Road conditions Artemis Station to Dunbar Stn, FNQ

Submitted: Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 14:22
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We are travelling to Cape York and returning to Brisbane via the gulf.
Could someone please advise the condition of the track between Artemis, South of Musgrave and Dunbar on the Burke development road.
We are three dual cab utes with off road camper trainers. Will we make it.
Thanks Kev.
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:27

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 15:27
have not heard about the Artemis route for a while, they did do a lot of work on it the last few years, not sure if it would be open as yet. try the link below.

I have driven & know The Kimba road is open through to King Junction Station

Road Conditions

From King Junction? Unless the Council Crew have been there, the Palmer River Crossing may be an issue (It sands up each year).

Have Fun

Regards Tony

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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 23:01

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 23:01
G'day Kev,

we went up through there 2 years ago.

You can go up through Kowanyama, it's a bit more remote apart from two Communities. The Mitchell River crossing that way can be pretty tough if you're towing but I have seen a picture of a Mercedes 4by (one of the Torrak tractor type) going through there, not towing.

Another way is through Koolatah. If you get stuck in the Mitchell there, they'll pull you out with the grader for $1000, per vehicle. When we were there the station ute was stuck in the middle waiting for the grader.
We asked if it'd still be $1000 to pull us out and he said yeh.

The easiest way to cross the Mitchell is at Gamboola Station. Straight down through Dixie Outstation. Pretty simple but an interesting drive. The road and country changes plenty. A bit of bulldust but we only passed two utes in about 3 or 4 hours.

The Burke Development road is looked after pretty well. It's dirt and pretty busy but decent.

I can't give you up to date conditions but you can get that easy enough.

Hoo roo,
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 07:33

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 07:33
Thank you gents for this information.
Like you say roads change regularly we are hopeful that Musgrave may know the road condition.
Thanks again.
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