bush camping

Submitted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:45
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hi everyone ,
has someone that recently travelled the Tanami Rd able to tell me if there is bush camping at Rabbit Flat I know it has closed , thought I read somewhere it had basic bush camping thanks for your replies
cheers mechpete
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 16:17

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 16:17
Based on experience and multiple trips along the Tanami Rd, I can tell you that there is NO bush camping at Rabbit Flat.
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 16:38

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 16:38
From a blog by acquaintances,

"Leaving Yuendumu we travelled 415 kms on Tuesday 17 May and spent the night in the bush beside the road near the Rabbit flat roadhouse, now closed. A group of people from Melbourne, 3 couples travelling together camped there already."
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, May 30, 2016 at 07:58

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 07:58
Same here. Just off the side of the road. Tha Tanami is back near that tree standing on it's own.

Phil

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:30

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:30
Wikicamps names it as Rabbit Flat Alternative and gives its co-ordinates as -20.196075 129.993459 which is near the Tanami Rd & Tanami Downs Access Rd intersection.
Have a look at the The Tanami Track trek note for the approximate position.
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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 19:43

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 19:43
Not sure which way you are heading but if you are heading towards Alice Springs there is a track off to the left right on the border, it leads in to a quarry area which is a reasonable spot off the road.
Make sure that you hard face the edge of your shovel if you have to dig a hole!

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 22:15

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 22:15
What do you expect from "basic bush camping" MechPete? There are endless opportunities to bush camp in rest areas or old roadworks scrapes and dumps all along the way.

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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Monday, May 30, 2016 at 08:58

Monday, May 30, 2016 at 08:58
Power, water and a toilet of course..............sun, rain and a deep hole.
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Reply By: cookie1 - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:50

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:50
We camped at Mt Doreen ruins which is just North of Yuendumu but not in the Aboriginal area, nice flat spot off the main track

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - mechpete - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 15:31

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 15:31
thanks cookie
will keep an eye out for it
mechpete
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Reply By: David T6 - Friday, Jun 03, 2016 at 14:59

Friday, Jun 03, 2016 at 14:59
Just arrived in Broome 29May. There are numerous places to bush camp, however, check which way the dust is blowing before you stop!
One decent days drive was Tilmouth to Wolfe Creek,about 9hrs driving time.

It is very corrugated,particularly around the Granites gold mine.
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