Planning to do Barcaldine-Muttaburra-Tangorin-Hughenden-the lynd

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I am planning to do this, this week. The qld 131940 road conditions say most of it is 4wd only but how bad is it really? I have a pajero and offroad camper and would prefer to avoid going via the Bruce.

Heading home to the Atherton Tablelands.
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Reply By: Member - Vaughn (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 08:06

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 08:06
You'll be fine if it's dry. Mostly unsealed road between Muttaburra and Hughenden and expect some corrugation. The usual story, drive to the conditions.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 08:44

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 08:44
The road past Tangorin follows Landsborough Ck for some distance so it may be better to take the slightly more direct route that keeps to the higher country, past Dunrossie & Cameron Downs. I travelled this road in a Holden ute, over 40 years ago, and it was good travelling then.

However, for the sake of perhaps an extra 50-60kms, a better route would be from Aramac, north to Torrens Ck. All bitumen, except for the last 30kms into Torrens Ck.

Weatherzone shows sunny, fine days, read here 40°C & higher, so there shouldn't be any storms over the next week or more.

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Reply By: George C - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:08

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 09:08
Thanks...my main concern is that 131940 reports most of those routes as 4wd only which means it's still wet but at least the weather is dry this week so it should only improve as we leave St George NSW tomorrow
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Follow Up By: Ed M2 - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 10:37

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 10:37
Think you will find the “4wd only”refers to the fact that high clearance is required as roads tend have very high crowns not suitable for most 2wd.Locals would love to think it was wet but....
Enjoy the drive. Cheers Ted
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 19:32

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 19:32
George - have a look at the site - and see what it actually says about those routes
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Reply By: cro142 - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 15:34

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 15:34
You will have no problems with your rig.
I live on Cameron Downs station and travel these roads regularly.
The "4WD only" advice is due to the need for high clearance due to ridges between the wheel tracks.
The only problem will be if it rains, then all these blacksoil roads are impassable.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 19:33

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 19:33
It is due to wet conditions - see my previous
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Follow Up By: cro142 - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 19:42

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 19:42
It's not wet at present, but I would love to see heaps of rain at any time!!
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Follow Up By: RobynR4 - Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:46

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 at 15:46
Ditto to the rest and yes! Watch for wet black soil!!
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 18:16

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 18:16
Mutta to Hughenden has NOT been graded for quite some time and had some good storms just before Xmas , 200km so so dirt , if really wanting Mutta and its new Dinosaur Interpretation Centre , Barky -Aramac - Mutta then backtrack 10km to the BowenDowns road , 50km dirt to the Torrens Creek Rd junction ,left to Torrens Creek ,all good bar last 30 km.....
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 20:18

Sunday, Jan 13, 2019 at 20:18
Again, I suggest looking at what the Qld Traffic site says.
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