Article Comment: Great Central Road

Hi all, back on the road after a long forced break. Looking to travel GCR to Rockhampton in February. Hopefully with Avan in tow. I have been through before but a little later in the year. Any advice or comments would be appreciated. I have read all other threads and will head advice given.
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Reply By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 19:53

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 19:53
G'day Hugh,

My advice would be keep a very close eye on the weather, and perhaps keep an eye on our website or facebook page, as we update weather and road conditions fairly regularly and up date road closures and advise of any rain, instantly.
In Feb it can be very hot, and also very wet.
Other than that, call in and say G'day

Cheers
Alan
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Reply By: Hugh D (WA) - Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 20:16

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 20:16
Thanks Alan,

I may have to rethink the whole approach to Qld if we get rained out.

We will certainly call in and shoot the breeze if we come through the GCR.

Here's hoping.
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Reply By: Member - Min (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 14:54

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 14:54
Hi Hugh,

We went through in late August and the road was even better than the previous trip. Even Kata Tjuta to Docker River section was good but be careful at river crossings because one was very easy if travelling slowly but deadly if taken too fast and there is no warning. Of course conditions can change in a few months.

Tjukayirla is an excellent stopover with wonderful facilities but Warakurna was being run by backpackers as the manager had left and it was not good. Warakurna time is different from Tjukayirla and Yalara. The shop/fuel/camping check-in closes at 3pm their time. Not sure what time they open in the morning.

I'm sure you don't need to be told but I'll say it anyway, be prepared for extreme heat.

Min



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Follow Up By: Hugh D (WA) - Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 at 20:18

Sunday, Jan 01, 2017 at 20:18
John "n: Min,

Thanks for your reply. Always good to have info before heading there.

If you mean 40 deg heat, all good as I work in it every day but will be mindful of the vehicle cooling system, all will be serviced before heading away.

Have a great new year.

Hugh.
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