Darwin to Litchfield

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:00
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Has anyone travled the Dirt road from Darwin to Litchfield recently.

I am currently in Darwin and was thinking of taking the caravan down that way as there is only about 50km of dirt road. I don't want to smash my van up on a bad dirt road...Cruiser is OK, but not sure about van.

Thanks gang


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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:56

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 21:56
Hey Dunco.

What type of van are we talking about ??

I wouldn't take a non off road van down there myself, even after it has been graded.

There are a lot of blind narrow corners, and sharp narrow crests.

Have fun Steve.
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Follow Up By: Dave & Shelley (NT) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:55

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 22:55
Hi Dunco,

Have to agree Steve here, I haven't been on the road this year but I wouldn't take a road van down the road. Conditions are usually OK but why risk damage. If you are going to Bachelor with the van use the Sturt highway. Only risk it if you intend to go to the other side at Wangi falls but remember that it is pretty busy these days as well. I tried to check the NT GOV web site but they have shut down at the moment. I know a lot of the tracks, including that road was still closed only two weeks ago. Try the website when its up and running:

www.roadreport.nt.gov.au

Good luck with your trip

Dave
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Follow Up By: Dave & Shelley (NT) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 23:26

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 23:26
Hi Dunco,

The web site is up and running. This is the link directly to the Litchfield NP site. It was last updated 09 MAY so it could be out of date. Hope this helps:

http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/access.html

Litchfield National Park
4WD Tracks Surprise Creek Falls: CLOSED
Sandy Creek Falls: CLOSED
Reynolds River track: CLOSED
Lost City: CLOSED
Access Cox Peninsula Access: CLOSED
Batchelor Access: Open - due to monsoon conditions, situations can change at short notice, please take care. Drive with due caution as water may be over roads at causeways.
Bamboo Creek Access: CLOSED
Buley Rock Hole Access: Open
Swimming: Open
Florence Falls Swimming: Open
2WD Campground: Open - open all year round
4WD Campground: Open

Table Top Walking track: Closed: Access via permit only Contact Phone: 8999 4814
Tolmer Falls Swimming: No Swimming Available
Walker Creek Access: CLOSED: Due to flood damage
Wangi Falls Swimming: CLOSED
Other Facilities: Open
Contact Batchelor Ranger Station on: (08) 8976 0282
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Follow Up By: Dave & Shelley (NT) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 23:30

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 23:30
Sorry, the road is the "Access Cox Peninsula Access: CLOSED"
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:21

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 18:21
Thanks Troops.

That answers my question. I will go for a day trip down there without the van

Cheers one and all

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Reply By: zha zha cruiser - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 10:33

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 10:33
take a tent onite and do the loop....
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