tracks around cannungra / GCST Hinterland

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 10:19
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anyone recommend some trails/ tracks behind the GC?? maybe up near O'riellys or around cannungra?? just day trips from Brissy not necesarily hard core 4WD but fire trails would be OK, just something witha creek or a lookout at the end?? Fanks
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 11:39

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 11:39
Christmas Creek Road is 4wd when it opens again :-)

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 11:51

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 11:51
Thanks Andrew.. I assum it's closed due to local flooding right now so might be open by this weekend??? or is there something more sinister about it? Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:07

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:07
Back again Andrew.. I've checked this road out on google earth for what it's worth and it seems to end at a farm property or private property (can't be sure of course) and it seems to be a normal road as far as I could see. Any advice that if I head down there and just drive alog ti what I might expect and where it becomes "4WD". Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:29

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:29
Sorry for misleading you.....with all the rain, it is still closed and blocked off......i have been assisting the SES down that way.

It's only 4wd due to all the flooding....normallyh a good road. :-)

don't worry about that road...

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:35

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:35
thats no worries mate.. perhaps I got too excited, after looking at it on Google earth and seeing all the creek crossings and knowing that many would be full to overflowing, I was actually starting to think that you re kidding... Cheers. stay safe.
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:21

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:21
Try and get hold of the Forestry Map for Casino-Lismore area
Lots of tracks south of Summerland way around Toonumbar Dam Area including forestry drives through to Grafton ,Glenn Innes Road,Also try Forestry Loop road from Lyons Mountain Road up around the Border Ranges (Symmes road) ,Condamine River Road near Kilarney is also a good drive when dry,but all will be closed until flooding settles down for a couple of weeks.These are not serious 4wh drive but just good interesting day trips.
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:35

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 12:35
Thaks for the tips Trevo.. will check into it that area.. sounds nice.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:24

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:24
Hi Coyote.
I agree with Trevor.
When the area dries out, get & explore west of Casino & head down towards the forests. Our 4wd club has spent some great weekends exploring the region especially the Mallara fire trail.
A good GPS & maps are a great help.
Regards.
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:33

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:33
Thanks Vince, any more info on Mallara Fire Trail?? I don't have my GPS or maps here but am "google maping" it and no sign of mallara fire trail or Rd.. perhaps a start point??? Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 20:37

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 20:37
Hi Coyote.
I will send you a member message with more info.

Vince
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (Narangba QLD - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:18

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:18
Lions Road is not a through road at the moment. The bridges along running creek were knocked out by the flood. Maybe a while before you can actually drive through the Lions Road.

I don't know about the NSW side but Grady's is susceptable to flooding as well.

The NSW forestry maps are great and the area south of the border is great but it have to dry out first.

Back to O'reillys - Duck creek road is an alternative (gravel) way up or down the mountain but the rain may have damaged it too. Accessed from Beaudesert rather than Canungra.

Alan
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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:35

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 13:35
cheers .. sounds like the consensus is to wait out.. this drought reall is ruining any adventures..
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Follow Up By: troy - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 21:08

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 21:08
they normally close duck creek road when wet and they are very strict with the closures due to the farms utilising the road as well as recreational users. We usually use DCR instead of the main road.
troy
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