Bungle Bungles. Is it ok to take a camper trailer in?

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 22:46
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I have an off road camper. It's done Old Telegraph, Googs and all over Vic High country.
Would it be ok to take into Bungle Bungle. Towing with 08 Hilux.
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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 05:10

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 05:10
I towed a Kimberley (off road) Karavan in there. If you take it quietly it would be no problem.

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Reply By: Zebra400 - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 05:27

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 05:27
Its a slow trip in (approx 2 hours), but you will have little issues with your off road camper. We were there 2 years ago and took a Tvan in there.

Enjoy!
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 13:04

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 13:04
What type of little issues?
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 13:17

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 13:17
I think Zebra was suggesting that you would have little difficulty (meaning "no problem") with an off road camper. The track is a slow one, though some drivers don't seem to know this. There are a couple of creek crossings that usually have a bit of water (sometimes a foot or more) in them, but no problem for an off road capable rig.

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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 14:33

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 14:33
Yes, thanks John. You are right. The track into the Bungle Bungles is recommended 4WD only, there I was assuming you would be pulling your off road trailer with a 4WD.

There are 2 creek crossings & 1 river crossing on the 60km track to the 2 campsites. When we went in to the Bungle Bungles in 2011, we found a 2WD packed to the rafters, had broken down after trying to cross the Frank River. 4WDs were having no ideas, and we were towing a Tvan which gave us no issues as well.

But, of course, be aware of the river heights. My guess is that if the road is open, then you will have no issues through the water crossings. But some of the crossings could be a little slippery if it has been raining recently, as they become a little muddy on the entrances & exits.

I hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 18:10

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 18:10
Thanks. Didn't read that very carefully.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 17:34

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 17:34
Hi Twinkles

To avoid track damage, only small single axled campers and caravans are permitted, and four wheel drive must be engaged.

The biggest danger is the driver you inevitably meet at a blind spot coming at you at speed without a care for others on the track. Damage has been done to trailers when they have needed to leave the road to avoid collision.

Depending on track conditions on the day, it can take between one and three hours for the 52 kilometres.

Enjoy this special park.

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Reply By: Member - Gaz@Gove (NT) - Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 21:10

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 21:10
Hey Twinkles,
Yeah Mate, any decent offload camper will handle it. We did it with a Red Rock Hard Floor in 2008, no dramas.
Just use a common sense, as MH always says, drive to the conditions, and it ain't a race.
Bloody good trip, and the Gorges are great.
Gaz.
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