Birdsville Track & Coopers Creek
This is a PHOTO BLOG of our previous travels of our time on the Birdsville Track. We were there in October 2011 and there was still plenty of water about from the all the rain in QLD. Coopers Creek is one of the main water courses that flows into Lake Eyre and a rare event is when the Coopers Creek closes the track and you need to use the old Punt (run by the SA Roads dept). We were lucky to fit on it with our camper. We stayed the night on the banks of the creek- the wildlife was awesome, the sunrise and sunset were equally amazing!
Photos are in random order!
End of the ferry ride across the Cooper Creek
Hopping onboard the ferry at Cooper Creek
A lake of water in the middle of the Desert
Crossing the border on the Birdsville Track from Queensland to South Australia
Due to the flood waters some of the roads were still closed to traffic
Lunch in a dried up creek bed along the Birdsville Track. The only tree for shade.
Crossing the Cooper Creek on the Ferry
Setting off along the Birdsville Track
Waiting to board at the Ferry crossing
‘I think you might need to call NRMA dad’ Cooper exploring some old trucks on the Birdsville Track
Sunset near the Cooper Creek Ferry
Getting ready to cross the Cooper Creek on the ferry.
Sunrise at Cooper Creek near the ferry
Old blue ute along the Birdsville Track. Glad we didn’t have to walk for help.
Spot the odd one out? That’s right the grey horse. Along The Birdsville Track.
Cooper Creek Ferry
Stop for lunch after a long day on the Birdsville Track
All aboard, ready to set sail. Safety first!
Another long straight heading south on the Birdsville Track
A view towards the Flinders Ranges
The bush has come alive with thanks to all the water (Cooper Creek)
Accomodation for the Cooper Creek Ferry Operators.
Turn off to the Simpson Desert via the K1 Line
Waiting for the ferry at Cooper Creek crossing.
A step back in time, some old trucks on the Birdsville Track