Hardies 4WD track fathers day

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Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by volkoff » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:09 pm

Heading out Sunday for fathers day. The misses suggested we go some where on a 4wd track. I haven't been on this one yet. Looking for a track with a bit of a challenge and not to far out of darwin. Any suggestions would be great. cheers



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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by mickkk » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:47 pm

It's a bit of a dust ball, and water is pretty low. I would suggest the wild man track. Dit less dusty and it is not open for too long, some years it does not open at all. Do a google search and it should come up with info. If you wanted a big day you could do both, but would be a pretty big day.

Hardies 4wd track is much nicer when they first open it up (although they opened it very late this year and was almost dry and dead) much less dust and nice and green.

Also worth a look in at djukbinj national park on they way back, a few nice billabongs to look at lots of bird life.

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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by Meter Maid » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:08 am

The 4WD track to surprise creek in Litchfield park is good one.The river crossing at the Reynolds can be interesting and you can have a swim and BBQ when u get there.Also nice scenery on the trip.Just check with Parks & Wildlife that it is open.There are also several other waterholes and falls u can check out on other tracks.

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Post by barratragic » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:42 pm

Hey Meter Maid,

i am keen to do the reynolds track myself... can you tell me a little more about the creek crossing ? how long, how deep ?
can you walk it. .or is it croc laden ... ?

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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by mickkk » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:49 pm

Reynolds river track is open it opened about a month ago (I'm pretty sure may want to check for your self) the crossing is quite firm sandy bottom, it's a bit of a long crossing and you sorta drive up the creek a little. I ave not done it this year yet, but I'm sure it will be low enough by now, they normally don't open it until it is. But I wouldn't attempt it (or any crossing) with out a snorkel.

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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by Meter Maid » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:15 pm

Haven't done it this year but I did about this time last year u didn't need a snorkel and could walk it easy.Sandy bottom with steep incline at both ends.You need to engage 4WD but its nothing to drastic.Good fun.Suprise creek at the other end is a little oasis.Two little plunge pools one above the other flowing into the main pool underneath.Good day trip and not as crowded as the rest of Litchfield.You can also camp there.

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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by volkoff » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:51 pm

Cool thanks guys , I look forward to it.

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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by jersy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:51 am

Yep i,ll 2nd Renolds. Interesting drive with bonus waterholes!
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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by volkoff » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:08 pm

Anyone know the depth of the crossing ATM?

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Re: Hardies 4WD track fathers day

Post by goldfish » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:54 pm

Closed until u can get a nissan x fail through
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