Warburton Roadhouse W.A.

Submitted: Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:01
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Good afternoon all
Planning a trip out thru the Geat Victoria Desert and Gibson Desert and am seaking advise re availability (apart from diesel) of basic supplies at Warburton Roadhouse if any.
All info appreciated.

regards
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Reply By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:14

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:14
Try their web site http://warburtonroadhouse.com.au/


Next one along Tjukayirla has great hamburgers

we did not buy food at the road house, there is a shop in town not sure of opening hours
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:16

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:16
Try this number for the store 8956 7637
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:20

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:20
Noldi, I don't think traveller's are allowed access into the town hence the foodstuffs at the Roadhouse (I'll stand correcting on that though). Community store hours are generally somewhat limited in the outback communities.

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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:35

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:35
I was unaware of that Mick, we were there in September, used the Post Office (spare memory card for the camera) and picked up some fruit, nothing was mentioned, does not mean that its not true though, would pay to ring them
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:59

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:59
Had a quick look could not find any notice of restrictions or closed town, It is a dry town though.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 23:10

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 23:10
My permit allowed access to any of the communities for the purpose of fuel or shop purchases. We did not stop at Warburton, fuelling at Tjukayirla. Someone we met stopped at Warburton to purchase tyres. Others stayed at the campsite there. It is a well visited community.

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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:16

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 17:16
Basic grocery items and a few household items. The odd tube and tyre casing. Frozen and tinned food stuffs (Bread/Milk included) and take away food during the day ending late afternoon. Some fresh-ish vegies once per week don't rely on it though) and Fuel. Camping (Grass sites) at the rear of the roadhouse with a rough set of showers.

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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 18:40

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 18:40
Mick

The roughness of the showers is in proportion to how long it is since you had a decent one! Not all of us travel with our personal version of the Hilton on the tray!

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:12

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:12
There is that Rocco.

Having trouble with the ensuite in the camper at the moment, The marble tiling is cracking with the rough roads!

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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 18:25

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 18:25
Thanks everyone for the info much appreciated, will probably ring them closer to departure date...........regards
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Reply By: Shaker - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:47

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 20:47
We were very surprised at the range of goods carried at the Roadhouse, mates wife had forgotten to bring knockabout shoes & managed to buy pair of Dunlop trainers for $40.00, I reckon they would have been dearer than that in Melbourne!
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Reply By: Member - hopbush - Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 22:59

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 22:59
Ditto to above, also simple ensuited cabins in camping area, basic food, groceries, supplies and fuel of course. Officially no entry to town area without permission or genuine reason although I have been in for mechanical repair.
Also a good art centre and gallery a few minutes walk from roadhouse.
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:34

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:34
Hey Tony, I've not seen or heard anywhere that there's any sort of restriction on entering the town (other than having a permit to travel the aboriginal lands which is very simple and free to get)? do you have a source for this? just interested for future travels.
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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:24

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:24
Noldi

How familiar are you with Warburton. The roadhouse and camping area are right on the highway, the community, or town, is a short distance away on the other side of the highway. When I was at Warburton there was a sign on the turn off from the highway to the community saying no entry, or words to that effect. In my limited experience, regardless of what permits might say, it's best if you don't just go and drive around in a community without clearing it with someone on the ground.


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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:37

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:37
Thanks Rocco,

yep was there 4 months ago did not see any signs, went into town spoke to the local copper who was supervising some young fellas cleaning up, went to the post office and local store no one mentioned it, that's why I'm a bit confused. I have sent an email to the Ngaanyatjarraku council and will post the results here

Rgds
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 14:22

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 14:22
Sorry for the delay in getting back, never received a reply to my email enquiry so I rang the Store, Rocco is correct in what he has said, and while I did not do this when I was there in September, I have been told the process is to go to the roadhouse in the first instance before proceeding into the community.
Now I know for next time.
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Reply By: Norm C (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:06

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 11:06
As posted above You can get pretty much all you need. The shop is quite well stocked
and not to badly priced.Some fruit and veg
For what it's worth the road is in good nic at the moment.Bit rough
Docker River to the National Park
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 17:54

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 17:54
Thanks again for the info much appreciated.

Jeff
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