Halls Creek to Wolfe Creek Crater-Tanami Road conditions

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 21:20
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Can anyone tell me what the road conditions are like along the Tanami from Halls Creek to Wolfe Creek Crater?

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Greg
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 21:55

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 21:55
G'day Greg,

I haven't travelled the road for a couple of years but it's a big old dirt road.
Nothing too rough. Roadtrains use the road frequently. They travel pretty slow.

Take you time and enjoy the view.

Hoo roo,
Steve

PS, it says your thread was posted at 22:20 on June 14 and I'm replying at 21:54 on June 14. That's weird.
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Reply By: wholehog - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 21:57

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 21:57
google is your friend.

NT road reports

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Follow Up By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 21:08

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 21:08
Thanks wholehog.

Google is a very good friend of mine but Halls Creek//Wolfe Creek and the section of the Tanami I am enquiring about is in WA.

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Reply By: Idler Chris - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:04

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:04
There last year. Sections were being remade. It is the main road to two large communities. It is usually in very good condition.
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Follow Up By: Freshstart - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 08:54

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 08:54
Two weeks Chris!!!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:09

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:09
Considering the realignment upgrades on the Tanami at the Halls Creek end, that shouldn't be too bad, but don't expect anything but corrugations on the 40 kilometre access road to the crater.Halls Creek Shire Council aren't the best at communications, so I haven't been able to obtain any up to date information.

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Reply By: cookie1 - Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:59

Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 22:59
Travelled on it a few weeks ago

there are some good sections now bitumised, those sections not bitumised are rough prior to Yeundemu then brilliant after that, we sat on about 100KPH pretty much all the way, apart from some roadworks and some washouts ,to Balgo and then it turned back to poo between there and Bililuna. Nice drive between Wolfe Creek & Halls Creek and the road into Wolfe Creek was good.

HTH

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Follow Up By: Freshstart - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:00

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:00
Thanks Cookie for a good report. Much better than Google. All the previous Google report gave was that some roads works were under way.

What are you like on the weather reports? Might need a new outfit and wig though mate!

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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:05

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:05
I can tell you that it would be much better than here in Adelaide :)

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Follow Up By: Freshstart - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:17

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 09:17
I can't see more than 200 meters because of fog/mist. Soon mate Soon!
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 14:27

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 14:27
I didn't think to ask about the roads; our son was here this morning, just a few days back from a motor cycle trip including the Canning Stock Route, Wolfe Creek Crater, and Halls Creek.

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Follow Up By: Member - Greg H (NT) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 15:24

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 15:24
I suppose if his teeth weren't rattling it would be ok!
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 00:14

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 00:14
Son has confirmed that the Tanami in that section has been done up really well. He felt the Wolfe Creek access road not unduly corrugated, but having just come of the Canning Stock Route, anything would look good.

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Reply By: noelene/peter b - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 16:22

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 16:22
Hi Greg
Don't be daft like us and head off to Balgo forgetting our careful fuel plan...ran out of diesel 22kms shy of Yuendumu! BUGGER!
Road not really that difficult, anywhere there are mines these days the roads tend to be quite respectable, if corrugated from the trucks.
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Reply By: Tony I - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:29

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:29
Gday Greg,

2 weeks I drove from HC to the Mt Bannerman t-off which is south of the Wolfe Creek t-off. The road is reasonable from the highway through to the Ruby Plains homestead, after that it got better and better going south. I was towing a camper trailer and had no issues.

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Follow Up By: Tony I - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:32

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:32
Should read "2 weeks ago"
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:38

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 19:38
Hi Tony,

Did you go down the Mt. Bannerman Road - anything of interest?

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Follow Up By: Tony I - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:11

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:11
Hi Alan,
I camped just west of the creek that flows off Mt B. Probably like yourself, i love that part of world and had a good walk around the hill. Due to family i had to head home earlier than scheduled( thanks to sat phones). At this stage i plan to return to the area to make my way across to Stone Axe Cave via Kurlku- possibly in August but more likely next year.
Have you any desert meanderings planned?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:25

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:25
Hi Tony,

Those sat phones are a double edged sword - hope all is Ok.

This year (in a couple of months time) probably go up the Gary and have a look at a few familiar features, and also do a reconnaissance of the area west of the DCR. Will take the quad.

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Follow Up By: Tony I - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:39

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:39
Sounds like a good trip- will you be travelling to Kalpungku soak south of yagga yagga? Its on my list for the mext trip.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:42

Sunday, Jun 15, 2014 at 20:42
Hope so!!
No, cant see myself going there for another 3 or 4 years.

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