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Submitted: Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:38
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Can anyone tell me if there is an access track from Blyth Homestead to the Lost City and if so how difficult it is?

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:44

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:44
There was a post on here a while ago that said the Blyth Homestead track was closed so perhaps a call to the rangers would be the go.



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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:46

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 08:46
As Graham says, there was a track.

When we were there in late 2008, it was closed.

Went to both Lost City and Blythe homestead, had to back track to the main road in the national park to get between them.
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Reply By: Twinkles - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 09:45

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 09:45
I spent the second half of last year at a school 10km past Wangi Falls. I spoke to the rangers about this track. It has been closed for a few years and thoroughly grown over. I did the trip through to Daly River via Blythe Homestead and the Lost City a number of times. I could see no evidence of the old track.
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 10:20

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 10:20
We were there in 02 and it was closed then so it would very really grown over by now. That track down to the south is a good drive with plenty of "magnetic" termite mounds.

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Follow Up By: Rod W - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 15:34

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 15:34
Twinkles, what do you mean by "a school 10kms past Wangi Falls." I was last there in 1978 (left Darwin 21yrs ago) and the whole region was all still virgin jungle... was gone wrong?
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 21:31

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 21:31
There are some beautiful falls and swimming holes off this track also.
There is a state primary school and Woolaning Homeland Christian College past Wangi Falls. The bitumen road runs out a few k's after these schools on it's way to the Cox Peninsula road. I was at Woolaning HCC. The students are indigenous and live on site in homes with 'house parents'. They go home for holidays. They attend school every day while on site. The students are aged 12 to 17, but had very little schooling before they start there.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 22:07

Thursday, Apr 01, 2010 at 22:07
Yeah it's closed, pity it used to be a "fun" drive, vehicle damage was quite likely! Glad I did it whule it was still open!
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