TRACK REPORTS

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If you see or hear of any road or track closures due to weather or restricted vehicle access, get in touch with us so we can let the rest of the four-wheel drive community know. editor@unsealed4x4.com.au

CAMERON CORNER STORE: FENN MILLER

“It’s dry up here; we have had only 15mm of rain which was soaked up straight away. The Old Strzelecki Track is in great nick and has recently been graded. The New Strzelecki is very ordinary at the moment though, especially towards the bottom, so we keep telling folk to avoid it and stick with the old track. Things are picking up in terms of tourist numbers, and we are preparing for our 25th anniversary shindig that will be held on the last weekend of May.”

BIRDSVILLE ROADHOUSE: PETER BARNES

“We have only had 6mm of rain, which didn’t make a dent. Being late in the season, we’re not expecting any more either, but we would sure love some more rain. We haven’t heard of any dangerous track conditions – everything is open and running smoothly according to our visitors – so get up here and say g’day.”

ARCHER RIVER ROADHOUSE: BRAD ALLAN

“We are starting to see people come through now, even though things don’t generally open up ’til April. We had a fairly dry and warm wet season, so there is reasonable access through the Telegraph Track and Bamaga as they have started grading already.”

NORTHERN TERRITORY:

Reynolds River 4WD Track is closed between Litchfield Park Road and Daly River Road. Kurundi Road is closed between Canteen Creek turn-off and Murray Downs at the Elkedra Road intersection. Also, closures are in place for Dorisvale Road between the Daly River causeway and Wombungi Station. Butterfly Gorge is also closed due to flooding.

For more information visit: http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/obstructions-closures.jsp

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Imintji Roadhouse and store on the Gibb River Road is closed. It was one of only two fuel stops on the Gibb River Road. If you are driving from Derby the closest fuel stop is at Mt Barnett – over 300km away. It is advised to carry enough food, supplies and fuel for the duration of your journey.

For more information visit:
https://www.mainroads.wa.gov.au/Pages/Alerts.aspx

NEW SOUTH WALES:

Severe storms have resulted in flooding across the state causing havoc for motorists, with the Mid-North Coast and Hunter Valley experiencing severe flooding. It is advised to avoid the area until floodwaters subside, as there are many road closures still in place including the New England Highway between East Maitland and Maitland which has lanes closed. Extensive delays are expected.

For more information visit:https://www.livetraffic.com/

WARNING!

This road and track guide is as up to date as possible, but weather conditions can change in the space of minutes. Before venturing into the bush, check with local police, National Parks or managing authority for the area you are travelling in before leaving.

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