A trip to NT, if we’re lucky.

Submitted: Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 20:36
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As part of a trip we have planned we will travel back to Victoria from Gregory ntl park. We like the idea of travelling from the Buntine Hwy at Kalkarindji (wave hill) to the Tanami Rd via Lajamanu and Picininny Bore.
My query relates to that particular track/road, is it used regularly, and ideas of current conditions.
We plan to be there in around 7 weeks, and understand lots can/ will change in the meantime.
Our ‘group’ will be 2 experienced couples, both towing very capable camper off road camper trailers.
I look forward to any responses and thank you.
Rob.
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Reply By: Member - John - Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 at 07:11

Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 at 07:11
RobnJan, it comes up on Google maps so must be "doable", LOL. I have thought about travelling this track also, so will be interesting to see if others have travelled it recently. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Member - RobnJane(VIC) - Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:32

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:32
Thanks John, and the reply from John36 looks promising.
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Reply By: Member - nickb boab - Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 at 22:59

Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 at 22:59
If that track takes in any Aboriginal communities chances it will be closed to the general public like most tracks and roads that aren't mainstream at the moment.
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Follow Up By: Member - RobnJane(VIC) - Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:34

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:34
Thanks Nick,
Yes, we know we’ll be lucky to do what we want on this trip. Plenty of a, b,c, plans may be required.
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Follow Up By: Member - nickb boab - Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 13:02

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 13:02
Rob : you've got that right.. our plan was to travel out through there to the Kimberley but covid restrictions from the territory at the time meant we had to go via Nullarbor Goldfields Broome adding a few extra kilometres to our trip . so many of the roads in the outback are closed to the general public . WA have a website listing all of the closed communities so maybe the Northern Territory may have the same .
Good luck .
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Reply By: JOHN C36 - Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 10:43

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 10:43
I drove up Lajamanu Road from the Tanami to Buntine Highway in June 2015. The road was generally in good condition and had been graded.



There were a few camp spots. The most attractive one was on Winnecke Creek south of Lajamanu.



Lajamanu looked like a prosperous community and had a surprisingly large airport. Diesel $2.08.


Keep an eye on the weather at Lajamanu. It may not rain cats and dogs but it does rain fish!

Fish rain on Lajamanu

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Follow Up By: Member - RobnJane(VIC) - Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:36

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 12:36
Excellent news John, thanks for this, a road rather than track.
Thanks again,
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