Long Gully Gold
Gulf Developmental Road (1)
Georgetown / Forsayth
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S 143°29’53” E
Developmental Road (1) (Savannah Way)
Long Gully Gold station is about 58 km from
Georgetown or about 23 km from Forsayth, Qld. From Georgetown, turn
south onto Forsayth Road (Cobbold Gorge Road). After about 15 km the
road is mostly unsealed. The turnoff west to Long Gully Gold is
about 40 km south of Georgetown or 5 km north of Forsayth at GPS: 18
35 05 S 143 35 51 E (and a further 18 km to Dells House). After
turning west, drive for about 4.6 km and then turn right before the
cattle grid onto the 'Private Road' at GPS: 18 35 45 S 143 33 32 E
following the round white signs, and through a couple of stock
gates, to Dells Hole house where you report in and pay fees. The GPS
above is for the campground and Dells Hole house is about 2 km past
the campground at GPS: 18 34 56 S 143 29 08 E.
4062 5534 - ring before you go. Open April - October (depending on
(Fees shown on website may not be up to date). At the time of our
stay - $20 per person detecting per day (includes detecting fee &
camping fee) or $105 per week. Rates for a second detectorist and
metal detecting clubs can be negotiated.
area for a basic bush campground on grass and dirt surface with a
few trees providing sparse shade. Levellers may be required as the
area has a slight downhill slope. A couple of camp spots will suit
caravans with roof-top solar panels & satellite TV.
Sometimes a strong breeze comes through at night so
make sure any caravan awnings or shade covers are tied down.
drinking water, power, showers or toilets. A dam is located near the
campground and some campers were using the water for showering
(water not suitable for drinking).
plenty of drinking water and be self-sufficient as nearest shops are
at Georgetown. Fires in small open fireplaces are permitted but must
be supervised at all times or extinguished (observe any fire bans).
rubbish bins are provided but it is preferred you take rubbish out
with you (you pass the Forsayth Refuse Area on the left on the way
out) so take rubbish bags.
Generators are permitted with consideration for
others sharing the campground. Take toilet paper and toilet waste
may be buried on the property but dig down at least 6-12 inches to
Pet Friendly: Yes.
Dogs should be kept on a leash as there are stock on the property.
Mobile Phone Reception: No
(Sometimes can get patchy reception at the water tank behind Dells
No EFTPOS or cheques
Porta-potti to caravan toilet necessary
Leave gates as you find them (ie: if closed then
close after you).
Gully Gold is popular for gold detecting or just getting away in the
peace and quite for a few days. If gold detecting, you must have a
Queensland Fossickers Licence (can be obtained from Dept of Natural
Resources and Mines in Georgetown for a fee) which must be signed by
station owners upon arrival and it is a condition that any detecting
holes be filled.
tip is to remove any tow hitch before driving on the property
the evenings the kangaroos, wallabies and birdlife come to the dam
for a drink so a set of binoculars would be handy if you are
sewerage Dump-Ezy is located in Georgetown on the Corner of Low &
Normanton Sts, at GPS: 18 17 30 S 143 32 53 E. A drinking water tap
is located on the post of covered picnic table close by and in the
parking area of the Visitor Information Centre, Georgetown. There
are water taps in the park at Forsayth as well as a hotel and a
small caravan park.
Our Rating: 3
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