lawn hill

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:04
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could anyone please tell me how bad th road is into lawn hill. have heard so many versions i'm lost. hoping to get into there towing a jayco finch with a falcon wagon can pick any time of year to suit
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Reply By: Footloose - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:22

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:22
You'll hear the same variations in road condition reports about Cape York, the GRR etc etc. The "road" conditions can change very quickly, depending upon weather and traffic.
If it were me I'd ring the location twice, once well in advance and ask if my vehicle and trailer was a sensible option for that area. I would then ring a few days before departure and ask about the road conditions. Then its up to you.
Have a great trip.
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Reply By: AJB - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:31

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:31
We were there in May. Road was great. A couple of corrugations but it is a dirt road. Should have no problems with falcon & finch if you drive to the conditions. As mentioned the roads vary weekly and what I saw may be different to what you see but don't be discouraged about going there it's only about 75kms of dirt road from Gregory Downs.
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:40

Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 at 21:40
Hi I Want

If going in from the Gregory R/Gregory Downs to Lawn Hill then the road in is generally good up until the Mine turnoff and sometime after that.
The road in mid June last year was pretty good but bumpy in places with some ruts and roughish getting closer to Adels/Lanw Hill.
In 2002 it was worse as there was some bulldust in patches and rutted.
Best advice is above, road changes all the time, call the Gregory R Roadhouse or call, write or email the Burke Shire for current info.

Info I got in Feb 2006 below:-

Council’s policy is to close camping on the river bed of the river at Gregory R. This will be in place from April 2006.


Craig Turnour
Chief Executive Officer
Burke Shire Council
PO Box 90
Burketown QLD 4830
Telephone:(07) 4745 5100
Facsimile: (07) 4745 5181

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Follow Up By: bob2 - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:19

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:19
Info you got in Feb 2006???

Will it close in 2005 or 2006?
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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 12:49

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 12:49
Hi Bob

Typo, sorry.
I was thinking of our trip in 2006, can only be explaination for it.

Got email this year 2005 but worth still contacting them incase they haven't followed through with it yet, if you are goin that way too.

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Reply By: Member - Mike - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 21:13

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 21:13
Check road conditions at Gregory Downs - but you should have no trouble during the dry season. Have travelled it in a 2wd from Burktown a few times. - Once you get there - ENJOY one of THE great attractions in QLD If in a group get one group to walk up the gorge while another goes up in the canoe's (that you can hire) then swap and enjoy the trip back.

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Reply By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 21:42

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 21:42
Sounds like most poeple go from Cloncurry up to 4ways tehn west across to Lawn Hill. Two questions:

1. any particular reason for not going thru Mt Isa, along Barkly then turning North?

2. are there many refuelling opportunities between Cloncurry and Lawn Hill
a) if going via 4 ways?
b) after Mt Isa if going that way?

thanks for any assistance.
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