Went on a day trip/Recon to Bigbend on the Burdekin river 30km North East of Charters Towers last weekend to suss out the potential for a future camp.
Headed West from Townsville via Herveys Range Road for about 150km till we hit the Gregory Development road then turned left & headed towards Charters Towers for about 70km till we saw the street type sign saying Bigbend on the left.
Dirt road for 700m to Lolworth Creek Ford, you can camp here but it's pretty cut up not a huge amount of room to camp.
Fording the Creek and travelling 1km will take you to Bigbend on the Burdekin & as you can see from the satellite link, tracks will take you to all the areas on the inside of the bend where camping areas abound.
There is some deep sand & tight turns here so I wont be taking the Camper here, a tent will do for a weekend, & I don't think I will do a long weekend here as it looks like a popular place and a 4wd hoon magnet.
I'll do a decent trip report once I spend a weekend here
Views toward Townsville from Herveys Range Lookout
A lot of the range is taken up by an Army Training Area
Sign near Gregory Developmental Road turnoff
Section of the GDR
A couple of locals
Section of Bigbend