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Post  skyhawker on Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:32 pm

HI all,

I am planning my first trip to Tibooburra in Aug for a week to check it out.Very Happy I've been reading posts from the past years on the place but there seems to have been a few changes there over the last year and a half.Sad I understand that you now need to pay $10 for a months detecting on the common, Mt Brown is out of bounds, other than that is there any other areas you can go that you can camp and detect with or without a fee? Is Mt Stu and Gumvale Stn open for detecting? Are there areas around that have gold that is not on any property that I will be booted:?:

Do I need to go to the Pub and corner shop to get permission for all these places? cyclops

I will be travelling from Bourke to the Tib via Wanaaring, has anyone travelled through there recently? If so whats the road like and how long does it take?

Sorry for all the questions, the game here is a bit different than in WA What a Face

Cheers

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Re: Tibooburra 2018

Post  Sparrowfart on Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi Skyhawker, you can detect on Mt Stewart for $15- per day for each detector. If you are sharing one then you only need to pay for one. Camping on Mt Stewart is $5- a night I think and you pay at the corner store over the road from the Family Hotel.
Gumvale is $10- per day and I think it may be $4 per night, not certain about that though. You pay at the Tibooburra Hotel for Gumvale. When at the roadhouse you may be able to buy a copy of Jim Foster's booklet on where to detect at Tib If she hasn't sold out. It is most useful.
Have a great trip and I hope you find lots of yellow. Let us all know how you faired.
Good luck, Sparrowfart. cheers
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Re: Tibooburra 2018

Post  skyhawker on Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:51 am

Thanks, Sparrowfart, appreciated Very Happy

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Re: Tibooburra 2018

Post  granite2 on Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:29 pm

My Tibooburra Gold book can be purchased at the Roadhouse. Good luck for your trip.

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Post  Travelergold on Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:37 pm

Hi skyhawker, we were in tib in oct last year.  We went up from sa via broken hill, good road. Then went east via white cliffs and that was a bad mistake. The last 40km were the worse road (not graded for over 5 years) we have seen anywhere in australia, much worse than tanami track, or the developmental road 8 years ago. We were warned at the road house that wanaaring road was atrocious and to avoid at all costs.   The young lady at the roadhouse is extremely helpful with lots of info, the opposite to the help, or lack of at the hotel. When we were up there there was a lot going on behind the scenes between both businesses. (I think re prospector charges ect) If staying at caravan park fees are payed at servo and facilities are good.   The bit of detecting we did there we were very happy, just to hot that time of year for my health. Lots of good ground, you could hit a golf ball anywhere on the common and was always small gold to be found. We would like to go back in cooler mths if time permits as did well for time there.  Good luck on your trip. TG
Ps. Down towards milparinka 20 odd kms, there is also good ground with couple small nuggets found 200 mts of road. Lots of good looking ground everywhere up there.

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Re: Tibooburra 2018

Post  skyhawker on Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:37 am

Thanks for that Jim I will.

Hi Travelergold, thanks for that info much appreciated. If the Wanaaring rd is as bad as you say I might make a call just before I go to see if there are any changes to the road. I was told it is about a 7 hr trip from Bourke to Tib via Wanaaring, so I just want to make sure it's not going to take 2 days lol. I know how bad the Tanami rd is, I travelled some of that a few years ago, she was pretty rough. But some of the locals didn't seem to mind doing prob 80 k's in clapped out fords haha.
Cheers for the heads up for the ground especially towards Milparinka I might have a gander down that way if I get time.

Luke

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Post  granite2 on Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:16 am

it is about 330km from Broken hIll to Tibooburra. There are 7 unsealed sections for a total of about 52km unsealed. Last time we drove down from Tib about 3/4 weeks ago it wasn`t too bad.

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Re: Tibooburra 2018

Post  skyhawker on Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:51 am

Thanks Jim Smile

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Re: Tibooburra 2018

Post  Detectist on Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:17 pm

It's been a few years since I last did the Bourke to Tib road via Wanaaring. We were towing off-road campers and encountered little problem. We let the air pressures down and were careful on the short stretches of good road approaching the National Park towards Tib before airing up. It took us a fair part of the day but not 7 hours as we had plenty of time to set up camp during winter. That time included a good stop for lunch at Wanaaring. We encountered a local driving his Fairlane or LTD at one point but I can not remember the particular section. From memory it was lots of sand and a bit rough in places. it is still used today by the locals of course. Be careful if you do go that way of bends with soft sand across a lot of the road as one side of your car will want to go a faster speed than the other.
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Post  skyhawker on Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:39 pm

Thaks for that Detectist. Do you remember roughly how long that road took?

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Post  Detectist on Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Sorry not sure.  I think it was about 6 but count on 7 and you should be fine.  Depends on your experience a bit and if you are towing, get a flat or two etc etc.    Check also on road conditions before heading off. We are to do the Cut Line ourselves in about 3 weeks if all goes according to plan.
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Post  Detectist on Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:17 pm

Almost time to leave for Tib on 29 July. Van packed already partially packed with dry food and some camping equipment. Fly nets packed. Permission obtained from one of the EL holders and will get permission from one of the landholders to camp and detect. Really looking forward to it.

Going to go via Bourke and the Cut Line in our new off-road van. We will stay at Wanaaring this time and hopefully have a meal at the pub.

And after 2 weeks in Tib, we are heading off to Vic for a few weeks. Hopefully we'll get more than the one (small) bit I got last time.
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