Black Rock Falls

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 22:50
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Went out to these falls today and its a top spot,especially seeing as they are flowing.If any one is travelling up here its well worth a look,would still be nice if they wernt flowing but beautiful flowing.
Drove a back road into middle springs(nice cool spot for a swim) where I got talking to a bloke who said to watch out for the big bog hole at the start of the track which we were heading to,last week he hydrolic'd his cruiser in there.So upon getting to it I chickened out and tried to scirt round the outside,result one bogged cruiser.Winched myself out of the first one to be confronted with an even bigger boggier looking hole,so deciding that round the edge wouldnt work I drove straight through -------- and out the other side,bout wheel height.Another bloke watched us drive out and thought he'd drive through but tried to scirt round the edge and result,he was bogged also so had to winch him out .So got to use the winch two times in one day(first time used on new vehicle).Had a good storm this afternoon,lasted about 3hrs with a good bit of rain too.
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Reply By: Member - Shane M (WA) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 22:52

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 22:52
Sounds great but where are Black Rock Falls??? LOL
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 23:33

Saturday, Mar 04, 2006 at 23:33
You don't know?
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane M (WA) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 00:23

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 00:23
Of course I do that's why I asked.

I guess I should have just Googled it first and saved anybody the typeing time huh.

http://www.traveldownunder.com.au/Western_Australia/Kimberley/Black_Rock_Falls.asp

You know it always surprises me when some one spends the time posting things like "You don't know?" when they could have typed "The Kimmberleys WA" just as quickly.
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 00:27

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 00:27
Actually Shane I don't know either and was pulling your leg.
Apologies for any offence I may have caused.

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 00:41

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 00:41
Gee, and hear I was thinking everybody new where Black Rock Falls was. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane M (WA) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 01:13

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 01:13
LOL Sorry Geoff I was having a dig too.
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 01:22

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 01:22
You bar steward, you got me!!

Enjoy Black Rock Falls, to far for a Sunday outing for me!

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Reply By: bombsquad - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 09:55

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 09:55
Gday All

Black Rock is about 20 odd ks out of Kununurra. The hole rferred to is the first one you encounter off Parry's creek road on the way into Middle Springs, which is right on the intersection. I went through it a couple of weeks ago and water just over the front of the bonnet on the patrol. From what I hear, it has hydraulicked (spell check!) 2 motors, and put a few fans through radiators as well.

Great time of year in the Kimberley, waterfalls and swimming holes are flowing well, & Barra are biting. Thankfully the local authorities haven't done their usual trick and closed all the roads. I understand they don't want the roads too chewed up for maintinance reasons, but in previous years it questions the need for a 4wd. As soon as you need it, your not allowed to.

Cheers Andrew
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 11:59

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 11:59
Ahhh...yes, cooled off there many a time during our stay in Kununurra some 20 plus years ago. Good spot.

As I recall March was particularly hot with the temp averaging around 38 for the month.

Was working for Kona Caravan Oark owned by the Queen of the Kimberley, Susan Bradley and her husband David, The Flying Vet.

Interesting times.
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Reply By: Glenn (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 12:56

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 12:56
Hi Nick,

By the look of things, by the time I get up there to see you, the list of things to see and do will be as long as your arm...hahahahaha. Keep up the good work.

BTW, are you using the Tambo as your temporary accommodation, or do you have a cabin?

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 13:24

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 13:24
Plenty to see up here mate,dont want anyone to miss anything.
Sent you a picture of our current setup in Tambo,will have a house available in a months time.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:08

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:08
I got a mate thats lived in Kunanarra for yonks, if you want me to get him to show ya round, lemme know.

Sadly hes got a lux. :P
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Follow Up By: Glenn (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:20

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:20
Hey Bruce,

Where was the phonecall today to say let's take the boys to the beach?

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:29

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:29
Sorry dude, I was in the pool most of the day.. went to endevor hills for hour then back home. ya shoulda called!
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:43

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 19:43
Would love to se them flowing, they were dry when we went there last year in late May

Dave O
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