Tanami south of the Granites

Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 09:55
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On it now. Telstra reception at the Granites gold mine.

Floodways a bit chopped up north of Yuendumu cos of last week's rain.

Where the drainage starts to run underground up to the Granites it's 80-90 kmh. A lot was recently graded and that is continuing. Locals say the WA side is good.

There's quite a lot of traffic.

Anyone who can't find plenty of interest in the Tanami desert isn't trying!
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Reply By: David T6 - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 01:44

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 01:44
Thanks for that very useful update, I leave Sydney 22May and hope to be on the Tanami 28May.
Any chance of an update when you get to the end please?
Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 13:33

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 13:33
Sure. Just rolled into Halls Ck.

There's a deal of damage on the northern stretches of the WA side. Ponded water, ruts and washouts. One grader team is out. No problems - just slows you down. Some corrugations but pretty minor.

We took 2.5 days including the Crater.

Enjoyed it. Will do it again inc side trips to Newhaven, Lake Gregory etc.
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Reply By: LAZYLUX16 - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:58

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:58
Tanami has been bagged by some people but I think it is one of the most unique areas in Australia its like being on another planet. You say plenty of traffic is that locals or travelers because at some time of the year Aboriginals carry out their business with Lawmen .cheers can not wait to get up there ..
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 13:48

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 13:48
Travellers, locals (footy match) and quite a few road trains serving the gold mine at a guess.

Quite weird coming across a passenger jet on a runway in the middle of a desert.

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