Clothes needed for WA-roadtrip

Submitted: Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 20:38
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We are three norwegian students who're planning to do a surf/road-trip up and down the coast of WA from the end of november until early/mid april. At the moment we are planning on driving as far south as Esperance and as far north as Gnaraloo.

We intend to camp most of the time, living out of a tent and a car, but we are a bit unsure about what to pack clothingwise. What are the nighttime temperatures like during this period? Does the temperatures fall much in the more desertlike areas?

What kind of sleeping-bag would be recommended?

If anyone could help us with this, or if you have any other advice regarding our trip we would be very grateful.

thanks in advance


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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 21:26

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 21:26
Hi Adrian,
Esperance can still be quite cold during November and you will need warm clothes especially at night.
It is also very windy at that time of the year most of the way up to Gnaraloo.
The hottest time of the year at Perth is around February when temperatures vary from 20 detrees at night, up to 40 degrees during the day.
As you go further North it gets hotter.
However if you remain along the coast and inland, you can usually count on a cooling seabreeze after midday.
From January onwards and Perth and further North, you will not need many warm clothes, day or night.
Only a light weight sleeping bag would be needed.
This is usually the norm. but there is always the odd exception

Hope this helps
Have a good time
GeorgeKing Edward River, Mitchell Plateau
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 22:49

Friday, Aug 01, 2003 at 22:49
AAAAHHH wish i was there
enjoy the breaks and sample the reds .
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Reply By: Rob S - Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 16:30

Saturday, Aug 02, 2003 at 16:30
Hi Adrian

We did a 10 month trip through Oz recently. If I did it again - I would start the
trip with a bare minimum of clothing. Compared to Norway, Aussie prices are
very reasonable and you can easily stock up along the way for clothes & camping
gear as you need it. So just bring a fleece & water/windproof, shorts, long trousers and a few T shirts. There's nothing worse that carting round too much gear in the back of the car that you never use!

Have a great time!

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Reply By: -OzyGuy- - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 17:28

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 17:28
concider starting your trip in the north and driving south, as the monsoon season up north starts around November and is verrrry humid, is ok for the locals however a Norwegian student might find it unbearable as many Aussies won't even go there. The weather conditions would have you in nice Aussie summer weather most of the time.
You will need thongs, shorts and "T" shirts up north and if you go north to south you will need the similar clothes in Esperance during the day, however warmer clothes at night, as stated above get them here.
Enjoy your trip.......
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Follow Up By: Member - George (WA) - Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 17:59

Sunday, Aug 03, 2003 at 17:59
No monsoon (Wet) season if only going as far North as Gnaraloo.
Gnaraloo is only about 180K North of Carnarvon

King Edward River, Mitchell Plateau
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