Going From Perth To Darwin September 2014

Submitted: Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 22:22
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We want all the info we can get.Going up Canning Stock Route,talimine Track.
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 23:43

Monday, Sep 02, 2013 at 23:43
Short and sweet question.
You might need to supply a lot more info, such as time frame for your trip, are your travelling with others, vehicle setup, places of interest along the way that you want to visit, your experience in remote area travel, etc
I assume you mean the Tanami ?
September is starting to warm up but still ok for the trip...but dryer too.
Best to be a bit more specific and then you should receive more informed info.
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Follow Up By: bruce b2 - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 11:15

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 11:15
and even be a little bit polite
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Reply By: Villatranquilla - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 14:10

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 14:10
getting quite hot then - Currently we are at Pardoo (b/w Hedland and Broome) - yesterday it was 36 and 37 today and that's only a few k's from the coast so would expect it to be hotter inland.
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Reply By: Ron N - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 17:51

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 17:51
You'll need:

Lots of fuel (you may have to organise a fuel drop from the Capricorn Roadhouse Newman. This needs to be done 2 mths in advance).
No petrol is available along the CSR (it's not advisable to take a petrol vehicle up the CSR anyway).
Adequate water supplies (4 litres per person per day. Not all the wells supply drinking water).
Stop at the Police Station at Wiluna and tell them your planned itinerary. Tell the Police at the far end, when you've arrived.
Take some basic spares, de-bogging equipment, and basic tools.
Take a minimum of two spares and tyre repair equipment - and know how to fix flats.
Don't try to travel at breakneck speed. There's quite a bit of traffic on the CSR and it's amazing how you'll come across another vehicle when you least expect it.
Clean out the spinifex build up under your vehicle regularly (might have to be every half hr sometimes) - or kiss your vehicle goodbye in a pile of burning wreckage.
Obey all signage and instructions, and don't "souvenir" signs, or other items that other travellers need.
Leave no rubbish, only footprints.



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Follow Up By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 19:50

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 19:50
Hi Ron, you have been too kind to the poster. Is it laziness or what that people don't read the trek notes and multitude of blogs before demanding an answer. Plenty of others do this and then come on and ask nicely. Forumites are then only too happy to help. BTW there is petrol at Kunawarritji near CSR Well 33 but it will cost you $3.50 a litre. And you can check out my first hand experience with spinifex ignition at CSR Alternate Route...... W

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Reply By: Greyone - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 18:02

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 18:02
And don't forget, some manners!!!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 22:00

Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013 at 22:00
Hi Aaron

I think you probably mean Talawana Track.

You will need permits for the CSR (from ANFWDC 4WD Australia), and tracks such as the Talawana (from DIA).

What else do you need to know -

Road conditions?
Where to get fuel?
Time of year to go/not go?
Best maps to use?



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