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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nail View Post
    now thats the information im looking for!!! were in a subaru outback, so it should be nice and comfortable even on the dirt. is there a name for this road or should i just look up a dirt road from norseman to hyden?

    oh and will using it save me time? lol
    When I drove on it a couple of months ago they had only just reopened it due to the rain, slippery in some places but still sat on 100kph for most of it.
    It is called Hyden Norseman Rd, cuts about 100ks of the mian road, hardly any traffic just watch for mine trucks on crests and bends.
    When you get to Norseman just ask directions at any service station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuppa View Post
    When I drove on it a couple of months ago they had only just reopened it due to the rain, slippery in some places but still sat on 100kph for most of it.
    It is called Hyden Norseman Rd, cuts about 100ks of the mian road, hardly any traffic just watch for mine trucks on crests and bends.
    When you get to Norseman just ask directions at any service station.
    Thats what I was refering to in my post. Didn't know what sort of car he had at that time, so said to stay on the black stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuppa View Post
    When I drove on it a couple of months ago they had only just reopened it due to the rain, slippery in some places but still sat on 100kph for most of it.
    It is called Hyden Norseman Rd, cuts about 100ks of the mian road, hardly any traffic just watch for mine trucks on crests and bends.
    When you get to Norseman just ask directions at any service station.
    thanks mate! i just had a look, on google maps its called the Mort Harslett Drive which turns into the Hyden Norsemann Road. thanks for the tip! bloody ripper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nail View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Im helping my sister drive her car to Perth this weekend. .....
    following Google Maps would be the best thing hey? driving across SA is pretty simple, and NSW i know that area very well but WA, it says to get to Norsmann and head north to Coolgardie the west onto Perth. is that the best way to do it or is there a more direct route as its quite a big northern detour.

    TIA for the advice guys!

    Rusty
    I use the road a bit in my meandering and #2 son works at the mines at Forrestania (about 1/2 way in) it is a great shortcut for the southern suburbs destinations

    Hyden/Norseman will save you 1 to maybe 2 hours depending on the following

    If it is night time when you hit Norseman I would be tempted to use the Hwy via Coolgardie rather than the dirt and wheatbelt roads.

    If you are headed to Perth Northern Suburbs I would also probably stay on the Hwy as you lose most of the time saved.

    If you plan on using the dirt ask at the Servo at Norseman for the latest conditions
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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    I use the road a bit in my meandering and #2 son works at the mines at Forrestania (about 1/2 way in) it is a great shortcut for the southern suburbs destinations

    Hyden/Norseman will save you 1 to maybe 2 hours depending on the following

    If it is night time when you hit Norseman I would be tempted to use the Hwy via Coolgardie rather than the dirt and wheatbelt roads.

    If you are headed to Perth Northern Suburbs I would also probably stay on the Hwy as you lose most of the time saved.

    If you plan on using the dirt ask at the Servo at Norseman for the latest conditions
    thanks mate will do, were heading to quinns rocks, so as per you advice we should stick to the hwy right? its just north of perth
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nail View Post
    thanks mate will do, were heading to quinns rocks, so as per you advice we should stick to the hwy right? its just north of perth
    For Quinns Rocks I would pretty much def stay on the Great Eastern IE from Norseman to Perth via Coolgardie, Merriden, Northam etc....

    At Midland that will feed you onto Roe Hwy and the Reid Hwy/Mitchell Fwy loop towards Quinns
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty_nail View Post
    Car has broken down at hay. Waiting for a verdict. Off to a great start already. Something fuel related I think.

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