FollowupID: 764749 Submitted:
Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 11:45
The Explorer posted:
The track Michelle wanted was from Mornington Road intersection to Tableland (Yulumba) and then the less travelled route onto to Bedford Downs. Not this entire route is officially Tablelands Road (or Track) and there is a couple of options when heading east onto Bedford Downs. The Hema Kimberley
map shows two tracks one of which is labelled “impassable access limited” (see pic below). The Hema map does however show the northern track option as passable (as they appear to have driven it - not sure of date <2006?). Not sure which way others have gone in recent times.
The Hema map also states that “The Tablelands Track between Yulumba (Tableland) and Bedford Downs as closed until further notice”..though this was published years ago so not sure if the information is still current (obviously not if it have been travelled recently).
I digitised in the northern route for Michelle from the 50K topo maps. You can also see most of the track in Google Earth (which obviously doesn’t mean it can be “driven”).
Snip from Hema Kimberley map
|Our latitude I found by two meridian altitudes of the moon to be 16° 0’ 45”S and our longitude by chronometer 125° 11’E. G Grey Apr 1st 1837|