shepp to perth and bak

Submitted: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 16:27
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hello members Heading to Perth on the 9th of Sept for 2 weeks ,,,carnt get any more time off work bugger.... any way just looking to see if any one has a few good places or no of to have a look at over and back .we are only staying in Perth for 2 days so much of it we want to be sight seeing over and back ...

Cheers Boxhd
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 17:08

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 17:08
I will have to keep my eyes open the ya rego no
around shepp
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Follow Up By: BOXHD - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 17:25

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 17:25
Are u in shepp mechpete
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Follow Up By: Member - mechpete - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 19:40

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 19:40
yep born an bred
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:06

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 20:06
The Head of the Bight to watch the whales - fan-bloody-tastic if you're lucky enough to be there at the right time as we were.

The perplexing question you'll have when you hit Norseman will be turn left to Esperance, right to Kalgoorlie or the Hyden/Norseman Rd for a quick trip into Perth. If into WA is your first time I'd turn left and do the coast around to Perth via Esperance and Albany to Perth and the Grt Eastern Hwy back to Kal and then home.

Hyden/Norseman Rd has some interesting sights but is a dry weather road only. Norseman to Perth via this route is the shortest and quickest (and a damned less trucks and more opportunities to free camp).

Go with the flow and if you see a track heading south while crossing the Nullabore take it and have a look. The cliffs are amazing.



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Follow Up By: BOXHD - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 22:26

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 22:26
thanks duns...we want to go and have a look at the cliffs so we will be heading down that way for sure..


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Reply By: Ross M - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 21:51

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 21:51
Shepparton Victoria?
Are you used to long distance driving? ie 1000km + per day.
Fatigue management will have to be given some priority if the trip is to be enjoyed.

A long way for 2 weeks and only a few days to see anything in the west, Unless you are driving day and night to get there and back it will only be a glimpse of WA.
You will enjoy the 2 rest days in Perth.

Ross M

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Follow Up By: BOXHD - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 22:15

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 22:15
yes driving i don't mind at all ..u see a lot and cover a lot of distance.. its ok

cheers boxhd
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 07:27

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 07:27
Maybe you'll make it to Echuca for the first night?
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Follow Up By: BOXHD - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 16:11

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 16:11
hay bob .. last time big trip got to undrea ...not bad effort for 1st day
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Reply By: 08crd - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 23:11

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 23:11
Because you have such a short time and the time of year(winter). I would probably suggest Noresman then turn right.
Kalgoorlie, Menzies(lake ballard), Niagra dam, Koonkynie. Gwalia, Leonora, Leinster, Sandstone, Mt Magnet.
Then south as it will be wildflower season - Mt Magnet, Wubin, New Norcia, Perth.

After Perth head back to Kalgoorlie via Brookton, Corrigin, Hyden(wave rock) then if the weather is good head straight on to Norseman on the gravel road. If weathers bad head north 100k's onto the great eastern highway. If time permits on the way home a side excursion to Koonalda( between Border Village and Nullabor roadhouse) is worth a visit.

The two problems with doing the Southwest of W.A is one, it is the middle of winter so it will be wet and misserable(think Melbourne) and two, it is a magic area at the right time of the year. Winter isn't that time, put it off untill you have time to enjoy it.
Only my opinion.
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Reply By: The Bunyip - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 10:59

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 10:59
When I was young & bullet-proof, a mate & I did Melbourne-Perth 25 years ago & it took four days driving pretty much all day. Remember you gain time across the state borders heading west but drive directly into the sun after 4pm or thereabouts so leave early each day.
We stayed @ Port Pirie, Nullarbor & Norseman on the way.
While there's plenty to see on the way, if you get the chance please stay at the Nullarbor Roadhouse & in the evening just after dark walk down the highway for 200-300 metres then stop, look around & take in the sheer isolation, tranquility & silence of the place.
We truly do have the best country in the world. Doing this trip is a great experience you'll never forget. After doing this trip, my wife & I moved up near Wangaratta & I wouldn't go back to Melbourne if you paid me!!!
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Follow Up By: BOXHD - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 16:16

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 16:16
thanks bunyip....yeah i worked in melb for 6 yrs driving down there every day .yuk ....Ok the roadhouse is a thing that sounds kool to do ..

cheers bohd
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