Camping on Roper River

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 06:31
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Does anyone know what camp spots are still open between Cape Crawford and Roper Bar?
We have not been there for several years and I had heard that National Parks had closed down a lot of the old camping sites.

Any information would be appreciated.

Bob
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Reply By: The Hob - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:33

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 17:33
Bob

There is Butterfly Gorge, Southern Lost City. Towns river, Tomato Island, and Roper bar

Came through about a month ago. You can also drop your van at the ranger station, grab the key and go to western lost city (need the key)

We went through Ryans bend rather than Cape Crawford.

Road was reasonable

Alan
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Follow Up By: The Hob - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 00:31

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 00:31
Fuel was
$2.20 at Roper Bar
$1.789 at Mataranka
$1.86 at Borroloola

I travelled south in a 200 series towing a 19ft BT

I filled at Mataranka - topped up at Roper Bar and then made it through to Borroloola and this included going out to Port Roper and the Western Lost City (no van)

Roper Bar to Borroloola via Ryan's Bend with side trips cost me 126 litres (average of 22.22l per 100km) I actually had a couple of jerries on the A frame but did not use them.

Not sure that Port Roper is worth the trip.

Cheers

Alan ( we really enjoyed the lost cities)
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Reply By: Beatit - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 05:48

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 05:48
G'dayAlan,

Good to see you enjoyed the trip.

Kind regards

Theo
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Follow Up By: The Hob - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 20:35

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 20:35
Hi Theo

Yes great trip.

Had 1 puncture (Roofing screw in tyre), broke stove lid and all 3 vehicles had to change fuel filters during the trip.

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Reply By: galacticbob - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 06:03

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 06:03
Hi Alan

Thanks for taking the time in replying.
Much appreciated.

Cheers

Bob
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