Hughenden to Lynd Junction

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 13:30
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Looking at my trusty Hema Atlas it shows the route from Hughenden to Lynd Junction along the Kennedy Developmental Rd as an unsealed outback road but what is it really like. It is 250 odd Km shorter than driving Hughendon toCharters towers and back to the Lynd Junction on the blacktop. Sometimes the extra distance on the blacktop doesn't take much longer if the short cut is horrendous. Thaks for the help.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 13:41

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 13:41
Unsealed that it is, and a good short cut, The sand can be corrugated in some places real bad, but with care it's OK I have escorted a Low Loader up there with a D10 on
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Follow Up By: Member - The W (WA) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 15:13

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 15:13
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 15:20

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Follow Up By: Member - The W (WA) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 16:10

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Follow Up By: Member - The W (WA) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 16:15

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 16:57

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 16:57
Back in 99 (I sound like a real old timer saying that) we travelled the Kennedy development road as part of our visit to Cape York,

Immediately north of Hughenden it was a bit wet in places. Great for getting the car dirty and making it look like you have really been out there but not so bad as to make travel overly difficult. It was a pleasant run and I think quicker than heading to the coast to do battle with traffic. Procupine Creek Gorge is worth a look and I wished we had more than a lunch stop there.

That day we travelled from Longreach due north along the Muttaburra Rd to Hughenden and then north again on the Kennedy Development Rd. We camped overnight just short of the Lynd and the next day went on to Undara.

We had time at Undara to have a look around, the guided tour was excellent our guide had frown up there and knew the place like a local he was fantastic. We then travelled to Innot Hot Springs to camp for the night. The luxury of a hot bath made the effort worthwhile.

Hope that is some help. We all wish we could have gone a bit slower and had a better look, that would be nice but the road served it's purpose and saved us some time and some kilometres.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:19

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:19
We did the shortish section up to Porcupine Gorge in 07 and that was being raised up and graded by the road gang then (wet weather strategy I guess) - that section was a very good gravel / dirt / sandy sections road - I got the impression other people we had seen towing in the area had come down from LJ.
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Reply By: Rock Ape - Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:28

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008 at 18:28
Road is normally good, sandy sections and bulldust can cause a drop in speed. Don't know if they are moving cattle around the area, cause if they are roadtrains can cut it up.

Have a good one

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Reply By: happytravelers - Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:59

Monday, Mar 24, 2008 at 08:59
Interested to read your question as we are travelling that way in Sept. and were wondering the same thing. We're allowing a day to travel from Hughendon to the Lynd Junction with a visit to Porcupine gorge on the way. Hoping to camp at Lynd Junction overnight. What time of year are you planning your trip for?
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