Burketown to Borrooloola and further

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 13:19
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Wife n i are heading from Burketwon to the NT via B'loola from Sunday 20th and in no rush.... any info on road conditions and river crossing depths would be great and or if anyone elae is else is heading that way it would be good to link up.... we have a well equipped n set up Pajero n Offroad Camper trailer
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Reply By: Member - Bill13 - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 15:22

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 15:22
WMS,
We just came through there arriving at Normanton on Tuesday towing a 19ft van with Pajero. No trouble at all. Water over crossings are low. Plenty of good camping spots.
Bill
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Reply By: Member - WMS - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 16:08

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 16:08
Thanks Bill good news... we are in Karumba and heading out in a couple of days... the conditions vary a lot so tjought ide ask given its more remote that way.... how much extra fuel did you carrry in addition to car tank... if you let me know the campsites you suggest that'de be great too... shame we are heading i. Opposite directions...

Mike Sherwood

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Follow Up By: Member - Bill13 - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 20:13

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 20:13
Mike,
The road from Normanton to Burketown is excellent. Camped at Leichardt River. Isolated camp sites just before rhs and rhs after crossing. Don't camp with others on crossing. Road crew fill up water tanks from river at 6.30am.
We camped at Robinson River, Burketown side, rhs. Went for a swim in shallow clear water hole at crossing. Camped at Westmoreland Stn crossing and just took our time. Good camp sites everywhere.
Road to Borrooloola from Burketown is good. Bit ordinary in places but you have to expect that.
Camped at King Ash Bay. Better than Borrooloola. Good social gatherings at the bar at night. Good meals. GR8.
I carried 40L extra of fuel but only put in 20L on the Borrooloola -Burketown run. Got there with fuel light on. Hells Gate is now open and selling fuel.
Bill
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Reply By: Member - WMS - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 21:44

Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 21:44
GR8 feedback thx Bill. rhs means Right Hand Side i assume.... heading toward NT or Qld?... thanks a lot.... may see u about, we are in a Silver NL with much on top for the trip!! Cheers for now...

Mike
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 08:49

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 08:49
Make sure you don't miss King Ash Bay. Top spot and cheap fuel (comp to elsewhere in the area).

As said by others .. no prob with the road.
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