trip up north solo

Submitted: Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 11:23
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Hi guys I plan to drive to Darwin from Perth via wiluma ,Meekatharra and Marble bar.Ive traveled in the outback before ,so will have truck all set up as will as penalty of water ,petrol etc... and yes I know its going to be hot and wet.What I want to know is this a good route or should I go around the coast as Im traveling Solo.I plan to leave early Nov.Driving a Patrol 4.8 petrol,Black wolf turbo tent.Also is anyone traveling around this time so we can catch up for a beer.Thanks Uppy
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:16

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:16
Mine is just an opinion, but with all the strange and changeable weather we have been having lately, along with many saying that we are in for a decent wet up north.

Plan 'A' I would assume would be taking in as much off road as possible. I think this far ahead I would be taking plan 'B' which is stick to the tar and the coast. You can include some of plan 'A' which would be travelling some of the more remote locations pending weather changes.
As a solo traveller may be best.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 13:16

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 13:16
Thanks Tony , Thats what Im starting to think too. Cheers Uppy
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Follow Up By: Member-George (WA) - Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 18:01

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 18:01
Less road train on the coast road
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 15:31

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 15:31
Gidday

I drove from Broome to Perth a week or so ago via the Boreline Road through Shay Gap and on to Marble Bar and then down through Nullagine to Newman and on south through Meekatharra.

Not sure how Wiluna fits your itinerary. it is a long diversion from the most direct route.

The road from the Great Northern Highway to Marble Bar is good outback dirt and a great drive through some lovely Pilbara landscapes. Likewise the road on to Newman which has some sealed sections around Roy Hill.

As noted above weather would be the only worry on the dirt. But November is early for a lot of rain. And the bitumen is always plan B.

Cheers

Ross

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Follow Up By: 08crd - Friday, Sep 30, 2016 at 00:34

Friday, Sep 30, 2016 at 00:34
I was thinking exactly the same thing, you would only travel through Wiluna, if you were travelling from Kalgoorlie through to Meeka and Marble Bar.

Travelling from Perth through Meeka and Marble Bar, it doesn't make much sense to go to Wiluna.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 11:20

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 11:20
Thanks Rocco, I`ll check it out on the map.Cheers Uppy
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