Best Camp spots and Swimming spots on the BURKE DEVELOPMENT ROAD

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 17:55
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We will be doing this Road in August i was just looking for any good overnight stops with a swimming hole Croc Free of course .cheers GREENDOG
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:12

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:12
Hi Pete

Hope you are having a great Easter.

I have not driven that roost, as we ran out of time last year. From what I read before hand, there are crocs right through that area and I would not be taking any chances, not matter how inviting it looked.


Have a great trip.


Cheers


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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:20

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:20
Thanks Stephen. ,hope all is well with you and Fiona ,i thought it would of been full of Crocs lol .Take care
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:27

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:27
Further to what Stephen said, Greendog, I wouldn't be swimming anywhere between 3-Ways and Chillagoe. There would be some places along the Mitchell where one could swim, but if you can swim, then so can they...........

Some good swimming in the Walsh, just north of Dimbulah. Worthwhile going up to Mt Mulligan and Kingsborough if you get over that far. Good swimming at Kingsborough, and also excellent camping. Run by a bloke called Ike.

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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:52

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 18:52
Thanks Bob we will be making our way from Karumba to Port Douglas was looking at some top spots along the way for overnight stay i guess swimming is out of the question. Thanks for your reply. Cheers GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 19:34

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 19:34
Don't worry too much about swimming GD, just cast a big fishing lure below those crossings.
Its big barra country up there, and that's what the crocs follow up on.
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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 17:08

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 17:08
Thanks Mike ill be casting a line in then for sure. Cheers GD
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 21:12

Sunday, Mar 27, 2016 at 21:12
Greendog,

Last June we stayed at a place called Granite Gorge, about 12kms or so, SW of Mareeba. Bit of a nature park, some good but tough walks as well as a running stream(Granite Ck).

Good place to camp with both powered & unpowered sites. Pretty magic spot around the Atherton Tablelands. We also did a drive around, cheese 'n choccy factory, woodworks, distilleries(x 3) & coffee factory in Mareeba.

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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 22:53

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 22:53
There is a beautiful camping spot about half way across the BDR. It is where the Lynd and the Mitchell Rivers meet. We have camped there 6 or 7 times. The Mitchell River is quite crokky and the Lynd not so bad but we have seen big crocs bumming around in The Lynd but when we get there and start messing around they take off into the Mitchell. There are some rock holes in the Lynd up stream a bit closer to the campsite and can you see quite far toward to Mitchell if they come back while you are in having a dip. The rock holes are quite protective. Anyway great camp spot. Not a lot of good camp spots along there.
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