Carnarvon Gorge QLD

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 18:58
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Hi all

Have friends wishing to travel from Rockhampton to Carnarvon Gorge in the next few days .Does anyone know the conditions of the roads from Rolleston through to the Gorge .

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Reply By: i lean - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:15

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:15
Roads are all paved these days,all ok
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy (springsure- Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 09:33

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 09:33
Mate,
I can assure you that the roads into Carnarvon Gorge aren't all paved and the ones that are have sustained damage.

There are numerous places where the road was completely washed away. As of Friday some damage has been made trafficable but the last road report I recieved before leaving work on Friday was that the access road was still closed.
I will be heading down that way hopefully tomorrow or Tuesday to do a flood assessment report If I can get through.

The main road from Rolleston to Injune was opened on Friday
But betwween Rolleston and the Carnarvon turnoff there are a few bad blowouts (potholes).

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:38

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 12:38
You have gotta love first hand experience ;))

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Reply By: Member - Tessa (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:28

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:28
Gonna be awful hot!!!
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:30

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 19:30
I have just alerted Tour Boy to this thread as I am pretty sure he drives this road on a regular basis. So stay tuned.

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Reply By: kcandco - Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:06

Saturday, Feb 02, 2008 at 23:06
Hi

You could phone the Ranger office at the gorge itself

Carnarvon National Park
Via Rolleston, QLD 4702
ph (07) 4984 4505 8am–5pm seven days


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Reply By: bushnana - Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 14:27

Sunday, Feb 03, 2008 at 14:27
Heard on "Macca" this morning that the park is closed due to rain. Can't get in because of road conditions.
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy (springsure- Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 16:55

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 16:55
Hi I've just come back from there and the road is closed as is Takarakka and the National park rd before the Balloon Cave.
It has been pouring up there since midday and the creek is on the way up.
I would say sometime in the next month if it stops raining (which it won't do this week).
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:48

Monday, Feb 04, 2008 at 20:48
Dave,

You guys doing much Over Time to fix these roads?? or are they going to wait until the rain finishes??

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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy (springsure- Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:29

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 07:29
Kev,
We can't do anything up there untill it has had time to dry out which would be about 2 weeks after it stops raining.

I nearly got swept off the causeway on the sealed section yesterday as it flows too quick.

The Council will focus on the major highways (with main rds permission) and major arterials first. People could have got out of Carnarvon yesterday morning but with the storm I saw up there yesterday I'd say from about 1pm yesterday the creeks would be back over 1m on the causeways and flowing at about 30-40kph.

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