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    Cape Leveque is a magical spot been there the once when my sister and brother in law used to live in Broome. As mentioned the road there can be quite rough but manage your speed and tyre pressures and you'll be fine
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    In short mate the corrigations and road conditions change all the time , go on any of the roads after a grader not so bad go in the tourist season or after some roads the corrigations are so bad it's like having square wheels .
    70 - 80 Kay's can be ok on some and on others forget it slow right down , if you reduce your tyre pressure don't go over 80 or even less depending how much pressure you let out .

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    Get up there while its still a moderately difficult place to get to, it will only be a couple of more years and the road will be bitumen all the way. The place won't be worth going to once the grey nomads move in en masse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav72 View Post
    wish I had more time, this will be a few days with plans to return for weeks some time down the track
    FWIW - I accept that not everyone has as much time available as they'd like but I suggest that it is better to allow enough time to experience a few places & to miss out on others, than to try to fit more in & spend less time at each one. I certainly understand the 'desire' to fit as much in as you can after driving all that way but too often I've read negative accounts by folk of wonderful places (Dampier Peninsular & Kakadu NP being prime examples) simply because they rushed it, sticking to intineraries made without the experience to appreciate the realities of long distance travel. Doing so only resulted in frustration reality failing to match dreams & expectations.

    As has been said road conditions vary. Some corrugations are ok at 60-70kph, some are not. Do not subscribe to the common myth that you need to go fast enough to skip across the top of the corrugations. Whilst it does make the going feel smoother, the car is till getting hammered, but more importantly it is very unsafe. Most roll overs on the Gibb are from exactly this. When heavy or emergency braking or emergency manouvers are needed the driver has very little control. Most roll overs on the Gibb are inexperienced drivers driving to a schedule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav72 View Post
    wish I had more time, this will be a few days with plans to return for weeks some time down the track
    FWIW - I accept that not everyone has as much time available as they'd like but I suggest that it is better to allow enough time to experience a few places & to miss out on others, than to try to fit more in & spend less time at each one. I certainly understand the 'desire' to fit as much in as you can after driving all that way but too often I've read negative accounts by folk of wonderful places (Dampier Peninsular & Kakadu NP being prime examples) simply because they rushed it, sticking to intineraries made without the experience to appreciate the realities of long distance travel. Doing so only resulted in frustration reality failing to match dreams & expectations.

    As has been said road conditions vary. Some corrugations are ok at 60-70kph, some are not. Do not subscribe to the common myth that you need to go fast enough to skip across the top of the corrugations. Whilst it does make the going feel smoother, the car is till getting hammered, but more importantly it is very unsafe. Most roll overs on the Gibb are from exactly this. When heavy or emergency braking or emergency manouvers are needed the driver has very little control. Most roll overs on the Gibb are inexperienced drivers driving to a schedule!

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    Wot Cuppa said X2 ... twice

    I also am of the view that twice as long in 1/2 the places can often be a much, much better way to visit a region.

    No point in ticking the Box when you haven't seen what is inside it.

    I esp agree with the comment about 'drivers trying to keep to a schedule causing issues/breakdowns'
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