Cape York

We are heading up to the cape in June. We intend to leave our caravan somewhere around Cooktown, Lakeland etc. and then tenting from there up to the top and back.

Could someone who has been up there let us know where we could leave the caravan for about a month where it will be secure and rates are reasonable.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Mazzy1 - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 13:50

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 13:50
Hi Russan I did the tip in July last year and left the van at the Lakeland caravan park they are happy to let you leave the van there as there is a seperate place to park them but it can get full in the peak of the season it cost us. $25 dollars a week .but we could have taken the van up with no problems at all if you took the bypass road have a good trip and take your time to enjoy we were only going to stay up the top for 2 weeks but stayed nearly a month regards mazy1
AnswerID: 553417

Follow Up By: Russan - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:23

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:23
Thanks Mazzy1 Lakeland Caravan Park sounds like the way to go. Thanks for your help.
0
FollowupID: 839459

Reply By: Ken D4 - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 16:13

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 16:13
We saw vans stored at the Laura campground when there, didn't leave the camper there but it looked pretty secure. The corrugations were a shocker no matter what speed.
AnswerID: 553421

Follow Up By: Ken D4 - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 16:15

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 16:15
You'll love it when you get there, it's a special place. Happy travels!
1
FollowupID: 839252

Reply By: deserter - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 16:24

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 16:24
Been a few years since I did it but the caretaker at the Mareeba Rodeo Ground used to let you store it near his residence and he would keep an eye on it. Cheaper camping there too.
AnswerID: 553422

Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 20:04

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 20:04
Try Mt Carbine Caravan Park.
Last time I checked they didn't charge you to leave your van there.
Just have to stay there the night before and after.

Mt Carbine

Enjoy.

AnswerID: 553425

Follow Up By: robsil - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 20:10

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 20:10
i will second Mt Carbine ,stayed there last season on the way back from the top with a van ,very help full and knew the area if you want to explore . a lot of campers ,vans and buses stored there . cheers Bob
1
FollowupID: 839261

Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 20:13

Thursday, May 07, 2015 at 20:13
Mt Carbine
What other people think of me is none of my business.
Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 839262

Follow Up By: Russan - Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:26

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 08:26
Thanks aboutfivebucks. I had heard the Mt Carbine Caravan Park was good. We had thought we might take the caravan a closer to Cooktown though.
Will check it out on the way up though.
0
FollowupID: 839460

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)