Norseman-hyden road conditions?

Submitted: Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 09:04
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Has anyone driven the Norseman-hyden road recently?

Trying to find out what the conditions are like as I plan to do it in my commodore in a few weeks time. Any updates appreciated! Thanks
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 10:57

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 10:57
Helena your best bet is to call either the Shire of Kondinin or Dundas as they control either end.

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Follow Up By: Helena - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 12:21

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 12:21
OK thanks I will give them a call.
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Reply By: Member - Min (NSW) - Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 18:07

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 18:07
Hi Helena
We drove that road on 29 Sept. Unless there is very wet weather you should have no problem at all. Allow time to stop at all the points of interest. There is a very good brochure/map available. I rang Hyden visitor centre and they cheerfully posted it to me.

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Follow Up By: Helena - Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 20:26

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 20:26
Great thanks for the info!
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Oct 06, 2016 at 23:31

Thursday, Oct 06, 2016 at 23:31
I can give you a link to the brochure on line by Member Message.
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Follow Up By: Member - PhilD_NT - Friday, Oct 07, 2016 at 00:32

Friday, Oct 07, 2016 at 00:32
We'd support the usefulness of the brochure as well. We came East through there a couple of months ago and provided the road condition is as good as then, then it's a great drive. We joked that they might as well paint a white line down the centre for most of it. If checking the road condition on the Dundas Shire (Norseman) web site don't be put off if it is shown as closed and hasn't been updated for some days. We were staying at Kulin waiting for it to be marked as "Open" and eventually I rang Dundas Shire and found that they had forgotten to update its condition. Ring them to double check.

We stayed the first night at Forrestania Plots, 2nd at The Breakaways and the 3rd at McDermid Rock. On the 4th we almost only did the 10km to Lake Johnston but went on to camp at the Lookout on the Western side of Lake Cowan which is opposite Norseman. In that last stretch we did have a break at Lake Johnston and then further on climbed up Disappointment Rock. Slowness wasn't anything to do with the road itself, just the enjoyment of the trip. Even with towing the van we could have done Hyden to Norseman in under 6 hours but wouldn't have seen much of the various sites or the Wildflowers that were starting to appear as well as meeting the people we did along the way. Provided the road is open, would we use it again, ABSOLUTELY.

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Reply By: D-MaxerWA - Saturday, Oct 08, 2016 at 00:51

Saturday, Oct 08, 2016 at 00:51
The old road or the new? there is a big difference.
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