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Post Info TOPIC: Steep Point, Westernmost point of Australia


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Steep Point, Westernmost point of Australia


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Does anyone know what the road conditions are like getting to Steep Point. I have just read that is is a drive of 40km on soft sand so therefore 4WD only. I have a 4WD but just wondering what the conditions are like and if it is still indeed 40km of soft sand?



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You can see from air Flights from Denham/Monkey Mia Airport - very instructional and knowledgeable Pilots. Real value for money. We didn't drive out due to towing van - but were advised it is no worse than beach driving (which we also don't do with van on back).

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Thanks Possum3. If I go I wouldn't take the van.

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cjt55 wrote:

Hi Everyone.  

Does anyone know what the road conditions are like getting to Steep Point. I have just read that is is a drive of 40km on soft sand so therefore 4WD only. I have a 4WD but just wondering what the conditions are like and if it is still indeed 40km of soft sand?


We went to Steep Point in 2006,we did it as a day trip from Hamelin Pool Caravan Park,wish we had a tent as you could spend a few days there.

Can't remember there being  40 km of soft sand to tackleIMG_0001.jpgIMG.jpgIMG_0003.jpgIMG_0002.jpg,couldn't have been to bad,as we have no bad memories of it,just remember one sandy hill looked worse than what it was.

The road in is pretty corrugated,you will come to a sign telling to air down your tyres 



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Is it possible that the "40km of soft sand" was in fact the track to Cape Peron?

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Thanks you very much for the replies. It will be a couple of months before I am in that area so hopefully I will receive some info from someone who has recently been there. Happy to tackle soft sand dunes but not alone. You need someone else with you just in case.


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