Condition of road from Tobermorey to Mount Isa (short cut)?

Submitted: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 21:22
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I am seeking information about the condition of the road that leaves the Plenty Highway near Tobermorey Station and passes through Urandangi and joins the Diamantina Development Road about 90 klm. South of Mount Isa.
It is a much shorter option from Alice Springs to Mount Isa than via Boulia by about 260 klm.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, May 18, 2015 at 23:32

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 23:32
Hi Scrubby, Our son went that way when on a motorcycle tour three years ago, so if you get no other replies I can ask him.

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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 16:54

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 16:54
Thanks MH, looks like others have bobbed up with some info.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 17:02

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 17:02
Great Scrubby. Son would probably say he didn't see much of the road at the speed they travelled :O. He doesn't notice the corrugations so much on the bike. He took photos of donkeys, cattle and miniature ponies grazing in town at Urandangi, as well as the bikes parked outside the Pub.

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 01:57

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 01:57
I've been that way a voice if years ago, pretty good dirt road when dry.
Like most outback roads and tracks if wet, you're not going anywhere.

Make sure you stop at the Urandangi Pub, it's got real character.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 01:59

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 01:59
Blood iPad autocorrect!!
That should read 'a couple of years ago'
Not sure why Mr Apple thinks "a voice if" is what I wanted to say :(

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Reply By: Sir Kev - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:17

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:17
Scrubby,

After the National Gathering we are looking to do the Sandover through to Lake Nash then possibly up to Camoweal, then onto Mt Isa.

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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:25

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:25
Scrubby Hi,
Went through that track last year from Tobermorey to Dangi then used the south track to Dajarra good road all the way. Would be a bit iffy in any sort of rain, Can't see that being a problem when You will be going through though.
Had a great a'noon at the Dangi pub.
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Reply By: Farms - Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 09:54

Monday, Jun 01, 2015 at 09:54
Hi Scrubby,
we did this road about 3 weeks ago and it was fine.
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