good tracks Perth
Submitted: Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:06
Hello any one know of any tracks around Perth
area, only new here. only know Mundaring track any other suggestions would be appreciated
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:12
Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:12
Try this one, I did it at night just for something different.
Follow Up By: rheno - Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:19
Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:19
Cheers mate looks good, better than goin to the cinemas. have you done mundaring track lately? Thanx much appreciated
Follow Up By: Exploder - Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:36
Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:36
Did it about 1-2 months ago, was a bit of Fun as always. there are rumours of it being closed, but haven’t been up there to have a look for my-self. I normally enter on to the Power line track at the Transformer station that is down a No Throe road on the right Just out of the Mundaring townsite.
Follow Up By: rheno - Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:38
Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:38
I did powerline track bout 4 months ago, was still some wet spots. spose it was pretty dry by the time you went?
Follow Up By: rheno - Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:40
Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 22:40
the turn off i took was 14km past traffic lights at mundaring, was the no thru road before that?
Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 23:03
Thursday, Nov 02, 2006 at 23:03
I moved here from Qld back in June, I have done no 4x4 treks in the region as yet , one weekend we have to meet some where and go and do some exploring. use my email in members profile to contact me
Follow Up By: mike w (WA) - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 11:50
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 11:50
How about we all organise a WA exploroz gathering, be a good chance to put names to faces and do some exploring.
Follow Up By: nissnut - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 19:41
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 19:41
Yep Im in................nissnut
Follow Up By: rheno - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 20:24
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 20:24
Count me in for sure just name a place and time Rheno
Reply By: 1arm - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 00:00
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 00:00
There is a book out called 4wd day trips Out of Perth
or something like that.
Written by the western 4WD.
Includes the powerlines, the trip from Guilderton
to Sea Bird, and about 10 others.
Some are quite easy like the trip through the Avon Valley National Park
while others are a bit more challenging. I bought mine from the local newsagent.
Hope this helps
Follow Up By: rheno - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 01:37
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 01:37
Thanx evan much apreciated
Reply By: Moser - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 00:36
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 00:36
gday , if ya got a GPS have a look at my site , click on GPS treks and waypoind
Follow Up By: rheno - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 01:34
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 01:34
Cheers mate will certainly checkem out
Follow Up By: Member - BUNDY BOY (WA) - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 01:57
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 01:57
there rheno gave me a buzz ill let you know a few good tracks close to town
Reply By: BenSpoon - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 16:37
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 16:37
If you are up for some sand driving, check out two rocks.
Head up wanneroo road for a fair while until you get the the big green sign for two rocks (Turn left) head thru the roundabouts to the end of that road and turn right at the T-junction. Follow that one for a while until you get back to houses and to the turn off for the two rocks deli/pizza hut (left) etc, but keep going straight- where there is a reflective dead-end sign on the right, turn left into that road and follow that for a few hundred metres- there will be dozers and other machinery on the right, houses on the left- after the machinery there is a pretty obvious track on the right- follow that in and you're there. If you follow up the main track (rock hard sand- a falcon can drive it) for a while off to the left are sand bowls.
Theres also shacks
, beaches, dunes etc... watch it on the main track tho- theres often cars or bikes hooning around corners. Last time I was there a banshee wrote off the front of a subaru.
Its about 40 mins drive from perth
to get there.
Follow Up By: rheno - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 20:27
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 20:27
Cheers benspoon, its amazing at the response im getting from these questions, u up for exploreoz team trip someday??
Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Monday, Nov 06, 2006 at 14:26
Monday, Nov 06, 2006 at 14:26
yeah for sure.
Im only in perth
every 2nd weekend though- Im heading down there on wed.
email me or setup a group even through EO. bdelbianco at croesus,com,au
Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Monday, Nov 06, 2006 at 14:54
Monday, Nov 06, 2006 at 14:54
Theres also another spot
close to perth
on the way to gidgegannup. Take the Roe or Great Northern HWY to Toodyay
rd, and follow that for a bit. When you start going up the darling range keep and eye to the left- where the farms stop the John Forest Nat Park starts. At the top of the hill
(after it flattens out about 1km later) behind a few of the sign posts to the left are tracks leading in. Theres some good hill
climbs and scenery in there and its about 30 mins out of town. No where near as big as two rocks but good if you only have an hour or 2 free. On the way back on toodyay
rd stock up with veggies at the market gardens at the bottom of the hills- It makes 4wding more productive than half a day at the shops.
Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 23:16
Friday, Nov 03, 2006 at 23:16
Like the idea of a get together and do a trek for a day , I had some fantastic tracks to play on when I was in Mt Isa, bloody rugged country though, If you have google Earth check this out, These Co-Ords are direct from how my GPS sets them up so just past it in to the FLY TO , paste it in same as it is here
2 oversize Loads on the Barkly Hwy between Mt Isa and Cloncurry
S20 45.824 E139 51.724Mary Kathleen
Town Site , and move a bit to the North East and see the old Mine
S20 46.679 E139 58.855
Now go and have a look at this photo,in the link when you have looked at the photo click on the photo
Then go to this Co-Ord in Google and thats where it is , and the tracks in the area were a good chalenge
S20 41.144 E139 50.443
This Co-Ord will show a Rest Area ,move a little to the east and a track goes of of to the south, that was my favorite weekend run
S20 48.032 E139 59.778
it could be followed around to this one
S20 45.371 E139 55.446