Darwin wet season so far

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 14:56
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Passing on information from my own personal rain gauge at Howard Springs - Darwin. Rainfall as follows : November. 346mm
December. 289mm
January. 514mm, so far with another monsoon trough due in the next couple of days.
Everything green and very wet but will be excellent come the dry season for anyone heading up our way. Cheers
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Reply By: Rod W - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 15:03

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 15:03
So where in Howard Springs are you? We use to live in Bronzewing Avenue, Howard River Park, the place with the bullnose verandahs all round. Left in 1989.
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Follow Up By: Burnt Damper - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 15:38

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 15:38
Rod. I have been in Sittella Road for the last twelve months. Love the place.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 09:28

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 09:28
Just looked on Google maps to see your location. Whats the ponds/lakes to the east of Howard River, is it some sort of mine?
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 15:46

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 15:46
Sounds interesting. We fly in for a week to taste the wet on the 30th. Looking forward to it, though I expect it may be a tad muggy.
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Follow Up By: Burnt Damper - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 16:00

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 16:00
Rosco, pretty humid, but not to bad when overcast or raining.
If you get the chance try and go on a helicopter flight over Corroboree Billabong and the wetlands. It is beautiful. I went with Albatross Helicopters a couple of days before Christmas on my days of. Cost $630 for 2 people went for half an hour, worth every cent of it if you can afford it.
Cheers
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 23:40

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 23:40
Rain at Lorella Springs 196mm November, nil December, 238mm so far January. Creek has risen 0.6 meters and flowing fast. Looking for another 200mm by the end of the month. Getting a better wet than the last 2 years.
Andy
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Follow Up By: Rob pados1 - Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 21:39

Sunday, Feb 02, 2014 at 21:39
Hi andy, going by your post your in lorella springs?

Just wondering if you can give me some info if you are there, I'm headed up there in may and will be camping out at rosie creek and possibly heading out to the new camp I've been hearing stories about……

Does the station sell diesel and fuel if so do we need to arrange to have some there or will there be plenty around?

Do we need to book with the guy at the station?

And lastly how was the track into rosie creek last year?

Cheers

Rob
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Monday, Feb 03, 2014 at 13:16

Monday, Feb 03, 2014 at 13:16
Hi Rob,
(1)Yes we do sell diesel and have plenty of it so no need to prearrange.
(2)No need to book, we have over 60 acres of mowed grass camping in the main campground. Plus you can camp along the billabongs as well. Or for that matter anywhere on the Million acres.
(3) the track out to the Rosie is in good shape and caravans were taken out the to fishing camp last year. Camper trailers out to the coast (Gulf). The new track has had a backhoe up there and made a good track to the Wuraliwuntya Creek. Great fishing and camping up their.
If you would like more info just ring me 0889759917 at the station.
Cheers Andy
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:15

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 12:15
Burnt Damper

Don't tell them how good it is in the Top End during the wet. Bad enough having to put up with them in June/July. LOL
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