Lawn Hill/Adeles Grove

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 13:55
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Hi All,
We will be heading Nth West Qld next week and would like to visit Lawn Hill NP.
I have heard a lot about it, and would like to stay a few days there.
My question is, what is the dirt road like heading in and out, have have a Jayco OutBack Expanda 16Ft van, and wondering how i wil go heading the Adeles Grove ?
Also how many days should we schedule to stay ?
Thx
Darren
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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 15:04

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 15:04
Hi Darren

I have just returned from 4 weeks in Arnhem land and exited via LH.

The road is very good, there is only one main water crossing about 60cm deep and quite long but it has a sound base and is in a bit of a Z shape through the trees.

It is easily done, remember to leave al the gates as you find them as there is a lot of cattle between LH and AG.

Regards

Derek from ABR

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Follow Up By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 15:07

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 15:07
2 days Lawn Hill and 1 day Adele's Grove. Make sure to hire a canoe at LH and go for a swim up stream.
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Reply By: Member - marty77 - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 16:11

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 16:11
Hi Darren
We were there in Mid August. Jayco Outback 17.55 and a Jayco 21ft non outback. Road from Gregory Hotel to Adels Grove was being graded by the Mine and was in good condition with only a few corrogations very dusty when the road trains went past, remember to stop for them. Also make sure your tyres are in good condition. Plenty of Vans were camped at Adels Grove.
We spent 5 nights there, we took our own Kayaks as the must is a trip up to the top of the second gorge. Heres a link to our trip
http://lawnhill2013.wordpress.com/
Hope it helps
Martin
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Reply By: Member - R and R Troop (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 17:51

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 17:51
We were there in July - road was fine providing you drive to conditions and be aware of mining traffic. Spent 5 magical days at Adels grove with day trips to lawn hill but 3 would give a good feel for lawn hill and Adels grove. The escarpment tour from Adels grove and canoe up lawn hill were highlights. Great walks at lawn hill too.
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Follow Up By: Member - R and R Troop (NSW) - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 08:45

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 08:45
Tyre pressure lowered too!
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Reply By: Darren B2 - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 18:07

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 18:07
Thanks all very helpful, we were going to spend 2 days there but may spend 3.
Again.
Darren
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:42

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:42
if you're on a tight schedule, 2 nights (which is one day) but really need 2 days to do the walks and the gorge

road in is easy with a little care and as usual, just take it easy
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:44

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:44
forgot: have a look at Gregory Downs behind the pub. Worth a day & night unless you're bombing thru.
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:47

Sunday, Sep 15, 2013 at 20:47
...also: Derek is talking about approaching from the west, not Gregory Downs, I think.
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Reply By: wombat28 - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:12

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 11:12
We have just stayed a couple of days there; drove in from Gregory Downs, its a good gravel road as far as the mine turnoff and then the usual rough stony roads OK if you lower your tyre pressures and drive slowly . There were numerous vans at Adeles Grove. We drove out the south the road to Camooweal, there is rough and good roads, we did pass 3 vans stopped changing tyres !
A couple of days depending what you want to see, its hot so you probably swim a lot. If you are interested in fossils a visit to the site might be good but a canoe up the gorge is a must
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Follow Up By: BUSH CAMPER - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 13:39

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 13:39
We were at Adels Grove and Lawn Hill about 3 weeks ago and it was great. Stayed at the grove in a caravan in the area to get sun for the solar, Canoed at Lawn Hill, but to hot for the walks.
The water was great for swimming and relaxing.
We drove in with the van from Mount Isa towards Camooweal then turned due north to Lawn Hill. didn't let tyres down, but after fridge door fell off, decided to let tyres down, then all OK from then on.
Drive to road conditions and watch for sudden dips in road. After 3 days at Adels Grove we headed for Gregory Downs, road pretty good however many road trains and plenty of fine bull dust.
Gregory Downs river camp was great, spent 4 days there relaxing in the river, only down side was the water trucks coming and going but we didn't mind that.
Remember, lower tyre pressure and allow at least a week for the whole experience up there. You will meet plenty of great people enjoying themselves, note temperatures are rising at the moment, it was about 33 degrees each day we were there.
Have fun!
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Reply By: Member - Graham D2 - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 17:08

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 17:08
While on the subject, what is the road like from the Savannah Way to Kingfisher Camp to Adele's Grove?

thanks
Graham
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Reply By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 17:50

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 17:50
Its getting warm. 39 Deg at Century Mine last few days.
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