Lake Boonderoo (W.A) Infor required please

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 20:15
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Hi Guys.

In about 2 weeks time I will be off on a 2 week camping holiday in the Goldfields regions.

I have been told that Lake Boonderoo, about 320 Km East of Kalgoorlie and South from the Trans Australian Rail line is a very nice spot. To get to the lake I was told I would have to follow the Trans Australian Rail maintenance road for most of the way, then turn South.

My question is, I can not see this lake listed on any maps that I have seen.

Can anyone give me some inside info as to the expected condition of this maintenance road and whether I can tow my 13 foot Jayco Off Roader along this road.

Are there any maps available for this area showing this lake?

I was told by a helpful Forum user on this site a while back that the GPS co-ordinance was:

31 Deg 16536 S 124 Deg 35282 E.

Any and all information would be appreciated.

Regards
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Reply By: Willie - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:37

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:37
Janset,

Just had a peek at my Natmap Raster 250K maps and found Lake Boonderoo south west of Kitchener Siding by about 15km. There is no track marked on the map to the lake. This map is however dated as a 1975 edition. Maybe there is a track now. From what I understand the Rail Access Road is a NO GO area. Refer to this site( somewhere in Trek Notes I think ) but you may have permission or............

Map reference is Zanthus Ed1 SH51-15 You should be able to buy it from a MapShop or access it on Natmap Digital maps.

Cheers

WillieNever a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Willie - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:45

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:45
Just had another look at the map and there is a faint track heading due south from Kitchener......but you may still have to do a bit of offroad work

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Reply By: Wayne - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:36

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:36
Hi Janset, Don't know if it's any good to you, but going on the lat/long of 31 Deg 16536 S 124 Deg 35282 E. A lake shows on this map
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Ciao,
Wayne
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Reply By: Wayne - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:37

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:37
Hi Janset, Don't know if it's any good to you, but going on the lat/long of 31 Deg 16536 S 124 Deg 35282 E. A lake shows on this map
link textUnfortunately it doesn't sgow any tracks in to it but one fairly close.
Ciao,
Wayne
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Follow Up By: Wayne - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:43

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:43
ok I get it :-)
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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 18:38

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 18:38
Hi Wayne,
Had a quick look at your link. While the map detail is not as good as the Natmap Raster series the ancilliary information is very detailed.....if you have the patience to look for it....:-)

Cheers,

Willie
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Reply By: Big Red - Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 09:09

Monday, Sep 15, 2003 at 09:09
Don't forget to contact the Station owners and advise them of your movements.
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Reply By: Janset - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 20:07

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 20:07
Thanks guys.

An excellent response from all. The last time that I looked at my maps in OziExplorer I also found a lake but it had no name and it was not exactly at the co-ordinance, but close enough if that was the lake.

I have since found Kitchener, and have also now found the lake on the Hema Great Dessert Tracks. It's just off the Cable road heading South

As to the service road being a NO Go area, I never even thought of that, I will have to have a look into that. As to property owners, that may be a little more complicated as, again, the last time I looked I did not see any homesteads marked in that area.

Isn't Australia a bitter sweet place to live in?

We live in a free country, but we need permits to travel almost every where that is off the beaten path. If it is like that now, what will it be like for our children and their children?

Thanks guys, if there is any more info out there please keep it coming. I now will just have to do a phone around and see what pops up. I suspect I may be pushing it to get it all together in time.

PS...DAVE IT LOOKS LIKE THE REPLY SYSTEM IS NOW WORKING. Thanks.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Willie - Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 21:47

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 at 21:47
Janset,
I agree with your thoughts on permits etc.
You could sneak in to the area quietly and if you come across anyone just play dumb.....but chances are you will not find anyone out there as it is off the beaten track.
Cheers,
WillieNever a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Big Red - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 09:33

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 09:33
Janset,

As I advised earlier, contact the station. Lake Boondaroo is on Kanandah Station ph 9022 6422 or 9022 6447 they will know someone is on their property. Don't bugger it up for everyone else. They will tell you what they expect of you and they will give you directions to the lake. Its not off the beaten track.
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Follow Up By: Janset - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 15:16

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 15:16
Thanks guys.

All information greatfully accepted.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 18:48

Thursday, Sep 18, 2003 at 18:48
THanks for that info Big Red...at least we know now what to expect and which course to follow. Never know, might get that way some time in the future.
Cheers,
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