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Submitted: Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 12:59
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Every trip planner I've tried has sent me around Surat/Roma which, on paper, adds nearly an hour - whereas the obvious choice seems to be direct to Morven from St George. Now, I haven't been along that road for about 5 or 6 years and I must say, I've never seen a road so littered with Roo carcasses but surely it would be the better run???

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Reply By: Member - Mike R2 - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 13:46

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 13:46
Gooday something different would be to head from St George to Bollon (good camp on the Wallum) about 49 klms west of Bollon turn right to Charleville and then onto Augathella. The dirt to Charleville has alwas been quite good.
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 13:54

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 13:54
thanks - just after the quickest route to Tambo and beyond
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:08

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:08
Hi Steve

RACQ planner gave me St George to Mitchell (following river) then to Morven on the Warrego Highway - 390 kilometres St George to Augathella. Any other roads on the map to Morven would take a lot of zig-zagging from Mitchell. No knowledge of road conditions.
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:17

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:17
sorry MH and others - didn't make the orig post very clear: the planners are sending me through Surat/Roma and I would think the road direct to Mitchell and then Morven better. As I said, last time along there I'd never seen so much roadkill and was literally weaving in and out of it but don't know whether that is normal or I got it on a bad day. Still would've thought it a better run though. Sorry about the confusion.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:12

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:12
Steve,
travelled through there in May,.... found it no different to any to any other QLD road..... lol... So that should tell you it's condition.... No better, no worse than others.
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:19

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 16:19
hi Fred - see above follow up. Got meself mixed up in orig post.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 17:20

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 17:20
Steve,
figured as much. Drove through in so called daylight (overcast and bucketing down). Did see a couple of dead roos... but spent my time dodging all the emus.... lol...
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 17:23

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 17:23
that road from St George to Mitchell would be the one to take for Tambo etc though, wouldn't it?? rather than going around Surat/Roma??
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 17:04

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 17:04
Steve,

I haven't travelled that road yet, but should be okay in daylight, missing out on the suicicdal 'roos.

Only reason the highways seem cleaner is that main roads often do patrols along, and remove the carcasses. Imagine they'd be classed as road hazard, even after they're dead.

Surat - Roma is all sealed, and not a bad road, but a lacking in anything interesting.

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 21:50

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 21:50
Take the St George - Mitchell road

Much quicker than going via Surat and Roma.

It will be no different to any other road for road kill.

My father goes that way to get to Charleville from St George so must be decent to travel on as he is in a passenger vehicle.


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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 16:34

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 16:34
yep - as I thought. Must've been an abberation on the planner. The road was perfectly good when I last drove it, 5/6 years back (carcasses apart - which were much worse than the Roma/Surat Rd when I'd recently driven that) but wondered if something had changed. Not the first time I've been sent the long way around by a navigator or planner.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 22:05

Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 at 22:05
I don't know what travel programmes you have been using. WhereIs and Google Maps send you up to Mitchell from St George. This is a stret view of the road.


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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 16:53

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 16:53
Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundI forget the other but one was RACQ and having read MH's post above, thought I'd give it another crack. This time was even worse: it took me through Condamine and Miles and directed me left from there.

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It's a bit like these damned gps units. I use em all the time around Sydney for work and sometimes I know a better route than it does - then sometimes I don't, but think I do. You trust em and they let you down - don't trust em and they make you look a fool.

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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 16:56

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 16:56
oh well - wrong bit. All I did was enter Terrigal > Blackall and it took me round via Miles.
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Reply By: Life Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 05:26

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 05:26
It's been raining , my information from North bound Truckies was, it's been drizzle from the border to Blackall with some heavier showers, also rain back as far as Longreach, I would be sticking to a sealed road.

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