Cape Leveque question?

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 20:02
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Hi Everyone,
We are finally planning our trip away later in the year and we hope to visit Cape Leveque.
Can any one suggest what you do with your van, which I assume you park in Broome somewhere.
Would it be normal to leave it in a van park and pay daily fees while you are away?

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Reply By: GimmeeIsolation - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 20:22

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 20:22
Hi Phantom, Im no vanner but have just moved from there after many years.
The trucking yards may help you out if you offer Kimberley currency or cash and they are safe places in my experience of having gear in their yards.
Pretty expensive booking it in a park.
Other than that jump on the google and the dog and bone to check out the storage that is available but I imagine similar price to the park but dont know about park owners letting you leave it alone.
Get on the phone mate, sooner the better
You will enjoy Cape Leveque, just dont snorkle out the tip, some people end up miles down the coast and get brought back by the locals. Scary
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Reply By: Curlynan - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 21:27

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 21:27
Hi Steve,
The first question is what month are you planning to go to Cape Leveque? Reason being you will be hard up trying to get a site in any of the parks in Broome from May - Aug to stay in, let alone store a van. Even the overload spots eg: ( Seventh Day Adventist - Rifle Rang - etc) are very full as well and charge abt $30-$35 per day.
Maybe get in touch with the visitor's centre and see if they know of anywhere you may be able to leave/store your van. Ph: 08 9195 2200. Also if you are going during the months I mentioned have you booked into Cape Leveque yet?
We have been to Broome many times and up to Cape Leveque 3 times in 2012, 2011 and 2004, always tenting it we also have stayed at Middle Lagoon twice. Left our van at Cable Bch Caravan Park but we had a booking and were there for quite a few weeks. If the time you are travelling is not an issue then maybe consider September. Last year we arrived in Broome toward the end of August and by 1st week in September quite a lot of the regular winter crowd had left. The park was lovley and quiet and so was Broome and the weather was the best we have ever had (sandflies were not so good)
Good luck.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 21:46

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 21:46
I have friends who own Buckley's Bush Retreat about 10k from Broome at Coconut Well (off the C.L. road). They have cabins there, but it is a small rural property and they may accomodate your van if you ask nicely :-)
Call Matt or Terri. Phone: 08 9192 1674 Mob: 0438 085 350. Email: matthiggins@bigpond. com.

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Reply By: Member - There Yet - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 11:24

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 11:24
Hi Steve,

we were up that way last year and left our van and my brother his bus at Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park. We were charge no more than $20 per day. Approx 20 k's from the Cape Leveque Road.

Cheers Kerry
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Follow Up By: Member - Gaz@Gove (NT) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 23:31

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 23:31
Nice place, we stayed there for 2 weeks in 2005, took 5 days to get to Broome for a day trip. The other travellers and the staff would drop by for a chat, coffee, beer, barbie and before we knew it, the time had flown and it was too late to go anywhere.
We stopped by there again in 2008 and nothing had changed. We loved the restaurant and bar. Only one minor negative was the bitumen trucks firing up their heaters at 3.00 am. But it is primarily a truck stop. Lots of "Wild Turkey" remedied that tho'.
Mmmmmmmm, now where do we go next?

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Reply By: On Patrol & TONI - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 15:39

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 15:39

Try this mob, a new van park just west of the Roebuck Road House & about 10km from the Cape turnoff.

Was there in July 2012, nice folk that have a huge storage area at a reasonable rate, so I'm told.
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Reply By: Robtbob NSW - Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 19:58

Sunday, Feb 03, 2013 at 19:58
If only a night or 2 we left our van in a caravan park at Broome. Battery keeps charged, fridge keeps things cold, its safe and saves setting it up again when you get back.
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