Camping-Dawson Development Road Springsure to Tambo

Submitted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 18:06
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Wandering if anyone has camped along the DDR? Have found this place called Clarke Lagoon at 24 25 45S 147 15 22E but can not tell on Google Earth if it is fenced off. I have travelled this road before (about 6 years ago) but can not remember much about camping spots.
So if you have a nice spot there I would love to know, will be travelling there at the end of June.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:19

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:19
Bruce

You may take a small detour and camp at Salvator Rosa, part of Carnarvon Gorge NP


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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:11

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:11
Would love to Willem but travelling with a mate how has a couple of dogs.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:53

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 19:53
Buce,

Send Tourboy an MM, he used to travel this area lots last year and should be able to give you some info.

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:12

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 20:12
thanks Kev will do.
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 08:26

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 08:26
Hi Bruce,
I used to travel that road every day and it can be a pain if wet. There is a lot of stock wandering around but they usually don't cross in front (I used to sit on 120kph) it's the roos and emus and dingos you have to watch out for. Once you cross the second river crossing (concrete causeway) you start to climb and the road deteriorates badly and is narrow in places for the next 40 mins until you get to the top of the jumpup and into the Tambo shire. Watch out for tripple road trains belting down this section.

The Lagoon is used as the local sports ground (sometimes) and isn't fenced and is private property. The manager of Mantuan Downs (pronounced mansion) is Dennis Allpass give him a call, he may even suggest a better location and can tell you if the fish are biting.

There are heaps of king browns around all year round (7-8 feet long)
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 16:43

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 16:43
Thanks Dave, I have seen the sports grounds its not far from the turn off to Salvator Rosa I think. I came out thru MT Playfair, the bull dust was unreal, I was towing the camper trailer then not the van.
The mate who we are travelling with does not have a lot of experience towing a van so I might just go thru to Emerald from Moura. We are heading to Barcaldine and I don't like king browns and if there is rain around no way would I take it on, thanks again Dave
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