Diamantina National Park Access from South?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 14:14
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We will be travelling to the Diamantina National Park next week and would like any information on the easiest access coming from the south. Information on fuel stops available north and west of Windorah would also be appreciated
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 17:41

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 17:41
May be of interest - was talking to a bloke on HF last night re Diamantina NP - he said the main tracks in the park are open (2 weeks back some places were still very 'squishy') - but the Warracoota circuit track is still closed. Can't say, re your other points...........
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 18:41

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 18:41
There is Fuel and Supplies at Windorah, Bedouri and Boulia.
Not sure if there are any closer to the Park.

I cant find any members Trecks in that area but I have been told its well worth the Visit

Cheers
Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:40

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:40
Dropped into the Park for only an afternoon & night last July travelling south from Boulia. After Boulia next fuel was Windorah, so you need to make sure you work out how much fuel you will need carefully, unless you have a Prado with a 180L tank!
Boulia is the closest fuel point to the park that we could see.
Use the river water for washing etc, so you can minimise the number of water Jerry cans you need and maximise fuel jerry cans.

We wished we could have stayed another 2-3 nights, as for our teenage kids it was the highlight of 7000km through central Australia. It was warm enough (just) to swim. Had reasonable amount of wildlife.

The roads last year we found to be very good (unusual for a NP) graded dirt.
Apart from a long drop, don't expect any facilities for your camping fees.
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 09:02

Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 09:02
Was there end of May. All roads were fine. Came in from Windorah & out
through NW to Boulia/ Winton Road. Minimal water over road. Need fuel for 7/800
km. Nice birdlife. Waterhole edges were deep mud, may be better now. No
supplies so be prepared. .....oldbaz.
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Reply By: Member - Max H (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 19:23

Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 19:23
Thank-you all for your info hope to put it to good use in the next few weeks.
We will be leaving Walcha on Tuesday & travelling via Narrabri Walgett Bourke &
Hungerford
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Reply By: The Landy - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 08:34

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 08:34
This is a great park and worth doing the trips around the park also, but that will require fuel for another 200/300klms.

We'll be up there in a couple of weeks.

cheers, the Landy
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