Darling River Run with Caravan

Submitted: Friday, Jul 02, 2010 at 22:50
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Friends have suggested we go to Bourke and travel down along the Darling. This is to happen in August. We all have caravans. I see that the Darling River run route is rated as suitable for caravans.

I have heard recently there is water over some of the roads in that area at the moment.

I would think if the roads are open then it would depend on whether the roads had been graded recently.

I see we can check with the council at Bourke to find out the road conditions.

Has anyone any suggestions. caravans OK, Good places to camp, fishing, water levels. Thanks in anticipation.
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 06:38

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 06:38
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Follow Up By: DaveRo - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:24

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:24
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Thanks for that. I will keep an eye on that as well. The more information we have the better off we will be.

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Reply By: Member - Glenda and Max C (QLD - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:15

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:15
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We are planning the same trip,leaving Brisbane on Monday,via Mt Moffat.We are towing a 24ft 5th Wheeler, and hope to be leaving Bourke around 1st August.we will try and keep you posted re road conditions.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:39

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:39
Max,

You may want to call the Ranger at Mt Moffatt as they have had 15mm of rain in the past 24 hours and you may have difficulty getting the 5th wheeler in there. His number is 07 4626 3581.

Enjoy your trip into Mt Moffatt if you can get in there as it is a magic place to visit, hopefully soon I will have a Trek Note finalised for it as well.

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Follow Up By: DaveRo - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:16

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:16
Glenda and Max. Thanks for that would appreciate any info re road conditions. Will keep a look out for you.

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Reply By: Member - John G- Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:45

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 08:45
G'day Dave

We did the run four years ago with friends who have a caravan - no problems for them. We stayed at Idalia Station and there were two other conventional vans there - again, they had had no problems.

We had had to cool our heels for a couple of days in Mildura waiting for the roads to open after rain, and that is always a possibility. I think it is that the roads are closed as a method of preserving their condition, and for safety. We were on the southern section the day the roads were opened and there were no problems.

Have a good trip

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Follow Up By: DaveRo - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:18

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:18
John

That is the sort of information that we are after. Thanks mate.

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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 22:05

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 22:05
We did it a while back and one of the vehicles in our party was a Tarago towing a Jayco Swan, normal road version and they had no problems.

The other guy had a Commodore wagon. His bigest problem was a buckled wheel when he hit a bridge hard trying to catch up with the rest of us after he had stopped to take photos.

People on this site often say it because it is generally true, take it easy and you should have no problems.

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