Cairns to Musgrave Roadhouse travel time

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Hi I am planning a trip to the cape. I have some people on the trip who are a bit short of time.
Can someone give me a good idea of the travel time from Cairns to Musgrave when the roads are all open.

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Reply By: Member - Stuart and Gunny - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 00:05

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 00:05
Depending on road conditions about 8 hours
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 07:43

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 07:43
Stuart and Gunny are pretty well spot on. Its 458 Kms from my home to Musgrave, with a coffee stop in Mareeba and lunch at Lakefield we do it in about 7 hours.

Dirt starts at Laura, so about 100 kms of dirt which was being graded after some foundations works in December the last time I was up that way.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 07:49

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 07:49
Hmm thanks guys, a bit rushed.

What about to Laura, and then to the old homestead?

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Follow Up By: Member - TonyV - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 18:54

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 18:54
You mean Laura to Old Laura? Thats just under 30 Km on good dirt road.
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 11:51

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 11:51
Hi
I know I am not answering your direct question but just trying to assist
There are a number of good overnight spots on the way. From Lakeland onwards. So much so that within 45 minutes of you deciding to call it a night you wil be able to find a spot. y. There is no need to make that decision so far ahead, as that is a long stretch and depending on the conditions takes more or less out of you before you get tired.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 08:23

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 08:23
Thanks, good advice.
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Reply By: mountainman - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 13:48

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 13:48
I wouldn't be rushing a trip like that for some fellow mates..
it should be enjoyable for all on the trip than a rushed holiday where time is a deadline. For one or two people...

seen the odd vehicle smashed up on the way up, on the side of the road...as well as on a flat top tow truck.
been on a trip where they rushed it... stupid fools... busting a shock because they spent 5k on suspension soo they can drive at 120kmh... on a dirt road.
why. ..its a holiday... not a time trial on racing from here to there...
the cape isnt about that.

might as well just fly them up to weipa and go from their
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 13:56

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 13:56
Would they have to do 120kmph to do it in 8 hours?

I'm trying to make an itinerary that isn't stupid

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Follow Up By: mountainman - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 17:15

Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 at 17:15
Your rushing a holiday...
that is stupid..
not for you... for them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 07:37

Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 07:37
Well that was really useful advice. Thanks.
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