Camping at Mitchell River Crossing near Mt Mulgrave

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 18:21
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Hi All
Does anyone know if I need permission to bush camp on the Mitchell near the crossing on the way to Palmerville? If so who do I contact. I believe that the nearest property is Mt Mulgrave Station but don't know if they have rights over the campsite.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: Gordon - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 13:29

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 13:29
Pete,

This not much of a camp site. It is on Mt Mulgrave and they don't mind campers, but you should make contact with them.

Hope you don't plan on getting to Maytown from Palmerville. Access has been denied for some time now.

Gordon
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:37

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:37
Thanks Gordon - had already heard that the Maytown access from Palmerville was closed so didn't plan on visiting the ruins.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: stapo - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 21:37

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 21:37
Patrol22,
We were thru that way in 2002.Tried to cross the Mitchell north of Dunbar Stn but water and aerartion of sand forced a reconsideration(Towing trailers).We punted on to the next crossing of the Mitchell & camped for the night.The road crews were here doing the concrete causeway and were directing the "camping area".

This was a great spot and we departed the next morning up the Palmerville Rd.
Things got a little complicated at the Palmerville Stn but the LADY of the Homestead was exceedingly helpful and seemed appreciative of the interaction. She said it was so busy that sometimes 4 to 6 vehicles came by each day.Never the less she gave us some directions to pass thru the property and cross the river.A decent pull out of the ford.

We travelled from here to the Hahn River Roadhouse.
I dont know if the road is "closed" or if so where.I doubt given the warm reception at Palmerville that the problem is here .

My advice would be to ascertain the truth of the matter and if at at all possible TRAVEL THIS ROAD. It is not difficult but a very pleasant way to come from the Gulf to the Cape or East coast

Pete
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:34

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 18:34
Thanks Strapo - could you confirm that the crossing you took was the one accessed from the turn off about 14km west of Wrotham Park station on the Burke Developmental Road. If you have a map of the area the turn off is at 16 deg 33 minutes South, 143 deg 59 minutes East.
Once again thanks for the help.
Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: stapo - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:09

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:09
Pete,
Thats correct we crossed at that ford .the road crew were making a concrete causeway at the time.We camped the night on the northern bank off to the right.
Hope this helps

Peter
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 15:37

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 15:37
Thanks Peter your help is much appreciated.
Cheers
Pete
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