Derby to Cape Leveque

Submitted: Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 09:12
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We are currently in Derby, and going to Cape Leveque next.

Does anyone have recent information on the shortcut from Derby to Beagle Bay?

Landcruiser towing off road camper, just crossed Gibb River etc,

Moonies book says it is OK, map says not gazetted. Saves a lot of distance!

Thanks, Peter
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Reply By: jothefw - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:07

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:07
Friends used it last July - don't think they'd chose to again. It was quite damaged, some areas very hard to follow (no clear track) and areas looked prone to lying water (read swampy) if you'd had any rain recently? Lots of gates too not that that's an issue but it does make you doubt yourself that you're on the right track!!

Obviously they're just one party - we came up from Broome so didn't need it.

(Also Landcruiser + Kimberly Camper)
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Follow Up By: grunta1970 - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:32

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:32
Took the standard route on my motorbike to Cape Leveque not long ago, but that short cut sure sounds like alot more fun- hang on, its not about fun is it?.
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Reply By: TTD1 - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 17:05

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 17:05
We came through that way 4 weeks ago and it was a great run in our Prado towing an Ultimate. Two of our friends towed Trakmasters through as well and clearance was a little tight for the bigger Kimberly model.
You will have no trouble.
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Follow Up By: phenders88 - Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 09:48

Sunday, Sep 02, 2012 at 09:48
Hi, thanks for info. We ended up in Broome anyway to see the moon staircase, which was a bit of a fizzer - huge wildfires just out of broome turned the moon red, and. It was more of a short red step ladder!! Would have been better going straight to cape leveque. Now heading up the cape leveque road today

Cheers peter
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