Lawn Hill

Submitted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 15:29
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Hi All,
We are heading up to Lawn Hill in approx 6 weeks time and would like to know how far we would be able to get towing a 23 foot Van.I have looked for links with info but have been unable to find any.Where is the nearest place one could safely leave a van.Any information would be much appreciated.
Duke
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 15:52

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 15:52
I cant remember anywhere you couldnt get towing a 23foot van.....
Bit corrugated in through Riversleigh (spelling),,,, but the water crossings are pretty shallow....
You could tow it all the way to Kingfisher Camp if you wanted to,,,, so long as Elizabeth creek and the couple of others arnt to high....
All the way to Lawn Hill you go...
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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 18:00

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 18:00
Vox, which is the best way into Kingfisher. We will be at Adels Grove with a 17 ft van. Is it best to go back out to Gregory and round onto the top road (Gulf Track) or meander north, thru those little roads direct from Adels/Lawn Hill?
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:59

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 22:59
If you go due North from Lawn Hill just get used to opening and shutting lots of gates but the track was fine in 2005....
Bowthorn Station told me the other week that track will be shut for quite some time....
Machinery wont get in there till Beginning of June at the best...
You may have to go around because of the condtion...
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:34

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 16:34
Maybe see you along the way.

We leave 24 June to do the three gorges. But we will be three vehicles with trailers.

Lawn Hill Gorge, Bobbold Gorge and Porcupine Gorge

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 02:21

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 02:21
Of the three gorges you are travelling to I have only been to Cobbold. It is cetainly a unique place and well worth a visit. Good camping there as well.

Will get to Lawn Hill some day but just not sure of which day it will be.

Have a great trip.

Cheers, Patrick
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Reply By: djpatrol - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 17:30

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 17:30
Was there last year with new 18ft so I left mine at Gregory River where most did but this closed so you would hav to leave at Caravan Park Opp Pub the road to Lawn Hill was very corrougated 100k so glad I left mine at Gregory Downs though check when you get there lots of roadtrains too
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Follow Up By: jp - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 19:29

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 19:29
Hi.
Was there last year as well. Pulled our off road 18 foot van, no problems. Just drive to the conditions.
Cheers.
John
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Reply By: glenmac - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 11:59

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 11:59
Duke

I am heading that way myself in 5-6 weeks time (30/6 -4/7) and have just this week spoken to the people that run Adel's Grove. They say that the roads are fine and that they have got a constant stream of people coming and going at the moment. There is a caravan park at the Gregory river as previously mentioned so that is one option. I have been to Lawn Hill a few times previously and on each occasion seen vans in the park and at Adels grove. The road from gregory river/hotel is normally good up until the turn into the Century Mine and after that is does deteriorate a bit but if you take your time and drive according to the conditions then it should be ok. If you intend staying at the Gorge then i would recommend booking. If you need a powered site at Adels Grove then same again. If towing a van I would not recommend the road through Riversleigh. Might see you, have a great trip, it is worth the drive up there.

Glenmac
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Reply By: Member - Duke (TAS) - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 13:22

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 13:22
Hi Glenmac,
Thanks for the info on Lawn Hill. I phoned Adels Gove yesterday and spoke to Averil.
Have booked two sites,one for wife & myself and another for mate and his better half for Sat24th June till Sat 1st July with option to extend. Been past that way a few times but haven,t been in there before so we are looking forward to it.Will look you up while we are there as it sounds like you will be arriveing on the same day.We are leaveing Toowoomba on Wed24th May.Will be going through Gregory Hotel way so might see you on the road. Mate is towing 20ft Evernew with white Cruiser and we have white Nissan Patrol 4.2TDI with 23ft Jayco Heritage.
Cheers Duke
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Follow Up By: glenmac - Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 13:34

Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 13:34
Duke

We will be coming across from Cairns after a quick visit to family. We will be driving a Grey 2000 Dual Cab Hilux and intend on arriving on Friday 30/6. I keep a look out for you.

Glenmac
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