Mt Augustus to Paraburdoo

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 12:18
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Hi Folks,
Can anyone give me advice on the route from Mt Augustus to Paraburdoo via Pingandy and Ashburton Downs? Travelling in a td GU Patrol with offroad C/T.
The route seems feasible on the Hema Pilbara map but some experienced advice would be appreciated.
Many thanks.
Jon W
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:10

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:10
the track itself is not a problem - used to play around there on m/bikes many years ago and was up there last dry season. check with the people at mt augustus as sometimes the gates are closed especially if mustering about to commence or is underway. there are a couple of deep holes if it's been raining but otherwise not a problem. for somethinga bit different do the western side of the kennedy ranges - before the hordes find out.................rgds
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Follow Up By: JW - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:16

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:16
Many thanks. Jon w
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:57

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 17:57
Not a problem with that road.

It is a public access route via Dooley Downs Outstation and Pingandy Station. Then via Ashburton Downs the road is good.

We got stuck 15km from Mt Augustus in May when a sudden downpour stopped our progress south and we had to backtrack out to the Ashburton Road
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Juliana - Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 11:54

Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 11:54
Hi Jon,

I travelled it last week (Paraburdoo - Mt Augustus - Mullewa) and had a fantastic time. Got back last night, so I am still sorting out all our data, but I am hoping to have a trek note up later this week/early next week (after I catch up on everything!)

My only advice is watch some of the floodways - some are fine, but some of the others are a bit rough (the trek note will have the serious ones). Most of the way is very well signposted.

Just note that this is no Caravan Park at Paraburdoo (some maps and the internet say differently).

Willem, the rain you experienced has bought out masses of wildflowers - very pretty and great to see.

Enjoy your trip, hope you make it up the mountain!

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Follow Up By: JW - Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 17:14

Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 17:14
Many thanks Juliana. Look forward to reading it.
Jon W
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Follow Up By: leow - Sunday, Aug 14, 2005 at 09:32

Sunday, Aug 14, 2005 at 09:32
Is this road possible in a Subaru Outback? Expect to be around there in September.
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