policemans water hole to Barkly

Submitted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 15:43
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Doing a trip to the Brunette down races in June , has anyone taken the road from through The davenport ranges to Barkly Roadhouse .Have a lifted 2012 Pajero and solid off road challenge camper trailer . Thoughts ?
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 18:17

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 18:17
Brainy,

Just got info from a reliable source that the 2019 Brunette Races have been cancelled, due to the ongoing drought on the Barkly Tablelands. Only third time they have been cancelled, the other times being WWII & drought.

You would need to ring Epenarra Station to obtain permission to use that track, up to Barkly Highway.

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Reply By: TrevorDavid - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:02

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:02
Braincell & Bobby Y

Planning to head up that way as well.

Nothing on their website regarding the cancellation as yet.

B Y, Actually hope your intell is incorrect...LOL

Wait & see I guess.


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Follow Up By: rumpig - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:23

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:23
Thier facebook page says it is cancelled LINK
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Follow Up By: TrevorDavid - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:37

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:37
Thanks B Y & Rummy

Bugger.


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Reply By: Member - Timnivo - Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:39

Thursday, May 09, 2019 at 20:39
G'day Braincell. I have a feeling that Epenarra was recently sold by the family that owns it and Murray Downs. It will be interesting to see if the new owners continue to let travellers use what is a station track. In the past it was occasionally put off limits when they were mustering. Supporting the station store by buying fuel etc on the way through may assist. A bit of direction from them is also helpful to find the right track!! The track itself is a doddle, but a bit boring. If I remember it saves about 400km+ from going through Tennant Creek. Good luck. Timnivo.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, May 17, 2019 at 23:12

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 23:12
Road through Epenarra was closed to the public when we were there 10 years ago. I think they had to recover to many unprepared travellers. Some experienced travellers did obtain permission; perhaps a matter of who you knew as well.

I have heard no news of changes since under new ownership, but would be interested in updates.

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