Jardine River Ferry

I had a call from friends who are en route to Cape York, apparently the Jardine Ferry is out of action for a week due to a truck accident, fell off the ferry or something along those lines. Details are unclear, what have other people heard?
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Hunjy (NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 22:10

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 22:10
Yes a truck and dog apparently broke through the on ramp of the punt at the southern side and the truck is in the drink well and truly.
You can see a photo on the croc tents Facebook page

Cheers
Mal
AnswerID: 494738

Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 06:36

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 06:36
That's a good reason not to tie your dog up to your vehicle.lol
0
FollowupID: 770374

Reply By: The Martins Place - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 07:32

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 07:32
Hi Frank,

I am currently planning a trip up to the Cape.
If the ferry is out, is there an alternative way back or up?

Thanks
Tony
Tony
"For the Rover's life has pleasures, that the townsfolk will never know" - sort of from Banjo Paterson

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 494747

Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 21:13

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 21:13
yep, the original crossing a bit wet but we crossed it 2 years ago, kids wanted to experience it as we always had (in the old days 60's,70's & 80's)
0
FollowupID: 770436

Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 22:43

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 22:43
This is the old crossing.


Cheers Dave.
GU RULES!!

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 770442

Follow Up By: The Martins Place - Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 05:44

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 05:44
thanks guys

Wow that looks like a daunting track to get across?
Tony
"For the Rover's life has pleasures, that the townsfolk will never know" - sort of from Banjo Paterson

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 770447

Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:30

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:30
This will give you an idea on what not to do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVd1tOAy7K4

Cheers Dave.
GU RULES!!

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 770457

Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 14:51

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 14:51
**Wow that looks like a daunting track to get across?**

Yeah that old crossing i'm sure i watched Mike and Mel (Leyland brothers) float there 4wd across that old river crossing the other night (well early morning .am)..
0
FollowupID: 770544

Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 16:45

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 16:45
**Wow that looks like a daunting track to get across?**

Yeah that old crossing i'm sure i watched Mike and Mel (Leyland brothers) float there 4wd across that old river crossing the other night (well early morning .am)..
0
FollowupID: 770552

Follow Up By: wozzie (WA) - Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 20:08

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 20:08
Having just recently come back down from the cape, (No, we did'ntgo up the OTT) we understand that Nolans claimed in excess of 63 vehicles this season at the time. All to go back on the barge from Seisia orr written off.....
Dreamin' agin

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 770573

Follow Up By: Member - Berylvt - Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 08:28

Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 08:28
We did that crossing in 1984 in a Suzuki 4wd. The rain staretd when we were between the Wenlock and Jardine, so no choise but to get the vehicle across. We had tow vehicles on the northern side but the tow lines kept getting snagged. We spent 11 hours in the water up to breast height holding the vehicle against the current, before we finally had it out the other side. We were a bit nervous about crocs!
0
FollowupID: 770603

Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 18:47

Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 18:47
when we crossed Nolan's was deeper but a lot easier than the Jardine & the north side of the Jardine is still & has always been the challenge
0
FollowupID: 770643

Follow Up By: chisel - Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 22:50

Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 22:50
And everyone with insurance pays indirectly for the payouts on the vehicles lost at Nolans.
0
FollowupID: 770770

Reply By: Cruiser .- Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 09:36

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 09:36
Truck in water at Jardine Ferry
AnswerID: 494754

Reply By: Danna - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:24

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:24
Very sorry to see that kind of accident. Never mine truck.. it can be repaired, but all that pollution a specially in Jardine River….one of the Worlds cleanest river…..that’s sad.

Dana
AnswerID: 494758

Reply By: Happy Frank - Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 15:02

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 15:02
Thanks for that looks like my mates will be able to continue their trip.
AnswerID: 494766

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)