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Submitted: Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 18:30
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Looked at the posts and road conditions from Normanton,lawn Hill to Roper Bar, Road conditions this site last updated Qland side on the 23/5/06 does anyone know if they are open yet. Also bush camps around Normanton/Karumba.
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Reply By: russ36 - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 18:38

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 18:38
just sth of normanton where the road crosses the flinders river,,,,southern side of the river, east of the bridge,free camping on private land, many campsites, barra, crocs, peace and quiet
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Reply By: foxtel - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 19:32

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 19:32
Try these sites; & Site Link

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Reply By: 1812 - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 23:14

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 23:14
Just got back to Sydney from FNQ The Lawn Hill area was open late May we didnt go in but other people we met around Mt Isa said it was OK But fuel was $2/ litre for Diesel in Lawn Hill So take as much as you can to save on expenses
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Reply By: andoland - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 11:42

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 11:42
Have just come back from a 6 week trip through the gulf. We got through from Borrololla to Burktown, down to Gregory Downs, Lawn Hill, back up to Normanton and Karumba then across to Chillagoe via Dunbar station/Mitchell River.

We were probably only the 2nd or 3rd party though the road at that time. In fact the roadhouse at Hells Gate hardly had any beer in the fridge as they weren't expecting too many through yet. Road was rough in most sections with plenty of 2nd and 3rd gear driving although some sections where 80-90kph was okay. Robinson and Calvert Rivers were both very deep and fast but crossable, should have gone down somewhat as it is nearly 4 weeks since we crossed them. All other creeks and rivers had water but were fine to cross. At the time the road to Kingfisher Camp was impassable.

The road had not been graded at the time we travelled although they were just starting west of Doomagee. Verry few corrugations since it was so soon after the wet.

There is still lots of water around in billabongs, waterholes and low sections near the road. A few mud patches but nothing you should get stuck in.

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