Yagga Yagga

Submitted: Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 17:31
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Just enquired and received permits for a trip from the Tanimi to Kiwirrkurra via Balgo and onto Alice Springs. Now someone has stated that Yagga Yagga is a closed community. Anybody got any info on this trip? Cant see why they would have issued the permit if I cant drive there.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 18:11

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 18:11
Yagga Yagga was abandoned some years ago now, it is deserted. Most of the buildings are still there and even some of the batteries. You could easily spend a hour or more just looking around.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 18:20

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 18:20
There is very good water at Dwarf Well including a bath GPS 22 25.724S 127 59.838E, people have camped there. The camp spot at Lake McKay is GPS 22 36.472S 128 21.316E. Its a bit sandy and there is no wood there.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 18:32

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 18:32
Thanks mate. Thought it was abandoned. We'll be taking our own wood.
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Follow Up By: gke - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 19:39

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 19:39
Hi Chris,
I believe the mill and bath on the main road is Dwarf Bore. I have stood in the remains of Dwarf Well at 22 16 4.6. and 128 01 54.7. It is a circular dry depression about 1m diameter and 40 cm deep.
According to one of the T.O.s who was one of the Pintubi 9 from that area it was a narrow and very deep well when in use.
All the best, Graham.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 19:48

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 19:48
Not sure we are allowed 5km off the track.
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Follow Up By: gke - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 20:34

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 20:34
I should clarify that we were permitted. Also our small group stopped about 50 m away and walked with a GPS to the spot to keep the area pristine.
Cheers, Graham
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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 20:51

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 20:51
Balgo Pound is an impressive sight south of Balgo.



The bathtub at Dwarf Bore.



Lake Mackay.



Lake Mackay campsite.



A white tyre marks the track at the southern end near Kiwirrkurra.



A good place to camp on the Gary Junction Road between Kiwirrkurra and Kintore is Dovers Hills south of the road.

Combining Balgo Road with the Sandy Blight Junction Track works well if you have the time.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 21:56

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 21:56
Sandy Blight will have to wait till later in the year. Want to leave plenty of time to enjoy this one.
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