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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: New Dixie - Koolatah Stations Track. Reply with quote

Currently up in Cape York.
I want to travel from Musgrave Roadhouse down the New Dixie - Koolatah Stations Track.
I am getting conflicting reports about the condition of this track.
Has anybody travelled this track just recently.
Or, have any contacts so I can ring and find out?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be warned we did this trip with a camper three years ago and the Mitchell crossing at Dunbah Station is a,bout 100 metres of very soft sand. The rate for recovery at Dunbah is $1000 plus, otherwise the tracks are okay.
This crossing can change after each wet so try and ask some of the locals about its condition.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were there in 2011 with a Kedron top ender towed with an F250 but that's another story.
Spent a lot of time walking river etcetera ended up taking the safer route and turned around. In 2011 I doubt whether even a 4x4 by itself could have crossed mind you it was May.
Hope that helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Camped @ Mitchell river crossing on Dunbar early June.There is a new hi-tech bridge there now.This required some repair before being usable and north end was covered in very substantial amount of sand.May very well be open by now.The Mitchell crossing @ Gamboola had just opened.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We travelled north on this track last week with 20' van. The Mitchell river crossing has a plastic eggcrate type crossing that had been undermined for about 5 metres but was not a problem. Rest of crossing only about 300mm deep. The rest off the track was great for about 60k's each end with the middle being mostly 2 wheel tracks with some washaways and detours. Nothing a bushtracker cant handle. Wink Very Happy You should have no worries going that way


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much to everyone that responded.

This is exactly the information I required and the photo is worth more than a million words.

I'd been told stories about huge ruts that were in passable and deep enough to lose a four wheel drive in.
The washouts after Cyclone Ita, Blah Blah Blah. They were just Camp Fire Stories.
You know the people that'd never been there, but wish they could, but can't, only because they saved a few dollars and purchased a cheaper 'Off Road Van'

Appreciate all your help with this one, it is another 354 kays to detour aronud the Dunbar Crossing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Col and kris here to answer your question we left weipa 2 weeks ago and traveled that road , slow going but some great camps on the way .Camped on the mitchell river great spot. Worth it! ?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mitchell River Crossing will be closed for 2 months from Monday 25 Aug.





We came down the Dixie Track and across the 'Egg Crate Causeway' two days ago.
The road gangs water truck was parked to one side of the causeway, he waved us through.



It was a very tight squeese to get pass.



After the tanker driver seen our van, he was in for a lengthy chat in the middle of the causeway as he'd just bought a new BT. We stayed in the cab dry, he stood in the water.

The work camp huts were being delivered throughout the night by roadtrains, which made a sleepless night.



The construction boss told me the next Mitchell Crossing while this one is closed, is about 80 kms to the east.
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