Tanami Road

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Has anyone done the Tanami Road recently, What is the road like and where do I get fuel? Thanks in advance
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Reply By: carl h2 - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 17:26

Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 17:26
hi territory29 we went through in early june it wasn't to bad the bitumen finished 80Km west of Tilmouth well just past Yuendumu there was two Graders Grading the road west of Yuendumu. For fuel you can get it at Tilmouth well or Yuendumu and Balgo.
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Reply By: Member - Martin K - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 22:38

Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 22:38
Also went thru in early june towing a 20ft caravan and had no problems though WA side of road was a bit rough
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 23:17

Monday, Aug 01, 2016 at 23:17
Fuel: Billiluna (two kilometres from road), Balgo (forty kilometres from road, and you need a permit which may take time for your application to be assessed), Yuendumu, Tilmouth Well Roadhouse. Balgo to Yuendumu is around 561 kilometres.
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 09:38

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 09:38
Traveled the road between 8 & 9 July and it was a mixed bag but in the main pretty good. Fuel as per mother Hen's comments.

BUT! A storm went through the area around the 12th and closed the Tanami and a number of other roads in the area. Kanga from this Forum got caught on the road and told me it was a quagmire in places and he was slip sliding all over the place. He was unaware the road had been closed at the Halls Creek end. Another person I spoke to had to take refuge at WC Crater.

I suspect that the graders will have been through and fixed up any bad spots.

Excellent camping is available at the tree line about 10km east of Rabbit Flats. Cleared areas are available for easily 500m back from th eroad so suitable for all sizes of groups and rigs.

A single strand of barbed wire stops traffic from entering the now abandoned Rabbit Flats RH.

BTW the track into Wolfe Creek Crater is awful but oddly enough the trip out was much better the drive in.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 14:06

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 14:06
BTW there is Telstra reception at The Granites mine.
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Reply By: Member - christopher w2 - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 17:49

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016 at 17:49
Just completed the trip today (Tuesday) travelling from Halls Creek.
Road was variable in condition withpatches capable of 100kph other right down to 30 or so Corrogstions pretty well all the way of variable amplitude

Completed it in a Mazda CX5 but didnt tow anything
I would rate it as a fair road
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