Go bush with your Easter Eggs
OK time to get packing for Easter 2013
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.
Trip Leader: Peter Armstrong 0417 747 831
Please Note: West Branch Camping Ground is now booked out
- only allows 30 people. We have started a 2nd camp site at Dargonelly Rock Hole Camp with 3 booked in. Join them now. The camp oven cookup will be at West Branch and then you can retire back to Dargonelly.
- Thurs 28th March Meet at the LROCB Club House 4WD Association Hall, Muriel Avenue, Moorooka - 7pm for 7.15pm departure for night drive to Inverai Pioneer memorial Hall - Bring Mossie Repellent
From Jandowae - Turn on to the Inverai Road at Gowanlea Sawmill. Travel in a westerly direction for approx 17kms, turn right at a major crossroad (Eschol telephone exchange and tower on corner) and the hall is about 1 km along on the left. (Warra - Canaga Creek Road)
From Brisbane - Go through Dalby and follow the Warrego Highway west for about 25km, Turn right into Warra - Canaga Creek Road. the hall is approx 10km further. If you get to the Inverai Road intersection you have gone 1km too far.
The key will be left on top of the electricity meter at the front of the hall. This key will open the door on the right side of hall closest to the back of the hall (which is the kitchen).
Just confirming that the hall does now have a shower!
- Fri 29th 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)
- Sat 30th - 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 - Mount Moffatt circuit driving / walking (Tombs, Chimneys, Looking Glass) / photography
- Monday 1st April Return
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
Total 600 km + 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 $5.45 per person per night or $21.80 per family group per night. A family group is up to two adults and accompanying children under 18, up to a total of eight people. Children under five are free.
You can contact the rangers at Mount Moffatt on 07 4626 3581.
Click Here for a Mount Moffat Barlow Arch Video
rangers at Mount Moffatt on 07 4626 3581.at/about.html