Originally Posted by brodixv8
G'day. Planning similar trip starting in Brisbane, but incorp Kalgoorlie, Uluru, Alice, Broome, Derby etc etc up the top and back to Brisbane. Going to try the Great Central Road. Two of us coming across from Auckland shipping Triumph 800xc's across. Interested in any comments you have to make on camping on the Nullabor in particular and the remote areas. Any problems etc. Best. Geoff.
You actually caught me out big time for not having finished this travel tale. I guess there is a HU penalty for that!!!
Agree with everything Warin and TravellingStrom have said. Western Australia is extremely vast whichever way you go. You can easily go through a set of tyres, you can expect 200kms+ between places (not necessarily towns, just a roadhouse), temperatures can be well in excess of 40C.
If you are bush camping, there is no water provided anywhere unless in a National Park, then you will pay $15 or so per night per bike. Water is not always guaranteed even in NPs though. Look at some collapsible water containers or Rotopax etc and carry as much water as you can strap on when travelling through the central areas.
The Nullarbor was actually pretty easy heading west, but the distance from the WA border to Perth eclipses the Nullarbor itself for distance. Water was not a problem along that route though as long as you can get the distance between roadhouses. Very open and subject to strong side winds, making road-trains challenging to pass whether overtaking or passing opposite.
Gibb River Road is awesome this time of year but will close around December for the wet season and the heat will get you anytime past October. I ride up here from Derby with a mesh body armour and evaporative cooling vest. The air-flow jackets are useless here - you'll melt.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. Even numerous 600-700km days seem to get you not very far.