Road type Leonora to Meekatharra

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 22:57
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Can someone give me some info on the road surface from Leonora to Leinster to Sandstone to Meekatharra. Or alternately from Leinster to Wiluna and then Meekatharra. It appears that you can go via Mount Magnet on the tar but what about the others?
WE will be traveling with another party who are not keen on the dirt unless it is good.
M.
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Reply By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 23:49

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 23:49
Hi Mal,
Assuming that you are coming in from SA,
Bitumen all the way from Kalgoorlie to Wiluna.
Wiluna to Meeka is a good gravel road.
The short-cuts you ask about through Sandstone to Meeka are all dirt.

Cheers,
Dennis
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:45

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:45
Thanks for the input on the roads. The response from you and others is what I expected from this forum.
M.
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Reply By: Member - Robert G (WA) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:26

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:26
Mal,

The road from Leinster-Sandstone-Mt Magnet is a very good and wide 2 lane sealed road now.

I have not done the run from Wiluna-Meeka for many years but it used to be gravel and its condition varies greatly. The sun in the arvo is very bad on this road and has contributed to some bad accidents.

I reckon the run up through Sandstone and Magnet is the better run and much more scenic. Stop at the Sandstone pub and check out the memorabilia on the walls. There is also a lot to see around the Cue area if you want to break up the trip.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:15

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 14:15
Sandstone is just wonderful. We stopped for an overnight and stayed three days. We were heading to Mt Magnet then south (so stayed on the bitumen). The road 'direct' from Sandstone to Meeka is dirt, but the locals use it to go shopping in Meeka so it can't be too bad. You could always ask in Sandstone while you have the option of staying on the black.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:45

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:45
Thanks for the input on the roads. The response from you and others is what I expected from this forum.
M.
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:00

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 15:00
Mal hi

we traveled from Leonora to Sandstone and up to Meekatharra in Sep last year, we towed a small off road caravan the roads are all well maintained dirt roads.

the road from Leonora to Sandstone is properly the worst but still OK.

You can check out my profile photos or look at caravan trip

Cheers

Richard

ps. meet some very nice people in the Sandstone caravan park
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Follow Up By: Member - Robert G (WA) - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 19:33

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 19:33
You can still travel the dirt roads all the way from Leinster/Leonora through to Sandstone the Mt Magnet/Cue/Meekatharra but there is a very good 2 lane sealed road from near leinster all the way to Sandstone and then Mt Magnet. The road from Sandstone to meeka is still dirt and condition varies greatly although its generally not too bad as far as dirt roads go. Many of the original old dirt roads are still accessable and make for good travels
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:46

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:46
Thanks for the input on the roads. The response from you and others is what I expected from this forum.
M.
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Reply By: wendys - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 22:11

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 at 22:11
If you are not committed to visiting meekatharra itself, there is a dirt road from Wiluna (where the bitumen ends), via Cunyu and Neds Creek, to the Great Northern Highway north of Meeka. We have travelled it in 2006 and 2007, towing van, found it pretty good both times.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:46

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:46
Thanks for the input on the roads. The response from you and others is what I expected from this forum.
M.
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