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Lorella Springs

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by muzza22au, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    I recently took my girlfriend on a trip to Lorella Springs.
    After fitting a Darche Panorama 2 RTT and foxwing awning on Thursday we packed up ready to hit the road Friday morning, meeting up with a mate and his girlfriend from Sweden in Katherine. Then heading from Katherine to Lorella Springs.

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  2. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

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  4. 89gqpatrol4x4

    89gqpatrol4x4 Active Member

    Awesome photo!
    Very jealous
     
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  5. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Don't be jealous just get out there and enjoy the countryside.
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  6. Toddyh

    Toddyh Well-Known Member

    Great photo Scott. I loved Lorella. Nanny's Retreat would have to be my favourite spot but the coastal camping is pretty special too.
     
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  7. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    We only got to spend a few days out there due to time restrictions, but we will be back thats for sure. We stayed at Nudie hot springs camp ground which was nice and quiet.
     
  8. Toddyh

    Toddyh Well-Known Member

    Ah yeah just out the back of the main camp. That was a nice spot. Still a walk to the bar for happy hour too.
     
  9. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Nudie camp at Lorella is a great place to base yourself if you want to be away from all the noise and people, we had the place to ourselves of an evening and during the day we ventured out and saw some of the sights Lorella has to offer.
    Bush camping at its best.
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    Tank loved the freedom and his new stretcher bed.
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    Evenings spent by the campfire.
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  10. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    The next day we spent a bit of time exploring the many tracks and waterholes.
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    Snapping Handbag Billabong.
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    With the $20 per person per night price tag there are many boats and kayaks that are free to use as often as possible.
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  11. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    I am sure Tank is very Croc Wise.
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    A slight trickle still ran over Tear drop falls.
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    But the water had gone nice and green, great for the fish that we saw but not for us swimming.
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    At the top of Teardrop falls we found a swimming hole, the water was very refreshing.
    Here is a shot of a plunge pool that we were unable to climb down to.
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    Even in this pristine environment we found rubbish discarded, I took the photo and then picked up the cigarette butt to place in the bin at camp. Some people truly are lazy.
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    Such awesome country.
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    One of the awesome look outs.
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    Us enjoying a selfie moment.
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  12. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Cooking time, the night before I showed my friends how to make an easy damper. Tonight it was their turn.
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    Trade mark M
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    Now to cook it on the coals.
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    While the damper was cooking I set up my DSLR for a timelapse, it got over taken by tiny green huntsman spiders :)
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    And the sign that says it all.
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    The turn off to Lorella Springs.
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  13. Cruiser John

    Cruiser John Member

    This is on my bucket list. Looks like a great place, thanks for sharing
     
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  14. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    Hey John it is definitely a great place to stop into, they informed me earlier is better for no tourists and more flowing waterfalls. So keep an eye on their facebook page for opening after the wet season.

    There is so much to see and do here, from fishing from the bank of the river catching Barramundi, to exploring the many water holes and water falls. If you make it out to the coast you can fish and camp, be be watchful of crocodiles.
    We will be heading back eventually to spend more time there, most likely next year at the end of the wet season.
     
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  15. Toddyh

    Toddyh Well-Known Member

    The coastal camps are amazing. I was out there for 2 days last year and didn't see another person. It's a long way from the homestead though. I think about 80km of dirt tracks from memory.
     
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  16. muzza22au

    muzza22au Well-Known Member

    The more isolated the better if you ask me.
     
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  17. ricko_70

    ricko_70 New Member

    Terrific photos. That place is on "The List"!
     
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  18. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Well-Known Member

    awesome, great photos!

    Very high on my list of must visit places and i like the idea of coming soon after the wet - much prefer some waterfalls, green and maybe a bit of mud over dry and dusty.
     
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  19. maddon

    maddon Active Member

    just came back from there too / went via roper bar though / i loved the bull dust at the tawallah track where some guys had to winch out of / great adventure / flew over the two lost cities and then off to lawn hill / then karumba / camerons corner / maroochdore /waa gorge / sydney blah blah
     
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  20. Mr Rum

    Mr Rum Well-Known Member

    The wife and I were going to check out Lorella Springs last month, but decided we didn't have enough time to fully enjoy it, and ended up driving past.

    A question for those that have been there..
    What's the minimum number of days you would recommend staying to get the most out of it?
     

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