The Savannah way in a Caravan

Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 20:39
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We are thinking of Travelling the Savannah Way fromKarumba to Katherine and then head South back to Victoria. I have read about road conditions and note some unsealed sections. We have a Jayco ( not off-road ) caravan and drag it around Vic on unsealed sections of road. We are very careful and drive in accordance with condions. Never had a problem apart from a few minor things. Can anyone advise on caravaning this area on these roads and what precautions we should take?thanks johno
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Reply By: Member - Trevor_H - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 21:39

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 21:39
We did this in 2014 with an early Aussie Swag camper trailer. Whilst there were some caravans at Lorella, I'd not take a caravan over that section that is the Nathan River Road (just South of Borroloola to Roper Bar). The road is rough and corrugated with rocky sections. The photo is an average section..
That said, the Lost Cities were mind blowing.
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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 00:05

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 00:05
We did it last year in our Expanda. All the way from Lorella to Mataranka via all the dirt roads and yes the roads are corrugated. I would do it again. The only place where ground clearance may be an issue is in the Robinson River. Not deep water, just rocky.
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Reply By: Tony G15 - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 05:09

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 05:09
We caught up to a Jayco Stirling between Lawn Hill and Kingfisher Camp, he was going slow but made it with no problems. Saw the same van at the Calvert River a few days latter and he was getting along fine and enjoying the trip.

They were on their way to Roper Bar.
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Reply By: Danny 1 - Monday, May 23, 2016 at 07:21

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 07:21
Hello Johno
We just finished that road and it was not too bad..roper end was the roughest..we let tyres down and go slow..some very nice scenery but a bit short on bird life due to poor wet. Creeks all dry or very close to it..
Enjoy Danny
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