KING ASH BAY

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 13:29
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HAS ANYBODY RECENTLY STAYED AT KING ASH BAY (BOORALOOLA) IN THE GULF OR KNOW OF ANY ACCOMODATION IN THE AREA PREFERE CABIN OR SIMILAR. WAS IT COMFORTABLE AND PRICES. TRAVELLING THRU 31 MAY FROM DARWIN TO CAIRNS.
CHEERS MICK AND JEN.
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Reply By: Peter - Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 13:53

Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 13:53
was at king ash bay in 2001.great fishing spot. also lovely area. the place itself has some accomodation as does borroloola. better off staying at king ash bay in my opinion. i stayed in my tent but there is a caravan park there. i can give you a phone number and place to write.it is the local king ash bay fishing club which runs the king ash bay area. dont know if they also run the caravan park but if they dont they will let you know who does and what accom is available.
phone 08 8975 9858 or
try po box 474
borroloola 0854 NT
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Follow Up By: Mick and Jennie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 13:59

Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 13:59
Thanks Peter, which way did you come from as Im after some info on the rd conditions, and how far from the QLD Border.
Cheers Mick
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Follow Up By: Peter - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 00:49

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 00:49
on the 2 occasions i have been there i came from the darwin side. the road via mataranka and roper bar is mostly corrugated dirt road. depending on when the grader came through it can be easy or hard. either way make sure you carry 2 spares, a tube or 2 and a puncture kit. the road via daly waters and cape crawford is bitumen and easy. just a little boring. the roper bar route has a few river crossings and is a bit more adventurous. the road from borroloola to king ash bay is 20 k's of bitumen and 20 k's of dirt.both easy. once you leave borroloola for cairns you need to decide if you want to take the bitumen inland route or the coastal dirt road route. to qld border via dirt is about 270 k's. the bitumen route takes about 750 k's. it is far easier but dead boring. the dirt road can be a little rough so make sure you have those spare tyres etc. also an extra fuel tank comes in handy. the distances between fuel are no more than around 260 k's but you do pay through the nose. up to $1.50 a litre. definately fill up at borro and burketown if you can. still they are at around $1.20 a litre. while in the area do not whatever you do miss out on lawn hill NP and the sunset from the pub at karumba. they are a must and must be seen to be believed.truelly beautiful.
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Reply By: Garry - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 00:35

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 00:35
Mick & Jen. There last Sept and had a fabulous time. Ring or see Keith Hallett at the general Store for accommodation. Fishings great at this time of year, in fact we,re off up thre again come May 1st. As to roads check with N.T. Road conditions. I use Google as my home site and that's all I type in. It's updated daily and gives all info you will need.

Regards Garry & Good Fishng
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Follow Up By: Mick and Jennie - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 11:34

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 11:34
Gary thanks, would you have the phone number or name of the general store as I will give them a ring.
Cheers Mick
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Reply By: Garry - Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 05:42

Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 05:42
Mick, The number I've got is
Keith Hallett 08 89 759 760

Regards Garry
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