Marble bar rd

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 22:00
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Can anyone tell me what the conditions of marble rd are at the moment? Cheers
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Reply By: Rebecca H - Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 22:01

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 22:01
That should say Marble Bar rd
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian G (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:21

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:21
We have just travelled from Marble Bar to Nullagine and then on to Newman. We have a 100 series L/cruiser and tow a 3.2t off road Phoenix van. The road was in good condition with a few very shallow water crossings closer to Nullagine. The Nullagine to Newman road is closed to 2 wheel drive vehicles but I think that would be only very temporary as the grader was busy today although there are still some rough patches. Prior to today's trip, we were last on the Nullagine to Newman rd in 2003 so pleasantly surprised to see bitumen from Roy Hill mine to Newman.
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Follow Up By: Rebecca H - Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:27

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 at 23:27
Thanks very much Ian!
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Follow Up By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 08:37

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 08:37
Ian did you touch Boreline Road per chance? If so, how did you find it condition wise? It is a few months off, but we are probably going that way on way to Kimberley.
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:10

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 11:10
Phil. We've used the Boreline 5 or 6 times and have always found it pretty good going.
Little soft in parts but I think it's used as part of a mail run so is generally kept up to scratch.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian G (NSW) - Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 23:01

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 23:01
Phil, we were planning on going down the Boreline track but unfortunately the crossing of the De Grey river at "Muccan" was closed due to the heavy rain a few days before. However, the actual Boreline track from Great Northern Hwy to "Muccan" was open, you just couldn't cross the river. The road from the southern side of the river to Marble Bar was also open. In case it is of any help, we also used the Ned's Creek rd ( about 210 km south of Newman ) to short cut across to Wiluna. This track was fine and pleasantly surprised to find diesel at the post office outlet for $1.69 litre. The diesel at the service stn was $1.78 litre!!.
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Follow Up By: Member - Arsenal Phill - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 08:35

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 08:35
Thanks Ian. That is something that we'll have to keep an eye on. We will be travelling north from Perth up to Newman/Nullagine/Marble Bar/Boreline/Northern Highway/Lake Argyle..... I wonder if its well posted when the river crossing is closed? All adds to the fun, these surprises!!!! I guess they'd have an idea at Marble Bar. Cheers mate.
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