Birdsville to Lawn Hill

Submitted: Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 18:47
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Hi all,

Starting to put some dates together for the Queensland trip in July. We'll be at Birdsville for the national get-together in July and are going to Lawn Hill from there.

How long should it take to get to Lawn Hill? We're not interested in setting any records and would like to see the sights but don't want to take a week either. 2days? 3days?

Mike
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 18:57

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 18:57
Hi Penguin, Bdv to Mt Isa is 700 (can do in 7 hours if going shopping!!!! About 19 to Bedourie (80 of which is bitumen), Bed to Boulia is 200 (120 of which is bitumen) from Bouia to Mt Isa is 300-odd all bitumen. Think another day and you are at Lawn Hill - not sure, haven't been there yet! Looking forward to seeing you here in July.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 19:07

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 19:07
Haven't been there yet??? You must lead a sheltered life lol

Two days from Bdv to Lawn Hill at a steady pace. Plenty of corrugations after one leaves the Barkley Hwy for LH.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:16

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:16
No, haven't been to WA and only bits of NT (bits north of French Line) or Gulf Country - I'm doing this job so I can go and finish travelling around Oz, with all my friends I've met!!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:42

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:42
Funny I thought Lawn Hill was in Queensland.........hahahaha

Hopefully I will still be your friend when you retire lol
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Reply By: duncs - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 20:26

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 20:26
According to Travelmate

Mt Isa to Lawn Hill is 345 Km and 5 hours.

That doesn't seem too bad to me. Travelmate is usually pretty accurate at least in western NSW.

Hmmm; now that has got me thinking about July myself.

Duncs
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Reply By: Penguin (NSW) - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 20:38

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 20:38
Two days it is then!

Thanks guys and looking forward to meeting you in July.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:14

Tuesday, Apr 05, 2005 at 19:14
Yeah Mike same here. Should be in Birdsville by 6th JUly or thereabouts. It will be at the end of our Big Trip around to the west and back
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Follow Up By: Redback - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 09:20

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 09:20
Hey Willem me too 6th or 7th bring some more white lightning, yuummmm ;-)

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:22

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2005 at 19:22
Hello Baz

The White Lightning bottle is almost empty and won't survive the trip but I will see what I can dig up around the Margaret River area in WA :o) Looking forward to lots of fun and frivolity at Birdsville(that is if the Lady in Red with the whip lets us...hahahaha)
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian (Member) - Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 22:06

Monday, Apr 04, 2005 at 22:06
Take 2 stops. We stopped first night on Wirrulyerna station which is out of Boulia heading to Alice. You can camp on the river which runs through the cattle station. Then camped after Mt Isa on the road and then at Gregory River but I think that is no lobger possible. You'll enjoy Lawn Hill. IMHO stay at Adels and then try out Kingfisher - great spot

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