road conditions

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:21
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Hi, in two weeks time we will travel north from Melbourne,than in about 4 to 5 weeks time we will head towards Cairns ,what are the roads like from Tennant Creek to Cairns ,probably via Normanton,an Avan(standard) wiil be towed by Prado diesel turbo,is this safe route.Appreciate any advise,thanks,Adamski.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:59

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:59
Depends what you mean by safe.

Is it safe to take a standard caravan on?

Is it safe from baddies and you aren't likely to end up like the hapless travellers in Wolfe Creek?

The road is bitumen. All roads are safe as long as you drive to the conditions.

Just be mindful of road trains between Cloncurry and Normanton which is sigle lane bitumen and high shoulders. If you don't give way to them they will push you off the road.

The rest is a no brainer national highway.

Get a 40 Channel uhf.
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Follow Up By: adamski - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 16:34

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 16:34
Hi Wizard1,thank you for reply,I think it will be wiser to drive straight to Townsville via Cloncurry,instead Normanton.What I mean safe to take standard van,my van is Avan,Pop Top 17 ft,duel axel,so it is low on suspension ,it is not a Off Road van,and what happen to the travellers in Wolfe Creek,sorry ,but I am a visitor ,and quite green on exploroz.I have travveled for a fev times to Port Douglas ,and back,no trouble at all,with the van on tow.I have travel around Australia,with AAT King years ago on escorted tour ,so I think most of bitumen roads are OK to travel with van,I didn't know that from Cloncurry to Normanton is a single line,and high shoulders,not enough space for me and road train , I gues,unless I can end up in deep s....creek.Best regards Adamski.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 20:25

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 20:25
Wolfe Creek is a movie
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