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02/05/2017
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Updates for Western Australia
West of Ravensthorpe the South Coast Highway  remains CLOSED between Cocanarup Road and Thomas Road due to bridge damage.  A detour of around 80 kilometres via Mount Madden has been set up, and includes some unsealed roads.
 
Updated 13th March 2017
 
 
Updates for the Northern Territory
Yes, conditions have changed quickly and Buley Rockhole and Florence Falls have recently been closed and re-opened several times due to water levels.
 
Superceded:  Updates from Litchfield National Park: As floodwaters have receded Buley Rockhole, Florence Falls and Upper Cascades are now open to swimming. Take care as conditions can change very quickly.
 
From Kakadu: With higher water levels, the Guluyambi Wet Season Tour and Cruise # is now running. This 5.5 hour tour gives you the rare opportunity to see the amazing Ubirr rock art site and its breathtaking surroundings in the wet season.
 
# An extremely popular wet-season service operates to Ubirr when the Magela Creek reaches a certain flood level preventing vehicular traffic to Ubirr.
 
During this period visitors are able to traverse the flooded Magela on the Guluyambi boats, down through the flooded paperbark forest out on to a majestic billabong where nesting crocodiles and sea eagles can be viewed before re-entering the paperbark forest on the far side of Magela where tour vehicles are waiting to take passengers on to Ubirr.
 
See Guluyambi Cultural Cruise wet season cruises for more details. For availablity and bookings please call them on 1800 525
 
The Tanami Road CLOSED between The Granites Mine and the Western Australian border due to flooding.
UPDATE:  Now OPEN for high clearance light vehicles only 8th March 2017.   
 
Other main roads CLOSED as at 1st March 2017 include parts of the Buchanan Highway, the Ghan Heritage Road between Maryvale Road Intersection and Finke, Martin Road Mataranka (access to Bitter Springs) and Mataranka Homestead Road.  Opening times vary and during the wet season may be closed again at short notice.
 
Updated 23th March 2017
Western Australia Highway  UPDATES
North West Coast Highway Karratha to Port Hedland CAUTION water over road at various locations from 13th March 2017.
 
Great Northern Highway  RE-OPENED north of Warmun 8th March 2017. Following Tropical Cyclone Blanche, the Great Northern Highway  was closed on 7th March 2017 between Warmun and the Victoria Highway intersection due to flooding at Bow River Bridge with the followingCAUTION: Expect water over road, reduce speed and drive to conditions  Debris may be present in floodways and delays may be experienced between Halls Creek and Kununurra.
 
The Great Northern Highway was closed between Fitztroy Crossing andHalls Creek 10th March 2017 due to flooding and RE-OPENED with CAUTION 11th March 2017 afternoon.  Water on the road.
 
South Coast Highway CAUTION between Ravensthorpe and Munglinup due to flooding from 13th March 2017.  Speed limits and traffic management may apply.  Fence Road to Jerdacuttup Road has been CLOSED.  Detour via Jerdacuttup which includes unsealed roads. 
 
West of Ravensthorpe the South Coast Highway remains CLOSED between Cocanarup Road and Thomas Road due to bridge damage.  A detour of around 80 kilometres via Mount Madden is still current.
 
Updated 13th March 2017 
A new pet friendly camping option at Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland
This is great news for those travelling with pets.  A new station stay right on the edge for the National Park for visitors to Carnarvon Gorge; a pet friendly camping area which has kennels for your dog/s while you visit the Gorge. See more details here.
 
10th March 2017
Western Australia
With heavy rain progressing through the Pilbara, there are flood warnings, and cautions for water on roads.  Many roads and highways are subject to flooding, and have cautions and restrictions and may be closed.
 
Karijini National Park has been CLOSED.
 
TheGoldfields Highway is CLOSED between Meekatharra and Wiluna.
 
Leonora to Laverton Road is CLOSED
 
Roads around Marble Bar including the Ripon Hills Road, Nullagine to Marble Bar and Marble Bar to Port Hedland are CLOSEDNewman to Nullagine isCLOSED north of Newman.
 
In the Great Southern: Fence Road to Jerdacuttup Road has been CLOSED.  Detour via Jerdacuttup which includes unsealed roads. West of Ravensthorpe the South Coast Highway remains CLOSED between Cocanarup Road and Thomas Road due to bridge damage.  A detour of around 80 kilometres via Mount Madden is still current.
 
Updated 24th March 2017
Cyclone alert for Queensland
Update: This is now a cyclone named Debbie crossed the coast near Proserpine today, 28th March 2017, as a Category Four cyclone, with destructinve winds and torrential rain.  By evening, Debbie is a Category Two cyclone as it heads further inland.  Expect road closures.

A tropical low pressure system off the Queensland coast is expected to reach cyclone force during the day (25th March 2017), and is predicted to be a category 4 cyclone when it reaches to coast near Townsville, which is expected to be very early morning on Tuesday 28th March.  Take care or if travelling, move out of the area.
 
Updated 28th March 2017
South Coast Highway is OPEN 24th March 2017
While reconstruction of the Phillips River Bridge continues, a sealed bypass has been installed, reopening the highway, with speed restrictions.  This bridge was washed away during flooding on 11th February 2017. 
 
 
 Updated 28th March 2017
Cyclone Debbie and aftermath
Many roads remain closed following rain and winds from this severe cyclone. 
 
The rain bearing depression has now crossed into northern New South Wales and has resulted in very high rainfall, and compulsory evacuations. 
 
Travels should avoid these areas.
 
Updated 31st March 2017
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