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What's between Melbourne and Perth?

Discussion in 'Trips' started by Ramm, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Ramm

    Ramm New Member

    I have been daydreaming about doing a run from Melbourne to Perth and back one day. The current plan is to do East to west inland visiting Woomera & Maralinga along the way then take the coast on the way back.

    Has anyone got any tips or suggestions of where to visit along the way?
  2. Aaron Schubert

    Aaron Schubert Moderator

    Israelite Bay, Bremer Bay, Esperance, Albany. Not sure about much else!

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  3. sharkcaver

    sharkcaver Well-Known Member

    What's between Melbourne and Perth? About 1000Km's of civilisation, 1500 odd km's of semi arid desert and another 1500km of rural farmland.

    There is so much to see, it all depends on how much time you can devote to it. You can do it in 3 days or 3 months. What to see depends upon your timeframe.
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  4. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    The Flinders with a little detour, SA head of the bight and clifs along to the border, then WA Nuytsland and Baxter Cliffs, and the old Tele Tk to Israelite Bay and beyond to Esperance.
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  5. discomatt

    discomatt Well-Known Member

    3500 km of adventure and touring, make of it what you will
  6. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    Count on averaging pretty slow speeds on the inland route depending on which inland take. Some of them will be 20-40kph.
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  7. shanegtr

    shanegtr Active Member

    You'll need a bit more than one day:p:rolleyes:Sorry, couldn't resist:D
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  8. Ben Sanderson

    Ben Sanderson New Member

    Grampians, Lincoln and coffin bay, israelite Bay, Esperance, Bremer Bay, peaceful Bay. That was roughly my last trip but it wasn't quick so I did a bit of back n forth and exploring. And make sure you eat all the fresh oysters along SA coast.
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  9. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

  10. Ben Sanderson

    Ben Sanderson New Member

    I woke up to this outside my tent in granpians.

    Attached Files:

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  11. JohnT

    JohnT New Member

    There used to be this place called Adelaide but we dont know what happen to it
  12. CruisingSned

    CruisingSned Active Member

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  13. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Yeah the hairy ears are just a bit too realistic, lol
    I’m kinda glad that’s in Victoria, and pass it quite often
    Dadswell Bridge.
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  14. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Pity you couldn't shoot it , bummer
  15. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Lol and looks like its got between 6 to 8 legs
  16. typhoeus

    typhoeus Well-Known Member

    Santa pulled in for a rest stop?
  17. Ben Sanderson

    Ben Sanderson New Member

    4wd action issue 83 has a good article on coffin bay. Worth a read.
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  18. Dune

    Dune New Member

    The last roadhouse before Norseman (& bypass Norseman), Balladonia Raodhouse, take the dirt road on the left (due South) opposite the Roadhouse and follow it through to Esperance. You can get down to the beach, at Esperance, then decide which way you wish to take up to Perth. It will take you past some old homestead and Mt Ragged ?I thinki that's what it's called. There are a couple of large granite outcrops to the East of the track, with a dam and ok place to camp, if you know where to look
    This is the entry to the road South to Esperance.
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  19. Dune

    Dune New Member

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  20. Les PK Ranger

    Les PK Ranger 4x4 Earth Contributer

    @Dune the diagonal road saw to Esperance is Parmango Rd, and probably Old Deralinya homestead you mentioned ?
    It’s a nice drive we came back up that way after driving the cliffs along through Nuytsland, then back to Cocklebiddy and up to the Pilbara.
    I took some video of the homestead, we camped there under the workshop verandah.

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