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Date Registered: 05-2013
TOTAL POSTS: 6
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Hey guys don't know if this is the place to post about upcoming trips and to ask about places

ok so lets start i will be taking our new x trail ti 31 4x4 2013

it so fair done about 5000km by the time we go on our WA trip we would of done about 20,000km - 50,000km idk yet

we are trying to find out the beset time to go next year so I'm asking now emoticon

we are in Nowra NSW

about 2.30 hrs drive from sydney so if your in sydney tell us about your trip

we aiming to go past Adelaide way then across to perth then up to brooma emoticon and see all the thing on our way emoticon

we have 1 month to take our time and $3000 of petrol about $80 gives up about 500km pre tank = we get past 500km pre tank but just staying around 500km to be safe = hills and cr**

i wanting to know the places you have been to and loved.

i been doing a trick i do is going to fight center and make a trip then just get the names and place of what their is to do

just wanting some feedback so i can make sure i see all the places around aus and skip the cr** part :P



thank you





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Date Registered: 12-2011
Location: Kalgoorlie, WA
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Paul, depending on which route you take from Norseman to Perth, you've got a few options.

The shortest way from Norseman (end of Eyre Hwy) is to Coolgardie and then Perth. Coolgardie was one of the first towns established during the gold rush and lots of history. Used to be the biggest town before Kalgoorlie overtook it.

If you don't mind a few hours of detour to Kalgoorlie (where I am), lots of mining history with one of the biggest operational open pit gold mine and a very RV friendly town if you are towing. Heaps of ghost towns around here. From Kal, you'll need to drive past Coolgardie to Perth.

Another option if you don't mind a few days of travel is going south to Esperance. Lots of beautiful white sand beaches and you can drive on the beach if conditions are ideal. From Esperance you can either take South Coast Hwy to Albany, the last whaling town in the southern hemisphere. From Albany, you can go north straight to Perth via Albany Hwy or go west to Walpole, valley of the giants and a tree top walk, Augusta (where the Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean meet and you can see the waves of both oceans crash against each other). From Augusta, go north to Margaret River, the wine region and best surf. Visit the caves on Caves Rd (coastal route) when heading to Margaret River The South West region has heaps of stuff to do and see.

From Perth to Broome, you have two options. Coastal route or inland route. I have gone as far as Kalbarri using the coastal route and visited the Namburg National Park where the Pinnacles are and Kalbarri National Park for the walk trails and beautiful gorges. If you want a bit of 4wding without going too remote, the Murchinson 4x4 Park is around that area. Camping available at the park. From Kalbarri head up to Exmouth then Broome bypassing Port Hedland (lots of bad stories) .
 
When I was planning for my big trip to Broome which had to be canned, I was considering using the inland route which is more direct to Broome via Newman for one leg of the trip and use the coastal route when returning. From Newman you have 2 options, Marble Bar Rd which is dirt and will be closed when heavy rains or the Great Northern Hwy. Marble Bar Rd is closer to Broome. I was planning on going to Karijini National Park via Great Northern Hwy and camping as I have heard it is a very beautiful area to visit. Then from Karijini NP, off to Exmouth, bypass Port Hedland to Broome. There are heaps of places to visit on the North West coast.

When going north, just double check the alcohol restrictions and budget extra for fuel as fuel can be more than $3/L in some towns. Bring lots of water and don't depend on good water supplies past Geraldton. There are big signs to remind you of that. Bring a 20L jerry can just in case. Some towns close early or have limited supplies of fuel or fuel restrictions.

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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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I may be able to help you. Im from nowra. My parents live there and Im currently living in broome. A month isnt a long time to cover that distance. Also especially up this way it will cost you a lot more than 80 bucks to fill your tanks from empty but lucky you have money to spend.

What type of things do you want to see?

Also is your exy modified or standard?

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Date Registered: 04-2006
Location: WA
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hi,

sounds like a great trip, I agree all the way to Broome in a month will be hard going. Broome is just as far north as Perth is from Adelaide. The Nullabor is a great drive but soo long. Theres' alot of long bits between Perth and Broome too, but with some massive highlights. Everything Nananut said is true, I love Kalbarri especially. RE Time of year, remember the North can have quiet the wet season and Broome often gets 'cyclone' warnings. Have fun & good luck emoticon

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Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
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Any further thoughts on a WA trip? If you decide to get it together i would be keen to tag along if you make it to the top end of WA emoticon

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