Noondoo / Thallon Road

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 21:14
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Hi Folks
We're travelling to Western Qld in a couple of weeks via Walget, Hebel and Dirranbandi in our Patrol and 7 metre van.
I want to go to the Nindigully Pub (doesn't everybody !) and we're thinking of taking the Noondoo Thallon Road.
Has anybody travelled across that way recently?
All comments appreciated.
Thanks
TJ
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 21:31

Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 21:31
Is last year recently enough :O.

After enquiring, Thallon to Noondoo was the route recommended for us to head west on. The road was in very good condition and an easy drive towing. One further south, from a little way north of Mungindi through to Thallon was not recommended to us.

We did what you are proposing in reverse.
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 23:19

Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 23:19
Thanks Motherhen, happy travelling to you !
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 08:12

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 08:12
Most of the back roads in that region are red or black soil as compared to gravel.
This means generally smooth easy driving.....but during/after rain look out, treachery abounds.
Also the deep wavy grooves left behind are not appreciated by the locals.
The painted silos at Thallon are very photographic with a free camp spot adjoining. Pub does a good cold ale atnd meals also. Enjoy your visit.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 08:38

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 08:38
From our drive trough that road a few years ago I don't remember any gravelled or natural form road. I remember it as being a two lane sealed road.

Am I correct MH?
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 09:25

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 09:25
I was thinking it was was unsealed between Thallon and Noondoo Peter, but I can't be sure now. We go on a lot of unsealed roads and only remember the shockers. But looking at other forums, it does appear that is it sealed. So it seems you remember better than me, and TJ will have an easy drive.
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Follow Up By: steamfire01 - Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 20:07

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 20:07
Thanks Mike 39 and Peter D and Motherhen once again !
I appreciate your help.
TJ
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Reply By: Stevemac - Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 17:00

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 17:00
Went to the pub last year, first time for a decade. This place has a heaven-sent, captive customer base, due to the free camping adjoining them. Shame they make next to no effort with mediocre food, service, ask for a choice of wine variety: “sweet or dry”. Yep. Berri cask. Toilets and showers not good. This place should be (probably is, anyway) a gold mine but next to no maintenance. Had some fantastic stops and meals at outback venues but not here. Need to lift their game. Great place to camp, though.
Now I’ve lowered your expectations, you might enjoy it. ;)

Great stop at Dirranbandi. Great pub and free showers at the truck lay bye.
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Reply By: steamfire01 - Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 20:12

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018 at 20:12
Thanks Stevemac, I'll take your comments on board, maybe I'll just keep heading north west!
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