Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary and Towing

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 14:27
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Could you - would you - tow a 3.2t Lotus off-road van into the Mornington Wilderness Sanctuary? Are you even permitted to?
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Reply By: Hewy54 - Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 17:05

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 17:05
Last year we towed our Vista Crossover in there.
From memory it about 80 km in, the first 60 was like a highway after the Gibb River Road, the last bit was a bit rougher, but very doable.
Why don't you give them a call and ask them?
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 17:19

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 17:19
Hi Gary, I would say if you can take your van along the GRR then the road into Mornington should be a doddle. We drove in and camped a few years back. Didn't notice any caravans but lots of CTs. Best give them a ring as you need to pre book. Road in takes 2 hours and was good for the entire length.

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 18:19

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 18:19
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No Gary, I couldn't "tow a 3.2t Lotus off-road van into Mornington". I don't have one. lol
The road is good but no speedway. A couple of hours.
It would not be good if at all wet though.

Mornington is great. Well worth the deviation.
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Reply By: Rob A2 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 15:10

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 15:10
The campsites are pretty tight and can be challenging even for some camper trailers. Strongly recommend you contact them to discuss and to see if you can book in advance.

No generators allowed unless that has changed since 2016

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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 21:39

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 21:39
Road was pretty good, to the camp sites, as mentioned some camp sites small, and no power if that is an issue.
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Reply By: My Aussie Travel Guide - Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 21:56

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 21:56
Unless they’ve changed the “rules”, you’re permitted to take a van. Would I take ours? No, but then I wouldn’t take ours on the Gibb either. The crossings of Annie Creek on the way in can be a little sharp, but if you’re prepared to take things slow, ok. Can’t say I’ve ever seen a van at Mornington on any of our visits and the campsites could be a little tight in places. But it’s a great place so worthwhile of a visit.
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Reply By: Outback Epicurean - Monday, Feb 25, 2019 at 12:45

Monday, Feb 25, 2019 at 12:45
Hi
We were there a few years ago. Road was great cf GRR. However, it has been graded which had stood a lot of the sharp stones on the end. We did a tyre on the way in and another on the way out. Certainly go to MRC but be careful and drive in the tracks others have used.
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Reply By: Gerard S - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 16:45

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 16:45
We took our 20'6" Lotus in last year. A couple of soft spots and creek crossings, but no problems. Campsites? Luck of the draw, but as numbers in there are limited, you'll find a suitable spot. We also took it into Mt Hart, around 20 or more creek crossings...its a lot more challenging. We tow with a Ford Ranger.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gary T4 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 20:19

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 20:19
Hi Gerard,
Thank you for your 'Lotus' input - and to all other replies.
Did you do all of the GRR? Where were you able to/not able to - get into along the Road with the Lotus?
Any hints would be appreciated.
Gary
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