From carnarvon to mount augustus

i would like go to see mount augustus with girlfriend,,,but we dont have own transport to go there,,,so i looking for people who have a car(4X4) and who is intrested to go there and see world's largest monolith.
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 07:57

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 07:57
Gday
Mt Augustus is not a monolith , it is a monocline .

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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:59

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 08:59
Thanks for that information Muzbry, we have been giving out the wrong information about Mount Augustus for quite some time.

This link gives a little information on a monocline ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monocline

We thouroughly enjoyed our visit back in 2009.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:23

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:23
Gday Rob
I new someone would check up on me, and i am happy that it was you. I must head out that way one day, but at the moment we are going to Darwin for the first time since 1971. Just for a look around and a rest.
Look after yourselves.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 19:49

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 19:49
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Augustus_National_Park -

Mount Augustus is an inselberg that stands 1106 m above sea level, or approximately 860 m above the surrounding plain, and covers an area of 4,795 ha. It has a central ridge which is almost 8 km long. Mount Augustus is widely claimed in tourist promotional and information literature as the “world's largest monolith”, but the claim does not originate from the geological literature, nor is substantiated by any other scholarly research.

Mt. Augustus is more than twice the size of Uluru. Unlike Uluru, which is a monolith and, in general, devoid of plant growth, Mt. Augustus is a monocline (an asymmetrical anticline, source W.A. Department of Environment and Conservation) and has plant growth on it.

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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:51

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:51
Realy don't need a 4x4 to get to Mount Augustus. Was there 4 weeks ago and the road was good for a 2wd.
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Reply By: TheMightyMoose - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:50

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:50
Hire vehicle?
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 16:12

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 16:12
Gday MM
Hire cars are to fast, you get there before you have left and don't see anything.....

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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 17:34

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 17:34
Company cars are even faster Muzbry. You would probably get a company car to the top of the monocline if you really tried.:):):)
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 20:31

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 20:31
Easy Kevin , not a problem at all.....:)

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Reply By: Member - Rob D (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 21:11

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 21:11
I was mis-informed that it was a monolith bigger than Ayre's Rock a few years ago.
I was disappointed when I saw it, I would not go out of my way to see it.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 22:04

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 22:04
yea well i once did a comparrison on Peak Charles and Uluru using a number of criteria of which Peak Charles trumped Uluru on every point
- but it doesnt stop people going there by the 000s
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:02

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 20:02
...lack of people would be the best point, though the view is pretty good as well.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 21:18

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 21:18
sorry got it a bit wrong

more like peak charles was equal on all points except for the ones it was ahead on

this post was a tongue in cheek stirup but the facts are shown in photos

http://forums.overlander.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=66437&p=1014552#p1014552
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Reply By: TwevSmiff - Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 02:32

Saturday, Sep 01, 2012 at 02:32
The Kennedy Range is worth a visit if you are passing.
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