Barkly Highway

Submitted: Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 11:35
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Hi, Is there anyone who can tell us the condition of the Barkly Highway from Mount Isa to Camooweal? We last travelled on this stretch of road in October 2005 and it was very narrow and not ideal to have to pull off with a caravan on the back when came the especially in the wet. They were installing bridges and I think widening the road so my question is Is it finished? We are looking at going from Queensland to Darwin and back to Adelaide in August/ September this year.
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Reply By: Member - Puffin (NT) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 11:58

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 11:58
G'day grey nomads,

The road works have finished and the road is excellent. We are travelling in the opposite direction in late July on our way to Caloundra. Have a great trip.

Puffin
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Follow Up By: 2 grey nomads - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:14

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:14
Hi Puffin
Thanks for the info. Which way do you go to Coloundra and do you know if all the roads are good. We will be spending time in Tin Can Bay with family before heading to Darwin and we are trying to work out the best route.

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Follow Up By: Member - Puffin (NT) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 14:19

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 14:19
We're going through Mt Isa, Cloncurry, Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine , across to Rocky and straight down the Bruce Highway to Caloundra. Friends have returned from Bundaberg recently and roads were ok.

Puffin
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Reply By: Baz & Pud (Tassie) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 12:49

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 12:49
Gday 2gn's
Travelled from Barkly Homestead to Mt Isa some 18 months ago with 18' van in tow, road great, no problems at all.

Baz
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Reply By: Ozrover - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:09

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:09
Barkly Highway was good as of two months ago, Expensive fuel at the homestead $2+ for diesel!
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Reply By: Ozrover - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:09

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:09
Barkly Highway was good as of two months ago, Expensive fuel at the homestead $2+ for diesel!
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Reply By: Member -Walkabout(NSW) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:40

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 13:40
G'day Grey Nomads
I took this sometime in the last 12 months....Use this road quite a bit so have forgotten exact date.This is the 82 mile bore between Mt Isa And Camooweal
Have a safe trip.Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: 2 grey nomads - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:53

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:53
Thanks for the photo I feel so much better about travelling on this road again.
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Reply By: Member - Carolyn M (QLD) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 19:01

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 19:01
great road info and photo - will be towing my van out this way in August too, so very useful info.
Happy travels,
Cheers
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Reply By: flashwillie - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:03

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:03
just came over last week from gympie towing 22' ranger trekka road ok we came via murgon durong south to chinchilla stayed overnight @wallumbilla show grounds free elect great place then c/v parks till avon downs over the road from cop shop not much traffic overnight then on to tennant ck. cheers gordon
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Reply By: 2 grey nomads - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:56

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:56
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all the replies and info it is a great help. Now we can enjoy the trip.
Cheers
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