Gulf Road

Submitted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:38
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Does anyone have updates on reported closures of properties like Escott Lodge, Wollogorang (Tully Inlet) and Hells Gate?
Last I saw on this site they were closed up.
Bob
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Reply By: Member - Troopytrek - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:52

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 21:52
G,Day Bob
The May 2005 edition of overlander 4x4 mag has an article on the Gulf Track With a number of phone numbers for you to contact. Hope this Helps.

Troopytrek
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 22:26

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 22:26
99% sure Escot is closed up
Cheers
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Reply By: Toy_Hilux - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:12

Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 23:12
Read somewhere last month that Escott has shut up shop. Don't know if it will ever reopen and don't know bout the other two.
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Reply By: Member - sparra - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 06:25

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 06:25
yeah bob wollergarang has shut as well. bit of a shame,i camped at tully inlet a few years ago,good spot. cheers sparra.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:49

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 09:49
Hi Bob,

Yes unfortunately both Escott Lodge and Wollogorang have been closed. Hells Gate is the only option that way now, or divert off the track and camp at Kingfisher Camp on Bowthorn Station.

An article in this months 4x4 Australia is on one of the stations up that way, and they have ceased tourism as they were finding it too difficult to run the station as well as tourism. They also stated it was near impossible to find people to staff the tourism side for them so reluctantly they have had to shut it down. This could possibly be the reason so many are starting to close their properties to travellers.

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Reply By: The Rambler - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 12:29

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 12:29
Bob
Another place well worth visiting. is Lorella Springs which is about 35 km off the road north of Borroloola. Up to last year you could camp there --very nice spot , and also you had access to the coast.Lots of red claw and good fishing at the right time.
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