Gregory Downs to Adele's Grove

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 23:27
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Hi everyone
I'm planning to spend a couple of days at Lawn Hill NP next week. Can anyone give me approx travel time/road conditions between Gregory Downs and Adele's Grove campground?? Thanks a lot. Love to hear tips/thoughts about Lawn hill too
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:04

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:04
We were there 4 years ago, so can't comment about the road conditions at present. I was amazed at how good the roads were, the nearby mine ensures that.
There is a short walk which takes you to the top of an island in the gorge. I think it starts near where you hire the canoes from and the giant catfish live. We thought that was a fantastic short walk.
Mad if you don't hire a canoe and paddle up the gorge, great leisurely paddle. We also took a guided tour to the Riversleigh fossil site. It wasn't cheap but having an experienced guide explained so much more about what you see and taught us a fair bit about the local area.

A gem of an oasis in the dry savanah. Our family spent 3-4 days there, could easily have spent a week.
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Reply By: The Landy - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:29

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:29
Generally speaking the road is in good condition, and includes a fair amount of bitumen. Keep a good look out for (get out of the way!) the large trucks using the road from the Century Zinc mine.

Adel’s Grove and Lawn Hill are both wonderful places to visit and shouldn't take any more than a couple of hours, if that...

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Reply By: glenmac - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 09:58

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 09:58
Hi Tastpa

I was there only 5 weeks ago and the road between Gregory Downs and the Century Mine turnoff is very good but after that they are doing some roadworks with some detour sections. In all it should only take around an hour.
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Reply By: Member - blackbird1937 - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 10:46

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 10:46
Hi , I was there last Sept and agree with Mark re the canoes up the gorge and walk but after 2pm there was no one to hire them from , TOO warm so used palm fronds to paddle with . A great view and photos from the top of walk , have to learn how to put them on , computer illiterate .
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Follow Up By: wendys - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 16:50

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 16:50
Ask at Adels Grove what are the hours for canoe hire. If it is very quiet, they may be rostering their staff for shorter hours.
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