Coral Bay to Red Center

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 19:48
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Hi, all,

Could anybody tell me which is the easiest (and quickest) way to drive from Coral Bay, WA, to Yuluru (basically, we think of driving the great central road. We only do not know which is the best from Coral Bay to Leonora.

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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:31

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:31
Quickest ot best? Dont have a map in front of me but the best way would be down to canarvon past rocky pool, kennedy ranges Gascoyne junction and maybe take in Mt Augustus in their somewhere. Quickest wouldd be to head down the coast, Taking in the Quobba coastline (see trek notes), Shark bay/Monkey Mia, Kalbarri then hook a left at Geraltdon which is bitumen all the way past Yalgoo Sandstone , leinster then down to leonora/ Laverton and the GCR. Any way you choose to get their the GCR is your quickest option accross the centre (GCR is also in the trek notes) Any other Questions dont hesitate to ask
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Reply By: Member - sparra - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:33

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:33
g'day eric,if you don't mind dirt roads carnarvon ,gasgoyne junction to landor then down to meekatharra and on to sandstone then it is bitumen to leonora.last time i went that way the roads were real good,but as we all know conditions can change. ask at carnarvan shire offices. have a good trip. cheers sparra.
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Reply By: Exploder - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:35

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:35
Gday Eric P

Just me, but I would go down to Carnarvon then cut across inland through Gascoyne Junction pop out at Meekatharra then strait onto the Goldfields Highway all the way to Leonora.

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Follow Up By: Member - Eric P (Int) - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:57

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 21:57
Hi,

Thanks for your reply

How long do you think the trip lasts from Coral Bay to Leonora ??
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 22:23

Sunday, Jun 05, 2005 at 22:23
Eric
It is around 1400 kilometres so depends how long you want to take to do it in and how “fast” you drive, blacktop is easy going. On the gravel normal gravel operating presager applies (Take it easy drop the tyre pressure slightly).

Going out of coral bay at night is not recommended done it once and was not fun, Never seen so many Kangaroos in my life!

What vehicle are you doing it in

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Follow Up By: Member - Eric P (Int) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 00:00
Hi,

I am reasonably experienced in 4WD driving.

We will drive a Troopy with all communication and navigation equipment
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 00:08

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 00:08
I would allow about a day and a half but it really depends on how hard you are pushing it. As I recall you will be pushing it for time so wont be checking out the scenery on the way. Exploder is right about the roos up that way. One tip if you want to travel on is to take a bit of a rest from dusk until a couple of hours after dark. Roos are much more settled then and are more likely to be feeding along the road than hopping accross it. If rain closes roads then the way I described above via gerltdon in sealed the whole way
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Reply By: fisho64 - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:03

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:03
Cant go down the coast from coral bay to quobba as the gate between Waroora and Gnaraloo stations is closed to access. Unless this has changed recently?
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 06:42

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 06:42
I meant via the high way, this guys on a tight schedule and wouldnt have time for the (beutiful) quobba coastline
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Reply By: fisho64 - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:32

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:32
yeah, sometimes (often?) its better to see less and see it better, a choice between see or enjoy it?
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 21:50

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 21:50
Couple of other things 2 permits are required to travel the gcr and entry to the rock and olgas is free when entered from that way
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