Mount Moffat

Submitted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 18:53
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Does anyone know if the Mount Moffat section of Carnarvon Gorge NP is BT friendly ?

The NP website indicates there is no provisions made for caravans.

Thanks

Leigh and Mita
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Reply By: Leigh & Mita - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 21:53

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 21:53
Off course once you post something like this, its inevitable that you find the info

Leigh
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Reply By: Sawtybt - Monday, May 13, 2013 at 00:31

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 00:31
Leigh,

We took our BT into Mount Moffatt in 2010. Two camping areas suitable for vans are Dragonelly Rockhole and West Branch.

The following link details our trip in 2010.

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Ross
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Follow Up By: Leigh & Mita - Monday, May 13, 2013 at 02:02

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 02:02
Thanks Ross

Looks pretty good.

Its one of those places Mita and I keep driving past and saying "Must go in there one day"

Regards

Leigh
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Reply By: Boystoy - Monday, May 13, 2013 at 05:00

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 05:00
Hi Leigh & Mita,

We were there in 2005 with our near-new BT, so no up-to-date info.
Long drive in, but worth it! Lots of very unique scenery.
If you are prepared for self-sufficient bush camping then no problems.
Hope you enjoy

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Follow Up By: Leigh & Mita - Monday, May 13, 2013 at 06:56

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 06:56
Thanks for that Neil.

Ross had some pretty good photo's on his blog that certainly wet our appetite

Leigh

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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Monday, May 13, 2013 at 09:25

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 09:25
Hi Leigh and Mita

Dargonelly is a large open area with plenty of room for BTs. You do really need to book and pay on line as their is no honesty box at park entrance or at the campgrounds, and the Ranger Station is further in.

Mount Moffat visit 2009

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Follow Up By: Leigh & Mita - Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:14

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:14
G'day Mother

Thanks for that.

How's things over in Bridgetown with all the rain you guys are getting. Hope the Rooster is looking after you

Leigh
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Follow Up By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 06:54

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 06:54
Getting green and the water tank is full :)

And I'm looking after the old Rooster.

Cheers

Mh
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Reply By: Oldperc - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 02:53

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 02:53
We visited mid September last year (2012). No problems. Great walks. North section was closed due to floods but may be open now.
Worth the visit. Toilets and water available. Can be bloody cold so take some fire wood.
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Follow Up By: Leigh & Mita - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 03:55

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 03:55
Hi Dave and Ann

Yeah I reckon it will be cold.

WInter has just arrived in Warwick, expecting 2 tonight so will probably be sub zero by the time we get out there next week.

And we are taking heaps of firewood.

Thank heavens for the Webasto.

Leigh
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Reply By: Tellem Bugrem - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 23:54

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 23:54
Dargonelly was our camp base on our maiden BT Trip in July, 2002. There was ice on the pool in the creek in the mornings, and icicles on the ceiling above our head. No Webasto then. It's 300km from there to Carnavon Gorge via Injune and Expedition (west).
Best to let tyres down to 28-30 if the road is a bit rough.

Cheers.............Rob and Liz
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Follow Up By: Leigh & Mita - Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 22:30

Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 22:30
G'day Rob

We ended up staying at Dargonelly as per several suggestions - definately the best option for BT owners. The only other option was West Branch which while quite nice we were somewhat concerned by low branch's when we did a recce.

I would have to say the camping facilities were immaculate.

The road in wasn't too bad however whenever we tackle dirt roads we normally drop tyre pressure to 25 -27 regardless; we have been down to 18 on really bad stuff.

As for cold weather, damn it was cold - the Webasto stayed on all night.

Thanks for your input

regards

Leigh
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