Paynes Find/Sandstone/Wiluna Roads and conditions

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 19:51
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Hi Fellow travellers - We are due to try the Paynes Find /Sandstone road, (in sturdy 4WD's) and then Sandstone /Wiluna Road at the beginning of August. Watching the weather - I hope (with little/no more rain) it will be open (as the Sandstone/Wiluna road is currently closed according to Wiluna Shire)
What I'm interested in has any one done this recently - and what sort of road conditions, hence travel time for the two legs would/should I expect?
Thanks in advance!!
David
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 20:45

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 20:45
Hi David. Came home via the wiluna sandstone road from the canning after our carnarvon ranges trip july last year. Very good sand dirt road and no probs sitting on 100klms per hour most of it if you want. We sat on on 90klms per hour not towing and have found most roads like that around the state are in very good nick. I doubt conditions would change a lot year to year.
Cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: cruiser1980 - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 21:39

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 21:39
Same as graeme W says.
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Reply By: KJW964 - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 23:03

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 23:03
Doesn't get a lot of traffic due to Sandstone- MtMagnet being sealed though a good run
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Reply By: David WA - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 10:09

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 10:09
Thanks guys, really appreciate yr time and advice. Can't wait!
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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 00:22

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 00:22
Hi David,

I travelled the Paynes Find / Sandstone road today and the lower Sandstone Wiluna Sandstone Road today and yesterday. The upper road was closed yesterday so that's why I took lower.

Roads were good - occasional bumps where there were wash outs nothing too serious.
I travelled only 70 kph as had bad tyres after a month in the bush but you could go faster if you want.

Plenty of roos around morning and evening.
Grabbed a pie from Lady Di for Brunch this morning - worth a taste.
Cheers
Alan


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Follow Up By: David WA - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 11:44

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 11:44
Hi, thanks for that, I'm a bit confused, upper and lower?
Can you still get from Sandstone to Wiluna direct, or do you have to go back out to either the main highways? (Ie up via Meekatharra, or Leinster, or do you mean the lower road to mean via Yeelirri?
I don't understand why the Sandstone Wiluna road would be closed?, hasn't been much rain in weeks, still damaged I guess?
Cheers
David
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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 13:33

Sunday, Jul 19, 2015 at 13:33
Sorry should have been more clear. The actual SW road was closed at the north end. I went through Yeelirri and Booylgoo Spring Road. I'm not sure why the road is closed, there was no sign of water the way I went and it's not to far from the closed road.

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