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Aug 25, 2016 - Cloncurry

Up the Centre 25.8.16 Cloncurry An easy day today, drove out to Chinaman Ck Dam, this was a much smaller dam, but very pretty. Sunshine helps a lot where photos are concerned. Then up to the lookout, looking out over the town and river, a bit far away to see any detail, but interesting. On to walk around the streets, it is a nice small town, not a lot of shops but they looked more prosperous than other towns we have been through. Love Dawn

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Aug 24, 2016 - Mt Isa to Cloncurry

Up the Centre 24.8.16 Mt Isa to Cloncurry Packed up early as we had an appointment with an auto electrician to have a look at the van lights. We have been having a problem for a while when we plug the caravan into the car. If we had the headlights on, ( which you are supposed to do in the Northern Territory, day and night ), the parking lights would blink with the left turning light. So we drove with headlights off. Some days all worked well, but often we knew we had a problem. Noel changed all the bulbs and cleaned the connection between...

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May 8, 2016 - Terry Smith park to rest area QT 124

Terry Smith park to roadside stop QT 124 (about 30ks from Normanton). Just a day on the road today- the road is long, straight and flat and heading almost due north with lots of anthills in places that almost look like tombstones in a cemetery. We stopped at Burke and Wills roadhouse (seemed to have been following much of their route- so am going to have to brush up on my history re their ill fated trip), then aimed for campsite beside the Flinders River (yes, same Flinders River we camped beside at Hughenden, but it has water in it...

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May 7, 2016 - Mt Isa to Terry Smith park (approx 70ks from Cloncurry)

Mt Isa to Terry Smith park (about 70ks on road to Normanton from Cloncurry). We’ve had to backtrack a bit because apparently all other roads to Karumba are not very good. So, headed back to Cloncurry before turning north on our way to Karumba. We stopped the night at an overnight stop called Terry Smith park. Apparently he was the mailman from Cloncurry to Gulf and areas in between for about 40 years. Would have been a hot and lonely job! Today has been really hot again, so not much action after setting up camp trying to keep cool. Dogs...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Day 16 - 17 / Cloncurry

We stayed 2 nights in Cloncurry, at Wal's Camp, CP. Cloncurry seems to be quite a progressive town for out this way. I managed to get a hair cut eventually, although I don't think the lady (Aboriginal) was very experienced or confident! It ended up a little on the short side and sticks up but will soon grow again! They have Woolies here (prices much the same as at home) and a good bakery but not much else in the way of shops, just business offices. We met up here with a couple from Port Macquarie, Barbara and Gordon Campbell who play bowls...

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Oct 4, 2014 - Heritage and boxing

We biked down early in the morning to the town, visiting the heritage post office and then cycling around town. There are quite a few heritage buildings here. The police put on a country boxing event for the people so David decided to go down there this evening to watch the events. There were quite a lot of events for all age groups, even young kids had a go. The pool once again is so refreshing.

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Oct 3, 2014 - Cloncurry

We decided after arriving in Mount Isa that we would journey on to Cloncurry. The mechanic changed the oil in the Motorhome whilst we waited. He was very thorough, and then we were ready to head out of town for the 122 Klms to Cloncurry. The terrain is very hilly. On our trip to the Gulf some years ago we stayed at a caravan park in Cloncurry which was pretty small at the time but had a lovely pool. We found the park which is now a Discovery park and is now quite big as it caters for workers coming in and out. It's still got that pretty pool.

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Jun 22, 2014 - Here I am. Back again

Charged the battery in the computer when we stayed at Kynuna on Saturday night. There was no mobile signal out there tho. We have been free camping for quite a while now except for Sat night. That means no water, no power. Harry has lent me his portable solar panel to keep the car battery charged up so that I can keep the car fridge cold. I'm connected to the internet with the modem out in the car and me in the caravan. 2 bars today. We spent 3 days in Longreach and then moved on to Kynuna. Stayed behind the hotel in their caravan park. $20...

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Aug 17, 2013 - Normanton & Cloncurry

15th August Leaving Karumba this morning we have a big drive ahead, 73kms to Normanton. Our last night we enjoyed dinner and sunset at the Tavern. We will not be sorry to say goodbye to the sandflies, have some itchy bites and trying very hard not to scratch. Arriving in Normanton we call into the visitor centre. We were informed we could get a permit for free camping only if the caravan parks are full. There is room but we cant book in till 10am. Walking around we came across Krys. A replica of the largest crocodile [28feet 4...

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Nov 2, 2012 - Karumba to Cloncurry

Decided to head for Cloncurry today. Again not much on the road for joshie to see. We pass back through Normanton and this time joshie gets out for a look at the big croc He's a statue of the real life croc caught in the Norman river back in 1957 I think and is 8m long!!!! Yes no typo he's huge and would eat not only you if he meet you in the wild but probably the car as well!!!! Next stop is the Burke and Willis Roadhouse. As we pull in we notice a road closed sign and wonder what's going on. As we stop for a bite to eat we find out that...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Bang Bang to Clem Walton Corella Dam Camp

Had a great stay at Bang Bang on the side of the road, it's surprisingly quite at night, the trucks seemed to stop overnigh as its a fairly quiet road. Into Cloncurry we went and reapplied at the local Woolworths. This was much needed as for some reason when we left Cairns we didn't stock up. I think we were just thinking we'd have plenty of time before we hit the outback. Poor Anna ended up wearing black and gold nappies!! Which i paid $1 per nappy for also!!! After a full trolly load we had lunch at the park and hit the road again bound...

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Aug 26, 2012 - Karumba to Bang Bang camp

Leaving Karumba we travelled the 70ks back into Normanton where we checked out the famous croc Krys, and had a beer in the famous purple pub. Bumped into a few travelers we've seen along the way from Cairns and it's nice to chat to them again and see what they thought of different places. We met two young females traveling together in a troopy, they'd done Cape York and are heading up to travel into Arnham Land. We were impressed that two tiny girls had down the whole overland telegraph line up Cape York. Bang Bang camp was the destination...

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