Borroloola to Roper Bar - trafficable?

Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012 at 19:10
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Hi all

Would appreciate knowing if the road between Borroloola and Roper Bar is trafficable for a Patrol with 2" lift and snorkel. Travelling in July.

Not sure if this is technically an extension of the Roper Highway or just another road.

A few river crossings I am guessing, but anything more than that I should know about?

Advice appreciated, thanks.

Stu
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Reply By: BigPixie - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 19:36

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 19:36
More specifically, going from Cape Crawford to Roper Bar.

Maps suggest this is an extension of Savannah Wayof which east of Borroloola did not rpesent a problem when I travelled it a few years ago.

I see there's a national park proposed also (Limmen NP) for which public consultation has just closed. I am assuming travelling with a dog through this area is still OK (until NP is declared) unless anyone knows different.

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Follow Up By: Lex M - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 21:29

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 21:29
Park was declared 16th Mar 2012
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8436380/limmen-national-park-declared-in-nt
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Follow Up By: BigPixie - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:18

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:18
http://www.nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/find/limmen

Was looking at this which still says proposed.

I'll give the ranger a call. Need to know if I can go through with a dog.
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Follow Up By: BigPixie - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:27

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:27
Perhaps the newspaper article is a bit ahead of itself which is really unusual...
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 19:53

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 19:53
Hi Big Pixie.
The RedeX Bash travelled that road way back in (about) 1989 in 2-wheel drive, pre-1970 cars, none with snorkels.

Other things being equal I guess modern 4WDs should be able to do so these days.

It'd be fun either way.

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Reply By: gompy - Monday, May 21, 2012 at 19:59

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 19:59
Did the track last year, was in very good condition.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 09:40

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 09:40
Hi Big Pix, The road from Cape Crawford to Roper Bar has been graded 6 weeks ago and is in good condition. All creek are down and could get a 2 wd up their. Was a bit muddy 30klm south of Roper Bar 4 weeks ago but not to bad.
Yours Andy
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 09:43

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 09:43
Dogs are allowed in limmen NP as long as they stay in the car (No Pit Stops). I spoke to Stewart the ranger about this not long ago.
Andy
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Follow Up By: Member - barbara M (NSW) - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:55

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 10:55
Hi Andy,
Is there now a cost to camp at Butterfly Springs or any of the other National park camps.
Thanks
Barb
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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 17:09

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 17:09
Hi Barbara, Their is talk that a charge was going to be put on camping, but no word as yet. I left Lorella Springs last week, but will be back late September 2012
Andy
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Reply By: BigPixie - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:19

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:19
Thanks for the info people, much appreciated.
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