Busselton,4x4 tracks

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 10:46
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Hi Guys,Im taking the family to Busselton.What I like to know ? Where are the good tracks to check out.Ive checked the maps out ,but local infromation would be great
thanks Uppy
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Reply By: greydemon - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 14:53

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 14:53
There are about as many good 4x4 tracks near Busselton as there are in central Melbourne. There are some fairly easy tracks in the National Parks between the capes and some beach access (EG Hamelin Bay)

Boranup : scenic drive through the Karri forests has many tracks through it and you can access the coast by 4x4. Point Road is one a nice spot about 6kms along Boranup Drive from the northern entry off Caves Road.

None of this is actually Busselton however, and Hamelin Bay is quite a distance (Though worth the trip to hand feed the big rays). Going the other way there are plenty of tracks around Collie but again, a fair drive from Busselton which is basically as flat as a pancake and mainly agricultural land or built on.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Thursday, Apr 12, 2007 at 13:03

Thursday, Apr 12, 2007 at 13:03
+1 for the rays. Magic.
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Friday, Apr 13, 2007 at 13:06

Friday, Apr 13, 2007 at 13:06
Thanks ,greydemon,we well check out the tracks,will let you know how we got on
regards uppy
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 16:43

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 16:43
Hello - small section of beach open at Wonnerup up to Wonnerup inlet, Then again from Forrest Beach to Minnnup (South of Bunbury) - assumes Capel River passable (no worries in summer). Slight detours required at Peppy Grove Beach around swimming areas.

Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park has a number of tracks ...but as mentioned a bit of a drive - closest ones to Busselton is track to 3 bears Nth of Yalingup and then further south at Quininup Falls (head down Quininup Road). Further south you can try Cullen and Juniper Roads for coastal access.

Whicher Range - Hills south of Busselton - lots of forestry tracks - maybe a bit boring? Most not exactly 4WD - Depends what turns you on. Canebrake Pool is a pleasant spot - head up Chapman Hill Road then Great North Road a little way - turn down Crossing Road. Shown on CALM and Streetsmart tourist Map (South West)


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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Friday, Apr 13, 2007 at 13:08

Friday, Apr 13, 2007 at 13:08
Thanks ,Explorer.We will have a good look around
regards uppy
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Reply By: mike w (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 20:24

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2007 at 20:24
As mentioned, not alot near Busselton, however if its been wet, you can have some fun in Ludlow on the powerline track (very muddy and deep enough to launch a boat-seriously!)

Otherwise, nice drive out to canebrake pool, or head up to Nannup and check out the pine plantations- lotsa BIG hills, especially north of the town site. Scenery isnt too flash, but best visited in late autumn when its cold, magical things begin to appear

Otherwise its the westcoast. Plenty of tracks along the cape, many are more of a leasurely jaunt. However a visit to places such as Bob's hollow, deep dean, and cape mentele are worth the trip. Plenty of sand track and beach driving at cape mentele- Caves road approx 10km north of prevally park turn off, long sweeping left hander, gravel track (although may be bitumised by now) on the left leads to an estate. Go past the water tank and you will come to a y, go left or right, but left is easier to navigate. Follow the track towards the coast. Many turn offs to caves and the such. Follow the track south, it will take you in and out of the dunes and the beach. Plenty of good spots to stop, swim, take photos etc. Eventually you will go through the *cough* camp site :). follow track through it to the y junction, turn Left and head into the bay. Left up the hill takes you out onto cape mentele, right takes you onto the beach. Watch the tides, very amusing watching vehicles go under water. The main track you turned onto after the *cough* camp site will lead you back to the first y junction. Turn left and your back into the estate.

Have fun, beautiful area, wish I still lived there sometimes
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Friday, Apr 13, 2007 at 13:12

Friday, Apr 13, 2007 at 13:12
Thanks Mike,for taking the time and writing a detail report ,the family and I will be checking out these areas
regards uppy
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