Mitchell River Crossing at Dunbar, concrete or not yet ???

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 22:10
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Has anyone done the Dunbar crossing , we are thinking of going up to the Cape from Normanton to Dunbar to Artemis, the question is the Dunbar crossing, a search does come up with a report that it has been concreted but a reply doubts it so I am not sure .........
what are the water levels like ????
Cheers ................
Clocked 5000klms today, left Perth Monday last week and still going, Cape York here we come.
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 22:59

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 22:59
Joe,

Dunbar crossing

Here is some info I found last week which may help.

Also saw in last weeks Queensland Country Life that Dunbar Stn was advertising for a grader driver. Not too sure if this means they haven't graded any roads or not.

Have a great trip.

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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:40

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:40
thanks heaps for that, interesting and good read, I wonder how much rain has been since then as I guess that would be the factor in that creek ............
I hope I can find out as it will cut off heaps for us, we are actually heading up for work so not really a "tourist" and I don't mind going slow but not looing forward to the tar road and the added 500klms if we go the long way ..................
Cheers and thanks
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 07:29

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 07:29
Joe,

The crossing at Gamboola is open and the road up through King's Junction and New Dixie is OK so that saves a fair bit if Dunbar is a no go.

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 13:58

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 13:58
thnks for the replys, we have done the checks and asked a few "insiders" and the crossing is good and the roads are being worked on now so should be a good and interesting trip..... will fill you in when we get "home' (Cape York)..
Cheers and wish us good luck :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 14:00

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 14:00
we are at Nomanton NOW..... so will be on it tonight all going well
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 14:21

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 14:21
well it went well, really well, the crossing is like a roll out plastic mesh stuff on a bed of rocks, it was about 1 foot deep at the most, a car could have done it, hard sand on either side, past Kooltah was a bit of track stuff with a detour or 2 but clearly marked and 2wd stuff, it then is some awesome wide graded and formed road, better than most gravel roads, a section in the middle was the "old" track but they are working in from both ends and will probally be complete this year ........
If I go back, and I will, I will allow enough time to camp on the bank of the river for a few days, awesome spot and should be good fishing .......
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 15:40

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 15:40
Great Joe,

Good to hear that it was OK.

Did you see anyone along the way and did you need permission to go through.

Hope everything goes well for all of you.

Don't forget to visit the Bamaga Bakery.
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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 22:22

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 at 22:22
we passed heaps of cars, did not count but some had campers and some off road vans, very suprised at how many eh .... we will visit it, we will be working for a while and go for a run up there later on, it is still a days trip from Mapoon where we are working ....
Cheers and thanks
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