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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2021, 08:11:57 AM »
"Agate Creek has a wet and a dry season. The wet season in Agate Creek begins around October and ends around April. Over the course of the wet season, Agate Creek receives around 782.5mm of rain. By comparison, in the dry season from May to September, less than 58.7mm of rain falls in total."
See http://www.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=241233&d=w&cmd=sp&c=1&x=143.55424&y=-19.04539&w=40000&mpsec=0
and for a look at current rain https://www.farmonlineweather.com.au/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=30107&list=rb
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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2021, 09:12:09 AM »
Hi Guys,


Is the first week of May too early to go to Agate Creek, is it still to wet?


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
Would be fine by then.  When I go I am usually there in the first week of May
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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2022, 06:38:22 AM »
Hi Guys,


Can anybody tell me, do I need to book camp sites at Agate Creek campground?


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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2022, 09:11:36 AM »
It is camp where ever you want at the first camp just before you turn into Agate Crk.
Booking info here.https://www.facebook.com/Agate-Creek-Camping-Ground-1563789807084154/
There is also the Safari Camp if it is open. but it looks like it was purchased by the land owners(who own the other camp as well) and closed.https://www.aircamp.com.au/campsite/agate-creek-safari-camping

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2022, 10:48:02 AM »
Last year the safari camp was in a very bad state,and closed, unless they have done a lot of work it wouldn't be open.
The first camp is a very large area, most people camp within a few hundred metres of the toilet block, but some disappear right down the other end and drive up to the showers. Basically turn up claim a spot and put your camp fees in an envelope at the gate, similar system to the way National Parks used to work. The pastoralists turn up to check every so often but that's about the extent of it. You are camping in a cow paddock so most evenings at happy hour the local herd of Brahmans will wander through, they are very tame and docile animals, huge but harmless.
Enjoy yourself it is a beautiful place.

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2022, 11:49:59 AM »
If you want to have the Brahmans be more friendly just leave veggie scraps next to your camp site.  They will pop their heads in to ask for more.  ;D
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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2022, 05:32:47 AM »
Hi jimnyjerry,


Thanks for the info, I'm not afraid of most animals but I don't think I would be encouraging them into camp because of there size, could be clumsy and knock things over or break things.
As for wild animals in camp I don't mind either as long as they don't make a mess, and if they want to fight I'll stand my ground.


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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2022, 09:55:52 AM »
hmm, made mistake of feeding the young ones they had in the camp while we were there some apples, instant friends.

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2022, 10:25:24 AM »

Thanks for the info, I'm not afraid of most animals but I don't think I would be encouraging them into camp because of there size, could be clumsy and knock things over or break things.

some of the cattle are very good at wiping out tent ropes and some will even explore rubbish bags and camp fires.
Have a great time at Agate Ck. :)
Sadly will not be able get up there again till 2023.
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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2022, 06:39:16 AM »
Hi Guys,


Has anybody been to Agate Crk since the QLD/NSW floods?
Was Agate Crk affected at all?
Are roads still open?


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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2022, 07:44:04 AM »
Some northern Qld fossickers have been there already.  Pictures showed dry ground but at that time of year it would have been hot.  An infected spider bite caused one fossicker to head for home and hospital.

Best to wait till Easter or just after to head up. Just make sure you have enough money for the fuel costs
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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2022, 08:01:22 PM »
Jerry's right on it with expense of fuel, food prices have sky rocketed up here as well.


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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2022, 06:54:28 AM »
Hi Guys,


The time has almost come for me to head off to Agate Creek.


I'll be leaving home around 4:00am this coming Wednesday morning. The campers all packed and just got a few last minute purchases to make and pack the rest of my stuff into the car and I'm off.


According to Google maps it's 2549klms from my place in Sunbury Melb. to Agate Creek FNQ and 29 hrs drive. But google maps doesn't take into consideration, road works, traffic, detours, slow trucks or any other spur of the moment delays. So I think it's going to be a 4-5 day drive.


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers

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I don't mind being weak occasionally!!!!

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2022, 01:33:23 PM »
Just got back from Agate creek, They missed there wet season and didn't get much rain at all, Road is good until Agate creek turnoff, Great place and unbelievable geology.

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2022, 06:34:53 AM »
Hi Waratahs,


Quick question, you say the road is good until the Agate Crk turn off! What's it like exactly? After the turn off? Is it accessible? I have a 4x4 Ranger towing a camper trailer and my M8 going with me has a 4x4 Isuzu 4tonne truck towing a 22ft van, do you think we will get in?


Cheers Ranger Itchy beers
A great man once said "NEVER APOLIGIZE IT'S A SIGN OF WEAKNESS"
I don't mind being weak occasionally!!!!

 

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