road to Pandaine

kevlyn created the topic: road to Pandaine

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Hi Mike

I have read in you PDF downloads that as long as you have a high
clearence vehicle you should make it to Pandaine.
We are going in a Toyota Condor with friends who will be in a 4x4.
Do you think we will make it...we will have a tow rope.
The resort says 4x4 only, and I suppose they know but I really want
to go there.

Anyone out there who has done it in a car not a 4x4??

Will appreciate any advice.
Lynda

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mozman replied the topic: road to Pandaine

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About 10 years ago I got to Paindane in a '72 VW Kombi bus, but with all the traffic churning up the sand it is a lot looser now - firmer after rain. So, let your tyres down to 1 bar a get your friend to start towing you BEFORE you get to the last 2 or 3 km where you will almost certainly get stuck.

Also don't be afraid to ask the villagers to help push - cigarettes will be good currency for payment.

Mike

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kevlyn replied the topic: road to Pandaine

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<i>Originally posted by kevlyn</i>
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Thanks for that....sounds like fun and we will give it a try.

Lynda

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mozman replied the topic: road to Pandaine

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Bring along a spare clutch-plate as you may burn yours.

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mozman replied the topic: road to Pandaine

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The 4x4 must also have tyres with 1 bar pressure and make sure that your tow rope is good quality, attached properly and at least 10m long.

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andrewc replied the topic: road to Pandaine

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Lynda

We were at Pandaine over the Easter break in a 4x4. There is one uphill section a couple of km short of Paindane where they have thrown palm leaves onto the road to try give more traction. When you get to this section you'll need to heed Mike's advice to tow from there.

Once you get into the resort, do not attempt to get down to the beach - you will not be able to get back up again.

Don't forget your mask and snorkel!

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