Mt Augustus trip

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 11:16
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Hi All,

Planning a trip to Mt Augustus from Geraldton in July. Hoping to bush camp on the way up - what I'm after is any suggestions as to good routes or camp spots between Gero and Mt A.

Dan
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:16

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:16
1/2 your luck now I have a permanant job that will be my next holiday destination. Without a map infront of me I would head north to canarvon taking in the sights on the way (if you havnt already seen them) then go via the gascoyne junction road which takes in rocky pool and a National park (the name of which escapes me) should be plenty of good sightseeing
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Follow Up By: Dodgy Dan (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:18

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:18
Great, thanks Davoe
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:25

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:25
the nat park is kennedy range yahoo it for more info I have never been there apparantly it is fairly undeveloped but speccy
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Follow Up By: Dodgy Dan (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:49

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 15:49
Yep, we were planning to go back via Carnarvon and Kennedy Ranges, looking at going up inland through the station country
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:12

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 18:12
Yeap, Kennedy Ranges.
Basic camp ground with dunny but no water. Bring your own firewood!
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Enjoy,
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Reply By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 23:47

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 23:47
Dan,

Kennedy Range might be nice in cooler weather, but the heat from the range made it pretty unbearable in October for me and the kids.

Cobra station homestead looked a nice place to camp or stay in the homestead and only a couple of hours from Kennedy Range.

You can easily get from Mt Augustus "resort" to Tom Price and Paraburdoo along the station tracks. You drive out the back of the resort, past the fuel bowsers, around the sheds and find the signs pointing to Paraburdoo. Not all that obvious initially. You cross Dooley Downs country, then turn left towards Ashburton Downs. Turn right just before you get there and head back to the bitumen on the Nanaturra to Paraburdoo Road. Tracks are shown on decent maps of the area.

It was really hot and we weren't keen to stop, I drove alone with the kids from Kennedy Range to Tom Price in one long day.

Enjoy.

Tim
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Reply By: Member - sparra - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 06:53

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 06:53
dodgy,head north from gero and turn right onto butchers track[north of billabong roadhouse] brings you out on canarvon-mullewa road just north of murchison settlement.head north from there to landor and mt augustus.plenty of camp spots in the bush and around the wooramel river. have a good one, cheers sparra.
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Reply By: Dodgy Dan (WA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 09:46

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 09:46
Excellent, thanks heaps to all of you who replied. I'll be sure to tell you how it goes when we get back. Now I've just got to wait another two months :(

Dan
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