bulloo river

Submitted: Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 14:29
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hi, just wondering if anyone has camped in the area of the Bulloo River in S.W. Qld?. Lately? At all? Thinking of venturing that way. Any info gratefully appreciated!
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Reply By: The Banjo - Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 20:36

Sunday, May 02, 2004 at 20:36
No JJ but the name prompted my memory....the bottom end of the Bulloo was an important staging post for the Burke and Wills expedition in 1860....they needed that spot on the way up to the Cooper.....apparently the Bulloo fizzles out into a swampy plain at the lower end.....might be plenty of water there currently....will check any responses you get.....would like to drop in there myself.
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 14:49

Monday, May 03, 2004 at 14:49
JJ, not been there, but will be in about 3 weeks or so. Might see you up there.

Wazza
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Follow Up By: j j - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:31

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:31
Thanks Wazza,
love to hear all about it!
Have a good time -where are you planning to go exactly?
regards JJ
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Reply By: Glenno - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 20:24
We camped out on the Paroo River between Cunamulla and Thargomindah, and around the area of Currawinya Nat Park. All very green out there and the rivers are 80% full.

We drove from Thargomindah up to Quilpie up the dirt road which runs paralel to the Bulloo river. All very nice.

Let me know if you want to know anything specific.

Lots and lots of flies around there. You get a 5sec break between the flies and mozzies at sunset and dawn!

Cheers,

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: j j - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:28

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 22:28
thanks Glen for info re Bullo River. We camped at Currawinya two years ago, loved it there. We were on our way thro, trekking Qld. From there we headed up towards Jundah. This time we are doing a shorter trip and thought we would take some friends to Currawinya and then on to Innaminka. Had read about Bullo (Bullo River Retreat or sim.?) and just wondered where we might be able to camp? And what it was like thro there -despite the mozzies and flies!!( Sounds like a spot we camped at in Diamintina Gates NP!!!)
We are from south of Adelaide, but love that country up there.
Regards JJ
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