Montebello trip

 Hi all

Looking for a bit of info please, planning a trip to the Montes and was wondering on people's thoughts on leaving their car at the Fortescue river will it be safe for up to a week there or don't bother with it any info would greatly be appreciated.

 

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Heaps of Monties info here

Wed, 2019-06-19 13:02

Heaps of Monties info here already including fortescue, try a search

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safe

Fri, 2019-06-21 20:16

 hey mate done it a couple of times, pretty safe.

We chain up tyres and lock trailer to car just in case. But lots of people do it and leave them there for weeks.

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Use the search engine

Fri, 2019-06-21 21:08

mountains of info  

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 I work at Cape PrestonIt

Sat, 2019-06-22 10:06

 I work at Cape Preston

It really is in the lap of the gods, its remote and theres nothing to stop someone doing what ever they like but it sounds pretty rare.

Locking up the trailer will keep the honest people and opportunists from taking your shit but anyone with a plan and some battery tools could do whatever they like there.

You could probably take the trailer back and drop it in the carpark at the security gate so only your car is there, I doubt the security people would care.

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I know a few people that used

Sat, 2019-06-22 10:32

I know a few people that used to do that but they closed the little short cut between the mine access road and the river road so now you would have to drive all the way to the highway and back down. 

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 Did they?I'll ask about

Sat, 2019-06-22 12:03

 Did they?
I'll ask about that, as thats not what I was told a month or 2 back.

To be honest I didnt think they would be allowed to?

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The one from the security but

Sat, 2019-06-22 12:25

The one from the security hut I’m pretty sure they did. People were towing boats down down citics bitumen and cutting back at the boom gates so the dirt towing was minimised. 

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 In about 5 days I'll pass

Sat, 2019-06-22 13:16

 In about 5 days I'll pass right by there, I'll see if it physically is or not?
I can chase it up or provide a contact if someone wants to contact them as a member of the public?

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Rob H

Sat, 2019-06-22 20:56

 That would be great mate I was kinda wondering if you could leave a vehicle at the gate house of citics camp.

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 Im at sea on tugs though so

Sun, 2019-06-23 11:25

 Im at sea on tugs though so we only set foot on the land side to fly in fly out

Are you talking about the Fortescue camp?

As Ive never been to that, if ever we stay in camp its at Erramulla which is other side of the highway.

At Erramulla there is a carpark right outside the gate which has about 30 or more cars in it, some abandoned by the look.

Not sure if Fortescue is the same.

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Erramulla camp

Tue, 2019-06-25 03:11

 I was talking Erramulla I use to work at Cape Preston as well a couple years ago on the TSF but never thought to ask about leaving car or boat trailer the gate house of the camp.

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 To be honest as its outside

Tue, 2019-06-25 17:15

 To be honest as its outside the gate I doubt they would care?
Last time I was there some of the cars looked derelict with broken windows

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it was open when I was there late May.

Thu, 2019-06-27 07:11

 We used the mine access road to get in and out, just made  sure we were doing it during a quiet period. Quiet periods are outside of an  hour to hour and a half either side of shift changes which are 0600/1800. Going in, 1530,  I saw 2 or 3 vehicles,  all ESS, going out 1400, I saw  one. My mate following, on the other hand, who really should have known better, arrived right on 1800, and had to wait to turn right to get across the road with a steady stream of vehicles coming out.

it's pretty accepted, as far as I can work out, to just leave your stuff at the ramp. 

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I was in there yesterday. The

Sun, 2019-07-07 08:00

I was in there yesterday. The little short cut between mine road is Definately open.

Suprisingly there are about 30 or so nomads camped there at the moment. 

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 I just got back and left the

Mon, 2019-07-08 19:04

 I just got back and left the cars an trailers with the grey nomads, bring em back a few crays and they will be stoked!