AnswerID: 483313 Submitted: Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 20:37
Member - Andrew (WA)
The track from Coral Bay
is mostly a hard surface made up of sandstone
and very few boggy spots if any as long as its dry.
The softest patch from memory is crossing a small section of beach sand just before crossing Yardi Creek.
If crossing in an Xtrail, make sure you get the tide info and cross at low tide. This way you'll make it easily with the water barely reaching the rim, or maybe just on it.
The road probably gets graded from time to time but that's just hit and miss. When I traversed it, it was terribly corrugated in many parts and would not have been happy with a jayco behind me. But having said that, you can easily take the van through it, but it maybe a little worse for wear at the end.
If it were me, I would drive all the way to Exmouth
on the bitumen, set-up in the caravan park, then do a day trip down the coast road to Coral bay
with out towing anything. That way you can pop in and out of the little side tracks down to ocean for a look or a swim and continue at your leisure with the peace of mind you'll have a van in one piece all set-up back in Exmouth
on your return.
This is what I did (sort of) and just did the 1.5hr drive back to Exmouth
on the Bitumen.
If you can't go down onto the beaches then the track is a waste of time because it runs almost the entire length behind a sand hill
ridge and you just don't get to see much, except a dirt track.
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FollowupID: 758571 Submitted:
Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 21:29
Trev&Ness B posted:
I wasnt sure how long the trip up would be on the tracks. The idea of leavin the van at exmouth
sounds like the way to go. cheers for your help.
I havnt been past shark bay
yet so i an looking forward to seein more of the coast.
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FollowupID: 758601 Submitted:
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:47
Take a few more minutes and drive down to the historic telegraph station at Hamlin Pool and also look at the Stromatolites - you can camp at the telegraph station if u want - and the fresh baked scores with cream and jam are yimmmy
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