Wedge Island to Grey.
Wedge Island to Grey:
Distance from Perth: 165kms (2 and a half hours drive).
Nearest fuel: (North) Cervantes 44km & (South) Lancelin 50km.
7 4-Wheeler's ready for a play in the sand dunes.
Time to allow:
to Grey can easily be done in 1 day, just make sure you start early to make the
most of the day.
Starting this trip 8-9 am will allow plenty of time to enjoy
the dunes and the beaches.
The Jeep Wrangler having a play in the Sand Dunes.
you add up crossing the dunes, beach stops and winding sand tracks its ends up
about 20+ kms, it may not seem very long but
going through the dunes and taking time exploring the area will take up the
entire day and is well worth it.
Wedge Island and Grey are both tin shack community's, it has this post-apocalyptic
feel about it while navigating through the shacks to the Wedge Island sand
The shacks are off limits!
you want a real adventure but only have a few days Wedge to Grey will give you
Playing around in the dunes is one thing but having to find your way across
them to the tracks is a whole other story, Adventure!
You don't know what's
over the next sand dune which is just part of the fun.
adventure starts just beyond the shacks, it can be a bit confusing navigating
though the shacks but keep straight on favouring the eastern (right) side
tracks heading north.
Once past the shacks the first sand dune will be right in
front of you.
This is where you need to air down.
If you like adventure then head through the dunes until you reach the far north
western side and then find the access track to the beach, once on the beach
travel 250-500m north along the beach and a few tracks will appear on the right
which take you back into the dunes again.
The sand dunes are different to Lancelin in regards to shape and size due to
different winds and being close to the beach.
The sand dunes are not as high
however the amount of dunes makes for a great experience and heaps of fun.
Once the second sand dune formation has come to an end the remainder of the
trip is along sand tracks, driving along the beach the entire way is not
possible due to the lime stone cliffs which block the beach so keep to the
coastal sand tracks which run right next to the beach anyway.
Access to the
beach by 4WD is possible most of the way along the coast as there are tracks
heading down; just make sure you can get back up.
Little Bear making it's way on the sand tracks.
Wedge Island To Grey, Places of interest:
The sand dunes are the main event on this trip, however
there are a few great hidden treasures on the way through the tracks and that’s
not including the million dollars view along the entry turquoise colour coast.
There are great beaches and lime stone cliffs to checkout and a few sand dune
challenges off the tracks which are well worth checking out!
See our GPS waypoints below and enter them into Google earth
to make the most out of your Wedge Island to Grey adventure!
as there is nothing and no help for at least 45 km away.
Check sand dunes for drop offs before gunning it up and over.
Know the tide.
There is plenty of wild life about due to this area not being visited too often
so take care and stop for snakes, lizard or anything crossing on your Wedge Island to Grey adventure.
What to do:
- 4 Wheel Driving,
- Fishing, surfing,
- Kite surfing,
- Exploring the sand dunes.
Exploring the Sand Dunes @ Wedge Island.
Track conditions and difficulty:
Easy to Medium.
The sand dunes always vary as they can
change shape overnight.
Patches of very soft sand is always around somewhere in
the dunes so bogging the vehicle is all ways possible.
The sand tracks have rocky sections and expect a bit of light pin striping from
the bushes along the way, other than that the tracks are easy to drive and easy
Best Time to Go:
Anytime of the year, providing it’s not raining too much.
Wedge Island to Grey, GPS waypoints:
For information about How to enter the GPS Way-points into Google Earth see this video.
For information about How to enter the GPS Way-points into Google Earth
see this video.
Wedge Island Settlement:
Island entry: Make your way to the 2nd waypoint by navigating
between the shacks.
Island 1st SAND DUNE formation entry:
Start your sand dune
exploration here and head north taking whichever way you please, finding your
way is part of the fun. Take care and take your time navigating as dunes have
Wedge Island Sand Dunes
exit to beach (head north):
This is where you need to get to in order to get
down on the beach, once on the beach head north until you come across the next
sand dune formation.
2nd SAND DUNE formation
Once you arrive here enter wherever you can and have a play around
before heading to the exit track just north.
SAND DUNE formation exit: This is where the coastal bush tracks start,
just keep with the main track and check out any beach spot on the way if you
Here you have multiple choices; turning west towards the coast
is the best option as the main track just goes off into the bush for a while
before re-joining the other tracks again.
Basically as long as you keep heading
north you will get out at Grey.
Just stick to the nearest coastal tracks as it’s
more fun and the views are great, also the perfect beach spot is just somewhere
there waiting for you!
Longitude: 115° 9'53.62"E
(Settlement) the exit and the best place to air up:
Longitude: 115° 8'15.99"E
Wedge Island to Grey
areas of interest:
spot 1: This is a great spot for parking up for a while.
Longitude: 115° 8'44.75"E
Lime stone Cliff area:
Longitude: 115° 8'30.06"E
Dune Challenge: This is a fun little challenging dune with a tight turn at the
Longitude: 115° 8'23.53"E
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