Israelite Bay to Balladonia

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 14:20
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Hi, Looking at heading down to Israelite Bay, having a look at the Telegraph station then up to Balladonia and east.

Has anyone been through that way lately? How did you find the conditions? Hoping to take the caravan through if the tracks aren't too bad.

Thanks,
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Reply By: Member - Duncan2H - Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 14:39

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 14:39
By all accounts, including the sign I saw at the Balladonia end the "Balladonia Track" is permanently closed. Is that how you intended to get to Balladonia? When I did the track a few years back there were some significant holes at the start (southern end) that would have caused problems for a van.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 at 16:46

Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 at 16:46
Shire of Esperance - Balladonia Track - Between Eyre highway and Shire of Dundas boundary with Shire of Esperance
CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC DUE TO ROAD CONDITIONS.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 15:12

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 15:12
Coming north from Israelite Bay in 2006.

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
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Reply By: Geoff Y1 - Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 21:42

Thursday, Feb 09, 2023 at 21:42
G'day, I'm very familiar with that neck of the woods, having explored there by four wheel drive and motorcycle many times over the last 20 years, with the last visit being June 2022.

I have a single axle off road capable van and wouldn't even consider taking it to Israelite Bay, or north from there to Balladonia. The sandy tracks through heathland on the way to Israelite Bay via Fisheries Road are OK in places, but there are numerous bogholes, washouts and slappy sticks to keep you alert, as well as a major salt lake system. Heading north from the coast past Mt Ragged and along Balladonia Road you enter Eucalypt Woodland, with rough, rocky sections and more bogholes. Once you get to the junction of Balladonia Road and Parmango Road a caravan could be taken through with care in dry conditions.
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Reply By: Ngardanginy - Monday, Feb 13, 2023 at 18:42

Monday, Feb 13, 2023 at 18:42
OK, thanks guys, looks like that may be a tad adventurous with the caravan.

Cheers,
JP
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Reply By: Ngardanginy - Monday, Feb 13, 2023 at 18:46

Monday, Feb 13, 2023 at 18:46
OK, thanks guys, looks like that may be a tad adventurous with the caravan.

Cheers,
JP
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