Carving at Dig Tree||Pelicans Cooper Creek Innamincka|
Strzelecki Track History
Named after Polish Count Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, the ‘highway’ from Lyndhurst in the south to Innamincka and beyond in the north used to be one of the driest and loneliest tracks to transport mobs of fat cattle to the Adelaide market.
Today the southern point of the track is Lyndhurst, surveyed in 1896. Here Dutch born, self-taught Talc artist, poet, bush philosopher and supporter of the new flag for Australia, Cornelius Alferink has carved himself a place in outback art and modern history.
More than hundred years ago it was Captain Starlight, of Robbery under Arms fame, who gave the track notoriety. In 1870 Henry Arthur Readford, better known as Harry Redford, or Starlight, drove a thousand head of stolen cattle from Queensland, down the Barcoo and Cooper past Mount Hopeless, to Blanchewater where he sold them for $10,000. When finally apprehended in 1872, the now folk hero and his two accomplices were found not guilty.
In earlier days the track terminated at Farina and cattle from Avondale, Blanchewater, Cadelgo, Coongie, Cordillo Downs, Cullamurra, Haddon Downs, Innamincka, Merty Merty, Monte Collina, Mount Hopeless, Mount Lyndhurst, Murnpeowie, Nappa Merrie, Tinga Tingana, Titcha, and Wallelderdine were walked to its railhead to be transported to the southern markets.
Land at the southern end of the track was first taken up by John Baker at Blanchwater in 1857. At the northern end it were settlers from Warrnambool, Victoria, who gained pastoral leases in 1872. One of the first mobs of cattle to be walked down was in 1877, taking about ten weeks. The Strzelecki Track was last used by drovers during the 1930s.
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