Kingsford Smith Mail Run

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 19:59
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Has anyone driven the Kingsfordsmith mail run Meekatharra to Mt.Augustus very recently?.Looking to do it with a 4wd & caravan.Thanks for any insight.
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Reply By: Member - Kerry F (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 20:37

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 20:37
Drove from Mt Augustus to Meeka a couple of years ago in the beginning of Oct the road was getting graded at the time. There is a lot off the road sealed now and the gravel is well graded.
I was towing a jayco off road eagle speed was around 90 k had no trouble at all
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Reply By: Tony G15 - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 06:44

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 06:44
Found all those Pathway roads to be in very good condition. Travelled most with a 3.5 ton van in tow. For me the best speed around 80. Things tend to happen a bit slower.

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Reply By: Member - Min (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:35

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:35
Travelled to Mt Augustus from Meeka via the Mt Gould Road 2 weeks ago - excellent condition, you should have no problems if that is the road you intend to take.
Left Mt A. via the Cobra/Dairy Ck Road to pick up the road to Gascoyne Junction where we stayed 2 nights in order to make a day trip to Kennedy Range (wow!). On the way to Kennedy we saw a portion of the Kingsford Smith cobbled road ( sign posted).
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Follow Up By: 08crd - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:38

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:38
Hi John n Min, if you are going to the Kennedy Ranges, try and make time to have a look at the West side, Mooka mine etc.
I think you will find the visit well worth it, the contrast between the dry East side canyons, and the oasis water holes on the West side is amazing.IMO
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