Broome to Cape Leveque

Submitted: Monday, May 05, 2014 at 15:19
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I'm travelling across the Kimberley to Broome then down the west coast in July/August and was wandering if anyone can tell me the state of the road from Broome to Cape Leveque, and roughly how long the trip will take.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 17:20

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 17:20
Greg

Allow the best part of a day. The road varied from reasonable to fairly corrugated last year. It will depend upon when it gets graded V when you go but we were there around the same time.
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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:09

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:09
Thank ypou Rosco
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Reply By: braggy - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 17:47

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 17:47
Around about the last half of it is bitumen
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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:10

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 19:10
Thank you braggy
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Reply By: - Johny boy (NSW) - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 20:00

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 20:00
When we drove it in late 2010,some of the beginning was tare and if I remember correctly right at the end but all the roads/tracks leading to any communities were dirt, it was very corrugated and I flogged out some bushes coming back but they were stuffed anyway LOL!
Have a blast you will love it.

Cheers John.
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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:18

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:18
Thank you Johny boy
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Reply By: Member - nick b - Monday, May 05, 2014 at 21:04

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 21:04
Hi Greg : I think it took us about half a day & one of us was towing pop top van x 2 campers , The dirt part of this road is much like any other out back road .
Its sure worth the trip in there , hope you enjoy it .

Cheers Nick b
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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:19

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:19
Thank you Nick b
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 07:04

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 07:04
Hi Greg. Road is ordinary at the moment lots of corrugations, my daughter lives at one arm and travels the road regulary. Dont let that stop you just lower tyre pressures,i usually go to 25 psi in van and tow vechicle. The dirt section about 86 klms from memory will take up to two hours plus letting down and reinflating tyres etc. Lots of good campsites along the way if you have time.
cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:21

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:21
Thank you Graeme W. Very helpful.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:52

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:52
Hi Graeme W , Does that bloke still run that fish tank tour at one arm point . one of the funnies thing i seen and his story of the blue bone fish , we still laughing about that 2 year later . cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 11:19

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 11:19
Hi Nick. Think his name is Barry and he lived next door to my daughter and her boyfriend who runs the ranger programme for the local bardi jawi guys. He had some impressive barra and scared some unsuspecting people that's for sure. Also the biggest jack ive ever seen nearly 10kgs but unfortunately he got stolen. Certainly an area that's special and im one that's glad the gas hub did not go ahead because that amount of people would have changed the area for the worse for ever.
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 20:38

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 20:38
Thanks for reply Graeme, Barry is a top fella .
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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 20:58

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 20:58
Hi Nick.
Rang our daughter today. Barry is still there and has a young german couple helping him.
Cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 07:42

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 07:42
Greg,

I can give an eyewitness account in about three to four weeks.
After traveling the GRR and reaching Broome, we plan to spend 4 days at Middle Lagoon and travel up to the top while on the Cape.

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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:24

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 09:24
Thank you Sand man. I'll appreciate and look forward to your report. Enjoy your trip.
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Follow Up By: Rustynails59 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 03:57

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 03:57
Might see you up there Bill
We are broome 10-20 June, cape Leveque for 6 days to June 26, then GRR
Happy to give update for Greg too
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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:34

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:34
Thank you Rustynails59, appreciate it. Enjoy your travels.
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Reply By: Happy Frank - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 19:18

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 19:18
There is an alternative if coming from the east, there is a track called the colourstone track, on some maps as Mount Jowleenga rd, it runs off the hwy about 35 kms east of the Fitzroy River and meets the Cape Leveque Rd near Beagle Bay, it is a sandy 2 wheel track no good for caravans but we did it with a camper trailer no worries, there was a swampy bit but a detour around it, it is a short cut and no real difficulty. Check it out.

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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:36

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 08:36
Thank you Happy Frank
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Reply By: osters - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 16:10

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 16:10
Be very careful travelling the Mt Jowleenga Road from Derby to Cape Leveque. The road was fine in 2009 but after heavy rain it became almost impassable. We travel to Middle Lagoon every year and since that year we have had shocking reports of people in Offroad vans becoming bogged and taking hours to get through. If you are travelling with someone else you should be ok, make sure you don't take the wrong tracks and make sure you do it early in morning. Do not attempt it if it has rained recently. We had people arriving at midnight at Middlelagoon because they became bogged and lost!!!! The road is not maintained and is very isolated. The road from Broome, is rough, we do it in an off road van. Leave early in the morning, drop tyre pressures and stop and check the vehicles constantly. It takes about 21/4 hours to do the dirt from end of bitumen at Broome to Beagle Bay bitumen, then another 1/1/4 to do dirt to Middle Lagoon. If you head straight up the highway it is bitumen to the top.
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Follow Up By: Greg_513 - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 16:45

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 16:45
Thank you osters, this is my first trip to the Kimberly's and beyond, and the first time I've used this forum, and I'm impressed with the quality and value of the replies I've received. Everyone has been extremely helpful. Thanks again
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