Cervantes to Lancelin

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planning a trip from Cervantes to lancelin in early September what are the conditions of the current tracks and where would we get maps from? planning to have at least 15 vehicles and is it possible to camp overnight there and do we need permits?

thanks uppy
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Reply By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 19:12

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 19:12
Do you mean Lancelin to Cervantes? You don't really need maps. The track is easy to follow very hard to get lost. I'm not sure where you wan't to camp, but the trip is only a few hours. As far as I know permits aren't required.
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Follow Up By: disco driver - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 19:25

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 19:25
Just be aware that there is a bloody big naval gunnery/bombing range in the way, although there is a detour around it when it's being used.

A few years ago we did the Cervantes to Lancelin track and must have missed a turn somewhere as we finished up on the beach on a rising tide.
Now that was more than a bit interesting, we made it OK but had to wash the entire vehicle to get the salt off.

Disco.
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 10:58

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 10:58
The authorities, who of course always know what best for you better than you do, have banned anyone using the track through the firing range as it's now not necessary and you can use the Ocean Drive.
You can still get past the range though by using the beach but it can be dangerous so be aware of that.
Camping is not allowed anywhere according to Gin Gin shire and rangers are on the lookout.
AlanH.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 22:25

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 22:25
thanks for the information guys .I feel we will drop the camping .cheers Uppy
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Reply By: 08crd - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 23:01

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 23:01
The old track will be overgrown now, as the new highway circumvents it. When I last went on the track, it involved a lot of scratched paint.
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 00:18

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 00:18
Ummm, you do know there's a highway there now??

If you want some off road fun with sandunes closer to Perth, you can legally drive around the Wilbinga area. Access from Two Rocks is easy and you can work your way up the coast. I don't think camping is allowed per se, but beach fishing probably is and you might fall asleep whilst waiting for the fish, and you might need to light a fire to keep warm whilst your fishing.....

Fifteen vehicles - that's going to be hard to hide anywhere.

Tim
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 22:30

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 22:30
thanks Tim for the reply,We are all surf life savers wanting a trip away before the season starts ,so we will have a look at your idea.cheers Uppy
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 06:18

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 06:18
Hi Uppy,

Head to Ledge Point, onto beach (air down :-)) head South between one to one and a half KMs and there is a large area off the beach. Check with the local shire ranger that camping in this area is still permitted and if there are any restrictions. There is a nearby area of sand dunes to drive through, beach driving and fishing at your doorstep ..............Enjoy!!

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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