Road Conditions around Diamantina Lakes

Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2009 at 16:17
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hi i am going to Diamantina lakes in July 2009 and would like some feed back on road conditions from b/ville to Diamantina as well as from there to Winton via the Diamantina river road can you help
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, May 11, 2009 at 19:57

Monday, May 11, 2009 at 19:57
Not sure what you need to know. From Birdsville you have to travel via the Lake Machattie Bypass because it is flooded at the Cuttaburra. Depending on the type of vehicle you may need to go into Bedourie and re-fuel, then back out to the No. 3 bore and up the good dirt road via Coorabulka and Springvale and into Diamantina Lakes. There is a camp spot at Gum Hole but it isn't as nice as camping at Hunter's Gorge (my personal opinion). There is a nice drive at the Lakes which is about 75 klms (this needs to be taken into account for your fuel supply). Not sure what you intend doing there - we go for the fishing and hiking up and around the gorge. Also not sure of the state of the road up to Winton - could be rough - with all the flooding that's been up there maybe not all tracks have had anything donw with them. Normally reasonable dirt roads.
Contact National Parks in Longreach for more up to date information, closer to the time.
Enjoy the Lakes - stay more than one night - there's heaps to see and a boat or canoe or kayak is a good idea!
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