When to travel the plenty highway?

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 13:13
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Is it feasable to be planning a trip from Qld to Alice, via donohue and Plenty highways, next Feb/March? This site says the Plenty is closed now, the NT gov website says it is open with caution. Is it usually closed every summer? Or is it likely to be OK? Anyone else done it this time of year? Obviously, we wont go without checking conditions at the time.

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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 13:52

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 13:52

Any number of places to check RACQ, Boulia police ect.
Going to be Hot Hot Hot.
Hard on man & machine at that time.
Should only really be close due to rain.

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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 13:58

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 13:58
Feb/March is still within the "normal" Wet Season cycle for the Tropics, which goes through to end of April and sometimes longer.

Going to be suck it & see that time of year.


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Follow Up By: bootylicious - Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:03

Thursday, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:03
Thanks for your opinions guys. I think I will keep my eye on road conditions for the next month to give me an idea. Then I guess we will just go ahead and plan the trip, and hope we don't have to go via Mt Isa when the time comes!

The central Australian tourist centre say that the rain isn't seasonal, it could come at any time of year, which makes sense because I remember seeing the Todd river flow more than once through the winter months!
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