4wd on a river crossing.

Cooper Creek

Note, there have been no known trips. Everything is based on water gauge flows and topo maps only.

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Map

Key Waypoints

  • 0 km(-737 km)

    Torrens Creek Source

    Elevation 746 m
    Coordinates 20° 26' 38.4" S, 144° 54' 49.7" E

    Source is somewhere up in White Mountain Nature Reserve.

  • 73 km(-664 km)

    Torrens Creek Township

    Distance between locations 73.4 km Elevation 454 m Slope 3.40‰
    Coordinates 20° 46' 4.8" S, 145° 1' 42.2" E
    Population 64

    Very small settlement with a hotel and garage (as of 2012).

    Cornish Creek
    Elevation 225 m
    Coordinates 22° 26' 28.7" S, 145° 4' 39.4" E
    Thomson River
    Elevation 208 m
    Coordinates 22° 27' 49.3" S, 144° 34' 45.8" E

    The confluence of the Torrens and Landsborough Creeks form Thomson River.

  • 371 km(-366 km)

    Muttaburra

    Distance between locations 298.1 km Elevation 207 m Slope 0.83‰
    Coordinates 22° 35' 33.0" S, 144° 33' 21.6" E
    Population 90

    Small town with a few amenities. The full dinosaur replica of Muttaburrasaurus was built to honor its discovery here.

  • 483 km(-254 km)

    Longreach

    Distance between locations 111.9 km Elevation 182 m Slope 0.22‰
    Coordinates 23° 24' 41.8" S, 144° 13' 29.6" E
    Population 3,000 Supermarket(s)
  • 637 km(-100 km)

    Stonehenge

    Distance between locations 153.8 km Elevation 151 m Slope 0.20‰
    Coordinates 24° 21' 11.5" S, 143° 15' 22.3" E
    Population 40
  • 697 km(-40 km)

    Jundah

    Distance between locations 60.0 km Elevation 139 m Slope 0.20‰
    Coordinates 24° 49' 48.0" S, 143° 3' 2.5" E
    Population 100 General Store
  • 737 km(0 km)

    Cooper Creek

    Distance between locations 40.3 km Elevation 134 m Slope 0.12‰
    Coordinates 25° 9' 42.5" S, 142° 55' 11.6" E

    The confluence of the Thomson and Barcoo Rivers form Cooper Creek.

  • 772 km(34 km)

    Windorah, QLD

    Distance between locations 34.3 km Elevation 128 m Slope 0.17‰
    Coordinates 25° 22' 12.0" S, 142° 44' 40.6" E
    Population 115
  • 1,270 km(532 km)

    Innamincka, SA

    Distance between locations 498.1 km Elevation 49 m Slope 0.16‰
    Coordinates 27° 44' 29.8" S, 140° 44' 2.0" E
    Population 40

    Innamincka is 30.6 km downstream of the border.

  • 1,908 km(1,171 km)

    Kati Thanda / Lake Eyre

    Distance between locations 638.6 km Elevation -15 m Slope 0.10‰
    Coordinates 28° 16' 29.6" S, 137° 36' 6.1" E

River Map

Key towns along the river are shown below.

  • Torrens Creek
  • Muttaburra
  • Longreach
  • Stonehenge
  • Jundah
  • Windorah
  • Innamincka
  • Kati Thanda / Lake Eyre (Nth)
  • Kati Thanda / Lake Eyre (Sth)

Distance Table

The distances were calculated by manually digitizing the river path from Bing aerial images in QGIS (WGS 84 / UTM Zone 55S).

Distances (KM)
Source
Torrens Ck
Muttaburra
Longreach
Stonehenge
Jundah
Windorah
Innamincka
Kati Thanda
Distances (KM)
Source 0 73 371 483 637 697 772 1,270 1,908 Source
Torrens Ck 73 0 298 410 564 624 698 1,196 1,835 Torrens Ck
Muttaburra 371 298 0 112 266 326 400 898 1,537 Muttaburra
Longreach 483 410 112 0 154 214 288 787 1,425 Longreach
Stonehenge 637 564 266 154 0 60 135 633 1,271 Stonehenge
Jundah 697 624 326 214 60 0 75 573 1,211 Jundah
Windorah 772 698 400 288 135 75 0 498 1,137 Windorah
Innamincka 1,270 1,196 898 787 633 573 498 0 639 Innamincka
Kati Thanda 1,908 1,835 1,537 1,425 1,271 1,211 1,137 639 0 Kati Thanda
Distances (KM)
Source
Torrens Ck
Muttaburra
Longreach
Stonehenge
Jundah
Windorah
Innamincka
Kati Thanda
Distances (KM)

Flow Analysis

Cornish Creek
Just upstream of the start of Thomson River, one of the four main feeder streams.
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Longreach
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SA-QLD Border
14.6 km upstream of the border
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Cullyamurra Water Hole
18.0 km downstream of the border, upstream of Innamincka
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