Karajini to Mt Augustus via Ashburton/Meekatharra

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023 at 17:30
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Can’t find any road closures does anyone know if the cyclone has caused any issues with this route.. Hoping to drive it in a few days time..
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Reply By: Member - rocco2010 - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023 at 23:44

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2023 at 23:44
Was a lot of rain.

Have you checked the Upper Gascoyne and Meekatharra shire websites?

Lot of cautions and some roads are 4wd only and no towing.

I traveled the Dooley Downs and Ashburton Downs roads a few years ago.

There were a lot of creek crossings! Dry then.

Good luck, it’s lovely country.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan2H - Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 at 10:03

Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 at 10:03
Thanks. Those shire names were useful. All looks open to 4x4. Cheers
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Reply By: Rob A1 (SA) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 at 13:38

Thursday, Apr 20, 2023 at 13:38
Here's what some of the roads look like

https://www.eastpilbara.wa.gov.au/roadreport/
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Reply By: Member - Cuppa - Friday, Apr 21, 2023 at 15:06

Friday, Apr 21, 2023 at 15:06
From Karijini to Newman & then south to a way past Kumarina there are some very good & enjoyable station tracks which take you across to Mt Augustus, with some beaut spots to camp on the Gascoyne River along the way if you stop at the stations to ask.

https://cuppa500.com/Blog/mt-augustus-kennedy-range-np/
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Reply By: Member - Duncan2H - Thursday, Apr 27, 2023 at 16:40

Thursday, Apr 27, 2023 at 16:40
I ended up driving this road yesterday .. zero issues.. the first 150klms is a bit ordinary and then the road is absolutely superb into Mt Augustus.

I climbed Mt Augustus today .. smashed out the hike in 4 hrs! Not bad for a once fat 53yo I thought.. the coroners report on the deaths of hikers on this mountain was a very sobering read though.
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