Beagle Bay to Derby

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 17:58
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Has anybody travelled recently on the "back road" travelling east from Beagle Bay then south to the Great Northern Highway and then onto Derby?

The HEMA map says "This back track between Beagle Bay and the Great Northern Highway is not a gazetted road, and is on private land. Use at own risk - some car insurance may not be valid for travel on this track."


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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 21:56

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at 21:56
Yep, the La Djardarr Bay Road is a well maintained track and no better or worse than the Main Cape Leveque Road was at the time. Plenty of cattle about and also a bit of water so advised not to travel at night. An interesting drive and certainly saves a bit of time and distance if headed east from Beagle Bay.

Blogs on the drive and a few photos are below.

La Djardarr Bay Road


Day two onto the GNH

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Follow Up By: bobldo - Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 09:53

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016 at 09:53
great read Mick,
cheers,
Bob
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Reply By: cookie1 - Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 06:53

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 06:53
We travelled through there last year upon the recommendation of the good bloke at Tyrepower Derby. Great track but it is quite narrow in places and we got some pinstripes, we didn't see the bypass track and travelled on what we thought was the main track (there were tyre tracks leading in & out on the other side) and through a swamp, picking out bits of reed for a while after that, once we got through we noticed the bypass track - oh well.

Nice drive though just watch out for the cattle

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Reply By: Member BarryG - Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 07:23

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 at 07:23
Thanks for you advice cookie and Mick.
Well give it a go in June when we are up there.
Barry
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