Blog Review: north of Newman via Nullagine to Marble Bar

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Thanks for the blog. I will be up there in a couple weeks touring around, Newman, Marble Bar and Rudall River NP
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Reply By: Member - owen D2 - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 13:17

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 13:17
The track into Kalgon pool is rough but ok the river bit looks deep but was only 350mm all thru. You need a BHP permit from the visitor centre. But well worth the trek in
Carowine pool is a bit of a drive fromMarble bar. Suggest you consider staying at the veterans retreat we had a look and not bad for a station stay then when you get to the pool the road left leads you straight into soft river bed that is difficult to traverse. The road right is much easier
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 17:28

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 17:28
owen D2 hiya just wondering have you done Rudall River N.P. I want come via Gary Junction Rd and Talawana Track thanks any advice if been there cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - owen D2 - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 18:23

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 18:23
No we didn't go further east than Carowine pool
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 09:23

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 09:23
Hi LazyLux. I led a trip of 6 vehicles last August up the Gary and onto the Talawana from the Gunbarrell Hwy.
Lots of corrugations to shake the fillings out on both roads but take it easy and there's nothing to trouble you.
Some nice clean camp spots and fuel, water and fresh or frozen food available at Cotton Creek (Parrngurr) but no grog as they're a dry community.
Have a good trip.
AlanH.
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Follow Up By: LAZYLUX16 - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 17:45

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 17:45
Thanks AlanTH is it ok to do on own and Rudall River N.P. cheers
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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 18:02

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 18:02
It's fairly remote LL16 but tour vehicles and others use both roads and Rudall River regularly so if the worst happened and you couldn't get going I suspect within a day or two someone would come along.
You'd have to make your own mind up about that though.
I heard horror stories of the track into DQB but when we did it there was nothing to worry about.
Have a word with security at Telfer (their details are available on the net with a search) and they'll tell you of road conditions as far as the mine site.
Have a good trip and take it easy on those corrugations. :-))
AlanH.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 18:10

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 at 18:10
In 2006 we travelled west along the Gary junction Road and south through Rudall River NP on our own. We only saw 2 other vehicles (both in the Park) between Telfer and Jigalong. Probably more traffic these days?
We also visited 22S, 123E and 22S, 122E confluences on the way through.
There were some wash aways in the north of the park and the south end rattled the teeth a fair bit.
We did not take the 28km "short cut" to the Talawana Road because it was very overgrown.

In 2008 we travelled the Gary Junction Road E to W towing a boat, again on our own. It is an easy drive.

Cheers,
Peter
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