The Old Gunbarrel Highway

Submitted: Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 06:11
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I hope to travel the Old Gunbarrel Highway about the end of August/ early September but you have to have a minimum of 2 vehicles which I'm told is not negotiable. Will anyone be around there at the time so we can team up? I'm doing the Canning Stock Route north- south starting from Alice Springs about the 3rd of August.
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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 22:36

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 22:36
First time I have heard that, you need min 2 vehicles on the old GBHW.
I have done the old GBHW several times with one car.
Who said it was not negotiable ?
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 15:09

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 15:09
George
Have a read of this, it's been around for years
Travel on Gunbarrel Highway (Warburton - Warakurna)

Regards
Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce B (NSW) - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 19:00

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 19:00
The person supplying this information was Geraldine Reid of the Ngaanyatjarra Council.
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Bruce Brander
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Reply By: wils - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 23:58

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 23:58
I'm hoping to do it too - in June (West-East). I was wondering about applying as if there were 2 vehicles involved, but are they likely to turn you away if only one turns up? - what right have they to do so?
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 21:48

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 21:48
Its there land!
Duty of care?????
Richard
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Follow Up By: wils - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 23:38

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 23:38
Actually its Australian land for Australian's.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 23:47

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 23:47
Do you really think so?
I would think it was there Land long before some white honky in a boat came and took it from them.
My land is MY land and you would have to ask me if you wanted to travel through it.......

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce B (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 11:49

Saturday, Apr 02, 2005 at 11:49
They have to allow for the lowest common denominator not just the experience and sensible outback traveller.
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 20:20

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 20:20
Hello Bruce, Are you travelling by yourselves or are you looking for company
E-mail your plans as I am interested to know
Did the Simpson 2 years ago and would like to have a look at the Canning if can go with someone
Have Diesel Pajero 96 model 2.8 - no troubles with the Simpson
E-mail is tecewebb@bigpond.com.au (live in Brisbane)
Thanks
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 20:22

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 20:22
sorrry
my E mail is
tecewebb@bigpond.net.au
had to change when we got cable
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Reply By: Patsy - Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 08:07

Monday, Mar 14, 2005 at 08:07
We travelled west from Uluru last year and did the Old (abandoned) Gunbarrel. Whilst we did have appropriate permits for our 2 vehicles, at no time were were stopped and a check done for the permits. In fact, the only people we saw at all on the section from Warakurna to Warburton was a tag-along tour escorting Anne Beadell and the original grader driver. The group were mounting Len Beadell memorial plaques at various intervals along the track.
You also need permits for travelling on the Docker River Road. These can be obtained from the Central Land Council, Alice Springs NT Ph 08 8951 6320 at no charge.
Cheers
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Reply By: signman - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:32

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:32
Going from Coober Pedy/Anne Beadell/ Connie Sue/Warburton/Old Gunbarrel to Ayers Rock...leaving Sydney July 16th
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