Lorella springs station

Submitted: Monday, May 03, 2010 at 17:32
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has anyone been there how rough to get there and what is it like??
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, May 03, 2010 at 20:25

Monday, May 03, 2010 at 20:25
Yes.
Can be very rough from the turnoff as rarely graded by the council so depends when last graded.

A couple of cars with vans had their microwaves fall out.

I like the place from when I went 2 years ago. One of the nicest campspots next to the hot spring that I have been to . Hot shower if you fire up the radiator donkey. Lots of crocs and great fishing if you are inclined.
To my mind far superior to Butterfly springs where you are hemmed in by fences.
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Follow Up By: long haired nomad - Monday, May 03, 2010 at 22:09

Monday, May 03, 2010 at 22:09
Hey Rangiephil,
What fences are you talking about at Butterfly Springs? You dont mean the log rails separating the camp spots do you?
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Reply By: Territory29 - Monday, May 03, 2010 at 22:21

Monday, May 03, 2010 at 22:21
Went there in august 2009 had a great time.
Take everything you need with you as supplies are limited, you will be made most welcome, most people stay longer than they intend to and I can't blame them, it is a very remote cattle station with a fascinating history, very basic facilities but that adds to the chalm of the place.
If time permits ask Rhett to take you out to the newly openned up wet lands and the sunsets from the lookout are some of the best.
When we were there the roads were a bit rough but we took in our Supreme van without any worries, take your time and you will be fine.(remember time only matters to prisoners)
While there check out the Southern lost city only about 20Ks away and a great camping spot.
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Reply By: Member - lyndon NT - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 08:17

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 08:17
Hi
The 30 km's in were smooth when we went through like all dirt roads it will depend on being graded. Are you talking about the road out to the fishing camp(need boat) if so have a look at some of my pic's. Most extreme track we have ever done, especially towing a large boat! 35km technical stuff then 35 km of bog, at least when we were there.
Had a great time!

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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 08:33

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 08:33
As others have said, well worth the trip in, and plenty to do and explore around the property.Big thumbs up from us.
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Reply By: Member - Mark C (NSW) - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 09:01

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 09:01
sorry to show my lack of knowledge but where is this place
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 10:24

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 10:24
Gulf country.

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Reply By: oldfart1953 - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 14:39

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 14:39
Hi Ding9,
We were there last September, planned on staying two nights turned into four.
Rhett & his mother (cant remember her name) marvellous hosts make you feel very welcome & comfortable.
Basic, but comfortable ammenities, beaut natural hot spring pool at the campsite. Plenty to explore & see. Lots of history.
Get Rhett & his mum to tell you the stories about the 'early days' when they were making adventure films (Albi Mangel's style).....very interesting & entertaining.
Highly recommened stop over.
The Savannah Way, last Sept was OK we have a 200 series & Kedron 19' 6" & this combo handled the roads OK, the road into Lorella wasnt to bad.

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Follow Up By: ding9 - Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 20:17

Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 20:17
cheers for all the replies looks like it is a place we must see!
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Reply By: Member - Min (NSW) - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 15:21

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 15:21
We were there last year and enjoyed it very much.

The road in was far worse than the Savannah Way but we had no problems. We have a ct (not off road, but it's been everywhere) and a Prado. Not so some folk who came in with an off road caravan. The lady was in tears with the amount of dust in the van.

Loved the shower and the hot springs.

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Reply By: Johnw14+ - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 21:35

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 21:35
Would echo everything said above. We were there in September last year. The road was a little rough but not the roughest we went on. Well worth the trip in.
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