Curtain Springs

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 14:36
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Hi all. Someone kindly offered me some advice a little while back about staying at Curtain Springs instead of the Ayres Rock caravan park. Do you need to book ahead or are bookings not required as I've heard it's a fairly low-key kind of 'park'?
Also - is fuel plentiful between Coober Pedy and Ayres Rock?

Thank you to those who have been very helpful with their replies.
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Reply By: johnsie - Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 16:07

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 16:07
Unless it peak tourist season I doubt whether it vital to book but a coutsey call is always a better option
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Reply By: STAN - Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 17:54

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 17:54
Hi GTee. I stopped at Curtin Springs in Sep 03 it's OK not 5 star but all facilities Hell of a lot cheaper than Uluru Yes we would use it again. Plenty of fuel between Coober Pedy and Alice Springs. Have a great trip. Stan
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Follow Up By: GTee - Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 20:42

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 20:42
Hi Stan,
When you say it is 'not 5 star' - how basic is it?
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Follow Up By: bruce - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 12:26

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 12:26
Basic-basic..maybe 1---2 stars..maybe...but for the price its o.k. toilets ,showers , a cold beer if you want it...friendly people...cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 20:21

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 20:21
I'd call it 1/4 to 1/2 star rating.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 18:22

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 18:22
Fuel at Cadney Park, Marla, Kulgera, Erldunda, Mt Ebenezer, Curtin Springs, YularaBob
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Reply By: TravellingVegemite - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 12:23

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 12:23
Hi there

I stayed at Curtin Springs in April last year. It's free to camp there unless you want power. Showers are $1.

We went on a camel ride into the sunset - would highly recommend it. The cameleer then came and set up a campfire for all the campers and we sat around it listening to bush stories.

We actually stayed at Yulara while at Ayers Rock, as it's closer, and you need a few days to do everything there (climb rock, walk around rock, walk around olgas, sunsets, sunrises, etc) and because we were staying there, they let us use the 3-day park pass for 5 days. We used Curtin Springs for one night as a springboard to be an hour or so down the road for our drive to Kings Canyon the next day.

Cheers

Roger
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Follow Up By: TravellingVegemite - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 14:03

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 14:03
It is very basic - I just looked at my photos. It's basically red sand, with trees scattered around. There's a community campfire in the centre. The toilets are basic. You can see if anyone's in them as you can see their feet through the 1 foot or so gap around the bottom of the toilet block. It's real outback atmosphere though.

Roger

Here is a photo of the campground (I didn't have one of the toilet block - which is to the left of the photo. The roadhouse/pub is further to the left of the toilet block again.
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