Connie Sue

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 02, 2005 at 00:57
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We are thinking of heading up through the middle via Kalgoorlie and Connie Sue. Does anyone know the condition of the road. We are in high clearance 80 series towing a off road camper trailer. Thanks... Rod
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Sunday, Jan 02, 2005 at 08:08

Sunday, Jan 02, 2005 at 08:08
We did it a few years ago with a troopy and camper (six vehicles towing campers in the group), no problems but it is VERY rough and corrugated through the centre section past the airstip and escarpment country. The top and bottom sections in the sand are pretty good but slow travelling in the south due to Lenny not wanting to cross any sand dunes, it winds around a bit, I had my son calling the bends/corners as he was watching the live mapping on Oziexplorer on the laptop. We nearly went bush on loose sandy corners!
Take your time and make sure you stop and look at points of interest, lots to see especially if you have a laptop/gps with maps as you can see features on the map which are very close but you would drive straight past otherwise.
I think you need a permit too from memory.
We took about 2 days from Neale Junction to Warburton taking it easy as you wouldn't want a vehicle breakdown, very remote and not much traffic.
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Sunday, Jan 02, 2005 at 10:11

Sunday, Jan 02, 2005 at 10:11
As Peter 2 said, take your time and see it all.
There is a good spot before Cooper Creek about half way from Neale Junction on left (can't remember the name of the gorge, you will see a track in though), but it has aboriginal paintings and some of the caves have the internals dammed up to collect water.

Have a look at Waterfall Gorge too, a great spot.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Rod2 - Monday, Jan 03, 2005 at 13:28

Monday, Jan 03, 2005 at 13:28
Thanks Peter
Sounds like the track to do. We are heading off this Wednesday (If the wet doesn't keep us here in KUNUNURRA) then down through Broome, Karajini, Newman, Perth then to Bremer Bay and back up through Kalgoorlie & Connie Sue to Alice and back home to Knx. Problem may be leaving here. We have had close to 10 inches of rain since Saturday and is still rainging with heaps forcasted. 'The challenge is on'.We would welcome any current feedback on road conditions for the 'Connie Sue' & road through Docker River.
Thanks all.

Rod and Ade
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 01:43

Tuesday, Jan 04, 2005 at 01:43
Drove the lower 1/2 Rawlinna - Neal Junction in Nov 2004. Very fast road 80-90km towing a camper see treck notes Enjoy it.
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