Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

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Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by aussiemats » July 27th, 2011, 6:53 am

Anybody travelled from Katherine to Nhulunbuy or vice versa in the last week or so, if so what condition was the road.

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by JDs » July 27th, 2011, 8:59 pm

Just to make you feel better I did that trip in 1988 in a Shorty Forty when I left Bullman station one section not far out took me 1 and a half hours to do about 4 kms the wheel ruts and washouts were over a metre deep all dirt 460kms from Bullman ended up taking about 12 hrs to do it but we stopped at Emu Springs for a Hot Bath and the Goyder River had about 1metre of water in it but I got through, I believe it is sealed now I may be wrong! You could try ringing the Maranboy Police Station if it is still there Good Luck!!

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by aussiemats » August 1st, 2011, 7:25 am

Thanks JD

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by shepsx » August 1st, 2011, 8:24 am

just did the trip last week. i came from elcho island and joined the central arnhem road about
50km south of lake evella. road was fine and has been recently graded. the goyder crossing
was about 100cm deep, make sure that ya drive downstream to the trees before crossing
or it will be 300cm deep.

when i crossed the goyder there was a care flight truck driving back and forth through the crossing
so they could take photos however the tossers chopped it up a fair bit.

fuel is available at Bulman mon to friday and they close at 4pm. $2.10 for opal so was cheaper then home.

keep a eye open for buffs and these fellas

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this is my traveling car and i was able to cruse at 100kph with out issue

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by JDs » August 1st, 2011, 8:45 am

You lucky Devil being up there I am Jealous I think I will have to plan another trip :)

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by aussiemats » August 2nd, 2011, 3:53 pm

Thanks Shepsx, that's helpful

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by JDs » August 2nd, 2011, 6:44 pm

So it won't be long b4 you are eating fresh oysters off the rocks at the beach :cry: fresh Barra too :cry: Lucky Devil :)

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by bungie » August 2nd, 2011, 9:16 pm

Stayed at Mapuru a few weeks back for a fortnight. Lovely place and people :)

The katherine to Nhulunbuy was a nice easy drive, Goyder crossing was easy. The "driveway" to Mapuru was a different ball game though
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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by shepsx » August 2nd, 2011, 9:25 pm

i get a barge to drop me about 40km from maparu, i took me most of the day get to the central arnhem road.

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it is a great drive, hopefully i can give the top road a try next time.

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by bungie » August 2nd, 2011, 9:48 pm

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Re: Road condition Katherine to Nhulunbuy

Unread post by Gordo450 » August 22nd, 2014, 9:07 am

Let's hope with the closure of the alumina refinery and eventually the town of Nhulunbuy the government and TO's do something about making it more accessible for tourism. I worked out there during the G3 expansion and the fishing is incredible, would be a shame to see the place shut down completely. Potentially a far better long weekend than Dundee...

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