Which is the quietest caravan park in Port Augusta?

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Stayed in Port Augusta way back in 1983. We remember the trains shunting all night and if possible want the quietest Caravan Park there in June. Please advise.
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Reply By: Outback Epicurean - Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 at 22:27

Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 at 22:27
Suggest Quorn or Mt Remarkable NP south of PA as quiet places to stay.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 at 23:58

Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 at 23:58
If you think the railway shunting is noisy then there are no quiet parks in Port Augusta. If you want a quiet park then I suggest Spear Creek Caravan Park
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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 07:28

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 07:28
My suggestion is Port Lincoln,,,,,,,,,, no seriously,,, your question clearly states "in Port Augusta".
The last one on the right just before you turn onto the Stuart Hwy. I sleep like a log there. I thought I could remember the name when I started writing this but it has slipped through. I will post a follow up with the details.
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Follow Up By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 07:32

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 14:59

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 14:59
Yep second the big 4. Have stayed here several times myself. No shunting but traffic noise will travel on those still outback nights.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 20:56

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 20:56
The traffic noise at the Bit4 outranks the shunting noise at Shoreline.
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Reply By: Shaker - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 10:01

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 10:01
We have stayed at the Shoreline Caravan Park a couple of times, it seemed quiet enough.
Another alternative is Nutbush Retreat about 40kms west on the Eyre Highway, it is on a working sheep station.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 10:53

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 10:53
Agree about Shoreline.
Another alternative is Knobbies at Iron Knob, donation to stay there.
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 11:35

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 11:35
I will second that. Nutbush is excellent and Iron Knob needs a little help from travellers spending a little money in the town.
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Follow Up By: Member - Christine and Lindsay - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 20:59

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 20:59
Heading North not West. Should have said that first.
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Reply By: Member - Christine and Lindsay - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 11:51

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 11:51
Thanks all. Much appreciated.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:48

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 12:48
We like Shoreline too, it is out of the way.
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Reply By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 17:51

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 17:51
We stayed at Shoreline last September. No problem with shunting noise. The amount of shunting has probably been reduced due to the closure of the Leigh Creek coal line.

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Follow Up By: Dion - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 17:56

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 17:56
Coal Trains running between Leigh Creek and Curlew Point didn't shunt at Port Augusta. Some shunting done at Stirling North or at the Power Station. Coal Trains did not travel west of Stirling North and shunt in Port Augusta.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 21:49

Monday, Apr 17, 2017 at 21:49
Which way are you travelling? Out of town 40 kilometres to the west there is Nuttbush Retreat. Still fairly close to the highway, but it gets good reports.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 08:24

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 08:24
Those still winter nights by the Stuart. You know you're parked a kilometer off the highway but it still sounds like that damn truck is about to drive right through your camp! Heaven help you if you've inadvertently parked near a stock ramp.

Cant wait for July :-)

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 09:01

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Hi Mick. We were somewhat amused to see the highway rest areas, right alongside the the highway, packed out be about 3 pm closer that in a sardine can caravan park. Our first night north of Alice was in earshot of the highway, but not noisy, the rest were further away. We live out of earshot of neighbours, so want a quiet night when on holidays.

Which remote area will you travel this year?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 21:25

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 21:25
Make sure you don't camp near a cattle grid, like we did one night!
We also couldn't believe how they cram the rest areas, in some I reckon they would have trouble opening their van doors, wouldn't consider staying in one, if you look hard enough there is always a nice little out of the way spot.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 21:35

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 21:35
I know what you mean about those rattling grids Shaker. Once we had a tow hitch break on the Stuart Highway about half way between The Woomera turnoff and Glendambo. By the time I got back with it repaired it was dark and towing at night is something we don't do, so we pulled off the road for the night as soon as we could turn off it. It was near enough to a grid to hear the rattle rattle all night as the trucks went over it.

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Reply By: Member - Thommo and Julie - Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 14:11

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 14:11
Try the BIG 4. We usually stay there, 3 times now, and get our big shop done for fruit and veg before heading north. Good camp kitchen or get pizza delivered. We have never had a noise problem.
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Follow Up By: Member - Christine and Lindsay - Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 18:50

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 18:50
Thanks. We have already booked there.
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