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Submitted: Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 19:17
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Hi fellow travellers.Am planning a trip up north starting mid July 05.Can anyone tell me if the road from Cloncurry to Normanton and Winton to Boulia is sealed. is it better to leave my 16 ft poptop at Boulia and drive my pathfinder to Birdsville and stay at the pub.Thanks, Bazza
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:35

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:35
All bitumen mate. Been like that for years. Winton to Boulia may still be strip bitumen though.
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Reply By: Member - Barrie- Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:48

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 20:48
Cheers Willem can plan the rest of my trip now.bazza
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:28

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:28
Barrie,
even if you had to drive cross country I think it would be safer to take the van with you. Boulia is a beaut town, but I reckon your top would be popped when you came back for it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Barrie- Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 20:01

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 20:01
Thanks Bob of KAOS.sounds like you had a bad experience Bazza
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 21:53

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 21:53
Stayed at the pub one night - bit of an eye opener.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:37

Monday, Mar 21, 2005 at 21:37
Bazza,

Both roads to Normanton, and Boulia are bitumen. However most of road is narrow "Beef Road" type black top, about 4M wide.. They have put a few overtaking lanes in the Winton-Boulia section, though at times you'd need heaps of grunt to make use of them!!

Fair bit of bitumen from Boulia to B'ville now, I'd take your van. The gravel is often nearly as good as black stuff, but if it isn't, then drive a bit slower. Lots to see, enjoy.

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Reply By: Member - Barrie- Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 19:59

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005 at 19:59
thanks Bob will take it easy,Bazza
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