Water along the Great Central Road?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 19:47
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Has anyone recently travelled from Kalgoorlie or Menzies, along the Great Central Road through to Yulara?

Can you tell me where good water is available along that route?
Menzies ?
Leonora ?
Laverton ?
Warburton ?
Warakurna ?
Docker River ?

Thanks for your feedback,
Mike.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:06

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:06
how much water do you need? this is only a day and a half trip water should be available at quite a few places at both laverton or yulara. This trip is definitly one you do to get somewhere else with the only highlights being being veiwing the peterman ranges at sunrise from the docker river lookout. Other places of intrest are the giles meterological station and lasseters cave
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:37

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:37
Hi Dave,
I know the road but it's been a while since I went that way. usually take the Gunbarrel.
However, I have been asked to support a group of cyclists doing that trek.
Guess you can imagine how long that could take and with the numbers invoved, water will be a major concern.
Cheers,
Mike.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 22:16

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 22:16
ahaaa now it makes sense I was thinking after your initial post you thought the road constituted remote desert travel so I guess my only suggestion would be to phone the roadhouses/contact the communities and confirm your requirements
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Reply By: snailbate - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:20

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:20
hi Mike
I travel on long trips ie 14 days with a 57 ltr main tank and two 10 ltr bottles which i use only for washing or washing up and cooking this means i do not contaminate my main tank which is Sydney water you can fill up the 10 ltr bottles from the small towns or fuel stations and not contamanate your main tank
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:38

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 20:38
Thanks Snailbate,
see my explanation above,
Mike
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Reply By: Paul & Tracy - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 23:19

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 23:19
I returned tonight from a work trip to Warburton from Kalgoorlie this week and can advise water is available at all the places you listed as well as at the Tjukayirla roadhouse which is about half way between Laverton & Warburton. Don't forget to apply for your permits online at www.dia.wa.gov.au & www.clc.org.au.

The road is a bit rough at the minute with some pretty soft patches where trucks have gone through the gravel sheeting, but it is in no way impassable and graders were operating on it in several places. Usually it's in pretty good nick and 100km/h is not unreasonable but we were mostly back 10 - 15 k on that this time. There hasn't been any rain to speak of for ages so there are no flooded sections on the road.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 00:45

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 00:45
Thanks Paul,
that was exactly the info I needed.

Yes, permits will be organised.
The condition of the road doesn't realy worry me much. This time I will be travelling very slowly.

Thanks,
Mike.
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