AnswerID: 483893 Submitted: Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 09:29
Form Maree to William Creek
aren't there campsite with permanent tent or similar....we haven't tent.
In Cower spring there arent' permanent tent and i can't fine other opportunity.
You can buy cheap but good tents/sleeping bags/self inflating mattresses at many stores such as Big W in Australia
at very cheap prices,as well at at many camping stores. It may be an idea to buy them at the start of your trip, as you can be isolated at any time in the outback if it rains. It can get very cold at night in the desert.
You can also hire equipment in most capital cities.
I trust you are aware that most rental car companies will not allow a normal 2WD sedan to go on these tracks, and that if you had an accident you would be liable for the total cost of repair.
Some smaller 4WD rental companies will also rent camping equipment.
Regards Philip A
Reply 6 of 7
FollowupID: 759161 Submitted:
Monday, Apr 23, 2012 at 09:44
Some 4WD companies also do not guarantee (!!!!!) that they will allow you to take their 4WD on these roads until just before you pick the car up. You should be okay but keep this in mind.
FollowUp 1 of 6
FollowupID: 759237 Submitted:
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 06:24
ANDREAMANU G posted:
I asked to my travel agency to look into by the rent car company if it's possible to have a small tent.
Otherwise, i'll find by internet a shop
near Airport where i can supply camping equipment.
FollowUp 2 of 6
FollowupID: 759258 Submitted:
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:55
Keep in mind that it can get to zero degrees centigrade or lower during the night at that time of year.
FollowUp 3 of 6
FollowupID: 759316 Submitted:
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 21:20
ANDREAMANU G posted:
Really?? i didn't thought to find a cold light this!!
FollowUp 4 of 6
FollowupID: 759323 Submitted:
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012 at 21:52
On a drive up through the center we had icicles hanging off the outside mirrors when we started up in the morning at Alice Springs
Bring your warm bed socks.
FollowUp 5 of 6
FollowupID: 759418 Submitted:
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 18:15
You could look into hiring a Troopy camper and as others have suggested buy a few other camping accessories to fill in the gaps. The cost of the camping gear would not be more than the permanent accommodation costs anyway.
And I can assure you that the experience of spending a night outdoors with a campfire will be a very rewarding experience.
Enjoy your time here.
FollowUp 6 of 6