Wiluna North Road AKA Neds Creek Road

Submitted: Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 18:24
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Travelled through this road on Sunday last, FYI it is in excellent condition for any body wanting to use it, towed camper trailer behind the Hi Lux, very easy drive.
Cheers Mark.
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Reply By: LAZYLUX16 - Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 21:10

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 21:10
Hi kb. I was wondering have you done . Gary Junction Rd, I am interested in coming from Alice Springs end and to go into Rudall RIver N.P. it sounds a bit of an adventure .I did Gibb River Rd back in 97 and loved it as only saw about 10 people up at Mitchell Falls.I heard its very busy now days. Whats June like up there ? Thanks
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Follow Up By: Member - kimberleybloke - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:16

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:16
G'day Lazylux, sorry for the slow reply but have been out of contact on the Great Central Road. Sorry I cant help you with Gary Junction Road as have not been on it, Rudall River I have been to and is well worth the effort to get there. June in the Kimberley is now a madhouse with people everywhere. I have headed South, currently at Yulara and heading over to the Simpson in a few days.
Cheers,Mark
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:40

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 19:40
Thanks KB what about Mid May up Kimbereleys.Which way you doin Simpson.and where to after that.Is the Rock worth seeing.I have seen it but only from distance from footy oval at Yulara as was coach of Finke footy team.What 4wd you driving cheers LL
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Follow Up By: Member - kimberleybloke - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 20:53

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 20:53
Mid May would be ok, just depends on the wet season. This year not much rain so everything is open, other times still too wet to see much,
.Doing Simpson both ways, starting from Mt Dare across and back again so can leave the camper trailer there, then pick up on second leg. After that off to see Cape York. Yes, never get tired of seeing both Uluru and Kata Tjuka. Current 4wd is latest model HiLux SR5 diesel 2.8, so far running really well, only 6000km on the clock yet so time will tell.
Cheers, Mark



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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:05

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 22:05
Sorry you did say Hilux in ya post.What sort of economy.I have 2010. 3l auto not great on fuel .You confident to do Simpson in it.I have only ever driven Landcruisers since 18 years old and worked in Simpson .Never been any where offroad in Hilux..so not sure how it would go..bit apprehensive and have wife and son now ..Its got Dobinsons lift kit but not sure rating as bought it with it already on.Got brand new Kelly Safaris on it now. 265/70 R17
2 spares ,3 batteries. 90 litres of water and just fitted Frontier long range tank .What communications you carry and maps..Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - kimberleybloke - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 17:02

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 17:02
Economy at present according to trip computer is highway not towing 10 Litres/100km, towing camper off road varies between 12 and 14 litres/100km depending on type of terrain.I have always had landcruisers as well, this is first HiLux so will see how it goes in the Simpson. Can always turn back if it cant handle it. Comms are sat phone, uhf radio, plb and have maps on paper (Hema) and gps as well. Cheers, Mark.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 18:06

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 18:06
Different beast the Hilux! All my Landcruisers were petrol 60 and 80s.No modifications on them , just drove them , no deflating tyres . I been out with the Aboriginals from Balgo Hills to some wild places and also Yuendumu . Also worked out at Finke some hard tracks out there too. I thought I would get stuck but no just kept going. Also did Creb track thought I was goner in muddy creek but again just ploughed through. My biggest worry in Hilux is the weight on board as have wife and son so extra everything. Water, food sleeping gear, bigger tent.etc etc
Cheers
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