In 6 weeks Liza and I head off to do Kimberly and Kakadu on a 6-7 week trip. We are planning to drive to Broome as quick as possible without burning ourselves out so we can spend more time north. Plan is to do 700-1000km / day for the most of the run up. Most of the trip is straight forward and easily planned but the bit from Leinster to Meekatharra we have 2 options. Go up toward Wiluna and the start of the Canning and across to Meekatharra which has about 180km of dirt and a total of 350km OR go out to Mt Magnet via black top and up to Meekatharra and a total of nearly 500km. Who has done this stretch and what are road conditions like?