Stones Crossing on the Wenlock

Submitted: Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 23:12
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Going for a jaunt up the cape in 2 weeks and after leaving Weipa need to get permish to travel stones crossing out to Bramwell junction along a private track .
Just wondered if someone in the know from that area could advise who to approach .

Cheers John

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Reply By: Member - Tony B (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 06:11

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 06:11
Hi. Some of it is on Napranum Community Council Land Ph 07 40697855. From there not sure but maybee Batavia Downs Land? Moreton Telegraph Station may be able to help PH 07 40603360. Have Fun Regards Tony
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 09:22

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 09:22
It's a great track. Make sure that you have a decent map, as there are a lot of dead ends around. And if travelling in the fire season, you can be sure that you'll travel many km more than what's on your map, as you detour around fallen trees.
Oh and pick your time to do the crossing, it can be reasonably deepish.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 10:03

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 10:03
"it can be reasonably deepish"

It sure bloody can Footy, this is the crossing that very nearly left me stranded on the cape. I walked it and chose my path carefully, made a judgement, that a tarp would not be necessary as my path was only shin deep. I was crossing sth bound and on the right hand side of the crossing (closest to where the water drops over the rocks) and the trailer shifted, towards the drop off and I pulled the wheel to the left and dropped the car and trailer into the "deeper" centre part of the crossing, water came way up over my wipers of the pathfinder. I dropped the right boot into the pathy and scrambled for the sthn river bank. As soon as I was out of the water enough, I stopped in the middle of the exit to see how the air intake was. Water had just entered the air box but not too much so I reckon I was bloody lucky to say the least. We were there in late Oct early Nov (10 yrs ago) so it was very much at the end of the dry when all the rivers are at their lowest and still we had water over the bonnet on 4 occassions up there.

Enjoy the trip Fourplayfull.
Regards, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 10:18

Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 10:18
My fan blade nicked the radiator at that crossing..I also thought that it wouldn't be as deep as it was. Silly boy!
The radiator made it to the Tip and back to Weipa..where I had to have it flown to Cairns and back to get it fixed. The workshop had a zillion L/C radiators, but none for a Padj.
I guess that's when I decided to go back to Landcruisers LOL
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Reply By: Member - Fourplayfull - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:35

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:35
Thanks for the advice & phone numbers , will give them a go today .
Hopefully the raster maps & hema will guide us through .

So it will be wise to get the lefthand driver to check the depth first - she says it is not mentioned on the "travel brochure"!!!

Cheers John
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Reply By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 14:45

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 14:45
Hi John
Last time I heard, that track was closed with gate padlocked.
Might pay to phone ahead first
Remember also, no alcohol allowed at Stones Crossing
Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Tony - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 15:48

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 15:48
It has been closed for the past couple of years. Its leased as a private hunting area.
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Reply By: Member - Fourplayfull - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 23:42

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 23:42
Thanks Tony - I contacted the council at weipa today, yes they were working Saturday to catch up , told to call back on Monday - will let you know .
Cheers John
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