CAMP SPOT Between Boulia and MT ISA

Submitted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 12:56
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Any one know off the top of there head rememeber a good camp spot up that way may be near a creek crossing or same thing just for an over night stay,Maybe Ruth might be able to help out with this one,remember between Boulia and Mt Isa.thanks GREENDOG
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:05

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:05
From memory it's only about a days drive between Boulia and the Isa. I'd camp in the campground at Boulia and go straight through, last bits tar. I must have missed something.
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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:29

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:29
Thanks Footlose i plain to meet the brother in law in Birdsville around lunch time then press on till about 4 or 5 then pull up and make camp same were nth of Boulia .cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:37

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:37
Mate, from memory we left B'ville around 11 and booked into Boulia around 4.30, a nice easy drive if you didn't count the stony bits. There are even a few tarred sections these days, and I think most of the track north of Boulia is tarred.
Don't know the area north of Boulia well enough to give advice about a camp spot sorry, I've always gone west or east.(except for one trip from Alice along the fence and up to the Isa ).
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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:46

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:46
No worry's mate thanks for your input
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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:04

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:04
yep I agree, stay at campground at Boulia
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:48

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:48
Greendog,

Try Limestone Ck, about 60km north of Boulia. There's even dunnies there, but use at your discretion!

Also, Sullamin(spelling??) Ck, just north of Buckingham Downs station turn off. Good spot on old road, near the "new" bridge.

Monah Ck, near Oban Station t'off, and few spots just south of the Isa wouldn't be bad.

Usually look at most of that road @ >100 clicks, so don't have time to appraise all of it.

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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:54

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 13:54
Thanks Bob i'll have a look at the map cheeer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:56

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:56
Not long till we head up that way so we might have a look too...
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:49

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:49
Hello Big Kidz,

See that you are heading up this way again soon.

Some cranky old fart is becoming a senior citizen in June, and is having a celebration on the 10th June at the ranch. You have an open invitation to attend!!!

Have some long term friends(50+ yrs) from NSW, and their wives coming too, so it will be most enjoyable(and cold too, Jen)

Safe trip, and don't drop the camera this time.

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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:16

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:16
Hi Andrew have a look for us mate on your way up and i'll contact you in a couple of months to find out what you found for us,thanks GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 23:52

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 23:52
We head off from Melbourne on 10th June so unfortunately we cannot make it that night - unless it is a long long party!! Congratulations on your coming of age - will try not to drop the camera.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:49

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:49
Bob, this question is OT - can you get through north from Diamantina Lakes to Winton yet? Meant to ask you this a.m. Old fart rang about smoko time and they'd caught a few fish - were playing with the canvas boat today - flies REALLY bad - so bad, he's wearing my flynet, which lucky for him, was in the fishing tackle box!!
Hope your little furry friends win you a few blue ribbons on the weekend - always think it sad that the moos don't get the prize.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 20:53

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 20:53
Evening Ruth,

Just logged on before crashing, me, not the 'puter.

Road okay from Lakes to Winton. Few little , rough gutters across the road in the channels, but otherwise good. Just had 2 roadtrains turn up here tonight, came from Springvale via the Lakes, and except for a few heavy section in the River, all is cool. Here to Winton, is almost speed camera fast.

Warmed up a bit here tonight, the Fisher Folk will be inundated with biting nasties. Hope they took plenty of anaesthetic???

Flies real bad here too, 'specially in yards with hairy fellars. Have been using Natures Botanical Fly repellant cream for some weeks, beats all those chemical spray, wipes etc, by a mile, or at least 1.5 kms.

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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:26

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 21:26
Thanks Bob, I too would have crashed by now but a customer rang me to say he didn't have any power in his powered site so I went out to discover after some time checking everything and suggested that maybe his lead wasn't working, nuh, that couldn't be it because it was brand new. Anyhow, the lead wasn't working which meant that he couldn't watch his DVD in his tent, could he?
Such a mild night most others are sitting out with small fires yarning up.
Got to 32 here today - absolutely no breeze or wind - been fairly stiff SE lately (keeps the flies off your face). Some suggestion of rain on Sunday? Couldn't be right tho. Fisher folk were supposed to ring tonight for GPS reading for special spot on way home but the anaesthetic for the flies must have kicked in. LOL.
Thanks for the info - will tell the folks going up from here in the a.m.
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:38

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 22:38
Must report that Jen is looking forward to seeing Ian and Bob - though I must that is my impression and she has not admitted as much. She was ecstatic at the thought of camping with all those flies - particularly when you guys say that they are bad which means they must be thick in the air. Can't wait to get away - this time next month we will be on the road. Will have to sit down and work out our itinerary.

Andrew
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 14:08

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 14:08
Hey Bob, you don't think he means Dajarra, do you? LOL LOL.
Reckon you are on the money with the creeks - Soulamein is always a nice spot.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:36

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 20:36
G'day Ruth,

How's things? S'pose you're as busy as buggery already. Bit quiet down the raod to the Lakes, but it has only been open a few weeks.

We are like a lizard drinking at the moment, short staffed, and Linda's doing the cooking. Getting a mob of 1,000 sterrs ready for the Winton campdraft this week, so the pressure is on. Hope some of the little hairy fellars win a ribbon!!!!!

Yeah, Dajarra. Even got mobile phone access. Could camp near the old railway trucking yards, I s'pose. Might be few drovers ghost's around, to liven up the night.

Gotta go,

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Follow Up By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:20

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:20
Thanks Ruth Soulamein creek sounds good cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Marn - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 04:00

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 04:00
Motel at boulia is also nice if you dont feel like camping:)
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 07:42

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 07:42
Hey Bob, we are as busy as buggery - especially as the other old fart went to the Lakes early yesterday morning. Only took his swag this time so I hope the ice is thick on top of him!! Going to ring this a.m. to tell me all about the fish - he rang when he got there and could tell me about the flies and sandflies. Old Sully and his mate Barry have gone up as well.
Couple of people here going up tomorrow for a look see.
Lucky you going into the Campdraft - would love to see that.
Hey another old fart will be coming of age in March 2007 and he's having a party also! Pity Big Kidz can't make yours - but I warn you, stay away from Jen (she's my Ians!!!! - he wishes.) LOL LOL
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Reply By: OLLY - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 17:11

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 17:11
If you get to Boulia and don't want to stay in town, there's a property about 35klms down the Tobermorey Rd that lets people stay down by the river (Georgina) from memory the river is a fair way from the homestead. The name of the property is Wirrilyerrna and the turnoff is on the lefthand side (can't miss it. Big sign.) I've been there before (pig hunting) and have seen other travellers come through and camp.

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