Hyden - Norseman Road

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 23:29
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Information for those travelling across the Nullabor to the West or from Perth to the East & looking for a more direct route to Perth. I have just finished a trip up to Cape York & decided to take the newly re-aligned road from Norseman through to Hyden then up the Brookton Highway to Perth. This route saves quite a few kms & is a more direct route then going up through Coolgardie. I used to take the old track from Hyden to Norseman which was some 360km. & could be very rough in places. The new road now is only 297km & comes out right at Norseman instead of 23 odd kms north of Norseman. This new road although being gravel is in excellent condition for all vehicles.Have Wheels Will Travel
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Reply By: Member - Colin (ACT region) - Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 12:21

Friday, Nov 14, 2003 at 12:21
I agree - this new bit of road is a lot better than the old route. We came back that way after the CSR in 2001. The previous time I was there in 1997, exploring the Coolgardie Woodlines, we had to get out in a hurry as it started to rain and the old road wasn't to flash when wet !
I imagine the wildflowers would be great between Norseman and Hyden if you managed to time your trip right ?
It is certainly a change to travelling down the Hwy with all the trucks etc.Subaru Forester
size isn't everything !
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Reply By: Peter Guy - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 13:57

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 13:57
Thanks Topcat your news is both good and timely as we are going east in 10 days and I was going to take the other route further south from Lake King.
This will shave heaps of ks off and knowing the road is in good condition is a big help.
Was there much traffic using this route??
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Follow Up By: Topcat (WA) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 18:39

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 18:39
Hi Peter, at time of travelling there was very little traffic & this was mid week. Only a couple of mining vehicles. Have a good trip. Cheers.Have Wheels Will Travel
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