Diamantina Trip

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:55
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Doing a trip in September into the Diamantina NP as part of a larger trip. The question i have is are the tracks from Monkira into Diamantina NP hard 4wd or 2wd tracks. Also is the park worth the trouble.

Thanks for the input

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Reply By: The Landy - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:14

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:14
Hi David

We did this park as part of a bigger trip a couple of years back and is well worth the visit as there is plenty to see and do.

I wrote a story on that trip (Outback Queensland & Gulf Savannah) that includes some references to Diamantina NP.

None of the tracks could be described as hard 4WD tracks.

Good luck with it and drop me a line if you would like further information, email is in my profile....

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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 08:20

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 08:20

It is well worth the visit.
If its wet stay away.
Insects can be a problem but early Sept should be o/k.
Fuel use needs to be planned as there is no fuel available.

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Reply By: Member - Chris B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 09:02

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 09:02
I would also recommend Diamantina NP for a 2-3 day visit.

The times I have been there the roads have been straightforward travelling. As mentioned above calculate fuel usage carefully because you can end up doing quite a few kilometers in the Park.

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Reply By: Rossc0 - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 13:09

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 13:09
The Monkia - Davenport Road is basically alluvial sand.

It is very soft when dry and almost impassable when wet.

In the 6500k's we did last august it was the only road we had to deflate tyres on.

Have a read of our blog from that trip.

Diamantina NP is definitely worth a visit. We spent 2 nights at Hunter's Gorge camping area. Next time through we intend spending a little more time there and completing the loop arround the south western side of the NP.

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Reply By: Witchdoctor - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 16:06

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 16:06
Thanks very much for all the tips.

Cheers David
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:09

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009 at 21:09
The loop mentioned above is approx. 75 klms - so very important to factor fuel in. Great place -we go couple of times a year - we camp at Hunter's Gorge rather than Gum Hole and try the fishing. If you have a canoe or kayak paddle up and down and around and over the other side of the water hole to the cliffs on other side for a look see.
Plenty of bird life - lots of brolgas on other side.
Plenty of climbing up the Gorge behind the camp - wonderful views from the top.
Enjoy it - we do. We go in through Coorabulka and Springvale - then you can go out to Boulia or up through Old Cork to Winton. Be careful with fuel.
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