Trek from Alice Springs to port Hedland

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 18:43
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Hi! we are planning to travel from Alice Springs to Pt Hedland in May. The route we are planning is the Gary junction road to Kunawaritji, and from there either up the Wapet Road or along the Telfer Mine Road. Can anyone provide me with some details of the conditions of these roads and the permits required? We are planning to travel alone. Thanks Helen
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Reply By: Geoff N (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 20:32

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 20:32
Haven't been there for a couple of years but the road is generally fine, just keep an eye out for pothole drains in the left wheel track. Road condition and permit information is on this site. Fuel and food reasonably available, as are roadside camps. Jupiter Well is excellent camping, also Well 33 at Kunawarritji. The Telfer road past Punmu is excellent, mostly sealed on from Telfer. Carawine Gorge is a good camp, best camping is just down the track at the start of the airstrip. Enjoy!
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 20:47

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 20:47
Nice drive......
Permits are required from CLC for NT and from WA Ind Aff for WA. No dramas getting either. Plenty of fuel along the way from the communities (Kunawaritji is probably the most expensive).
Couple of slide shows.
2005.
http://s246.photobucket.com/user/Peter_n_Margaret/slideshow/05%201%20Gary%20Junction%20Road

2008.
http://s246.photobucket.com/user/Peter_n_Margaret/slideshow/08%202%20Gary%20Junction%20Road

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:03

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:03
Hi Peter, couldnt view slide show
cheers Judy
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Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:05

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:05
Highlight the whole link and open in new tab and you will see it
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Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:11

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:11
Or copy and paste it into address bar both worked for me
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Follow Up By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:25

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:25
Great photos , we are travelling through this way about August this year
Thanks Judy
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:50

Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 at 21:50
Just a note re Carawine Gorge.
It is a stunning spot.
It is also part of Warrawagine Station, so is private property.
Please do the right thing.
Leave NOTHING behind.

Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 01:13

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 01:13
Hi Helen

The Gary Junction route is a good one to take. Check my blogs from 2009. Follow links for all about permits. You need to apply a few weeks in advance for the Western Australian side permit.



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Follow Up By: Helen h5 - Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 09:19

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 09:19
Thanks for that. Not sure how to find your blogs. I clicked on the my blog under your post but nothing happened. Thanks
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 09:24

Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 at 09:24
It brings up a list of 85 Blogs for me Helen, but The Gary Junction Road will bring up the right Blog. At the bottom of the blog your can navigate to the previous or next blogs.


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