Kiwirrkurra Balgo via lake Mckay

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 08:11
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We are planning to travel this track in July and would like information about conditions and obtaining a permit we have been into www.da.wa.gov.au but this track isn't given as an option. Any help appreciated.
Ian
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Reply By: equinox - Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 09:06

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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 18:39

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 18:39
We are doing in a week. When are you departing?
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Follow Up By: Ian W2 - Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 20:14

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 20:14
we are intending to travel late July. Let us know how you get on. thanks for the info
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Reply By: IvanTheTerrible - Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 19:45

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 19:45
This is the reply we got when we queried what permits were required. We are going Balgo down.


"You can apply for permits on our website https://www.daa.wa.gov.au/land/entry-permits/
The permits you will need are:
Kimberley - Balgo (Access to Tanami Track/Canning Stock Route)
Kimberley - Balgo (Community Access) - If planning on visiting the community
Pilbara - Gary Junction Road

To select multiple areas for your permit make sure you hold down the control key when selecting the reserves."


You will also need one from the Central Land Council for Kintore road but that is an automated aplication available from Central Land Council permits
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Follow Up By: ian - Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 22:49

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 22:49
Hi Ivan,
can you let us all know about this trip when you have completed it?
have a great time.
ian
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Reply By: gke - Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:36

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:36
Hi Ian and Ivan,
We drove north from Kiwikurra in 2016. It is a lovely and varied drive.
Here is some info. that might interest you.

At the first sight of Lake Mackay there is an automatic weather station on the shoreline.

Further north there is a nice Desert Oaks campsite overlooking the lake.Nice moonrise over the lake.

Dwarf Bore has camping and excellent water.

Bibbard outstation has a solar pump, tank and good water.

Lamunbunda has hand pump and saline water.

Point Moody has an old drilling site with core samples etc. lying around.

Deserted Yagga Yagga is a sad sight.

There are lovely breakaways 10 - 15 kms south of friendly Balgo.

Safe travels, Graham.
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