Towing on the Munja track?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 07:29
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Hi. Can anyone offer information on towing off road caravans and camper trailers on the Munja track please? Is it possible, or strictly vehicles only?

Anne
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 08:04

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 08:04
Hi, you haven't said whet you intend to tow. We towed an Aussie Swag camper out there a few years ago, the track changes from year to year a bit each time to avoid Black soil bog holes, so can be a bit of a slalom course. The track is cut each year by a man with a tractor and slasher, quite a feat. One of the three jump-ups is testing when you come back out, some of the creek crossings have sharp turn ins and are very steep. I would suggest that if what you have is tandem axle not to take it. Call the Laceys at Mount Elizabeth or Rick at http://www.bushtracksafaris.com.au/ for updated info. There is a cost involved to drive out there, but the rewards are spectacular in many ways.
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Follow Up By: gke - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 09:45

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 09:45
Hi, I will endorse what Kanga says and I remember that I was glad I was not towing when we went to Walcott a few years back.
Having said that the trek remains one of my all time favourites and my recommendation would be to allow plenty of time for exploration, including around Mt Elizabeth itself. Amazing artwork too.
Regards, Graham.
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 19:10

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 19:10
Gday gke,
Could you email me with locations of the art work your talking about? michaeljp65@bigpond.com

Cheers

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Reply By: Jack - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 10:49

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 10:49
Forget your trailer...................you are going cause enough damage to your vehicle as it is. You will damage the underside of your vehicle and cut up your tyres (and loose lugs off mud terrains) on the rocky jump ups. There are 5 series of jump ups (each consisting of rocky sections for a couple of Km's ). You need to get out and move the big rocks to ensure you have a safe route up & down - This would be a terrible situation if you meet another vehicle comming the other way - nightmare stuff if someone is towing! In many parts, you just can't get out of the way of another vehicle. These rocky jump ups are 1st gear low range stuff. If you damage your trailer and have to leave it, it will stay there forever - you will see other abandoned vehicles along the track.
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 12:56

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 12:56
Hi Anne,
Could you please enlighten me as to where the Munja track runs.
I think it's in north east WA but not sure.
Thanks
Kev
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Follow Up By: geobjw - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 16:39

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 16:39
Have a look at the current issue of 4WD Action (No 212), it has an article on travelling the Munja Track. Doesn't specifically say in the article but doesn't sound as if a trailer would be advisable.
Contact Mt Elizabeth Station on 0891914644 or use this link to the station
www.mountelizabethstation.com
They would be able to advise you on the track conditions.

Barry
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Follow Up By: Mike & Anne H - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 19:58

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 at 19:58
Hi Kev, the track is in the north west and runs into Walcott inlet.

Anne
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 13:21

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 13:21
We drove the Munja Track in the OKA in 2005.
I was glad we were not towing, but there were camper trailers at Walcott. Anything wider than a camper trailer would be problematic.
At the time I described it as a "100km per day" road although others were going faster and it does vary lots.

There is a lot to see along the way. Many things you will find yourself if you are observant, but some local knowledge will help a lot.

It is a great piece of country and a great drive.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 15:22

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Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 15:24

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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 20:37

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 20:37
Great photos Peter n Margaret,
Could you email me the location of the Art work please.
michaeljp65@bigpond.com

Cheers
Mick
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 21:40

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 at 21:40
Sorry, NO.
I don't give that information to 'strangers'.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Mike & Anne H - Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 00:01

Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 00:01
Thanks for the photos! Looks great!

Mike and Anne
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 00:02

Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 00:02
Thats ok,
maybe its in the directions one of the other members was kind enough to share with me.
And if i see you at a campsite somewhere i'll remember to remain a 'stranger' instead of shaking your hand and thanking you for the info.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 10:25

Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 10:25
Michaeljp, you have given us no idea why you want this information.
Ask the Laceys if they will share the ones on their property all with you.
If they won't, maybe ask them why.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 19:20

Thursday, Mar 06, 2014 at 19:20
I know where your coming from Peter. But i'm no lawyer for a land council mob looking to take over land from lease holders because of some spurious claim that "this land belongs to my fathers fathers mother from long time ago" Im just a very keen amature photographer with an interest in rock art. We got the same cold shoulder from El Questro last year, so me and the other 3 other families i was traveling with told them to stick the place, and drove up to KER where we had GPS co ords from another Exploroz memeber and located some beautiful seldom seen rock art.

cheers
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