Innamincka Sightseeing – Cooper Creek Cruise
Innamincka is a small village with a population of no more than 50 people. The township once played a major role in early explorations of Australia’s unknown interior. With its reliable water source, it made an ideal base camp or resting place for expeditions and cattle drives from the east and the south.
This morning we cross the border into QLD to visit the ‘Dig Tree’, located on the banks of the Cooper Creek. This is where explorers Burke and Wills tragically perished after returning from their expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1861.
After returning to Innamincka for lunch at the hotel, we embark on a new activity in the area – a cruise on the Cooper Creek. This cruise operates for an hour and a half and is a highlight of your expedition through the Corner Country. Enjoy expert commentary from your cruise guide and learn about this incredibly unique river system – one of the last unregulated systems in the world.
We return to the hotel late afternoon for our second and final night at the Innamincka Hotel.