Great central Road info requiered please

Hi guys I have just bought another OKA from OKA Coolgardie, I will fly down there next week to pick it up.

I am wondering what is the quickest way back to Jabiru, Do you need a permit for the Great central road??, I don't think going to Broome and across will be possible. Any ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Steve.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Kanga1 - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:53

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 14:53
G'day Top End Explorer, you will need 2 permits for the GCR one for WA side and one for NT side, info is in Permits section of EO, very easy to apply online and they email them to you. Have a good run, cheers, Kanga1.
Tempus Fugit

Kanga.

Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 401640

Reply By: forger - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 15:06

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 15:06
both permits are easy to get on line WA one you get straight away as you fill it out, NT one 1 day e-mailed back.

AnswerID: 401642

Reply By: Top End Explorer - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:38

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 16:38
Thanks guys I have it sorted.

Cheers Steve.
AnswerID: 401649

Follow Up By: Pilbara Echo - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 21:53

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 21:53
We went through the road on 24-26 Jan and although we had 2 blowouts, the road was in excellent condition.
The only mildly rough section was from Giles to Docker River.
0
FollowupID: 671049

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:10

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:10
Hi Pilbara Echo,
Just for curiosity, do you know how you had the 2 blow outs? Was it speed and tyre pressure related? We have travelled it a good number of times and the first thing that I do is drop the tyre pressure to 24psi and have never (touch wood) had any tyre trouble on the GCR. Like you mention, the area around Warakurna is usually the worst.

Cheers

Stephen
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 671054

Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:24

Friday, Jan 29, 2010 at 22:24
Hi Pilbara Echo,
Just for curiosity, do you know how you had the 2 blow outs? Was it speed and tyre pressure related? We have travelled it a good number of times and the first thing that I do is drop the tyre pressure to 24psi and have never (touch wood) had any tyre trouble on the GCR. Like you mention, the area around Warakurna is usually the worst.

Cheers

Stephen
Roxby Downs Special

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 671055

Follow Up By: Pilbara Echo - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 13:08

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 13:08
Hi Stephen,

I think it was a combination of things:
We purchased the vehicle in Melbourne only a few days before the trip, and I would really like to have bought some decent tyres before we left, especially considering we live in the Pilbara!.

The tyre that blew already had a small leak prior to getting to the GCR.
The other was caused by a puncture around Warakurna.

Speed - on about 70-80km/h max
Pressure - about 38psi.

So I suppose next time we make sure we take good rubber, as we've learnt our lesson!
0
FollowupID: 671137

Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 01:14

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 at 01:14
Say "Hi" to Robin from Peter & Margaret for us Steve....

Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 Motorhome.
AnswerID: 401699

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)