Kennedy Development road

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How much unsealed road left between Hughenden and The Lynd. Last report was back in 2015
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Reply By: RMD - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 18:33

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 18:33
I went down from The Lynd last year at the end of July. Mostly dirt and because it was wet then there was lots of mud. Did I mention mud? If wet but open, you may enjoy the slipping and sliding. If dry weather quite nice. Nice both wet and dry but the choice is yours.
I was towing a Tvan at the time.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 18:48

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 18:48
I have been researching this too and found this from the Flinders Discovery Centre

"Kennedy Development Road - The road to Porcupine Gorge National Park is sealed. The Kennedy Development Road has approximatly just over 50% sealed, spilt into sections."
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 19:06

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 19:06
Now that we have family permanently in Cairns, we have travelled the route through the Lynd regularly over the past couple of years.

In 2015 there was about 100kms of gravel, split into about 6-8 sections(we don't remember exactly!). Since then there has been another 5kms of bitumen added to this. Think it was last year "they" promised a substantial amount to further bitumenise quite a bit of the remaining 95kms of gravel. Not sure if this promise has come to fruition yet?

It's an interesting drive, though quite remote in places. The Lynd is a bit of a gem. Cheap diesel, smallest bar in Australia and good accomodation. And phone service! We like that road because it's only 10 hours to Cairns from home.

See numerous caravans on it too, just taking their time.

Bob

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Reply By: cro142 - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 19:42

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 19:42
I live about 80 km south of Hughenden, and travel to Cairns regularly on the Hann Highway (Hughenden to The Lynd.
Yes the road still has about 100km of gravel, but it is a good road in the dry. A bit muddy in the wet, but no real problem. Take it easy and you will be OK.
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