Staying at Ninghan Station

Submitted: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 14:02
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Hi all
Planning on a trip this July school holidays from Perth to Karijini and back through Mt Augustus, Murchison Settlement and intend to stay two or more nights around Paynes Find. Does anyone have any up to date information regarding Ninghan Station
Q1: does it still carter for campers?
Q2: has anyone a contact number/email?
Q3: is the emu farm at Mt Gibson still operating and is it worth the visit (have 3 kids)?
and last Q if Ninghan is not availiable are there other station/farm stays in the area worth staying at.

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Scooby (WA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 14:59

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 14:59
Hi Steve,
Q1: Yes
Q2: Don Bell 08 99636517
Q3: The Emu farm at Mt Gibson is not operating.
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Scooby
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Follow Up By: Skarm (WA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:53

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 15:53
Thanks Scooby
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 18:20

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 18:20
Yep old Don.

Try and get a detailed map of the place makes getting around and exploring easer, If ya keep you eye out may even come across some of that valuable yellow rock.
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Follow Up By: Skarm (WA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:18

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:18
Exploder

Know of where i can get my hands on a detailed map?

I have bumped my head too many times keeping eyes down looking for yellow it happens to be my wifes favourite color.

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:30

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 22:30
I had one, but have misplaced it unfortunately, I could have photocopied it and cent you a copy, Will rummage throe the cupboards sometime soon and if I find it will let you know, One of my mates might have it lying around his place somwhere.

We where up they’re over Easter and I was pulling my hair out trying to remember where I put the stuffing thing before we left, Ended up borrowing Don’s map of the place, the Gt northern runs throe the middle of the station, I have only ever been on the In-land side (Mt Singleton, Lake Moore.)

Perhaps try DOLA or Department of Environment.

So if anyone spotted a Once Green Explorer that was Covered in Red Mud driving around Perth Easter Tuesday, that was Me, I have since Washed it 3 times and the friggen thing’s still producing red dirt Yay.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:18

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 10:18
The Chart and Map Shop in Collie St Freo should be able to sell you a 1:50,000 map of the area if that's what you're after. DLI in Midland are the 'source' if that's closer. There's also a joint in Hay St Perth next to 78's that sells them too.

Come to think of it, Paynes Find Roadhouse had some Auslig stuff too. Very progressive of them I thought.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 11:07

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 11:07
AFAIK there is no Govt produced 50,000 scale map of that area - you will have to get 100,000 scale map (Map Sheet 2339 has Ninghan on it..I think). I would ring the Chart and Map Shop (Freo) or Map World (Perth City) before heading in as they may not have all the 100K in stock - DLI in Midland should have them all (I guess).

Cheers
Greg
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:54

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 21:54
Just did most of that trip a few week ago but didn't stop at Ninghan (drove past it though). Had a ball. Don't forget to ask old Vinegar Tits at Murchison Settlement if she's heard any good jokes lately;-) Bundle of laughs she is.

Camped on the Murchison River east of the bridge. OK spot but the river level was up so can't say what it will be like in July. Good swimming at Bilung Pool. Cattle pool was good too and is just near Mt Augustus. Fuel $1.85 per litre. Burringurrah a bit cheaper.

Have fun.
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Follow Up By: Skarm (WA) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 16:26

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 16:26
Thanks V8

Will have a look in Freo and hay street.

What was the road like through murchison and Mt Augustus will be towing trailer.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 10:47

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 10:47
Fairly cut up and very soggy in parts. The grader I was following on one section just sank. Not much we could do but crack a beer and wait. The Gascoyne River was flowing fast but only a foot or so deep. I'd say you'd be fine by now.

I towed a 8x4 tandem trailer. Except for one section where it tried to overtake me, there were no worries at all.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 00:14

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 00:14
We stayed at Nallan Station once - just North of Cue. Quite quaint.
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Reply By: Member - Skarm (WA) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 23:33

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 23:33
Thanks guys for the information
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