mataranka to cape crawford

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 20:23
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just after some info.
i will be travelling this route around mid august and would like to know how many creek crossings i will encounter with water in them and from your experence how deep on average will the water be.
i am wondering weather i will require diff breathers or not.
i will be travelling in a np pajero which i have lifted a bit over 2 inches.
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 22:03

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 22:03
Hi Dean r2, Their is quite a few creek crossings but most will be empty or not running. deepest will be 500mm and the rest will be no more than 300mm. Diff breathers for one trip down the road is not needed and you can cheek them at Cape Crawford. If water has got in the oil will be milky, you would have to be unlucky it water gets in to the diffs. Tip drive slow into water and let the diff cool down so it does not suck in water. many car that come through this way don't have diff breathers and have no problems.
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 22:19

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 22:19
thanks for the info andy
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Reply By: anglepole - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 16:12

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 16:12
Yes there are quite a few creek crossings. How much water is in them depends on rain that falls elsewhere.

I found that if you drop into the Katherine Visitor Centre they are pretty switched on, and had excellent knowledge of the road and conditions.

The worst of the trip was the badly corrugated roads in parts.

Enjoy your trip and fill up with fuel in Katherine it won't get any cheaper.

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Reply By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:09

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:09
just done the trip in a van in last few days - the deepest crossing would have only been 1 foot deep. Roper Bar to Cape Crawford road is quite rough but do-able, even saw on-road vans there. the road into Lorella Springs has just been graded.

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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 12:20

Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 12:20
exellent thanks did you do any fishing along the way.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 13:53

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 13:53
no, we did not fish.
locals everywhere said barra not biting as water is too cold.
others said limited barra but you need live bait - supported by seeing fresh barra carcasses at several locations like Roper Bar, Tomato Island, Lorella Springs and King Ash Bay.

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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 15:53

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 15:53
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