Kalgoolie to Geraldton

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 18:01
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I'm sure someone will know
Planning to do more of WA May - July and would like to know if you can travel from Menzies directly to Sandstone via Bulga Downs or alternatively just go viaLeonora and Leinster.

Tow an O/R van


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Ed
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 18:38

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 18:38
Yep, pretty good road it seems.
Cheers,
Peter
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Reply By: Dusta - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 20:50

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 20:50
you can cut right through from menzies via places such as lake ballard all the way to sandstone. remote but awesome. just don't do it in the middle of summer
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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 22:02

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 22:02
Can be a challenge in winter too. Minus 2 at Lake Ballard one night last May. Brrrrr.

But sunrise from the swag was worth it.
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 at 08:38

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 at 08:38
We went out to Lake Ballard in 2016 and it was a gravel road, has it been sealed since then?
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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 at 09:21

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 at 09:21
Fair bit of the road between Menzies and Lake Ballard is sealed now. Rest good dirt.

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Reply By: Member - David M (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 21:33

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 21:33
Just looking at Menzies to Sandstone on Google. Can anyone tell me what the
Ex is on the green areas as in Ex Goongarrie.
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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 21:59

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 21:59
Ex as in former pastoral lease of that name. Now nature reserve.

Fairly common in WA where quite a few leases have been surrendered or bought by the government to create new reserves.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 22:09

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 22:09
Cheers Rocco. Have spent the last 10 odd years wandering around that area.
Only ever used Topo or geo maps. It will be interesting to see what the prospecting rules are as opposed to crown land with DPaW involved.
Dave.
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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 22:16

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 22:16
Surprised you have never come across it before David. I first visited Goongarrie, where there is a nice camp at the old homestead, back in 2008. It was a reserve of some sort then.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Rocket Rod - Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 21:46

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 at 21:46
Most of the roads in the Goldfields are fine with the only issue is if they are wet, then they become an ice rink. We did Menzies to Sandstone Rd last year at night so I didn't see much of the landscape but the road didn't present any problems.
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Reply By: braincell - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 at 12:27

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2020 at 12:27
Hi Willawa, did it a couple of years ago . Stopped at lake ballard , good camp .
The road pretty good but a bit boring , yalgoo was a good spot to camp o/night also .
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