Pago Mission WA

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 18:56
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Has anyone been up to Pago Mission/ Honeymoon Bay WA in the last 12months, interested to know what the tracks like if any, or do you have to do a bit of track making. The only thing I know, is diesel is about $4.00lts
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Reply By: i'machocoholic - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 20:04

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 20:04
We were there last year, no track making was required. The track was sandy and consisted of a couple of water crossings, but nothing drastic. There's not much left at Pago unfortunately and the grass was taller than the car. So I'm not sure what you're expecting to see as most of the site was relocated to present day Kalumburu when the wells dried up. I still enjoyed the drive there though!

Diesel isn't cheap, so better to get it at Drysdale.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 21:00

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 21:00
Pago is quite some distance from Honeymoon Bay on a different road for the last 9km and 26k from Kalumburu. The Waina family had a shack out there near the beach.

There is still quite a bit of old stuff out there, but it will be difficult to find without either local knowledge or a fire to clear the grass.

We had a tour of Pago with Father Anscar in 2008 during the Centenary celebrations of the Mission.

Make sure you visit the museum at the Mission.

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Peter
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Reply By: Member - outbackjack 1 - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 21:19

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 21:19
Thanks guys for the info, just looking to re visit, was there in the mid 80's and again in the early 90's had an old 45series troopy with 2x44's on the roof. They were the good days,
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Reply By: Member - Michael John T (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 23:25

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 23:25
When we were there in 2002 we found the wells but well hidden in the very high grass, again in 2004 but it was too wet after 5 inches of rain to go exploring again .... ditto re the mission museum.

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Follow Up By: Member - outbackjack 1 - Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 23:48

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 23:48
Will visit museum! Thanks Mike will take your advice on that. And thanks to all for your input. It's great to hear from others who really get out and see the real history of this great country and especially the remote areas.
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