Thargomindah Loop

Submitted: Monday, May 26, 2014 at 10:39
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Hi,
Planning on doing a loop from Cunnamulla, Thargomindah, Kilcowera Station, Hungerford and Cunnamulla in the next few weeks.

Has anyone been over the roads lately?

I have a standard pop top van and have travelled dirt roads before so I am not that concerned unless they are really boney.

I notice fuel is at Cunnamulla and Thargomindah, so I will have enough.

Thanks

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Reply By: baz&pud (tassie) - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 14:45

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 14:45
G'day Bill,

Did a similar trip last year, Cunnamulla, Carpet Springs,Quilpie, Noccundra,Thargomindah, Kilcowera Station, Hungerford then to Bourke.

Thargomindah to Hungerford is dirt, and the road then was as good as excellent, but as always said drive to the conditions, and lower tyre pressure.

Fuel is available at Hungerford, and the meals at the local are very good.

Enjoy the trip.
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 16:12

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 16:12
Bill Hi,
Have always enjoyed Thargominda. The young lady from the information centre used to do a free tour of the old hydro power station at about 4.00pm daily, 1st in Australia 2nd in the world. Info centre is the old hospital & well worth a look.
The old Cobb & co crossing worth a look as well.

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Follow Up By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 08:00

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 08:00
Hi Mike, Thargo is forging ahead - whereas other local government entities are struggling - not Thargo! They now have a fantastic new info centre in the main street complete with a coffee shop and a new administration building as well. Not to mention the colossal works department opposite the airport. The old hospital is still there and I hope that visitors are still able to enter the premises as it is a very nice old building. I'm not sure about the tour of the hydro facility, surely they are still doing it. Oh and they are also putting a new bore down for the town. Cheers Toni
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Reply By: 4053david - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 19:47

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 19:47
Hi Bill B

I travelled the roads from Eulo / Hungerford / Thargomindah two weeks ago and all were in very good condition. Some corrugations but nothing too severe. Lots of road works at present just north of Hungerford which shall only make travel easier. I was in a Mitsubishi Challenger towing an Aussie Swag Camper trailer.

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Reply By: Mal & Paully - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 19:56

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 19:56
We are just home from 3 nights at Hungerford - travelled from Eulo. Road was is great order

Enjoy
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 00:32

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 00:32
We went around the loop, Cunnamulla to Yowah, back to Eulo, Hungerford, Kilcowera, Thargomindah and continued west around the loop to Charleville. The Eulo to Hungerford stretch had some sealed road but the rest was good formed gravel road (although some was a little rough.) The Hungerford to Thargomindah stretch was a mixture of natural formed road and well gravelled road. The rest of the road was sealed, very little of it was single lane seal. I towed a soft road van van mostly at 80 - 85 km/h. If I had lowered my tyre pressures I would not have been able to travel at such high speeds.
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 07:39

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 07:39
Thanks to all with your constructive comments.

My mind is at rest and SWMBO is now happy that I am not taking her into the dark depths of the outback, to perish a slow and agonising death!

I will post when I get back.

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Follow Up By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 08:03

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 08:03
We'll look after you both Bill! And the roads aren't too bad, just take it easy. Cheers Toni
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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 16:57

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 16:57
Thanks for the thought. I will book in the next few days. In St. George at the moment.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 19:25

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 19:25
What"s going to happen on Friday, Bill?

You'll need a note if you're not there for the Funnies:-)

Tell SWMBO that you'll be heading into God's country, well close to it anyway.

Safe travels,

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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 15:14

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 15:14
I will be in Telstra range on most Fridays I hope.

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Reply By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 17:53

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 17:53
Hydro tours were still on last year. DP outside of council area also wash area for vans.
Fresh water tap available at the corner of the park in the main street [filtered bore water but drinkable].

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