Cooper Creek ferry crossing, South Australia

Cooper Creek car ferry crossing

The Cooper Creek runs a bit to the east of Lake Eyre and also carries water from Queensland. Usually it’s dry, but after a few wet seasons in a row, it will actually have water in it. This year it had so much water, the one road in the area (the famous Birdsville Track) was cut for months. A punt ferry was set up to take cars across the river.