Carnarvon National Park

Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:45
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Going to Carnarvon National Park and staying at Takarakka Bush Resort for a few days so we can explore Carnarvon Gorge. Has anyone towed a dirt road van into the Salvator Rosa and/or the Mt Moffatt camping areas of the national park? Should we allow more time to also explore these parts of the park? Going in August, what is the weather like at this time of year? Thanks in advance,
Lynn
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Reply By: Dave - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 01:58

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 01:58
Hi Lynn,

I stayed at Takarakka last year over Easter. It is a great place. Take advantage of the night time ranger lectures and slide shows if they are still running. Allow yourself a minimum of 2 days to explore the gorge area. I can't comment on the Mt Moffat / Salvator Rosa areas however.

Dave
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Follow Up By: djr - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 09:51

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 09:51
The Springsure Tambo road which leads to Salvator rosa is very corrigated and road in to salvator isn,t really suitable for caravans.You are looking at at about a 4-5 hour trip from carnarvon to salvator. Maybe if time permits you could leave the van in Springsure or Emerald and just do a day trip to salvator. THere are no facilities at Salvatore for caravans only a pit toilet and a sloping camp area. It is a really nice area, the creek is very shallow but usually very clear. You can drive through the creek and travel further on or just walk up or down the creek as far as you want.
Darren
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Reply By: tony - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:07

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:07
Hi Lynn, Just spent the 5 days prior to easter at Takarakka and the facilities are quite good they have an excellent camp kitchen, the shop there has a resonable supply of food items if you run out of , the bread is frozen and not cheap.
Carnarvon is very dry at the moment but the walks are excellent if you have the time try and spend at least 4 days there. The weather in August should be dry and fine but cold overnight. Saw one Phoenix off road van into Salvator but the road was fairly rough, I had no worries but I was not towing.

Cheers, Tony
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Reply By: Rick Blaine - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:46

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:46
I'm heading that way next month ... so when I return I'll be able to pass on all the good goss
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 04:13

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 04:13
Thanks, I'll look forward to your input.

Lynn
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 16:27

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 16:27
Our neighbours are there now & due home next week so I will ask them for info for you.
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 04:13

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 04:13
Ta, also look forward to hearing an update.
Lynn
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:06

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 16:06
Lynn, uor neighbours got back yesterday but they only could tell me about Takaraka & it's great they said. Did guided tour of gorge & night tour spotlighting with guide & loved it.
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 15:16

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 15:16
Thanks for remembering the update, Bob. Appreciate it.
Lynn
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Reply By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:03

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:03
Don't forget to take a look at the Macrozamia moorei cycads, some of them would be at least 1000 years old.

The road into Salvador Rosa section can be pretty bad, I used to drive a truck in there many years ago to Cungelella on the Nogoa River and we used to go up into what is now the NP its pretty isolated up there and you would need to be self contained.

If you are into bird watching Lake Nuga Nuga NP is worth a visit, not too sure how much water is in it now as it was getting low last time we were there a couple of years ago. We camped there for a couple of days and saw no one else.

Another good drive is from Bauhinia Downs south to Expedition NP, Glen Horton Stn and south to Taroom with bush camping in the NP.

And if you really want to impress the handbrake you can stay a couple of nights at Planet Downs at about $1500 a night.............

Bruce
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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 04:14

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 04:14
What's at Planet Downs that it costs $1500 a night??????
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 09:24

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 09:24
This will give you some idea..................

http://www.bloxsom.aust.com/planetdowns/
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 16:04

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 16:04
There's nothing there worth that sort of money. $695 p.p min 3 nights they are dreamers
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