savannah way

Submitted: Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 19:27
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Going Normanton - Burketown - Borroloola - Roper Bar in next couple of weeks.Wondering what roads and fuel prices were like.Could anyone recommend any good camps.
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Reply By: Wombles - Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 22:51

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 22:51
Have travelled Savannah Way over the past few weeks. It was fantastic and we really enjoyed it. Diverted from Normanton down to Burke & Wills, Adels Grove, Kingfisher Camp and up to Hells Gate. Then to Borroloola - road in average condition travelled around 60kph. From Boroloola went through the Limmen National Park at around 40-60kph, parts of the road had been recently graded. The 30km in and out of Lorella Springs was very corrugated and took over an hour each way.

From memory fuel at Borroloola was around $1.90, the aboriginal co-op was cheapest. Fuel at Lorella Springs is $3.00 per litre! glad we put in a large tank.

For more information, have a look at our blog wellswanders.blogspot.com.au which has details of the camps we stayed at.

Recommend Butterfly Springs and Tomato Island. At Borroloola we stayed at the McArthur River Caravan Park while we replenished our stocks and did the washing. Lorella Springs was great, maybe a bit exe at $20pp per night for a bush camp, but it has the advantage of 34C warm springs, plenty to do and an on-site bakery with lovely fresh bread each day.

Feel free to call us on 0414579044 if you want more details.

cheers
Cherryl & Robert
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Reply By: trailer - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 09:00

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 09:00
Thank you Cherryl & Robert for the information.I liked your blog.Looked like you had a great time and saw some lovely places.We will be going to some of the same places.Should enjoy it going by your blog.May see you on the road sometime. KEEP SMILING David
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Reply By: Les N Sally - Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 at 21:30

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 at 21:30
We did that route July ...stayed at King Ashe Bay out of Borroloola & loved it...Road to Roper Bar/Tomato Island was ok...usual 80/60/40 with entry/exit on river crossings requiring very cautious attitude.
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