4WD Track Quobba Station to Warroora Station

Advice required for driving the 4wd track from Quobba Station through Gnarloo to Warroora station.

Has anyone got any recent information about what condition the track is like, from my reserach it appears to be fairly straight forward sandy/lime stone track.

Plan is to casually bounce along the coast with nom set plan.

I understand the is a public access road through the stations and camping is stricted to certain areas.

Cheers Wes.

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Track to woorara

Sun, 2024-06-16 10:02

We just returned from Gnaraloo last month and decided on our fishining day off to do the track to coral bay.

Make sure you have a decent 4wd with good ground clearance as the track is rough and very challenging the limestone is extremely rough for a long time so it is a very slow trip.

The limestone large rock hills you will need to negotiate are steep and rough we were in a 2oo series with big wheels and a 2 inch lift and on the way back it was in low to negotiate the steep climbs up the limestone.

Dont get me wrong it's doable I have a standard 300 series which with left at Gnaraloo and I reckon it would of done some damage to the side steps if we had taken it but was a great experience.

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 Thanks

Sun, 2024-06-16 11:07

 Thanks

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 roads are closed atm eh?

Fri, 2024-06-21 10:12

 roads are closed atm eh?

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 Yep closed, they had a lot

Fri, 2024-06-21 20:21

 Yep closed, they had a lot of rain this week. 

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 I always thought there was

Sat, 2024-06-22 13:41

 I always thought there was no through access from Gnaraloo to Warroora? Is that true or can you drive the whole way now?

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 It's open the whole way

Sat, 2024-06-22 22:38

 It's open the whole way through.

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Warroora

Sat, 2024-06-22 14:41

I lived and did a bit of plumbing and tyre work at Warroora and I have spent a fair amount of time at Gnaraloo. The station managers are not impressed with people cutting fences to do the coastal trip so it comes down to respect. These Northern stations have been opened up for tourism and fishing folk and it’s appreciated if we all stick to the accessible track. I did the run to Coral Bay from Warroora and where the boundary gate is a side track has been cut. When I told Marty he was not happy and equally unimpressed when I went down past the homestead and drove along the beach. I would not do it. 

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Yeh cutting fences to get

Sat, 2024-06-22 16:35

Yeh cutting fences to get through definitely is not a good idea.

i wonder why they don't just enable people to drive through? Feel like it would be a bit of a bucket list thing for people to drive / camp from Quobba all the way to Exmouth via the coast.

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 It is open. The track is not

Sun, 2024-06-23 06:15

 It is open. The track is not maintained and a lot is in poor condition. People cut fences to find an easier way around the heavily eroded or rocky sections. 
It was closed for years but has been reopened for a couple of years now. There are area YouTube clips of it including a couple towing a small van through. 

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Cape Farquar

Wed, 2024-06-26 19:44

 Used to do the track lots whilst working for the govt, Cape Farquar is well worth the stop.

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Gives the impression

Thu, 2024-06-27 07:34

 of being the first to set footprints on the beaches in and around there...True gods country

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 We did about 10km of it on

Thu, 2024-06-27 10:30

 We did about 10km of it on an off day last trip, the colour of the dirt is what gets me amazing. Goes well with half a dozen cans ;P 

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It’s an area

Thu, 2024-06-27 15:26

That needs to be respected, there is a reason it is like it is... for now

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Parks and Wildlife

Fri, 2024-06-28 16:51

Got control of all these coastal section and have done for a few years.

Good to see old camping areas slowly returning back to bush from previous over use.

I think the charge for camping is a bit high. $10 per adult etc. Why not charge a camp site fee inculding 2 adults & 2-3 Kids under 15.

15 dollars per night sounds fair to me since there are no services provided besides a rubiish dump bin.

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Update

Thu, 2024-06-27 09:11

Just got back from doing the track.

Got to Quobba just after the main access road was opened. Did most of the coast line all the way to Cape Cuvier with a few challenging sections to tackle.

Drove through Gnarloo and onto the coastal track. It's a good drive with sections that will sort out who can and can't 4wd.

No need to cut any fences to get around hard sections. Needed to drive on the sand to get around the creek on northend of Gnarloo.

Lots of good camping areas no longer accessible due to management access only. These are well worth a visit and should be reopened to off grid camping.

Dropped into Warroora and spoke to Marty and got the mandatory icecream.

Did a bit of fishing along the way with some solid Spangos caught and a variety of Trevally and a few large Dart.

Will do it again some day and spend a bit more time checking out other spots.

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Thanks for the update mate

Thu, 2024-06-27 13:04

 Its got me thinking out planning a trip through there 

Stake any tyres ?

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No tyre damage at all

Fri, 2024-06-28 16:42

Had about 28-30 PSI all round.

No real sharp rocks njust a few limestone jump ups/drop downs.

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 https://roadinfo.ramm.com/au

Sat, 2024-06-29 09:48

 https://roadinfo.ramm.com/australia/map.html?region=carnarvon

This is a handy link I always check,the track is closed atm 

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