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Jimnyjerry

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2022, 08:19:30 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
5 day trip for me from the Blue Mountains to Agate Ck with a trailer
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2022, 08:47:50 AM »
Well I might just see you there, It's going to be a bit of a rushed trip this year but hope to get a couple of weeks in. We will probably be leaving later in the week.

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2022, 06:27:14 AM »
Hi Rusted,


I'll be in the Dark green Ford Ranger with the Blue Tongue camper trailer!
Come and say HI!


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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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2022, 06:12:23 PM »
Yikes, I just had a look at the road closures up through central Queensland, We normally go straight up through Cobar, Bourke, Cunnamulla, Charleville and Muttaburra to Hughenden, Muttaburra to Hughenden is black soil and unsealed. Every time I have said I wouldn't like to be on this road if it rained. Not a bad road, quite a pleasant drive, no Winnebagos or huge caravans out there.
Hughenden to The lynd is open to 4WD. But not many options for getting to Hughenden so a slightly longer trip is on the cards.

When (if) we get there I have a white landcruiser trayback with a camper on it.

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Re: AGATE CREEK-Best time of year to go?
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2022, 07:18:03 PM »
Yes, Central West Queensland had an incredible amount of unseasonal rain recently. There is more predicted over the next week or so, currently up to 50 mm. Hey, but knowing the fickleness of weather that will change. Even if the dirt roads somehow dried, they may be in bad, rutted condition until graded. Maybe best to plan your trip staying on the bitumen, eg come up through Emerald, via Miles or Roma. We will be heading up in a couple of weeks, but we start from Emerald. Note that rain is also currently predicted for the Einasleigh/Georgetown/Agate Creek region. So the dirt roads, no matter which way you go in, may be affected. Safe travels!
« Last Edit: May 03, 2022, 09:34:56 PM by geowork »

 

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