Strzelecki Track

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Strzelecki Track

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Strzelecki Track (blue and white)
General information
TypeTrack
Length475 km (295 mi)
Major junctions
NE endAdventure Way,
Innamincka
SW endCopley-Lyndhurst Road,
Lyndhurst
Location(s)
RegionFar North[1]
Restrictions
Fuel supply

The Strzelecki Track is an outback track in South Australia, mostly unsealed but with a few short sealed sections to facilitate overtaking, linking Innamincka to Lyndhurst.[2] It passes through the Strzelecki Desert. The 475-kilometre (295-mile) track was pioneered by bushman Harry Redford in 1871 and is passable to conventional vehicles during the dry season, although caution is required.[3] A shorter route is available via a public access road between Moomba and Innamincka, making the distance 458 kilometres (285 miles).[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

A number of isolated heritage-listed sites are located nearby to the Strzelecki Track:

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Far North (South Australian Government Region)" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  2. ^ Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 72–73. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.
  3. ^ "The Strzelecki Track". Flinders Range Research. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  4. ^ Hema, Maps (2006). Australia’s Great Desert Tracks SE Sheet (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. ISBN 978-1-86500-162-3.
  5. ^ "Tinga Tingana Homestead (Ruin)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 12 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Tree, possibly marking the burial site of Charles Gray, member of Burke & Wills' 1861 expedition', Lake Massacre, Innamincka Regional Reserve". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Well and Whim, Coochilara Waterhole, Merty Merty Station". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 12 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Horse Capstan, Pump & Well, Old Mulga Bore, Merty Merty Station". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lewis, Craig and Savage, Cathy (2005) Australia's top 4WD getaways Prahran, Vic. Explore Australia Publishing. ISBN 1-74117-067-2
  • Flinders Range Research – Historical information about South Australia and the Northern Territory