Norseman to Hyden [wave rock]

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 17:54
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We are travelling to Perth in may and would like some info on the road from about Norseman to wave rock. I believe it is dirt, so is it a well graded road or a bit of rough track?any local knowledge would be appreciated.
Is the caravan park in Hyden reasonable?
P.S. Any info on travelling the Nullabor i.e. where to stay and cheapest petrol would also be much appreciated. There is nothing like local knowledge.
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Reply By: Member - Fred - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:00

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:00
When we crossed The Paddock last year fuel was cheaper at Ceduna, Mundrabilla and Norseman but in the town - Diesel Patrol so not many fuel stops
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Reply By: Peter Guy - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:09

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:09
Its a very good dirt road andan interesting drive.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:15

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 18:15
all the stations bar 2 on the Nullabor (I forget which ones) are owned by the same ned kelly Road was featured in a western australian camping mag and was described as good 2wd suitable for caravans. Another option is to head south from Norsenam and take the road that goes past peak charles (v worthwhile) and the Frank hahn nat park to Lake King. Have an alternate route planned as heavy rain will close all these dirt roads
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Reply By: Member - Errol (York WA) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:11

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:11
It's a good road Willys . Travel'ed it in January . Happened to glance down at the speedo at the right time and cought myself doing 115 k's . Needless to say , i backed off very quickly . Cheers
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:34

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 19:34
Hi willys,

We travelled that way in the reverse in 1994. Wave Rock, Hippos Yawn, Mulka's Cave and Gnamma Holes all well worth the look. Also we came across the wreckage from an airforce plane that had crashed in 1944. I cannot remember the exact location, but it was worth a look also. The pilot had to walk for four days with no food or water before he was found, the co-pilot was never found.



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Reply By: motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:01

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2005 at 23:01
Good road, well maintained for mining trucks, well signed tourist interest points. Beware of LionOre road trains coming at you full speed - it is their road. Make sure you take the correct road which leaves just North of Norseman - the one shown on some maps (like the map we bought from Explozoz for the trip) leaves further North of Norseman is not maintained, and sign says "serious 4w driving".
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 16:10

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 16:10
There is a brown sign on Roberts St (Norseman Main drag) pointing off to the road you are after. Its between the Caltex and the main camel roundabout. I know a few people in Norseman with lowered commodores and celicas that frequent the road and have no problems (with the exception of the trucks mentioned, driving in the middle of the road)
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Reply By: willys - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 16:31

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 16:31
Thanks for the replys looks a goer.
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Reply By: Member - Michael- Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 22:02

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 22:02
The Norseman - Hyden road is dirt but has been upgraded to an all- weather road. The caravan park at Hyden charges $17 night for tent, this price includes National Park fees and access to Wave rock RANGERS DO CHECK, not sure about powered sites, the caravan park is not large but ablution block and showers are clean and has only two electric bar-b-ques. I stayed there in Jan 2005
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