Safe place to leave camper trailer near the Bungles

Submitted: Monday, May 24, 2004 at 11:17
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Am planning a trip to the Bungles and have a Jayco Outback Hawk.If I can't take it in on the track where would be a safe place to leave it for a few days. Was thinking Mabel Downs but need a phone number to ask if it's ok. Also thinking of a trip to Mitchell Falls with the camper.Any suggestions?
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Reply By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 12:22

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 12:22
G'day Brad,
I don't know anything about the Outback Hawk.
If it's suitable for offroad you will have no problems taking it with you into the Bungle Bungle and as far as the King Edward River when going up to the Mitchell Falls.
Tracks to both of those places have improved significantly over the past few years.
Enjoy, Mike.
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Reply By: Davoe - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 13:48

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 13:48
track into bb is rough and windy but if it is an offroad ct it should be ok my suggestion would be to camp at the grounds closest to rangers hut as the tracks around the park especially the one to the right are v rough same goes with mitchel falls. there is one water crossing 7-800mm depending and the rest is windy and corrugated with a few washouts - my campervan held together so a decently constructed ct should be fine - maybe a bit slower. I have seen a ct taken into mitchel falls ok
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 15:11

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 15:11
Brad,
we passed people towing camper trailer thingies into Purnululu the other day. The deepest creeks were about 80 cm, and the track was pretty rough. 53km took 2 and a half hours.
I'd take it in but go slow.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 18:12

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 18:12
So nothing has changed in 18 years. I went in there in '86 and it took 2 and a half hours then.
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Reply By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 16:28

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 16:28
Brad, I just dug out a couple of photos for you,
1) Cycade Springs, on way in to Bungle Bungle, Aug. 2002
2) King Edward River, early July 2000

Just take it steady and you'll be ok.
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Enjoy,
Mike
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 17:33

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 17:33
Its bad luck to take photos of river crossings- had a german couple in front of me in a petrol cruiser shortie on the way out of mitchell falls he got out and waded accross the king edward to take a photo of his missus doing the crossing (750mm approx) and the fan chopped up the water and covered the engine with water = wet wires in I went with a can of crc and all was well but I now consider it bad luck as it should have been a fairly routine crossing for a yota
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Reply By: wet feet - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 01:44

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 01:44
There is a small town about 20 mins towards Kunnanurra, Turkey Creek????? its where the choppers fly from into the Bungles from the road. We left our Jayco out the back of the general store for 3 or 4 days some 7 years ago.

regards wet feet
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 13:26

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 13:26
Leaving anytrhing at Turkey Creek isn't something I'd be recommending.
You could try ringing the local coppers who might look after it for a donation to their social club but Turkey Creek itself would be a risk to say the least.
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Follow Up By: Hankster - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:45

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 10:45
The local coppers are at Argyle and you couldn't leave it there at the Diamond Mine. The next closest is at Halls Creek (160k's) and they don't have room at the rear of the station, maybe at the front but I don't know what their boss would say about that.
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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 19:02

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 19:02
We've not yet been to this location........its on our list for 2005. But appears many leave vans etc. at either Turkey Creek or the camping area at Spring Creek near the turn off and do a impromtu 'van sitting' for a day or so, you look after mine and I'll look after yours with other like minded travellers. We've done this at other locations, no problems, and as we travel with a dog there are many times we do 'dog sitting' with other dog owners who want to visit NP's etc..
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:04

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 22:04
Brad,
I took my Kimberley Kamper into the BBs last winter and it was a breeze. Corrugated and bumpy but no difficulties.
DickyBeach
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