Road to Tamala Station Shark Bay

Submitted: Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 07:02
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Is the Useless Loop road OK to take a caravan on. Hoping to take a 23 foot van to Wumbathama Well for a bit of fishing.
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Reply By: jeepthing - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 20:36

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 20:36
I was camped at Hamelin Pool last year and went for a drive down the Useless Loop Road as far Tamala Station from memory it was pretty good gravel. I didn't go into Wumbathama Well mainly because I thought it was a private road. Anyway I'm sure you would have no trouble getting to the turnoff but after that I have no idea what the track is like.
I'd give Tamala Station a call.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 21:30

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 21:30

Have a read western4wdriver there is a write up in it about where you won't to go.

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Reply By: Go-N-Grey (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:02

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:02
I lived on Hamelin Pool for a number of years in the 70's, and also did aerial mustering on Tamala.

Have been back many times with a variety of caravans to Tamala, Prickly Point and Birribugidda, but not in the last 7 years. Had no problems but took it easy over the corrugations.

There was a couple of sand patches going into Birribuggida though.

Never heard of Wumbathama Well. Is this something that has been renamed, or a new spot that is now accessible.

I would be interested to know if Tamala still allow camping now and what the costs are.


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Follow Up By: Member - sparra - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 22:18

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 22:18
g'day phil, tamala still has camping,a few of us from useless loop camp and fish there a fair bit. it has been sold,the new owners take over on july 1st i think and they are keen on a bit of tourism.
you worked on tamala? do you know tom pepper and his brother arthur?

cheers, sparra
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