Lorella Springs,

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 17:28
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Hi all,

Thinking of going up to Lorella springs between Roper Bar & Cape Crawford early October for some 4wding, camping & fishing.

Thoughts, opinions, good bad, whatever?

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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 18:47

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 18:47
G'day Jeff,

we're heading up the in September.

We've heard nothing but good reports about the place - the scenery, fishing, camping and people.

Can't wait.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:35

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:35
We will probably be there last week in September, first week in October.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 20:42

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 20:42
We're going to be there from about the 11th to 19th of September.

We won't be back to Mt Isa until the end of the following week, so it might be a struggle to give feedback before then. It'd be too late anyway.

It's going to be awesome. Bring on the humidity. At least I won't be laying blocks in it, eh?

Have fun,
Steve
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 20:41

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 20:41
Gday Jeff,
I'm pretty sure someone on here is/was a wet season caretaker or something.....if you do a search you might come up with something......

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:34

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:34
Had a look, latest that I could find was from 2013.
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Reply By: Top End Az - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:01

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:01
Haven't been there, but being from Darwin it will be a little on the warm and humid side (build up). If that's ok for you, you will love it. Enjoy !!
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:33

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:33
Not a problem with the heat (Mt Dare 5yrs) the humidity may be another story!
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Reply By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:39

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 21:39
Phoned them this arvo' & spoke to a nice sounding euro' lady & she said the same thing about the heat & humidity with the build up, good fishing apparently, can't wait!
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 09:01

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 09:01
Hi Jeff, The track from Cape Crawford will be ok but the 30km driveway will be a bit how you going. The fishing is great at that time of year and the track to the fishing camp will be well worn. Hope you have a great time.
I will be dropping in to Tennant Creek next year on the way to Lorella
Cheers Andy (Lorella Springs Caretaker)
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 09:06

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 09:06
Thanks Andy,

We will be coming down to Lorella Springs Via Roper Bar, then leaving via Cape Crawford, how is the track from Roper Bar?

I mainly want to know how many tools, spares etc. that I'll need to take...
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 09:23

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 09:23
The road from Roper Bar will have some bull dust holes from Roper Bar to Towns River. After that it will be ok some rough places but not to bad as caravans use this track you should have no problems. I have travelled this road many times (Dry and Wet) with no problems at all, and carry a basic set of tools, 2 spares and a set of maxtracks.
Nice camping at towns river as well, fish off the banks for a barra
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Follow Up By: Mtb rule - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:06

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:06
G'day Andy,

Sorry to hijack this post, but I've just seen your custom canopy, looks great. Would you have any photos of the set up as I'm looking to build one for a dual cab.

Cheers,

Mtb
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:51

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:51
Towns River camping area is worth a few days for fishing , just be aware of the 14' + saltie that lives not far away from the 'boat ramp' ,
last time we were there a young couple with a couple of pig dogs were camped ,he had been leaving his 10' punt dragged a little way up the bank of an evening after fishing for the day , on the 3rd morning that we were there an almighty scream , 14' big lizard waiting IN the PUNT ……...
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:26

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:26
Hi Mtb rule, Send me an email andrewasmus@bigpond.com and I can send photos and info
cheers Andy
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 19:47

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 19:47
Andy hoping to get that way next year, have been intending to visit Lorella for sometime...

Sounds like a great place...

Cheers, Baz
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Reply By: wholehog- Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 21:48

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 21:48
We'll be there late August.
Working our way up to Darwin at the moment.
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Reply By: Member - Walter H (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 22:05

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 22:05
G'day Ozrover....i was at Lorella springs 3 weeks ago and it has to be one of the most welcoming places iv been to and i wished id more time there, but i had to be in Cairns for the 19th...but the whole place is one big play ground with gorges and swimming holes and even though i didn't get to do any fishing there was plenty other campers with good catches and while your there you can order fresh bread from the " Crusty Dicks bakery " or there is a rustic bar and nice meals available....and as for the roads well id just come from Broome via the Gibb river rd and thru the Savannah way so i guess like any outback track there was good bit's and there was rough bit's but all in all it was a great place to visit and im looking forward to getting back.....
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Reply By: Member - blackbird1937 - Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 23:13

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 23:13
Hi Jeff. We were at Lorella Springs September 2013. We did not fish but saw some good bush scenery also good sand tracks that you well used too. You may see the young wild buffalo bull that we saw if you are lucky. The road in was not bad for the bush. While you are in the area it is worthwhile having a look at The Southern Lost City.If you go have a good trip.
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Reply By: Greg & Dianne - Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 22:14

Saturday, Aug 02, 2014 at 22:14
Hi, We were there in 2012 the road was fairly rough getting in there but it's certainly worth the visit. the spring pool is lovely. Greg & Di
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 09:20

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014 at 09:20
Thanks,

We are looking forward to getting there, both the trip there & the destination.

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