hitchhike out of Perth, a spot heading north?
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Aug 7, 2012 2:40 PM Last Post By: brother_no_2
Jun 28, 2012 2:38 AM
hitchhike out of Perth, a spot heading north?Hi, what's the best way to hitchhike out of Perth, heading north?
I have read it's possible to take the train all the way to Midland. Then catch either the 310 or 311 bus and ask the driver to drop you at the big truck stop. These buses only leave early in the morning (around 8am), otherwise cars usually take you all the way to Geraldton, or Broome (via coastal highway).
Jun 28, 2012 11:54 AM
1The inland great northern hwy is more direct to Broome , good luck, I reckon just take the initial lift where ever it goes and then start walking hitching from there, take 24 hours worth of water and food and be prepared to sleep rough..
Should be lots of local traffic as far as meekatharra, then start worrying about getting a longer term lift to newman, then hedland, then Broome , but even if you get dropped at a mine or cattle station turn off you'll probably get a lift again sooner or later, so long as you don't look scary or mentally ill
Jun 28, 2012 2:25 PM
Jun 28, 2012 6:56 PM
3The 310 & 311 buses run pretty regularly (check the TransPerth website) but it would be best to go as early as possible. Get off at the stop after Coondaree Parade.
I'd be very interested to hear how you go - hitchhikers are rare to non-existent around Perth.
Jun 30, 2012 6:55 AM
4Brother has it right and Pearl knows the start.
Given you look passable you'll get lifts easily enough.
I picked a couple two months ago from Midland who ended up living with me for a couple of weeks.
Good way to meet folks.
Carry food and water, pay your share, don't be in a hurry and expect the unexpected....you'll fit right in.
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