Buchanan Highway

Anyone driven the Buchann, from Dunmarra to Timber Ck NT, this year?
Wandering what the road conditions are like this year, thinking of doing it next year to save a few Ks getting to Broome.
Cheers Bruce
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Reply By: Lex M - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:05

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:05
See post 97445
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:15

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:15
Bruce,

I wasn't on it this year, but did come down it, in a Holden ute, about 40 years ago. It was good then, like 60mph all way from Top springs to Dunmarra, but the Jasper Gorge section was more stony, and slower going. And good scenery as well.

The way the NT's roads are, I couldn't see it becoming worse.

Bob.

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 19:43

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 19:43
lived up near Top Springs for a bit, roads in and around the gorges and rivers can change a LOT over a few weeks, i have seen a perfect road completely washed away and not passable at all, even the grader AND loader got bogged, grader was stuck for a week or more ..........
Keep tabs on the top end wet seasn and ring a few weeks before and then just befor you are about to travel ...
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Joe
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 21:23

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 21:23
Thanks Guys, yep have been down the
Buntine a few time in the early 80's and honestly if I could remember most of these roads would not be any different. But I am 30 years old and not as crazy hahahahaha.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 21:25

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 21:25
Ment 30 years" older"
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 22:19

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 22:19
Hi suzumu : we did it June this year good driver & road was fine , camped at top springs over night but not necessary .Was a little stony & rough timber creek end .
I think its a good short cut .

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 08:16

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 08:16
Thanks Nick.
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