road from Karumba to Adels Grove

Submitted: Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 16:22
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has anyone travelled from Karumba to Adels Grove recently that can advise best route - driving prado with on road van
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Reply By: Member - Tony & Julie (FNQ) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 16:49

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 16:49
Where is Adels Grove - I have not heard of this place. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - dajo trad - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 17:18

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 17:18
just near Lawn Hill National Park Hema map 12G2 - to many places to see to keep up with them all
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Follow Up By: Member - Troopy's Crew - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 17:19

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 17:19
Its the private campground near Lawn Hill National Park, which is north of Mt Isa, NW Qld. Good place to camp and enjoy the Lawn Hill magic.

Dajo, havent been to Lawn Hill for a few years so cant help you with recent road info.

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Reply By: Member - 1/2A - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 18:00

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 18:00
The road from Gregory Downs to Pasminco Century Mine is dirt but usually in a good condition because of the mine, but from the mine to Adels Grove it can be a bit rough.
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Reply By:- Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 18:24

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 18:24
G'day,

Travelled that road last October, so not recent but I can give a perspective. The road from Gregory to the mine should be in reasonable condition because the mine maintains it, from the mine to Adels is a bit corrugated but it wasn't bad by any stretch, in fact there were several "Normal" caravans and many two wheel drive cars (including a Barina) at dels when we arrived.

Drop your tyre pressures a little to account for rocky patches and drive to the conditions and you should be fine. The road from Karumba to Gregory is good even though it is single lane in parts.

My tip for this trip - have a Truckies Rump at the Bourke & Wills Roadhouse, it was awesome when we were there.

Hope this helps
Regards
Evan
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Reply By: blue one - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 19:09

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 19:09
Mate,
We did the same route 24 months ago.

The council just done some maintenance to the tracks to Doomadgee so all was good. No one was towing and we went in through KFC to Lawn Hill.

The photos on to wall at Lawn Hill would be a bench mark for towing. (ie: van stuck in a wash out).

If you want to do this route I would call KFC and ask about the road conditions as they can vary every couple of weeks.

Even the track into KFC in the dry would be hard on an van.

Otherwise drive around through Isa.

Maybe leave the van and take a tent.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 15:45

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 15:45
We went through about 3 weeks ago and the rough bits are not too bad if you take it easy.

In fact there were only a few bits we had to slow down on.

I use to own a 20' tandem and I would take it on that road.

Just drive to the road conditions.

Oh and watch out for the police between Bourke and Wills roadhouse and Gregory downs. They actually had a road side RBT aobut half way. Funny to see.

Regards BooBoo
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