itinerary for travelling the Gulf

Submitted: Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:22
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Hi,

We are spending several weeks doing the Gulf of Carpentaria in a few months time are are trying to put an itinerary together. Does anyone out there have an itinerary that they would like to share or recommend?

Thanks
Carlin
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Reply By: JW - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:35

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:35
Carlin,
Where are you coming from and how long have you got?
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Carlin - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:13

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:13
JW,

We are starting from Gladstone Qld, heading up through Mt Isa, Cloncurry, etc and planning to start the Gulf track at Borolloola. We have 4 weeks all up.

Carlin
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Follow Up By: JW - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:55

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 15:55
Carlin,
We're almost neighbours. We live in Yeppoon.
Can't help much west of Borroloola but have done a few kms to the east.
If you have time, it is worthwhile cutting north from Barcaldine to Hughenden and Richmond to hit the dinosaur trail. Going north from the Isa to Lawn Hill, via Gregory Downs, is also worthwhile.
Have you given any consideration to Normanton, Karumba and Croydon?
Undara Lava Tubes near Mt Surprise are also worth a visit. Accom at Undara is very expensive so it is much cheaper to stay at Mt Surprise.
Einasleigh and Forsayth have iconic pubs and are worth a visit.
Hope this helps.
regards
Jon W
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Follow Up By: Carlin - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 15:09

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 15:09
While I have you what are the good camp sites up at yeppoon?
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Follow Up By: JW - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 20:43

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 20:43
Carlin,
Best spot is the Beachside CP on Farnborough Rd, about .75 km north of the Surf Club. Ph 49393738.
Regards
Jon W
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:40

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 22:40
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Reply By: russ36 - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 06:00

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 06:00
on the road between normanton and cloncurry, a great free campsite where the flinders river crosses the road, barra, shade, crocs. just leave it pristine as i did , and the grazier will most likely leave the gate open so its accessible to everyone in the future
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Follow Up By: Carlin - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 15:08

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 15:08
We are after specific locations like this. IE campsites, tracks off the main tracks in the gulf area. We have no boat so any fishing spots?
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