Windorah To Diamantina Lakes NP

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 02:15
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Hi Guys

Would anyone have an idea of how long it will take to drive from Windorah to Diamantina Lakes and them on to Birdsville.
Looking at going early June.

Thanks Mike
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 07:24

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 07:24
They are in different directions. Which route?

Windorah to Diamantina Lakes will take a day via Davenport Downs
Diamantina lakes to Birdsville via Boulia will take a day ???

Alan
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael H3 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:28

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:28
Sorry Alan,

We are traveling from Windorah To Diamantina Lakes. Spending a couple of days there then heading to Birdsville any advice on best tracks would be great but time estimate is important.

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - awest1 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 08:08

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 08:08
Hi Mike. I travel out that way every year and I work out my travel time by averaging 60 klm per hour. That includes all stops. It is what my GPS tells at the end of the day. The further I get away from help the slower I go. Last time I was there all roads were good but they have had some rain.
Happy Travelling
Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael H3 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:25

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:25
Thanks Jim are you towing?
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 08:27

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 08:27
Assuming the graders will be along there by early June, Mike, you could comfortably do the 360kms, Windorah - The Lakes, in a day. Some good scenery along that way so Kodak moments can take some time. All bitumen from Windorah to Morney Plains, albeit single lane.

The Lakes to Birdsville has a couple of options, via Boulia(a lot of bitumen) or turnoff at Springvale Station and go down through Coorabulka & Cluny stations, meeting up with Bedourie - Birdsville road near King Creek bridge. This is a very quiet road, even more stark than the road through Palparrarra & Davenport.

Went from the Lakes to Davenport about 10 days ago. Some monumental washouts, especially near Davenport, and a few marked ones on Coorey Ck, just down from the Rangers station. Met some fishermen on the way, and they said there were also some bad ones on Palparrarra side of Davenport.

Take care if you don't think it's been graded, though I suspect Davenport might touch up the bad spots, just for their own benefit.

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Reply By: Member - Michael H3 - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:23

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 09:23
Thanks Bob much appreciated
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 10:49

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 10:49
If you're having a couple of days at the Lakes, Mike, it's worthwhile travelling the 40 odd kms up to the old Mayne Pub, and checking out the ruins, graveyard etc. Some magic scenery in that area too.



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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 16:38

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 16:38
A favourite of ours this area,

Cheers, Baz
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 21:26

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 21:26
Magic bit of country Baz. Bit hard to find a suitable superlative............

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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 17:23

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 17:23
Mike, several years ago in July we left the Lakes around 730am and traveled all the way to Charleville in one long day towing a camper trailer. It had just gone dark when we arrived in Charleville. The dirt road was much better than i anticipated, we had a few stops on the way. I didn't consider i was pushing it hard. I can't specifically remember what speed i was doing, but if the dirt is good and straight i have no hesitation doing 100km/hr
Bob's reply will be far more up to date.
Windorah to the Lakes ought to be a pleasant drive.
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Reply By: wendys - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 17:56

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 at 17:56
Some years ago, we towed off road van from Windorah to Hunters Gorge camp, very comfortably in a day. There were some very big and deep bulldust patches south east of Davenport Downs - partly due to cattle transport/muster time. It was towards the end of May. But they may not have much to muster this year, due to drought.
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