Bilyuin Pool to Great Northern Highway via Peak Hill Three Rivers Road

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Our first night after leaving Perth we're planning on staying at Bilyuin Pool, ~80km north of Meekatharra. Our second night we're planning on staying at Coongan Pool, north of Marble Bar.

To make things a little more exciting, from Bilyuin Pool, we're contemplating heading back to the Great Northern Highway via Peak Hill Three Rivers Road.

Has anyone done this road before? What is it like? Any major areas of concern?


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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 11:47

Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 11:47
Hi Jason,

I drove that road, or really the two roads, being Ashburton Downs Meekatharra Road and Peak Hill Three Rivers Road back in 2009. Good tracks, you should have no problems.

Brinah Pool is worth a look too, plenty of birds there.

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You can't go through Peak Hill mine, you will have to deviate around to the north. I have uploaded a plot file of my route to this site call Peak Hill Journey. Can be viewed or downloaded from my profile / My user Treks / 2009 / Peak Hill Journey.

Have a good trip.

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Reply By: Member - Joe F (WA) - Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 12:59

Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 12:59
G'day Jason

All gravel roads throughout the Murchison~Gascoyne and Pilbara regions have been and some still are flood damaged. Bilyuin Pool is a nice spot on the Murchison River but it is also a watering point for cattle, so I guess you won't be alone.
Cattle also graze the roads sides and wander the across the road even in the fenced off areas.
The Gascoyne region was severely effected by floods earlier this year so most gravel roads are damaged and surface water ~ not necessarily Bilyuin Pool ~ are carrying Mosquito populations and there is a very real risk of Mosquito borne illnesses, so care should be used moreso early mornings and evenings.

The Kimberley and Pilbara regions are currently on Cyclone watch as there is a tropical low ready to monster the north of WA, so possibly the Marble Bar end of your journey may be effected, but only time will tell.

Safe travells:
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