Lost City Cape Crawford

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:51
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Evening all. Has any body been to the Lost City out from cape Crawford NT? I read somewhere you can get in by 4x4 but all searches are coming up the only way is by helicopter. we will be up that way in May and thought it may be worth a look. Any information would be appreciated ,distants from Cape Crawford road conditions from previous visits, length of stay etc .We are a Toyota 79 Series with a slide on and towing our boat on a custom built 4x4 trailer. Thanks heaps.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:56

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:56
I have not been there myself, but I have been told that the only way in is by helicopter. That was from information that I got last year

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Marc - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:04

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:04
planning on going too, but the locals said it was closed to normal traffic and only rangers allowed. Anyone going in their is up for A huge fine as it a sacred site to the local tribe.
Call the pub if you want more
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Follow Up By: rum pig - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:15

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:15
Wayne and Marc Thanks for the fast response. If i dont get any positive feed back i will phone the pub and see what they say.
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 23:03

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 23:03
I was there on tour in October 04 and there are actually 2 lost cities. The second one known as Southern Lost City is on the road to Roper Bar and 29 klms further on is Butterfly Springs. There is more info on that area on my web page. Cheers Rob
lost city
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 23:22

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 23:22
Will figure these links out one day. Forgot to mention Southern Lost City is easily accessable by 4wd and has spectacular rock formations. http://www.aussieat.com/broome_tour.html
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Reply By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:29

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 21:29
G'day rum pig, Yep! the only way in is by helicopter, but as my wife said 'you only live once' so we took the flight. If you can organise with a few people it does get cheaper, we payed $200 each, well worth it. There were only a few of us so we got the normal tour then some, spent a good 3 hours with our guide(can't remember her name but she knew all). I can recommend it as a trip worht taking and my wife seconds that. As for Cape Crawford, well you'll see and all will be explained.
andy
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Follow Up By: Marc - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:19

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:19
we are planning on staying the night in the Cape. Is it worth it ($$$) or should we head down and find a spot on the side of the road
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Follow Up By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:44

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:44
G'day Marc, A night at the Cape is ok, but for us it wasn't worht staying any longer. Cape Crawford has/did have a certain reputation......as far as women backpackers having/getting a reputation.
As a rest spot it was quite good.
andy
ps cheap as well
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 23:17

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 23:17
I have stayed overnight at Cape Crawford several times good clean accommodation happy freindly environment. Best Pepper steaks. Never saw any backpackers causing or being caused problems on any of my visits. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:13

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:13
G'day Rum Pig,

Doesn't help with your question, but if you don't get to the Lost City out of Cape Crawford and you are going up through Roper Bar, the Lost City at Nathan River makes for a fantastic day trip from Nathan River Station. Well worth the effort.

Matt.
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Reply By: RobEG - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 00:05

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 00:05
Stay at Cape Crawford every year without any dramas. Basic but OK. Couple of Kiwi's running the place last year - did not smile much but service OK. Southern Lost City OK along Roper Bar Road great if u can't afford helicopter. Got some pics somewhere if u drop me yr em.
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Reply By: friar - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 04:07

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 04:07
G/day rum pig,thanks for bringing up the subject interested in the replies myself.RobEG I got information off you some time ago about Limmen Bight,I am heading up there in 1st week of April road conditions permitting. say g/day if you are there at same time,white hilux extra cab,3.4 tinny with 15hp murk.
Friar
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Reply By: H2O - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:51

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 12:51
I stayed at Heartbreak Hotel in 2004 and we had to lock ourselves in the bar with the barmaid (an english backpacker) as the locals went stupid on the grog and tried to fight us. They have bars on the windows so they couldn't get us but then they got on the roof and tried to pull the iron off to get us. Very scary event. In 2002 we also stayed there and we had some locals try to break into our car in the morning while we were sleeping. Lucky the bloke beside us woke and scared them off. In both instances there were locals and ringers partying hard and were still going at 8am in the morning. We were there mid July so maybe it was the time of year - end of muster maybe??

Just be careful!
Justin
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