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Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

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Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

I am planning to travel in my 4 berth campervan from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day, during daylight. Is this doable, given the distance? What are the challenges? Many thanks for the valuable inputs in advance.

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1. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Well, yes its do-able though it'll take 5-6hrs even if you don't have any significant breaks.

Challenges are fatigue and that its boring so you may lose concentration. There's not much to see on the way.

Once on the Great Eastern Hwy watch out for road trains, but as long as you aren't attempting any crazy overtaking in your campervan and are happy to just sit behind them it shouldn't be that much of a problem.

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2. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Thanks for your valuable advice Waddler.

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3. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Presume you will overnight near Wave Rock before heading to Kalgoorlie?

It's a 4-5 hour drive Perth to Wave Rock in a slower motorhome and you will see lots of Wheatbelt areas on that section of your journey. You will get a feeling of farming country so could be quite interesting.

Edited: 23 July 2015, 21:49
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4. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Many thanks JeanPerth.

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5. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

My apologies for not updating much earlier. Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie is doable and we did it. Road is good. View is excellent. Leave in the morning and you should reach by sunset. Thanks to all the forumers for their views. Appreciate it.

Cornwall, United...
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6. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Can it go on dirt roads? We did that trip in January, from Hyden, and drove the Emu Fence Road, which is dirt and it saves a lot of time as it cuts a corner. You get to the Great Eastern Highway nearer Yellowdine. We weren't in a 4WD and the road conditions were good - not to be driven in very wet conditions though.

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7. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Bella,

This trip has been done already.

Cornwall, United...
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8. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Haha, just seen that! Thanks!

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9. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

Thanks Bella. We did not use the dirt road. All the way on tarmac. Joined Route 94 at Merredin. Long drive though.

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10. Re: Driving from Wave Rock to Kalgoorlie in one day?

All roads in Oz are a long way!

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