DropTableAdventures - Across Outback South Australia - Oodnadatta Track, Strezlecki Track and Cameron Corner
|Original Filename||15 - to cameron corner.mov|
|Date Filmed||2022-08-28 - 2022-08-30|
|Location(s)||Coober Pedy -> Cameron Corner -> Lindhurst -> Tibooburra|
|Camera(s) Used||2x GoPro Hero 8, Nikon Z Fc with 16-50mm DX VR, DJI Mavic Zoom II|
|Software Used||Final Cut Pro, Motion, mLooks ‘Golden Age’|
|Subscribers when released||585|
This was a pretty nice area that I’d never been to despite living in Adelaide for a long time. A lot to see, although we missed a few iconic things on the Oodnadatta Track by joining it half way down (we’ll go back someday!).
The “cinematic” bit just kinda came together when I decided to try adding the 2.35:1 letterboxing to see how it looked. Turns out all you need is that, an over the top LUT, and to convert the video to 24fps, and it produces a surprisingly convincing effect…
Leaving Coober Pedy, it’s time for the next part of our adventure, where we traverse Outback South Australia to eventually reach Cameron Corner - the corner of SA, NSW and QLD.
We cross the Woomera Prohibited Area, which despite the name, we’re only in the green zone, so as long as we don’t deviate from the main road, we’re allowed through without even needing a permit.
Turning onto the Oodnadatta Track near Coober Pedy, we soon reach William Creek Station, featuring one of the world’s most remote pubs, where we add something of our own to the wall.
Next up is the former Strangways telegraph station ruins, Beresford Siding, then we reach Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park, to check out two springs - Blanche Cup and The Bubbler.
Then Curdimanka Siding, with the impressive Stuart Creek Bridge.
After catching a quick glimpse of Lake Eyre from the lookout, we reach the Mutonia Sculpture Park with the impressive Planehenge.
Reaching Maree, we see the Lake Eyre Yacht Club, the first mosque in Australia and some old trains from when The Ghan passed though.
Leaving Lyndhurst via the Strezlecki track, we find the Art Baker lookout, which had some Bart Simpson-esque vandalism, then finally turn onto the track to Cameron Corner. After a ~140km longcut, we get there.
After some interesting service from the local pub, we just decide to continue on to Queensland instead. Then back down into NSW and dinner at the Family Hotel in Tibooburra, staying in “the residence”.