Yandagooge Gap - WA

  Place Name

Position

DEG: -22.39769 121.933937
DMS: 22º 23' 51.68" S 121º 56' 2.17" E
UTM: 51 K 7522764mN 390265mE
Altitude: 457.84m

Description

Place Type

Population - Place Name

Location

196.33kms East of Nullagine
411.5kms South of Bidyadanga Community
495.85kms North of Wiluna
601.27kms West of Kiwirrkurra

Address & Contact

Rudall River National Park
Western Australia
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Information

The Yandagooge Gap is a wide, rocky valley that runs through the rugged and remote Throssell Ranges in the Rudall River National Park of Western Australia. This valley runs for approximately 5 kilometres in a south-westerly direction (roughly 236 degrees from the north eastern side) across the main range. On its south-western side, “The Gap” is a wide low valley that is very hard to detect. As you move through the valley to the north east, it becomes increasingly narrower until it exits through a narrow, winding gorge into the plains on the opposite flank of the range. The valley channels rainfall into the Yandagooge creek which flows north east out of the park boundary and into what is now the Kintore Uranium Lease. The gorge where the creek exits the range is situated in the shadow of Darlsen Pinnacle.

The gap is hard to spot on the western side due to low sandstone ridges largely obscuring the valley. At the north-eastern end, the gorge supports several large ephemeral water holes. There is evidence of rock art around these locations. The interior is extremely rugged and largely unexplored at this point. I have attempted three expeditions into the area on ATV (quads) and foot. It is indeed spectacular country but its sheer ruggedness provides a barrier to exploration. Many major gorges feed water down from the high plains of the Throssells and into the Yandagooge. Many of these gorges will also support seasonal water.

There are no roads into this area, it remains incredibly remote and very difficult to reach.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Newman Airport at 15/10:00am WST
Distance from Yandagooge Gap 246.13km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
21.0°C14.7°C16%-5.7°C1017.3hPa0.0mmNNE19km/hr
10knots
26km/hr
14knots

Closest Climatic Station

Telfer Aero
Distance from Yandagooge Gap 81.94km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.638.637.334.529.125.325.328.432.737.039.440.2
Mean Min. °C26.025.423.920.615.311.910.612.516.520.823.425.4
Mean Rain mm49.1102.777.320.018.914.313.25.42.52.916.546.9

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