Savannah Way

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:02
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we are planning to travel the Savannah Way around May/June.
Joining it at Normanton Qld through to Borroloola. Will be towing an O/R camper trailer.
any input,tips,tricks etc would be very much appreciated.

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Ed
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:22

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 17:22
May is on the end of the wet, so there could be a bit of water on the crossings. I have travelled that road mid june water was up, but no problems getting through.

Check road conditions on this site closer to your departure date.
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Follow Up By: Member - willawa - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:51

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 20:51
Thanks Tony.
will checkout conditions as you suggest

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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 21:35

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 21:35
It is a fantastic trip, but we tried to travel the Savannah Way in 2010 at the end of May and the road via Hells Gate was still closed, so as others have said, watch the road conditions report. Also, when travelling it is also good to ask locals as some of the councils are a bit slow in opening some of the roads.
When we were there the road from Normanton to Doomadgee was officially closed but the locals at Normanton said the road was fine. They said the council does not open it until latter to save money by not having to grade it. We went that way and the road was perfect and obviously used a lot, despite the closed sign.



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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 09:02

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 09:02
Get caught driving on a closed road without permission and you could be up for a fine of $1,000 per wheel.

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Peter
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