Quandong beach near Broome

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:21
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I am advised that the road to Quandong Beach is recommended for 4wd.

My question is will my "high ground clearance" off road van make it in being towed by a very capable High lift Patrol with an experienced driver at the wheel OR is the sand just too soft for the rig ?

Some 4wd recommendations are just to be prepared for bad conditions in bad weather. Having never been there I call upon some wise heads that know this road.
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Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 21:41

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 21:41
We were there in '05 and did a day trip up and back to Broome in a Pathfinder - piece of cake. My recollection is that while the road may be somewhat below ground level in places it's a mixture of that compacted orange sand with some loose stuff on top. Same as going all the way in 2010 to Cape Leveque or into Port Smith south of Broome into which we towed an Outback Dove no problems....W
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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 21:53

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 21:53
Sounds like I thought it might be Warrie, thanks mate. Cheers Colin.

Ps I might unhitch the van at Roebuck roadhouse for 1 night and do a recci to see if all is ok for the van. Broome it's self could be packed when I arrive there & that will not appeal to me.
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Reply By: Muntoo - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 22:26

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 22:26
Yeah you'll be fine mate.

BUT, you will get harrassed by the feral protestors that will be back out there in droves. Idiots who have no idea what they are protesting about. Forest Rescue have offered all ferals down south free flights to Broome to come and protest.

So make sure you have a rifle with plenty of bullets. And heaps of air freshener. Or just plenty of water and soap. That scares the crap out of them.

They dont actually camp at Quondong, but at the intersection to the Cape Leveque road, and further up near Prices Point.

But they regularly make there way up and down, abusing anyone they wish and spreading false information. They are a pathetic bunch.

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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:12

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:12
The dog might like an exotic change of diet, thanks for the heads up. Cheers Colin.
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Reply By: Member - jezza68 - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 23:59

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 23:59
Hi ,

The track up to Quondong can be handled by an experienced driver. The road does get corrugated and does have some narrow sandy patches. The actual Quondong campsites and access tracks can be tight and have washouts.
I would suggest do a reccie first to chose the prefered track and site.
In fact have a bit of drive further on as there are better spots to set up.
It is very soft and muddy at the moment.

Tamery
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 09:58

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 09:58
The problem with doing a "recce" is that by the time you get back with the van the spot is occupied.
We have camped at Quondong 3 times now, right on the point which is too tight for large vans.
Great spot for a couple of days fishing, you wont have it all to yourselves though.
mike
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Reply By: On Patrol & TONI - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:14

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:14
Thank you to all re info, cheers Colin.
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Reply By: wombat100 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:58

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:58
"experienced driver at the wheel"?????
Is Renate drving????

See ya soon
J&D
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Follow Up By: On Patrol & TONI - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 15:13

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 15:13
Got it in one Wombat hehehe
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 14:07

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 14:07
The track there was fine last year in early July when we were there, but the camping spots were very busy. There is a restriction on how many days you can stay there, but it was very obvious a lot have been there for a long time. Not real fair for the rest of us. We gave up and went further up the peninsular and stayed at Gnylmarung Retreat. What a fantastic place that was. There are some really brilliant places to stay up there. (Whale Song is another absolute must stay place.) We spent 9 days up there and could have spent 9 weeks! Kevin
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