Palm valley

Submitted: Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 19:08
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Has anyone taken a caravan into palm valley and camped. Looked at site and shows tents only
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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 19:26

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 19:26
I've towed my small van in there a couple of times with no problems. I've seen a few vans camped there including bigger vans - one looked like an on road van.

It's one of my favourite places.

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Follow Up By: Brynworth - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 19:35

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 19:35
Hi Graeme how long ago was that. Our van is a coromal off-road dual axle 18 foot. How big is your van ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 19:57

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 19:57
It's probably been 4 years since I was there. My van is only 11 feet long, but the on road van I saw in there was probably 20-22 ft. I've also seen a Jayco equivalent of your van in there. Unless it's been raining I think if you take it slowly you should be ok.

I've been in there 4 times towing and from my experience, it's really only after the campground that there becomes a need for a bit of clearance.

There's a caution sign at the beginning of the track in that says something like "caution extreme 4wd conditions". I think this only refers to the track after the campground.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 20:24

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 20:24
Hi Brynworth

The road into the camping is a good road.

You can leave your van there and head into Palm Valley proper.



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Reply By: Darian - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 22:41

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 22:41
Took our Trakmaster in a few years back (25' overall...18'body)...pretty straight forward...as I recall, at the campground only some of the designated parking bays were big enough for our rig...but we got a good one. You can phone the ranger for advice...my guess is that they would be flexible on site options, if busy ($ is $ :-). That said, its a great place...well worth the drive in (some sand to cover in the river bed....but not an issue).



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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 14:24

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 14:24
We were there two days ago, one off-road van, 16 footer, towed by Mazda BT50, a few camper trailers also. Sand is very deep and soft for 50 metres at a time. No one seemed to have problems. The HOT showers were cold, there are two Solarhart , passive type systems on the roof, so they are either not working or you need to wait at the amenities while the sun heats the water and get in first. We thought about setting up our onboard shower but all bare sandy dirt, no grass so we gave it a miss. Michael
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 22:33

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 22:33
A lot of the sites were bollarded and suitable for tents or camper trailers, with only a few large ones. We got a coach site - long and thin which suited out long rig. Prior to us a group said they stopped in the overflow area - a fenced flat open area near the honesty box. We were there in 2008. I was told that the camping area was expanded after that, but do not know for sure.

The track in along the Finke varies after each flow. It was well packed down and easy when we went as it hadn't flowed for a long time.

A lovely campground; we spent three nights there.



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Reply By: Member - Rick T4 - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 08:28

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 at 08:28
Went in with 27’ Travelhome 5th wheeler 2014 Tow Navara 550 No problem.
Drop tyre pressures but need to be careful not to bottom out coming out river bed.
Sites for different size setups good
A favourite spot, the Palms have a special significance.

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Reply By: Cruisevessel - Thursday, Aug 09, 2018 at 06:49

Thursday, Aug 09, 2018 at 06:49
We towed our 21ft Kedron in there last year. There was very few sites long enough for a van.
The sites are more suited for tents and camper trailers
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