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Old 03-27-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
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Brisbane to Darwin return 12 days

Looks like the stars have aligned and I have 12 days off and all plans withs kids and others have fallen apart. Bike has fresh oil and decent tyres.

Can anybody tell me generally what current road conditions are like for this trip? Its been pretty wet but there doesnt appear to be any road closures at the moment.


Brisbane Gayndah
Gayndah Alpha
Alpha Cloncurry
Cloncurry to Doomadgee (probably just over the border on Savannah way)
Doomadgee Katherine
Katherine Darwin

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Also where to get tyres for a KTM 625 SXC in Darwin?

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:50 AM   #2
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not wet up north mate the seq stole our wet season. the gulf etc will be a ok and topend good too. spoke to bowthorn stn last
week and all open
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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Gayndah to Rocky (well, Westwood) should be ok. I think it held up pretty well this flood. I haven't heard of the roads still being closed.

There was a lot of damage out on the western highway this flood and last. I haven't been out that way for more than a year, and only went to Blackwater anyway, but there were plenty of roadworks from the last flood!

There will definitely be some road works out near Neerkol (Here's why), but I can't remember if it is on the Rocky side of Westwood or not.

Google Maps recommends heading out past Roma and through to Charleville that way. Looks marginally shorter (120ish km) than coming up through Gayndah.

EDIT: Google also says going up to Doomagee takes it to 4160km. It take you from Cloncurry up to Doomagee, then down onto the Sturt highway and out to Alice, then back up to Katherine. Is there a road straight to Katherine from Doomagee??

Good luck and have fun!

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:33 AM   #4
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2 nd april

I am leaving towns ville on the 2 nd and want to go up the savannah way to Katherine and onto WA depending on weather.when r u planning to ride Dave?
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:50 AM   #5
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Will leave tomorrow, nothing like leaving it till the last minute. will pack and try and get away by lunch, so small day first up, then keep moving. Its a shame cause i would enjoy the company. I have to be back by the 9th April.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
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Will leave tomorrow, nothing like leaving it till the last minute. will pack and try and get away by lunch, so small day first up, then keep moving. Its a shame cause i would enjoy the company. I have to be back by the 9th April.

Best place for tyres in Darwin is Alicross Motorcycles in Winnellie.Its pissing rain here at the moment but should clear after the weekend.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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I would be planning a different route then up the Savannah, there has been some decent rain of late.

Wollogorang Road

Disclaimer: The reporting on road conditions is intended as a guide only. Whilst care has been taken to ensure these reports are accurate at the time of publication, road conditions can be subject to rapid change and information is updated on the site as soon as it becomes available. It is possible for some road conditions to remain unchanged for several days or weeks. The Northern Territory of Australia gives no warranty or assurance of the accuracy of this report and accepts no direct or indirect liability for reliance on the report.
Section Affected

Between Carpentaria Robinson Road Intersection and Queensland Border
Type of Restriction

Impassable
Details of Restriction

Flooding
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:10 PM   #8
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I would be planning a different route then up the Savannah, there has been some decent rain of late.

Wollogorang Road

Disclaimer: The reporting on road conditions is intended as a guide only. Whilst care has been taken to ensure these reports are accurate at the time of publication, road conditions can be subject to rapid change and information is updated on the site as soon as it becomes available. It is possible for some road conditions to remain unchanged for several days or weeks. The Northern Territory of Australia gives no warranty or assurance of the accuracy of this report and accepts no direct or indirect liability for reliance on the report.
Section Affected

Between Carpentaria Robinson Road Intersection and Queensland Border
Type of Restriction

Impassable
Details of Restriction

Flooding
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This part of the Savannah is usually closed until at least late April or early May.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #9
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Agree with obj and podge.There is a fair bit of rain up there at the moment, doubt that way would be open. Check out the BOM site and radar, shows decent rain from Bourketown to Roper Bar.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #10
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thanks for your input guys. I will make other plans.

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:22 PM   #11
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hey there

we have had pretty good rain on our cattle station just south of Roper Bar,
I know Roper Bar has had 120mm yesterday.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #12
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if u had rain at roper bar u can forget the road from rb to booraloola i would imagine.
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