Boreline Road

Submitted: Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 21:55
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Hi all
Was wondering if anybody has been on the road that is located approx 35km's north of Marble Bar, it starts out being called the Bamboo Creek road then turns into the Muccan, Shay Gap road which leads to the old Shay gap mine site then it becomes the Boreline road which brings you out between Pardoo Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse. We are travelling up through that way to the Gibb River Road in early June and thought it would be a good way to go through, any info on the road condition would be appreciated. We are travelling in a GU Patrol with a Camprite Camper in tow.
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Reply By: motherhen - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:08

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:08
There have been more recent threads on this - we went that way a couple of years ago - it was in really good condition then, an a lovely scenic drive. We were pulling a windup caravan. Marble Bar was very interesting too - don't miss the Comet Goldmine.
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Reply By: motherhen - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:18

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 00:18
Check out post 20817.

We went in May, and it was quite hot at Marble Bar - i had an overwhelming desire to get wet - but the waterholes at Marble Bar looked a bit yukky. Near Muccan Station, we suddenly came upon the DeGrey river, miraculously flowing across the road. It was shallow - but i jumped into the beautifully refreshing water without even taking my shoes off. While we were there, a couple of "grey nomads", one with caravan, one with campervan, turned along the river on the north side - looked like they knew a prime camping spot. Along the rest of the way, we didn't find anywhere to camp until the end when we got to the bore. While setting up camp our peace was disturbed (i ducked quickly into the van as after my swim i had shed most of my wet clothes) when a group of retirees came - they regularly stopped overnight at the bore on their travels.
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Reply By: bob2 - Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 22:33

Saturday, Apr 09, 2005 at 22:33
Martin, you should have no trouble.

A great stop/camp is a flowing hot bore about 500metres east from the main Pardoo Roadhouse and Sandfire Roadhouse road and 50 metres south of the Boreline road. No shade but great stop.

Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: bob2 - Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 10:31

Sunday, Apr 10, 2005 at 10:31
Here is a picture near Shay Gap.
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