Go bush with your Easter Eggs
OK time to get packing for Easter 2016 for a 4 day bush camping adventure. Get your camp ovens out, the club is heading to the Mount Moffatt section of the Carnarvon National Park.
Mount Moffat Map
- · Setup for 3 nights
- · Drag all your gear out
- · Kick back or explore via vehicle and foot
- · Get ready to cook up big on Saturday night
- · Hell, might even stage another emergency
Trip Leader: Peter Armstrong 0417 747 831 – Book your camping asap
Thurs 24th March
Meet at the LROCB Club House 4WD Association Hall, Muriel Avenue, Moorooka – 6.30 pm for 6.44 pm departure for night drive to Bowenville Reserve Campground – East of Dalby approx 2.5 hours - Bring Mossie Repellent
Bowenville Free Camp – details here
Fri 25th March
Convoy after breakfast 7am to main Camp Site: West Branch Camping Ground Mount Moffat - A pit toilet, communal fire rings, and water (treat before drinking). Water supplies are limited and should be used for drinking and cooking only - Position (-24.97369 148.01165)
You need to book Camping - Book Camping Here
Sat 26th March
Slow Start - camp it up - 11am - check out Dargonelly for a swim - Lunch at the old homestead site (30k return) - Massive Easter camp-oven cook up. Fire from 3pm - Bring some hardwood if possible (can be collected on the way in before the National Park) dropped branches can be picked up in the park according to the ranger. Most are soft woods.
Sunday 27th March
Mount Moffatt circuit driving / walking (Tombs, Chimneys, Looking Glass) / photography
Monday 28th March - Return as required
Fuel Diesel in Injune is approx 6 cent/lt higher than Roma at the pump (Source Caltex Roma)
Estimated Kilometers from Roma
Roma to Injune 89
Injune to Mount Moffatt 160 (mix of bitumen, dirt and sand)
Possible Mount Moffatt Km's 100
Allow enough fuel for a 600 km + return from Roma - Add allowance for mud exit or Exit via Mitchell
Mount Moffatt is 220 km north of Mitchell via Womblebank Station. It is 160 km north-west of Injune via Womblebank Station or via Westgrove Station.
The road from Womblebank is unsealed and can become impassable after rain. In dry weather, the park can be reached by conventional 2WD vehicle if care is taken, but some sections of the road may be rough. High-clearance 4WD is recommended. Once in the park, high-clearance 4WD is required to reach many of the features.
Click Here for a Mount Moffat Views Video
Note: Some roads and sections of Mount Moffatt might be closed without prior notice during wet conditions, in the event of wildfires or when rangers are carrying out other management duties.
There are no roads from Mount Moffatt directly to the other sections of Carnarvon National Park, namely Carnarvon Gorge, Salvator Rosa and Ka Ka Mundi.
If it looks like heavy rain GET OUT QUICK
- Roads can become impassable after heavy rains. You should ensure that you have extra supplies for four or five days if you are camping in the park. (Pack mud recovery gear)
- Creek water is not suitable for drinking, so take water with you when driving in the park.
- If your vehicle breaks down, stay with it a vehicle is much easier to find than a person.
- There is no mobile phone coverage in the area. In an emergency, contact the ranger on UHF Channel 8 duplex.
- Peter Armstrong will bring a HF radio system for emergency
Vehicle recovery normally available via Injune RACQ
Essentials to bring
- Wear sturdy shoes, a hat, protective clothing and sunscreen.
- Carry adequate supplies of food, water, fuel, vehicle spares and medical supplies.
- Prepare for an extra four or five days in case you become stranded due to wet weather.
- Bring warm clothing and camping gear as winter nights can fall below zero.
- Rubbish bins are not provided. Please bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave.
- Bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.
- Bring your camera and binoculars for viewing wildlife.
- Even though there is timber everywhere, fossicking for timber in the park is discouraged. Last time, we grabbed some timber after Injune, before entering the park.
Things to do see
Before camping in a park, forest or reserve, you must obtain a camping permit and pay your camping fees.
Camping fees are $5.95 per person per night
You can contact the rangers at Mount Moffatt on 07 4626 3581. (good luck)
Click Here for a Mount Moffat Barlow Arch Video
Read a Mount Moffat Blog Article