Bloomfield Track with a camper?
 

Bloomfield Track with a camper?

by Nadia
(Victoria )

Hi

Is it possible to do the Bloomfield track towing an off road camper with a 4wd Hilux.

Have found some forums that recommend no to.

Any thoughts

Thanks

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Hi Nadia,
by: Katrin

On the last photo on this page you can see the kind of van we pulled through the whole Bloomfield Road. It's not even an off-roader, just a normal 12 footer.

There are two things about the Bloomfield Road - the steepness of some slopes, and the river/creek crossings.

The first is conquered unless you have a too big van and too weak vehicle. Compare yours to ours on the pic, you get the idea (i believe you are totally fine).

The second depends a lot on what time of the year you are going. The later in the Dry season the better. We did that trip of ours right in the end of the season, and on the second last pic on that same page you can see us on the Bloomefield River causeway. That causeway can be flooded early in the Dry season, or even later if there have been a lot of rains. I have once driven across it with some water over, but would probably not have if i was pulling a van.

That's the only river crossing and the rest are small creeks, usually minor, but again, anything can come down to rains in this part of Australia.

If the weather has been dry, your setup looks like ours or better, and you are not doing it too early in the Dry season (when all the waters are usually up at crossings), i would give it a go. When we did it was a cruise :-)

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