Karumba - Musgrave Station

Karumba - Musgrave Station

by Graeme Bright
(Penrith NSW)


Can anyone shed any light of access via Burke Development Road.

I understand that to go this way it requires crossing the Mitchell River.

It still looks a lot shorter than going across to MAreeba and then up to the top. Any info would be great.


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Hi Graeme,
by: Katrin

The Burke Developmental Road does go to Mareeba (more exactly Dimbulah), but yes if you turn off the BDR towards Koolatah after Dunbar, you cross the Mitchell River, which is a fairly broad crossing with a causeway, and can have water across it even during the Dry Season.

It is definitely shorter and possible to do, even though a lot of people don't take this way and prefer the longer road through Mareeba.

I would not recommend this shortcut anywhere near the Wet Season, but during the Dry Season it is fine.

by: Tim

We did this last August, although not all the way north, we crossed the Mitchell river & it wasn't a problem.

We went from Dunbar to Alice river for a squiz.

It was an easy run. we spoke to 2 couples heading south towing campers & both said the trip from just north of Hann river was no drama.

But obviously conditions do change in 12 months

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