Lawn Hill to Doomadgee

Submitted: Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 12:59
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Does anyone have up to date info on Lawn Hill to Doomadgee. Is it open yet? The road info on this site is about a month or so old and still has it closed.

In a fortnight planning to go Mt Isa - Riversleigh - Lawn Hill - Doomadgee - Bourketown - Normanton etc

Any info appreciated re road flooding.
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 14:38

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 14:38
Still closed to all traffic
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 12:51

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 12:51
I came through Doomagee to Adels Grove then on to the Isa 3 weeks ago and it was fine. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 16:05

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 16:05
Hi Alan,
I'm also keeping my eyes open for those conditions.
Try here, it is supposed to be pretty up to date:
RACQ Road Conditions

Don't forget pre booking your camp site in Lawn Hill Nat. Pk.

Cheers,
Mike
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Follow Up By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 16:21

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 16:21
RACQ reckon open to 4WD so I guess we'll find out when we get there.
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Follow Up By: angler - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 19:25

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 19:25
If thats the "road" just out of Doomagee I remember I drove that some 18 years ago and at times it was by compass. Talk about rough, some creek crossings I was even a bit scared to walk. If I remember correctly the turn off was marked by a red drum on the right hand side coming out of doomagee heading east.

Great drive. Went on to camoolweal then back to Isa and arrived pretty tired. Had to get to camooweal to refuel as I last filled up at Karumba early that morning. 14 hours on the road that day. Very busy as well doing maintenance on some radio gear along the way.

Angler
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Reply By: ellen m - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 19:15

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 19:15
Hi Alan,

Not sure which roads go where out there but I have swapped e-mails with both adels grove and bowthorne stataion (KFC) 2 days ago booking us in last week june and 1st week july. They both say that the roads are open. Bowthorne with care, grader should be finished by time we get there.

might see your there

Ellen
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Follow Up By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 19:37

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 19:37
Thanks Ellen that is great news!

We will be there at that time but just passing through. After a couple of days at Lawn Hill we are going on to Cobbold Gorge and then we go to Porcupine Gorge and then back home through Charters Towers; Emerald etc.
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Reply By: Michael & Lesley - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:04

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:04
hi allan
Road condition 12-06-06
Mt Isa to Cloncurry great road no problems
Cloncurry to Burke and Wills roadhouse …..single bitumen road in good condition road works 50% of the time
Burke and Wills roadhouse to Normanton … 50/50 single and double lane easy driving fuel in Normanton
Normanton to Kurumba …. double and single lane good road
Burke and Wills roadhouse to Gregory Downs ….more single than double lane but all bitumen water still sitting on sides of the road, watch for pigs and cattle
Gregory Downs to Lawn Hill ….dirt but graded 80 to 90 kph last 30klm ruff not graded very average
Gregory Downs to Burketown ….dirt not to bad 80 kph
Burketown to Normanton ….dirt 80 to 90 kph
Daly waters to Cape Crawford …. Very good single lane bitumen
Cape Crawford to Barkley roadouse …single lane bitumen good
Barkley roadhouse to Mt Isa ….good road single lane and roadworks in places between Camooweal and Mt Isa
I work in for Argylla Tourist Park in Mt Isa I asked the tourist that have driven theses roads today (Tuesday 13-06-06) and yesterday (Monday 12-06-06) about the roads condition so these reports are up to date
I hope this helps if you need more info just let me know

Michael
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