Ingham West

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 08:00
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Pat and I are heading north from Gladstone later this week, we tow a phoenix caravan with a L/Cruiser and would like to travel west from Ingham and join up with one of the development roads to come down south again. Can,t find much detail on the roads over the range and wondered whether anyone has knowledge of the area. Any advice would be appreciated.
Cheers, Nev.
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Reply By: Rockape - Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 08:29

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 08:29
Neville,
I haven't been on that road for a few years. It is a pretty good road and from memory only about 30 or 40 K is unsealed.

Make sure you visit Wallaman Falls west of Ingham. If you stay at Ingham for a few days go up to Kennedy just north of Cardwell then turn left up to Blencoe falls for a day trip.

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 08:34

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 08:34
Sorry Neville, should have said go from Ingham to Mt Fox then on to the Kennedy development road.
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Follow Up By: Jeffrey B2 - Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 17:23

Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 at 17:23
Neville, if you take the Mt Fox road try to get to
The Valley Of Lagoons on The Burdekin River.

Quite a good drive and with your vehicles you should not have any problems. Well worth the effort.

The road up to Blancoe Falls is ok but not a good road for Caravans.
We did it once with a van and couldn't turn around at the top.
You can get through to Mt Garnet from Blancoe Falls but you will need to get some local info. first.

Great country but take it steady, lots to see.

Have Fun Haji-Baba
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Follow Up By: Dingojim - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 09:38

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 09:38
Firstly the Kirrima Range Road to Blencoe Falls from the Bruce Highway just north of Cardwell is closed and will be for the foreseeable future. If you take the Mt Fox road west from Ingham then you can go on to Greenvale and the Kennedy and Gregory Development roads then you can get lost at your leisure. We traveled through all of these areas last Australia Day time just when ex tropical cyclone Oswald was doing his dirty deeds so pretty well our whole trip ( 1600km ) was in fairly heavy rain. All good though and tweaks the driving skills. The roads are generally good to very good but please, please slow down a little if you are not regular back blocks drivers. Have fun, take care and may cross paths. Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 06:39

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 06:39
Thanks for all that,
We will most likely try to get to all places mentioned after checking with the locals re road conditions. A lot of that country was hit by Yasi and I believe suffered some damage. Thanks very much for your replys,
Cheers, Nev.
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