Hyden Norseman Road

Travel Guide to the Hyden Norseman Road

Hyden Norseman Road is the name of a very scenic drive in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The road stretches around 300 kilometres between Hyden and Norseman.

How long is the Hyden Norseman Road?

The road, also known as the Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail, is 289 km (179 miles) long, running west-east from the town of Hyden (in the Shire of Kondinin) to Norseman. It is an excellent alternative to travelling the Great Eastern Highway. There are several mines in this area, so please be aware that large haul trucks use this road. It tops out at 445m (1,459ft) above the sea level. The drive features 16 designated stopping places.

Is the road from Hyden to Norseman sealed?

This wide well maintained unpaved road is suitable for all vehicles, including those towing caravans or campers. 248km of the road are a good gravel road, although the middle section, which has more of a clay base, can be muddy, boggy and slippery in the wet. It’s recommended to drive carefully at all times and to be aware of local conditions. Heavy vehicles regularly use this road throughout the year. To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 3 and 4 hours.

Is the road between Hyden and Norseman open?

Drivers should always drive to the conditions of the road, when it is open. It is important to drive for the conditions and take notice of “road closure” signs. During the winter months, this road can become flooded or impassable at any time during wet weather. This road is unfenced and animals cross frequently and without notice. Drivers should always drive to the conditions of the road, when it is open. Wet weather however can cause the road to be closed.

 

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