Peron National Park - Shark Bay

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 00:24
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Hi All,
We will be visiting the Shark Bay area in October this year and were wondering if we could get a Captiva and an AWD Territory out to the Peron National Park. We have heard various stories about whether it would be possible or not with these vehicles but would like hear some real advice.
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 03:31

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 03:31
Hi Gerard,

Provided you are running your tyres at the correct pressure and driving to the conditions, you will not have an issue with driving most of the tracks. We were there last October (sigh) and had no issues towing the camper, even though we were advised that the tracks were very soft?? We also provided information to some tourists in a Mitsubishi Outlander, they had a great time and had no issues.

Advice also given, do a 4WD course before you go - or at least the sand driving part of one.

Enjoy your trip :-)

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 08:25

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 08:25
Brilliant area. You should be fine, as stated, lower your tyre pressures, there is a free tyre pressure gauge/pump at the entrance. There was only one section we found that was a bit soft, but it ended up being an easy drive. (Very busy place if you do get stuck.) We were camped in the park for 4 nights last year and did not want to leave. Kevin

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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 11:19

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 11:19
Check out my reply in this thread

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Reply By: gerard m2 - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 18:29

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 18:29
Thanks everyone for the responses - we'll certainly give it go now
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Follow Up By: Member - mike g2 - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 23:53

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 at 23:53
HI all, when I first drove 4wd to wedge Isl I was amazed at the variety of vehicles ( non 4wd) doing the trip. longtime ago I used to run around two rocks tracks in an old Datsun 120Y! good advice from all the others. highly recommend a 4wd course, you will soon learn limits of your vehicle and how to drive it. even saw a hummer come to grief on course as the electronics had difficulty coping with feedback from low tyre pressure-"black box electronics" lock up meant tow him out! yahoo for the good ol patrol and older model forbies. enjoy trip.
mg.
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