Coffin bay vs camp trailer

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 19:16
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Hi all, was just reading a 4wd getaway book, which had coffin bay np in it. We are planning a trip through this area, on our wa escape, early march, next year. Of interest, was camp trailers, which are not recommended past little yangie bay, we were hoping to be able to set up camp at black springs. Any insight into the chance of towing an off road cub regal into this area would be much appreciated. I am aware the track conditions can change, but any advise will help. Cheers. Odog
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Reply By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 19:43

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 19:43
No probs at all Odog, just commonsense driving, tyres deflated to around 18psi, and you will do it easy. Enjoy - it's a beautiful part of the world.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 19:20

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 19:20
Thanks Dalb, it just puts doubts in your mind, when you read one thing, then you read the opposite. Should all be good, can't wait. Thanks again. Cheers Odog
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Reply By: jdpatrol - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 21:01

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 21:01
Odog, we go there almost every year. We have a camper and stay at Black Springs. We go Dec / Jan so sand dry and a bit more difficult. I basically agree with Dalb but I have had to snatch or tow people between Yangie Bay and the beach every year we are there. They are inexperienced people mainly - often pressures too high. So, all things considered, you need to have some ability and a good rig too. If you’re experienced in soft sand towing the camper you should do ok. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:47

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:47
mate
I would take the trailer any day over a coffin

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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:49

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 11:49
On a more serious note I would also recommend the Pt Lincoln National Park.
There are many places to stay but our favorite is September Beach
Best place on the peninsular

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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 19:29

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 19:29
Thanks jdpatrol. It's hard planning a trip (first time) I have only been a passenger in sand driving, but have been around 4x4s most of my life. Just like the idea of second opinions, bit of reassurance. I'm sure the vehicle will be up to the task.. So will only be operator error if we get stuck.. Lol. I'm sure we will be fine. Thanks again. Odog
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 19:33

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 19:33
Cheers Geoff. We will definately check out September beach. We have booked at memory cove for a few nights, but think we might have to stay around the area a bit longer, to get a good look at it all. Thanks. Odog
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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 22:15

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 22:15
Hi Odog

We are heading to September Beach in mid Feb next year so who knows.
May even see you there
You will love memory cove
a lovely quiet place.

Sounds like you ahve a good trip ahead.
Hope you and Sue enjoy the travels

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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 22:18

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 22:18
and another thing
Do not worry about the Prado getting stuck.
All you need is low tyre preasure and low gears.
It will be a doddle.

And if you do get stuck I am sure there will be plenty of Patrols to give you a tow/pull out of trouble

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Reply By: The Bunyip - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 13:58

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 13:58
While down that way, if you get the chance visit Gallipolli Beach. Ask a local for directions because it's not signposted & you'd never find it otherwise.
(The lady @ the Coffin Bay Caravan Park mentioned when we arrived).
The beach bears an eerie resemblance to the famous Anzac beach in Turkey.
It's well worth the drive.
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Follow Up By: Member - Odog - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 17:32

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 17:32
G'day bunyip.
Looks like we will be spending quite a bit more time around the coffin bay/port lincon area. So much to see and enjoy, and plenty of time I hope. We were thinking of doing flinders ranges on way home, but maybe just do a few days in gawler ranges instead. Between sw wa and eyre peninsula 8 weeks will get chewed up pretty quick. Thanks for your suggestion, will put it in the itinerary. Cheers Odog
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Follow Up By: old patrol - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 19:25

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 19:25
Hi Bunyip - if memory serves me correct I think you will find that Gallipolli beach is where they filmed the beach scenes for the movie 'Gallipolli'.
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Follow Up By: The Bunyip - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 22:12

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 22:12
Yes indeed that's where the movie was filmed. I'd totally forgotten that fact so thanks for bringing it up.
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