lawnhill/adels grove/gregorydowns

Submitted: Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 19:08
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HI All
recent fedback being sought on the above destinations please, we will be travelling from brisbane 0n 6/6/2005 in a toyota coaster motorhome on a 6 month treck to N.T /W.A/S.A/VIC/NSW and back to QLD looking forward to this anyone else going????? thanks in antisipation Max and Carol
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Reply By: Member - Athol (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:35

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:35
Max check out post #20046 or do a search on those destinations.

Athol.
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Follow Up By: hedevil - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:46

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:46
thanks athol will do....max
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Reply By: Member - Athol (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:35

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:35
Max, check out post #20046 or do a search on those destinations.

Athol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Athol (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:36

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 21:36
oops' hit the buttun twice.
Athol
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Reply By: motherhen - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 01:57

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 01:57
I haven't been there yet, but a couple we met on our recent travels have been on the road for 7 years. I asked them what was best place, and they said lawn hill and gregory downs. Said they free-camped right at the waters edge at Gregory Downs.
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Reply By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:32

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 08:32
If you are around that area, put King Fisher Camp, Bowthorn station on the must do list. Road in is a bit rough but if you take it easy there'll be no problem. I towed a 16ft Off-Road van in with no problems. Drove out past the Bowthorn Station Homestead and then on through Lawn Hill Station and on to Lawn Hill NP. Kingfisher camp has beautiful grassy camp spots under the trees, Azure Kookaburras and Pretty Face Wallabies. Close to permanent water holes on the Nicholson River. You can hire a tinnie and go fishing or just enjoy the peacfull bush. Run by Husband and Wife team who part own Bowthorn Station. Lovelly people too.
Lawn Hill NP is magnificent. Gregory Downs is nice if you get a spot on the river and there are clean puplic toilets and shows just up the road.
Love to do it again.
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:00

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:00
Hi Hedevil

In regard to Motherhen's reply.
You are not permitted to camp on the Gregory R anymore.
They stopped that late last year.
Maybe up near the Gregory Downs Hotel you maybe able too?
Ask b4 you get there.

Cya
Tripp'n
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Follow Up By: hedevil - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:30

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 19:30
gee we were looking forward to the gregory river is that the same spot everyone talks about???? what restrictions have been imposed im not sure about the exact location as we have never been there??? max and carol
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:22

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2005 at 21:22
Hi Max

I'm sure you would still be able to go down to the river for a day visit, unless they have fenced it off?
You also used to be able to camp behind the Hotel which is just up from the river.
It truely was/is a very picturesque river to camp by but boy did it get overcrowded there at times.
Probably why it is now no longer a non camping area, what a shame!

Cya
Tripp'n
:)

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Follow Up By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:47

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 08:47
We we there October 2004 and people were camped. Certainly looked more than day vistors.
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:15

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:15
Hi Ross

Can only go on what I read in the Sunday Mail late last year, said it was closed off to camping.
Maybe someone else knows other info?

Cya
Tripp'n
:)
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 20:28

Thursday, Feb 10, 2005 at 20:28
Hi Hedevil & Ross

You will cross the Gregory R heading out to Adels Grove & Lawn Hill from the Gregory Downs Hotel.

Info just received today.

Council’s policy is to close camping on the river bed of the river at Gregory. This will be in place from April this year.

Regards
Craig Turnour
Chief Executive Officer

Burke Shire Council
PO Box 90
Burketown QLD 4830
Telephone:(07) 4745 5100
Facsimile: (07) 4745 5181
E-mail: burkesc@bigpond.com
Website: www.burkeshirecouncil.com

Cya
Tripp'n
:)

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