Gary Junction Rd

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017 at 17:13
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We have just completed the run down the Gary Junction Rd. Anyone looking for a short cut from Alice Springs the Pilbara this is a great track to take. The road was in good condition allowing speeds of 80-90kph in most sections. Diesel was $250lt at Kiwikurra and $340lt at Kunawarritji. The road conditions at the time would be suitable for off highway caravans. great camping at Jupiter Bore.
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Reply By: Member - Blue M - Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017 at 19:39

Wednesday, Aug 09, 2017 at 19:39
I did it in August 2016, towing a 3t van from West to East, was the highlight of my trip.
Fuel was $3.50lt at Kunawarritji when I came across. I knew I had to refuel there and it was going to hurt, but still had a little cry when it happened. :)

Loved Jupiter Well, stayed there 3 days.

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Reply By: Al-one - Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 19:35

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 19:35
Hello Len and Rhonda,
Was the track overgrown at all in places. I just don't need pin stripes on the 4wd.
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 22:59

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 22:59
It's a major outback road Al. You will get some dust on the beloved 4by though but the good news is that you'll get it in three colours, white, pink and red!


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Follow Up By: Member - Len & Rhoda - Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 09:52

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 09:52
Hi Al. As Mick said its a major dirt highway, light corrugations in places but it is in good condition at the moment. the "locals" drive Commodores on it without any problems. Take your time and it is all good.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 02:37

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 02:37
There's some beaut scenery on it. Much more interesting than the Tanami.

The quartzite mountains on the NT side rising steeply up to 800m from the plains. The sand ridges of the Gibson with gums on the top but not in the swales (leaving you wondering why). Lake Dora.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 16:45

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 16:45
Much more scenic and a lot less corrugated than the Great Central or Tanami Roads. Anyone contemplating this as an option between Western Australia and the Northern Territory, in addition to Len and Rhonda's recommendation, check out My Blogs, and follow links for photos of the various parts of the route, and where to get fuel. Getting the permit for the WA side is not as easy as for the NT side or for the Great Central, so allow plenty of processing time. Hard if you are touring to be a specific on dates as the DAA in WA requires.
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