Half way around-nearly!!!

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 05, 2012 at 10:19
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Hi Guys, We are 15 weeks into our lap of Australia and loving every minute. We are about to leave Darwin and head across the savannah Way to Normanton and were wondering if we can cut up on the dirt track to come out on the Peninsula Development road at Artemis near the Hann River road house instead of going into Cairns and then up. On our return we will come down through Cairns. This is one of the main areas my husband has been hanging out to do whilst I drag him around the Gibb river road, Karijini and kakadu so any advice on great campsites or places not to be missed would be appreciated. We are travelling without a real time frame so do not want to pre book as you are supposed to to stay in the National parks which is a pain that we have found elsewhere like Cape Range and the Bungles but they always seem to be able to fit us in!
Thanks Carreen
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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Thursday, Jul 05, 2012 at 10:50

Thursday, Jul 05, 2012 at 10:50
We have gone in at gamboola and weaved through to fairview on the pdr.
Took about 6hrs because we didn't rush.
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Follow Up By: Carreen - Thursday, Jul 05, 2012 at 15:17

Thursday, Jul 05, 2012 at 15:17
Thanks for that I will check it on the map.
Carreen
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 05, 2012 at 20:23

Thursday, Jul 05, 2012 at 20:23
The other option - just to throw it in here is up through Palmervale Station with a side track to Maytown - interesting run through there.

If you go that way - nice bush camp next to the Lynd River on the west side of the causeway.
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Friday, Jul 06, 2012 at 11:36

Friday, Jul 06, 2012 at 11:36
What year is the troopie, 70,80ies maybe, but looks good to old eyes.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jul 06, 2012 at 14:46

Friday, Jul 06, 2012 at 14:46
Brodie - thanks

it was an 82 HJ47 - which I loved, but unfortunately met a bit of an accident on the Thunderbolt Way last September. Most of the parts from the old girl are now reconstituted / recycled in a restored red 83 HJ47 tray-back.

Tried to post some phots of the new girl, however have difficulty loading new photos onto this site.
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Reply By: Member - Sonshine - Friday, Jul 06, 2012 at 18:14

Friday, Jul 06, 2012 at 18:14
The wetlands Cruise (Sunset) on Corroboree Billabong is great. $50 pp booked at Corroberee Tavern, where we also camped.

http://www.wetlandcruises.com.au/cruise-info


Then not far East and a little North is Shady Camp Campsite. Plenty of Barra wghich can be caught off the Barrage, Croc and other wild beastie action.

http://www.pleasetakemeto.com/australia/shady-camp/information

Gaz
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