Cape Leveque to Bedunburra

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 22:47
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Has any one travelled from Cape Leveque to Bedunburra .
Please advise conditions and cautions.
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Julie (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 23:12

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 23:12
Hi
Traveled that road two years ago August turn off is just out of Beagle bay track becomes narrow in spots but no probs we took campers some sandy spots nothing to worry about and no corrugations and no traffic some cattle as it is a private road the usual cautions drive to the conditions you should be fine
Have a safe trip
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Reply By: Member - Mark H (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 23:44

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 23:44
Did a day trip from Broome to Cape Leveque last week. The road was rough in places, just have to keep your eyes open for the drop-aways. Some spots cut up badly from recent rains but follow the main tyre tracks and it's OK. Saw an old style caravan on side of the road missing a wheel and in bad shape; also saw 2 Kedron vans on their way out!

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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 07:36

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 07:36
Agree with all the above. When I was last there 2 years ago the turnoff's were not signposted at either end and the road at the Beagle Bay end had been "re-aligned" since the version on my mapping software.

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Reply By: meandet - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 13:13

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 13:13
Hi Jackinbox
We go to Cape Leveque every year and have found the road to be from good to dangerous. Take care and watch out for soft bulldust like patches and wash aways. I assume that you are not intending to take a caravan because they are not allowed. If you have a van, try phoning Middle Lagoon, they may allow them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 14:42

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 14:42
When we were at Middle Lagoon in 2005 there were several vans parked there on the hill.

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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 14:46

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 14:46
caravans - not allowed? or not recommended?

I don't recall any signs... the roads into Kooljaman and Lombadina probably would be hard work, but normal recommendations about letting tyres down and it would probably be doable with minimal fuss.
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Follow Up By: Bundy - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 22:58

Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 22:58
meandet

W're heading to the Cape Lveque, Middle lagoon, Barn Hll and Cape Keraudren during July August this year. Can you suggest what type of fishing we should expect...and any crabs around at that time. W're from QLD so I'm trying to get prepared. i believe it will be too cold for Barra..but what about jack and pelagics. What can you use to catch crabs (manna and muddies) in WA? I'll have a 3.6m tinny and 15hp. Woud appreciate any help you can give. Bundy
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Follow Up By: Ole Grizzly - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:12

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:12
I'd love to get to Cape Leveque this June/July.
Travelling with a small group to Broome, and that's where everyone is going to split up.
My problem is wondering how my Suzuki Vitara and tiny Suzuki modified camper trailer would handle the terrain.
Doesn't bother me if it takes all day to get there as I'm not on any schedules.
Trailer has Suzi 4x4 suspension, tracks inline to the Vitara, but all tyres are just Toyo M/S..thin walls. Can't afford to buy AT's. But I am carrying 4 spares.
So, question is...am I risking and expecting too much ?

Ok, you can all stop your laughing now.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:41

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 16:41
G'day Ole Grizzly,

Personally I see nothing wrong with the idea. Not sure how far you have travelled to get to Broome etc. I found the road to CL to be relatively easy (in 2005) compared to say the Tanami or Simpson - both having different challenges.

There was very little soft stuff or long distances of corrugations.

I don't reckon you'll have a problem. The toughest bit for me was that once there I wandered of to the beach track to head off to a creek for fishing. The sand was very soft and requires the tyres to be running at around 18 psi.

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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 14:48

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 14:48
As someone else said, the turnoff is poorly marked and the turnoff on the highway, not marked at all... it is through a gate next to a complex that used to sell stone for paving etc.

There are a few sandy sections and a few sections that have been muddy at times... but nothing to be too worried about.
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 07:51

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2008 at 07:51
Jackinbox


Did the trip back a few years ago. The road was good - I was towing a camper and had no problems.

I was going from chilli creek to derby and took that road as it is a lot shorter.

As in other replies - the turnoff to Bedunburra is near Beagle Bay and the road has been realigned. It may not be shown accurately on a GPS.



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