Quickie to Charleville

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Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 2nd, 2014, 7:11 pm

Hi All,

A couple of months ago we took a week off and explored some new area for us out to Charleville. Here is the start of the trip report.

Steve

Day 1 – 20/8/2014 – Ban Ban Springs
http://blog.sjbowden.com/2014/11/charle ... day-1.html

Day 2 – 21/8/2014 – Ban Ban Springs to Roma
http://blog.sjbowden.com/2014/11/charle ... day-2.html

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by bros » November 2nd, 2014, 8:33 pm

How did you find the Mundubbera to Dalby road?

Knocked the crap out of us towing as the road was undulating.

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 2nd, 2014, 9:34 pm

bros wrote:How did you find the Mundubbera to Dalby road?

Knocked the crap out of us towing as the road was undulating.
We found it pretty good. We took the Mundubbera - Durong Rd (No 75). All sealed and pretty much no traffic. From memory the seal was all pretty good despite the floods in 2013. Certainly can't recall any issues with it.

Steve

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by bros » November 3rd, 2014, 9:08 am

Yes that is the one we used. We found towing a caravan it was pretty hard going as the black top was undulating and bouncing us up and down. You are right about no traffic.The only other road I have found like that was the Rollston to Moura road. We were using 300kg WDH as well.

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by TLC60S » November 3rd, 2014, 11:07 am

Hi stevenbowden
What's the story with Bam Bam Springs ! Is it a interesting place to stop!

Cheers TLC60S

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 3rd, 2014, 8:50 pm

Day 3 – 22/8/2014 – Roma to Charleville

http://blog.sjbowden.com/2014/11/charle ... day-3.html

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 3rd, 2014, 8:53 pm

TLC60S wrote:Hi stevenbowden
What's the story with Bam Bam Springs ! Is it a interesting place to stop!

Cheers TLC60S
Hi TLC60s,

Not much really there. Just a bit of a road house and the springs. It is really only somewhere to stop overnight. We just used it as a spot to get to so we could save a bit of time and distance the next morning. It always takes longer to get moving from home than we think so it was like a bit of a head start.

Steve

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 4th, 2014, 8:36 pm

Day 4 – 23/8/2014 – Charleville

http://blog.sjbowden.com/2014/11/charle ... day-4.html

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by bros » November 5th, 2014, 8:50 am

We stayed at Charleville in June this year. Previously we stayed there about 6 yrs ago and it had changed a lot. More shops shut and the CP you stayed at was quite depressing as before it was grass now just crusher dust where as in town it was grass.

I know there is a drought but there was one when we stayed there before. When we left there we ended up in Thargominda and the contrast was striking. Grass everywhere and a truck wash bay at the council with huge amounts of water to clean our van which was extremely grubby due to the dirt roads we traveled.

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 5th, 2014, 7:07 pm

Day 5 – 24/8/2014 – Charleville to Springsure

http://blog.sjbowden.com/2014/11/charle ... day-5.html

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 5th, 2014, 7:12 pm

bros wrote:We stayed at Charleville in June this year. Previously we stayed there about 6 yrs ago and it had changed a lot. More shops shut and the CP you stayed at was quite depressing as before it was grass now just crusher dust where as in town it was grass.

I know there is a drought but there was one when we stayed there before. When we left there we ended up in Thargominda and the contrast was striking. Grass everywhere and a truck wash bay at the council with huge amounts of water to clean our van which was extremely grubby due to the dirt roads we traveled.
Yeah it was pretty dry out there and the town was pretty quiet. It is a shame to see these places go like that.

We saw the photos of the van park when they were building it and all the turf that they put down. We also checked out a couple of the other van parks in town when driving around and they were only just marginally better re the grass. We went for a bit of a quick drive up the Black Ward Road just to see what it was like and the start of the track had bull dust on it so that section had dried out quickly after the rain from the week before.

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 6th, 2014, 8:47 pm

Day 6 – 25/8/2014 – Springsure to Cania Gorge

http://blog.sjbowden.com/2014/11/charle ... day-6.html

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Re: Quickie to Charleville

Unread post by stevenbowden » November 7th, 2014, 8:13 pm

and the final instalment

Day 7 – 26/8/2014 – Cania Gorge to Home
http://blog.sjbowden.com/2014/11/charle ... day-7.html

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