4wd tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 13:46
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hello,
I just have a couple of questions.
I have read that you need a 4wd to get to the bungle bungles.How rough are the roads and would you need 4wd tyres on the vehicle.How about lawn park national park as well?Thanks
Jacqui
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:27

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 14:27
Jacqui,

Can't speak about Bungles , but the roads into Lawn Hill NP are as rough as guts. However, we did see a 2wd van in there; they'd blown a couple of tyres and had been travelling at or below 30k/h the whole way.

So to answer your question, those sorts of trips are *possible* in a 2wd or soft-roader, but you would have to take it very easy indeed. My suggestion would be to have a *proper* 4wd with good off-road tyres (eg : A/T or M/T type)......you do not want highway tyres on those sorts of roads.

In any case, pressures are a crucial part of the equation; you need to drop the pressures so the tyres are less likely to be punctured.
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Reply By: Willykj - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:53

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 16:53
Hi Jacqui,

Yes - you certainly do need a 4WD to go into the Bungles & it would be adviseable to have at least AT tyres. From the Highway to the Rangers is approx 50km & can take 3 hours. It is fairly rough and lots of crossings.

It is some time since I went to Lawn Hill but when there went with a Commodore towing a 17ft pop top. No problems at all. The road of course would vary depending on the season but the majority is maintained for mining.

Willy.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:16

Wednesday, Feb 09, 2005 at 20:16
went to the B B about 2 years ago wasnt to bad but definitly rough and slow but a soft roader should be ok 2wd are not allowed in and arnt issued tickets which tells me it is doable in a 2wd but not permitted. The track to the southern end of th BB within the park is even rougher
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