Return from Cape York

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 13:48
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My husband and myself are heading off to Cape York from Warrackanbeal Victoria for August/September. Coming home am wondering what the track from Artmis to Dunbar is like....hoping to track across to Karumba. We are traveling in a Nissan Patrol towing a Offroad outback Sturt camper. Will be travelling well prepared and have done 2 big trips in recent years through NSW and inner Out back QLD. Any suggestions welcomed :)
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Reply By: BunderDog - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:01

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:01
Should be OK by then but would still check closer to the time. If not able you should be able to come down through Kimba and King's Junction and cross the Mitchell at Gamboola and join the Development Road there and head for Normanton.

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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 17:30

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 17:30
Yep, I agree that should be OK by August. We did the same trip on the way back from the Cape in August '12, and there were no problems (apart from getting a bit lost at one stage when we ended up on an Aboriginal station and had to backtrack to go round).
It is a track not a road, but nothing too difficult, and when we went through in August there was only about 300mm of water at the Mitchell Crossing.
From Dunbar the road into Normanton is good standard gravel and some bitumen, and I believe it is the same if you go back east via Chillagoe
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Follow Up By: BunderDog - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 18:50

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 18:50
From what I understand it was graded right through last year so now it is easily followed.

We went through in 2008 and it was an adventure at that time.
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Reply By: Adrienne M - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 19:27

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 19:27
Thanks for the info..much appreciated. Return trip planned !!
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