Accommodation at Alice Springs during Fink Desert Races

Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 17:49
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Hi All,

My brother and a family party are heading for Alice at the time of the Fink races (one of the party will be participating) in early June. They aren't familiar with the area and though we can guide them to a small extent having spent some time exploring it, we don't know what effect the races have on their accommodation options. They are on a shoestring budget. Can those familiar with the area please comment - should they be booking into caravan parks? Is it too late anyway? Any recommended accommodation options within reasonable range? The party is made up of a 4WD Prado with camper trailer plus a 2WD van. They hope to do the big items while in the area - Uluru/Olgas, Kings Canyon, east and west Macdonnels.....

Any advice and suggestion are very welcome.

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John
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Reply By: Albany Nomads - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 18:29

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 18:29
This week there is an additional. 2900 Ulesees bikers in Alice for there annual meeting
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Follow Up By: Albany Nomads - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 18:31

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 18:31
I should of added we stayed at the top tourist winter sun caravan park north of town , very shady, secure and can recomend
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Reply By: Michaeljp - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:46

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 20:46
Last month i prebooked at the Heavytree gap lodge for the 9/6 -11/6. There was only 4 rooms left then.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 19:48

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 19:48
Thank you for your assistance.

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John
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 20:12

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 20:12
J&V, as you know it's pretty tight in Alice at this time anyway. We have Scottie and Gaby arriving from Canada next week. Scotty is also racing in the Finke. We booked at our usual haunt, the MacDonald Ranges Big 4 some months back to ensure we had reasonable facilities. A good park but probably only basic camp or caravan sites left - if any. Any caravan park can be increasingly expensive dependant upon how many they have travelling in the party.

If they wish to book in, I'd be ringing now and paying the deposit as what ever is left, will not last long.

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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 21:09

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 21:09
Whatever you find, see if you can get something with secure, off street parking for the vehicles.
Obviously a cara park is easiest with the camper / van.
The Big 4 is just on the outskirts of town, also I recall one on Larapinta Drive, might have been the Stuart Cara Pk.
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Reply By: LJME & LMG - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 23:22

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 23:22
They could try Temple Bar Caravan Park on Ilparpa road. It's about 20kms from town so might be less busy. It is small, with very basic but clean facilities and friendly staff.
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