perth -gold coast .via kimberley&gulf

Submitted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:37
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hi everyone .new here so just a hi .....has anyone driven from perth to qld via .the kimberly and the gulf area????would like to hear about ...route taken and any places to avoid .and things not to miss....am going dec this year ...anyone interested in joining the trip .is more than welcome ........bundy
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:39

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 19:39
Bundy, it will be very warm up there, and it's the top end wet season. Not the best time for travel in those areas IMHO.
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:47

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:47
Why don't you Google each place you may hilight along the way and do your research that way.

Thewre must be 1000 or more places tpo see from Perth to Gold Coast.

I have done the lot over a period of time. KImberley might not be the place to be in December.
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:54

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:54
Do it via Adelaide/Melborne/inland or coast/Gold Coast at that time of the year.

About 55 hrs behind the wheel in summer heat is not going to be fun via Adelaide, god knows how long in what sort of heat/humidity across the Kimberly - even less fun I think...
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 22:46

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 22:46
As all have said, your trip at that time of year especially through theGulf is not a good idea as you wan't to enjoy not endure.
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Reply By: ellen m - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 07:39

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 07:39
Hi bundy boy,

we went the other way....cairns to perth via top end a few years ago...there are so many places to see that we took 18 months. it might be a good idea to have another plan for that time of year due to the wet. This year would have most likely been ok because the wet was very late, but who can tell for next wet. it will be bloody hot so make sure you have a fan or something to help cool you in camp. the Barra fishing at that time of year should be going great.

we went

cairns - townsville - isa- camooweal - tennant creek - alice- west macdonnell - palm valley - kings canyon - the rock - alice tennant creek - roper bar - mataranka - darwin - daly river - katherine - Victoria river - kununurra - wyndham - bungles - halls creek - fitsroy crossing - derby - brome - cape leveque - broome - port headland - cossack (roeboure) - karratha etc down the coast to perth.

stopped at about a million or two places along the way. there was no where we went that you couldn't go in our troopy towing a camper trailer if you took care. that might be different in a wetter time of year

favourate places

Cossack ( just outside roebourne)
Cape keriden ?? (just north of hedland - turn off at pardoo road house i think)
middle lagoon ( on road to cape laveque)
bungle bungles
penticoust river ( easten end of gibb river rd)
Daly river (browns creek camp ground)
mataranka hot springs
just to name a few !

we hope to take a couple of months later this year and go cairns to gold coast stopping along the way. so we might have some good spots along the coast after that trip

good luck

ellen
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Reply By: bundy boy - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 14:46

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 14:46
well thanks everyone ....for the input may change the plans and go round to vic then up see how things are when we get up nth qld and decide from there .........
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