Gregory Development Road

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 10:10
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Can anyone tell me whether this road is a made road or just a gravel road

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Pete
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 10:38

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 10:38
Single lane bitumen north of Charter Towers. South section from Charters Towers is dirt. Check out StreetView for some images depending on which section you are travelling eg:

- StreetView image of Gregory Development Road section

Hope that helps

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 11:33

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 11:33
Hi Pete,

We travelled on this road both North and South on our way to Cooktown only a couple of months ago and it is bitumen from Emerald to Charters Towers, much only a few years old and pretty good road.

From north of Charters Towers to the junction near Undara much is single lane bitumen or roadworks where it is being both widened and bitumenised during the winter dry season. The road works continue for hundreds of kms and make the drive slower than expected.

We towed our 18 ft Jayco outback van with no problems.
We met a few road trains and plenty of caravanners like us.
Will add a couple of pics to show you what its like.

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Reply By: CJ - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 13:07

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 13:07
Yep road construction as mentioned above

Slow down where visibility isn't far ahead as the road trains are plentiful. When you do see one, we actually pull right off and stop, as I have seen firsthand some flying rocks smash a windscreen (of a pleb who actuall overtook me and did the half-on half-off road share with an oncoming road train.);-)

But there are wide sections where we pushed on a bit. Watch out though for the policeman. Troopcarrier, but it is fitted with a radar gun.

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Reply By: hamishNav - Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 14:42

Saturday, Aug 07, 2010 at 14:42
We did this on our journey south from Cooktown about two to three weeks ago.
We have a Navara towing a 19ft dual axle van. (Not an off roader van).
Comments so far seem pretty well spot on to us.
Road works are a real pain. Particularly south of Greenvale (check out the three rivers hotel while there) but improve after Charters Towers.
Allow yourself plenty of time and use your CB at call points as road trains seem very good at letting you know they are coming and many of these narrow bridges etc do not have room to pull off if a road train is coming.
Good luck
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