Renolds River track into Litchfield

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 22:52
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How is the width and overhanging tree situation up the Renolds River Track from the Daly River Rd?
We intend to take our Isuzu FTS800 Camper up there early next season. I'm not worried about washouts or road conds as it will put most 4wd vehicles to shame off road. Just curious about the physical size of the truck.
From a couple of youtube videos I watched from a few years ago there may be a couple of tight squeezes. Has anyone with a larger vehicle done it this season?
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Reply By: Top End Az - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 20:01

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 20:01
Hi Dave. I haven't done it in an FTS (had to look it up) but have in a dual cab (season before last). I am reluctant to be a nay sayer, but I reckon it would be pretty tight, especially crossing the Reynolds itself. Coming from the Daly Rd end, exiting the RR crossing sees a 90 degree left turn out of the river and up a bank. I'm not sure you'd have sufficient turning circle.
It's a fairly busy track too with plenty of oncoming traffics, and not a lot of room to pull over. It's usually one of the last tracks to open, sometimes not til July, and it's already getting pretty wet up here.
I'd suggest you do it as its a great track with lots of changing scenery, and if need be you can turn around if it is looking a bit tight.
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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 06:29

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 06:29
Thanks,
What was the dual cab that you did it in?
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Reply By: Top End Az - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 16:47

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 16:47
We did it in a Dmax, current model. Tackled it easy enough, but as I was saying, the track is usually the last to open up for the season so your timing will be your main issue.
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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 16:52

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 16:52
Thanks for that, if it's open we will probably give it a go. The water has to be at 1.7m to be anywhere near the air cleaner. The FIL in his prado may have an issue at that depth though...
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Follow Up By: Top End Az - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 21:49

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 21:49
That's awesome, the trouble is though that it's locked gates at each end until they open it.
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Reply By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 17:21

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 17:21
We did the track Wangi to Surprise Springs and back on 20th July this year in a Landcruiser with no clearance or other problems. Deepest water was 400mm at Reynolds River and also the entrance road to Blyth Homestead.
We passed a large 2WD Winnebago type unit that must have been at least 3m high and they appeared to be having no problems.
You should get through easily.
Its a great drive, and the country is different to the rest of Litchfield.
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Reply By: Steve in Kakadu - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 22:43

Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016 at 22:43
It also has a 4.5 ton limit.
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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 06:20

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 06:20
Thanks I'll definately look into that.
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