Broome to Cape Leveque Road

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 at 22:50
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Anyone been along this road recently. I need to quote a job at Lombadina Airport and need to know whether to fly up to Broome and hire a 4WD, airfreight my tools up, hire a scissor lift and crane to be on site, or just drive up in my 2WD truck with crane and scaffold on a trailer. Accommodation options nearby also appreciated. Have been told I could get a house in the Lombadina community, but my offsider realy needs to have a beer after work and they have a no alcohol policy. Hopefully, this will be my last job and I can then just travel the outback for a while.
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Reply By: Member - Cuppa - Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 00:25

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 00:25
It’s a couple of years since I was up there, but you don’t need 4wd to get to the airport, just take it steady over the corrugations. However if you want nearby accommodation it is going to be off the main road & *may* require 4wd (because of soft sand). I don’t know of any accommodation other than camping. If you are prepared to camp in a basic site (has toilets & a donkey boiler which you have to light for hot water/showers), but alcohol ok - there is Bully’s Camp - turn off the main road on the right immediately past the airstrip. Signposted Bully’s Camp/Djoodoona. Track in is tight in a couple of spots. I’d reckon you might be better to leave your truck at home - height & size may be an issue if wanting to access somewhere like Bully’s.
There are other very pleasant camping options. Whale song on the western side of the Peninsula is outstanding & can cater for you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cuppa - Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 00:34

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 00:34
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Depending on how soon you plan to be up there you may need to consider whether it will be wet. The road up the peninsula can become a river at times!
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Reply By: cookie1 - Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 07:56

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 07:56
The only option I know of is the Kooljaman Resort, it is a bit of a way from Lombadina but mostly bitumen on the main drag, dirt from Broome to Beagle Bay and again heading into Kooljaman. They had accommodation there with fantastic pizzas and big breakfasts, and beer.

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Reply By: Slow one - Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 08:42

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 08:42
D-M, Broom shire council will give you the latest available data on road conditions.

I don't think your 2wd vehicle will be allowed on that road at this time of year. From memory there is a wet season blanket ruling on what is allowed, like weight restrictions.

Anyway just google road conditions for that road and you should be able to see it on the broom council site.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 01:08

Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 01:08
Clarifying your information Slow one, D-Maxer can see this on Road Conditions and Road Closures of Broome Cape Leveque Road

(I) Road is open only to 4wd vehicles
(II) Road is closed to all vehicles in excess of 11 tonnes gross mass (vehicle & load)
(III) Road is closed to road trains at all times
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Reply By: D-MaxerWA - Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 17:08

Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 at 17:08
Thanks for all the input people. You have all been a great help.

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