Road Meekatharra - Wiluna

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 02:19
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Would anyone know if the road between Meekatharra and Wiluna is okay to be crossed in a 2wd?

Am heading to Kalgoorlie once we leave Newman and this is the most convenient looking access across to the Goldfields Hwy. Any suggestion would be appreciated =)
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 05:32

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 05:32
under normal conditions I believe so but currently there's a lot of roads that have been damaged or are closed from heavy rains. Check with Main Roads on that one.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 08:48

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 08:48
Check the www.vks737.on.net site .... there's a link at the front to a WA roads page
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:39

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:39
Also read our Road Conditions it is updated at least twice a week. We use a lot of the info from the vks page and have our own government sources for all locations. Regards
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Follow Up By: silvia - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 12:44

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 12:44
Thankyou to all =)

I went to the Main Roads site and it said that stretch of road was in the Kalgoorlie-Goldfields report, however when I went to that report it just had tourist info nothing on the roads.

The link on the HF radio page to the WA roads wouldn't come up for me at all, will try again later.

I read through the Road Conditions report here at Exploroz. I am figuring it is in the area of report for the Nippon Highway and Sandstone to get across to Goldfields Hwy but I am not sure so if someone could clarify that would really be appreciated. I have a Hema map and while it has lots of info on it it doesn't have the actual name of the stretch of road between Meekatharra and Wiluna so I'm not sure exactly what I am looking for.

We are going there mid March so hoping it will have cleared up but if the conditions are no good then will just find another way across!

Thanks for help so far is making my life a little less complicated =)
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Reply By: Member - Howard- Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 12:59

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 12:59
If you are going from Newman to Kalgoolie you can shortcut thru Canyu road to Wiluna from south of Kumarina Motel/roadhouse.Saves about 180 Km from memory as you only do 1 side of the triangle.
some old maps I had showed it as a private road but in July 02 when we were going Wiluna to Newman learnt that council had taken over maintenance of road. it was excellent and definitely 2wd standard. You could always check condition with Wiluna police station.
regards
Howard
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Follow Up By: silvia - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 21:31

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 21:31
Hi Howard

I can see Canyu road marked on my map but it isn't marked private. I will call Wiluna as soon as I find the number and ask the Question. Thankyou =)
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 13:04

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 13:04
Five years ago it was a magnificent wide dirt freeway.Bob
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 13:48

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 13:48
If you want bitumen the road from Mount Magnet through Sandstone is now sealed
Last time we did Leonora, Wiluna, Meekatharra was in commodore with no trouble - look out for stone throwers in Wiluna
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Follow Up By: silvia - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 21:34

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 21:34
My map is 02 and shows portions past Sandstone - Wiluna still unsealed. It's an extra 200km but if I am not sure of the other roads it's not much of a deviation to avoud getting bogged somewhere in the 2wd. Or maybe I should buy me a WRX =D =D
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Reply By: Alex H - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 20:42

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2004 at 20:42
G'day,
if you are coming from the south cut through Sandstone from Paynes Find - its dirt, but a much better road in my experience than the Meekatharra-Wiluna road
Cheers,
Alex
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