Brisbane to Darwin to GRR

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 18:47
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I have 6 weeks off next July/August and plan to go to Darwin from Brisbane through Mt Isa stopping at all main sites along the way. Was wondering if is too much to fit in the Gibb River rd or would I need a few more weeks. Has anyone done this trip and how long would you recommend?We will be camping not towing anything. Thanking you Chris
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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 19:47

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 19:47
Even 6 months wouldnt be enough to see all thats worth seeing.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 20:16

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 20:16
Hi Chris,
6 weeks in the NT will only scratch the surface.

You could do it, but you will be rushing around and not see anything. Best to make that another trip and allow at least 6 to 8 weeks to do it.
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Reply By: Top End Az - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 20:31

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 20:31
I have done Bris to Darwin, and Darwin GRR. Stop at Winton and Longreach encountered to Darwin. Allow a week. GRR can be done in 2-3 weeks seeing most of the main points of interest. Allow a week to get home. I travel during school holidays as I work full time and understand time pressures. Some long days on the road but you will see heaps on the way, just be prepared to drive past things and stick them on your "next time" list.
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Follow Up By: Top End Az - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 20:32

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 20:32
Better to get out there than not at all. Just do it and enjoy :-)
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Follow Up By: Jackolux - Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 09:39

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 09:39
Have to agree even a quick look is better than nothing tomorrow/next time , might never come .
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 08:37

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 08:37
Like the others have said, you could do it, but you will just be scratching the surface of what there is to see. It depends on how rushed you want to be, and you will be rushed to fit in the GRR. We spent 4 weeks on the Gibb and still felt rushed. Others do it in a few days. The best part of the Gibb are all of the places off the road and that is what takes up the time to be able to experience and enjoy. Are you also thinking about doing Litchfield and Kakadu on the way? If it fits in with your trip there is a great free camp at Camooweal, 188 kilometres past Mt Isa. As you leave Camooweal turn left after the bridge, the camp is beside a nice billabong. If the first section is busy just continue along the track and there is a 2nd area. Have a great trip. Kevin
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 16:39

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 16:39
Just stick to having a look at some of the NT and enjoy the trip. Once you head West of Katherine you need to add many more weeks to see stuff. rgds
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Reply By: Chris M18 - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 16:42

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 16:42
Thanking everyone for your replies
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark C (QLD) - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 23:01

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 23:01
We just returned from 8 weeks and that was a week to kakadu( straight to mt isa, lawn hill, borroola, daly waters, cooinda) six days in kakadu then to Darwin and resupply. Lithfield then Katherine and kunnara and lake argyle which was great. Then on to Wyndham and grr. El questro, home valley, Ellen brae and the drysdale river to king Edward river and the Mitchell plateau and falls. Then back to manning river, morning ton camp and the bell gorge snd windjana gorge to derby.
From derby to Broome and cape levique and middle lagoon. Back to Broome and around the great northern to bungle bungles then head home to Toowoomba. Via Buchanan highway and Gregory np then Elliot, tenant creek, mt isa, bedourie, windorah quilpie, Mitchell and home. 13500 km with complete campsite exodus 11 in tow. We stayed in most places two nights except on way home. It is 4260 km from Broome to Toowoomba. A long way but a great trip. Will go back in the wet and fly to most spots.
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