Off to Lorella Springs NT.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 07:27
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Well it sounds like a great Place.
Has any one been there
It is about 2787 kms to Borroloola via Longreach & Winton.from Sunshine Coast
So I am off there on 28 June who knows how long,It sounds like a great place for a 2 or 3 month Stay,If any one whats to lag along they are welcome.www.lorellasprings.com
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 07:59

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 07:59
Yes I have been there, and next year we have plans to incorporate it in a range of tag-along tours. You will love the place

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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 08:18

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 08:18
Yep, was there last year.Great place with plenty to see and do.Didnt go out to the fishing camp though but it sounded like a fun trip out to it.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 08:55

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 08:55
2 or 3 mths ? Lorella Springs is a magic spot but a long way to get resupply of the essentials , just the 30klm track in will test your c/van.
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Reply By: Voxson - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:51

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:51
The main campground area has a hotspring you can sit in all dy and night without the stink of Dalhousie type springs...

Also there are cold springs too..

The fishing camp at the rosie creek is pretty good,,, the queenfish are nice sizes generally.

Lots of whip snakes and canetoads.....
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:56

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:56
I tried to do a search on PLACES for Lorella Springs NT but things didn't work.
Can anyone give a Lat/Long please.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 13:59

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 13:59
On the Gulf, north of Boroloola..

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Voxson - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 14:00

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 14:00
on the road from borroloola to roper bar
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 16:25

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 16:25
Thanks everyone for your help.
CLC50 (Qld) has provided me with the Lat/Long so I have now pinpointed it on our mapping (Garmin - City Navigator)
We travelled this road back in 2002 but must have decided against the detor. Next time I think the hot springs will draw us in.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 11:18

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 11:18





Margaret and I did this paving outside the bar and built the jerry can bar stools. Chech them out for us.

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Peter
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 19:55

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 19:55
What yr was that , as we sat on jerry can bar stools there in Aug 08 , is a magic spot but cannot envisage spending 2-3 mths there unless 'working'as the caretakers,lol.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 12:05

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 12:05
2007, Alloy c/t.
I would like to know how the paving is standing up because there was not much cement in the sand underneath it....

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 13:13

Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 13:13
Was all fine in Aug 08 , green grass where in your pic the milk crates are sitting , large rock surrounded fire pit just a little more to the left , caretakers at the time we were there did ALL their cooking in said pit , they put on camp oven dinners for all comers at $10 per head , fire was kept going 24/7 , Caretakers baked c/oven bread every day for sale to campers and gave free lessons in c/oven cooking /baking.
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 19:39

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 19:39
The Nathan River Road is extremely stony in lots of sections and the stones/rocks are of the Jagged type with sharp edges.
So go slow is the go.

Enjoy the trip.

Scrubby
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Follow Up By: CLC50 (QLD ) - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 20:37

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 20:37
Thanks ,
Drop tyre Pressure will be the go I hope & slow
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Reply By: Juzzy - Friday, May 14, 2010 at 00:03

Friday, May 14, 2010 at 00:03
We went to Lorella Springs in May/June 2007 and really loved it. We would definitely plan on going back on our next trip.

The people are really friendly, and the grounds are good. Decent ablutions block and they had just installed a donkey when we got there. I managed to nearly melt the donkey's hose, but that is another story!

There is a hot (warm) springs right next to the camping area which is nice at the end of the day. Everyone gathers there and it makes for a friendly atmosphere. There are little fishies in the water that do like to nibble - they especially liked the scab on my knee!

If you do go, make sure you take a trek out to the waterhole - absolutely beautiful and the clearest water I have ever seen! There are also some other nice places to see like the old station house and the eagles nest. Also take a hike up the rocky hill behind the station house for a wonderful sunset.

They even have a bar.

If you go further down the track past Lorella, you can get to some good fishing spots so I have heard.

Okay, after reminiscing, I need to start planning my next trip!!

Enjoy
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