Mitchell river track Queensland

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Who has done the Dixie track, Normanton to Musgrave. I have read some info which suggest the Mitchell River crossing can be a problem. Any thoughts
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 12:51

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 12:51
Hi kerbarb9,

A few years ago now, but we did this trip in 2018. The crossing has a rubber “corduroy” bottom to it, and was quite easy. We camped overnight on the south side. With the high rainfall they have been getting up that way this wet season, it may be totally different. See photos.



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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 17:08

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 17:08
We did it a few years back, and there were certainly no problems at the river crossing, subject of course to rainfall and water levels at the time - the mesh base makes it a very straightforward crossing.
You need to watch your navigation between Musgrave and Dunbar, as some of the tracks are a bit unclear. We took a wrong turn and came to a dead end on a private station, but backtracking around their boundary only cost us a couple of hours.
It's a good short cut to Normanton, and more interesting than repeating the southern section of the developmental road.
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Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 at 10:50

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Agree w comments certainly a very interesting Drive through their fond memories, camping on the banks of the Mitchell was a highlight for us and many others & how about all those gates/tracks on the northern side :))
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Reply By: Member - sparra - Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 17:39

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 17:39
Have camped and crossed the Mitchell several times over the last few years,no dramas.
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Reply By: Member - Cuppa - Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 21:48

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 21:48
We crossed the Mitchell in four different locations last July/August in our Patrol & Tvan. None were a problem, but of course any rainfall can affect this. The link here to my blog entry includes video of crossings at Shelfo & at Dunbar (the one which takes you up the Dixie Track) , plus a photo of the crossing at Drumduff. Our final crossing was at Palmerville Station across a dry concrete causeway.

http://cuppa500.com/Blog/2020/08/07/breaking-isolation/



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Follow Up By: Batt's - Monday, Mar 15, 2021 at 13:23

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Great read you put a lot of work into it thanks
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 22:51

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 22:51
Have done the Dixie Track for the last three years around July and August in a row and it is no problem. Navigation after crossing the Mitchell is a bit tricky as it is not well sign posted and there are a few turns. A very good map and or GPS required. If you see the sign post to Oriners you are on the Dixie Track.
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