Pick This Place

Submitted: Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 08:55
ThreadID: 138676 Views:1972 Replies:4 FollowUps:49
This Thread has been Archived
Good Morning All
Seeing that it's Monday here's something a bit more interesting than work .......
Where was this pic taken?
Back Expand Un-Read 1 Moderator

Reply By: lizard - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:26

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:26
Niagara dam
AnswerID: 626602

Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:39

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:39
Damn,........
That was quick

Ha! Just noticed it's a pic I had already uploaded to Places a while back...... Doh !
Might have to choose more carefully.
Cheers,
2
FollowupID: 900452

Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:39

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:39
Was there three weeks ago. Dam nearly empty. Still a great spot to camp.
Cheers
1
FollowupID: 900458

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:48

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:48
pmk - could you also please open the webpage for this Place - Niagara Dam and enter a description (note there are two place markers for this spot - one is the campsite, and the other is the nature reserve. There is also a place marker for the dump point.
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

1
FollowupID: 900500

Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:57

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:57
Hi Michelle,
My pic was already in there,
Thanks
0
FollowupID: 900501

Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:53

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:53
Ok then

While we are on the subject of dams and water collection, do you know where this remote water catchment is?

When you get the right answer, I then have another out of the way dam.

So who of you remote desert travellers have been here?


Stephen

Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 626604

Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:06

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:06
Hi Stephen

Looks similar to the stone wall dams in the Gawler Ranges, but can't single it out
Probably wrong though.
Paul
1
FollowupID: 900454

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:13

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:13
Hi Paul,

Well you are correct with the state of South Australia, but not the Gawler Ranges.

Another hint....you have to detour to see this and is over 2 kilometres from a main track
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 900455

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:45

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:45
def looks like the stone work used in outback SA - looks like Strangeways?
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 900460

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:47

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:47
Many Hundreds of kilometres from the Oodnadatta Track, sorry Michelle
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900461

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:50

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:50
Yes I forgot to look at the surrounding countryside - nowhere near as remote as Oodnadatta....!
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 900462

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:52

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:52
further west
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900463

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 13:35

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 13:35
Is this Wurarga?
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 900473

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 13:56

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 13:56
Sorry Michelle, no
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 900474

Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 14:32

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 14:32
Near Minnipa?
Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
0
FollowupID: 900477

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 15:55

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 15:55
Hi Peter,

Well north of Minnipa

Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900479

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:10

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:10
Looks like it is getting most people stumped.

I have taken 1 other EO Member there, so he will not be allowed to give away the answer.

Here are some more clews to its location.......

It is just north of the Stations old dump site....


Keep Guessing......looks like I am on a winner here.

Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900481

Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:32

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:32
This won't take me long going through all your blog xxx ! looking for photos to match LOL :))
Cheers Nick b
VKS 737 ( 0915 )
Wish the missus was as dirty as the tailgate

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 900483

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:34

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:34
Ha Ha

Yes keep looking Nick, it is in one of them, but not sure if I mentioned the location.
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900484

Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:50

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:50
That granite looks like part of the Gawler Craton formation, so maybe Lake Everard Station?
Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
1
FollowupID: 900485

Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:52

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:52
Lake Everard Area ?
1
FollowupID: 900486

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:55

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:55
Hi Peter and Paul,

You are now getting close, but not close enough.....it is north west of Lake Everard
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 900487

Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:55

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:55
hahah..... I got it !!! ....what do i win
i messaged you with answer
Cheers Nick b
VKS 737 ( 0915 )
Wish the missus was as dirty as the tailgate

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

2
FollowupID: 900488

Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:00

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:00
I was actually at Lois and Nalara Rocks a couple of weeks ago, but I did not see the dam wall.:(
Must be one of the dams/tanks just east of the dog fence.
Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
1
FollowupID: 900489

Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:05

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:05
[Image cannot be loaded]
Cheers Nick b
VKS 737 ( 0915 )
Wish the missus was as dirty as the tailgate

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

2
FollowupID: 900490

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:05

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:05
Sorry Peter, not there, but Nick has an announce to make, but does he know what station it is on.

Well found Nick
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900491

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:09

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:09
Well found Nick, persistence has paid off.

Are you now going to keep everyone guessing, or are you going to tell them what you found.


Well done mate


Stephen
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 900492

Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:14

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:14
kychering hill .>
Malbooma station ?
Cheers Nick b
VKS 737 ( 0915 )
Wish the missus was as dirty as the tailgate

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

2
FollowupID: 900493

Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:21

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:21
Now to work on Michelle's photo :)))
shes not giving away much LOL
Cheers Nick b
VKS 737 ( 0915 )
Wish the missus was as dirty as the tailgate

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

2
FollowupID: 900494

Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:23

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:23
Well there you go !
Have only ever travelled to the east at the top of Googs Track at Malbooma, looks like next time I need to look a little to the west.
That was a good one !
Cheers
1
FollowupID: 900495

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:24

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:24
Well won Nick, the Fredo Frog is in the mail......if only I knew your postal address......lol
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 900496

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:31

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:31
And for those of you that still have no idea where Malbooma Station is, it is on the Trans Access line road, a major public access road that takes hundreds of tourists each year to and from Googs Track, back through Kingooya and then a hop, skip and jump to the Stuart Highway and Glendambo

It is great country out there, red sand, mulga for a perfect campfire and of course, granite outscrps.

Thanks everyone for trying to find this special, out of the way location.


Stephen
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

3
FollowupID: 900498

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:44

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:44
Good one Stephen - now to ensure we get this photo and the info/description and any other photos of the Place into Places - to do this I've already opened your photo and clicked the Advanced tab and entered the Place name so the photo will now appear on the Malbooma Station Place page. As you've been there - and clearly not many of us have, can you put in the Place description. Click Description and you'll see in the INFO panel there is an EDIT button, click this and just type your words. Thanks!
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 900499

Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:54

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:54
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

AnswerID: 626605

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:58

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:58
Hi Michelle

Somewhere in Western Australia?

May as well get the state correct first..



Cheers


Stephen
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 900453

Follow Up By: qldcamper - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:14

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:14
Plenty highway?
0
FollowupID: 900456

Follow Up By: pmk03 - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:28

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:28
Tanami Rd ?
0
FollowupID: 900457

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:43

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 10:43
No hints at this early stage of the game sorry, keep guessing.
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 900459

Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 13:58

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 13:58
Just South of Curtain Springs, Mt Connor? Been a few years since I was there...probably wrong..
0
FollowupID: 900475

Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:06

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:06
The country looks very much like my old stomping ground , central Aust , low scrub red sand & stony pillars beautiful rangers but i cant say seen is familia ....
i'll take a guess say old stuart hwy south of alice
Cheers Nick b
VKS 737 ( 0915 )
Wish the missus was as dirty as the tailgate

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900480

Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:25

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 16:25
On the way out to Chambers Pillar?
3
FollowupID: 900482

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:28

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 17:28
Ok so I've given you all day but sadly no one is right yet. Stephen L is closest as he has the right State which is WA. I'll give you all two clues - the location is north of Tropic of Capricorn and the place is featured in one of our Trek Notes...
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

1
FollowupID: 900497

Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 18:53

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 18:53
Munjina Road, Michelle?

Bob

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900504

Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 18:59

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 18:59
Kidson Track
Cheers Nick b
VKS 737 ( 0915 )
Wish the missus was as dirty as the tailgate

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900505

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 19:00

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 19:00
Sorry Bob no its not.
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

1
FollowupID: 900506

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 19:36

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 19:36
Hi Michell

Is it the Puntawarri Track
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 900507

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 20:16

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 20:16
Accessible by caravan in dry weather!
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 900511

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 22:56

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 22:56
ok folks,its time to reveal...this is the Shay Gap Road! Also known as Boreline Road. Its accessible almost opposite 80 mile beach and heads to Nullagine. See our Trek Note - East Pilbara Diversion. Shay Gap itself was a mining community and the region is spectacular, this pic taken a long time ago but is the view heading south as you approach the range that is the actual gap. Its just a big quiet gravel road we loved it.
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

2
FollowupID: 900518

Follow Up By: Ron N - Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 23:19

Monday, Jul 08, 2019 at 23:19
Thanks, Michelle - that's a very picturesque view. I've never been along the Boreline Rd.
I was last at Shay Gap in mid-Feb 1994, when the place shut down, and they auctioned off all the remnant mine equipment, buildings, and spare parts.
There were hundreds of people at the auction, and it was around 43-44 degrees every day!
I came in from the South, via Marble Bar, and camped on the banks of the De Grey, near Muccanoo Pool. There were people camped everywhere there was a clear space!
When I was camped on the riverbank, the most intense, the most violent, and the most frightening electrical storm I have ever endured, came right over the top of me!
I've coped with a lot of storms - but this one was exceptional, with massive lightning strikes running into dozens every minute, and most within a few hundred metres of me!
I'm not afraid to admit, that I cowered in the back of the 80 series, like a rabbit in a warren with a fox at the entrance, for what seemed like eternity! I sure was glad when that storm dissipated after a couple of hours!

Cheers, Ron.
1
FollowupID: 900519

Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019 at 00:56

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019 at 00:56
Boreline Road! Should have known that. It’s a favourite.
All being well I will be heading north up that road to the Kimberley two weeks tomorrow,
1
FollowupID: 900521

Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019 at 09:47

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019 at 09:47
A few more photos of the spectacular Shay Gap region:























4
FollowupID: 900524

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019 at 10:18

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019 at 10:18
Thanks for posting the better photos John and Ron what a GREAT story! I too would cowered but probably cried too. Not a fan of noisy electrical storms. Lots of iron ore in the ground I suspect!?
Michelle Martin
Customer Support - ExplorOz & ExplorOz Traveller

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: HF Radio System: Codan NGT AR Voice with 9350 Autotune & Garmin GPS
Moderator

1
FollowupID: 900526

Reply By: Leigh H - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 17:30

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019 at 17:30
On your way to the Narwa junction track? If so not many can get in there readily
AnswerID: 626655

Popular Content