Sundown National Park

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 21:15
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Hi
Has anyone driven the Sundown National Park track starting at Ballandean past Red Rock Gorge Camp ground?
I have a drive guide that says its for experienced drivers only and has many very rough and steep sections. We are thinking of this way at Easter through to northern NSW..
thanks!
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Reply By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 21:41

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 21:41
G’day HH,
If you have a proper 4wd i.e. one with reasonable clearance you will be ok. It’s a slow trip to the river so allow a day to get there and back. Red Rock Gorge is not much of a camp ground but is a beautiful gorge, a short walk from the car.
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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 21:53

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 21:53
HH,
I loaded the pictures a bit quickly…. These are better.
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Follow Up By: Holiday Hound - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 22:11

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 22:11
Thanks for that.
We have a prado with a suspension upgrade.
I was wondering with all the rain, if the river bed would be a no go.

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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 07:26

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 07:26
Prado's good. Haven’t been there since the rain but the ground didn’t strike me as being boggy. My guess is that you’ll be right.
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Reply By: gelatr- Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 23:33

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 23:33
Hi,

I visited Sundown and camped by the river about 12 months ago. Since it is 12 months since my last visit I don't have recent experience with the road conditions.

I too was concerned about the drive into the park after reading the drive guide. What did I find? Well for one the track is exactly as described - it is rough and it is steep in places. But this just means you have to know where your vehicle is positioned on the track and in particular you need to know where your wheels are. 4wd 101 in my opinion. Drive to the conditions and you wont have any problems. When I was last at Sundown there were a number of vehicles towing camper trailers. This indicates how difficult it really is.

Hope this helps

Cheers,

Geoff
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Reply By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 23:46

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 23:46
Hi HH, Yes the track is rocky and a bit steep in places but not dangerously so.

Red Rock Gorge camp ground is not much but definitely take the short walk to the gorge lookout.

Camping by the river is really good. Toilets but no other facilities.

Cheers
Allan

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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:48

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:48
It's a rough and slow track but fun
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