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  • kevinc
    kevinc
    2 years ago
    Anyone travelled the 1000km from Kununurra to Broome. approx 1000km?
    Looking for nice big boab trees to photograph, prefer off the road, no lights,  for a startrail photo.
       Just wondered how common they were?
    thanks
  • mickle
    mickle
    2 years ago
    Quoting kevinc on 06 Jun 2018 09:37 AM

    Anyone travelled the 1000km from Kununurra to Broome. approx 1000km?
    Looking for nice big boab trees to photograph, prefer off the road, no lights,  for a startrail photo.

       Just wondered how common they were?
    thanks

    Yes a couple of times, plenty of Boabs but by the time the stars come out I am usually in a pub pissed, my
    back doesn't do camping anymore, although if I could carry enough beer I would put up with it. 
  • keith
    keith
    2 years ago
    There are a few spots on the Kununurra side of Bow River that the grey nomads stop off at camping, photo shoots,locals sipping cask wine common as the Boab trees and plenty to see. 
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    2 years ago
    Quoting kevinc on 06 Jun 2018 09:37 AM

    Anyone travelled the 1000km from Kununurra to Broome. approx 1000km?
    Looking for nice big boab trees to photograph, prefer off the road, no lights,  for a startrail photo.

       Just wondered how common they were?
    thanks

    Quoting mickle on 06 Jun 2018 10:18 AM

    Yes a couple of times, plenty of Boabs but by the time the stars come out I am usually in a pub pissed, my
    back doesn't do camping anymore, although if I could carry enough beer I would put up with it. 

    Ha Ha as we get older the sleeping arrangements get more comfortable
  • kevinc
    kevinc
    2 years ago
    thanks everyone, better draw up a budget and start planning.
  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    2 years ago
    Hi mate
    I’ve done that run 7 times, bloody wonderful. As you know Boabs drop their leaves in the dry season so it depends what photos you were after. There’s many trees and I reckon the best are off the road, ypu’ll See them, and on a bike you can get out there, camp and catch that sunrise/sunset light for great pics.
    On the way down from Broome I reckon Barn Hill Station is worth a look, great red cliffs. So many scenic places on the WA coast. 
    You got me Kimberly dreamin again. 
    If the Pigram Brothers are playing in Broome, don’t miss them, great band.

  • chriso
    chriso
    2 years ago
    Yep I did it, its about 1050 I think from memory but ya don’t have much choice, not as if anyone with a brain in their head would stop the night at halls creek or Fitzroy crossing lol
  • LOFTYBOB
    LOFTYBOB
    2 years ago
    The prison tree at Derby is worth a visit


  • kevinc
    kevinc
    2 years ago
    Yep, that's great loftybob, yes dry season i'm looking at, leafless boab.
    Want to a do a nightime startrail photo, so looking for a spot with no traffic at night
  • LOFTYBOB
    LOFTYBOB
    2 years ago
    Quoting kevinc on 08 Jun 2018 09:05 AM

    Yep, that's great loftybob, yes dry season i'm looking at, leafless boab.

    Want to a do a nightime startrail photo, so looking for a spot with no traffic at night



  • LOFTYBOB
    LOFTYBOB
    2 years ago


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    LOFTYBOB
    2 years ago


  • LOFTYBOB
    LOFTYBOB
    2 years ago
    not my pictures, they are from Africa, but stunning anyway, good luck

  • Roo Ted
    Roo Ted
    2 years ago

    Good onya Lofty, you just wrecked Kevs dream. Nice one.

    ;-)

  • kevinc
    kevinc
    2 years ago
    yep, i've been looking around for something i can use locally instead of a boab, like a grass tree or a rustic shed/hut.
    Have found nuffin' so far that is suitable. bugger.