off road van

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 00:32
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Want to know if you can take off road van into bungle bungles
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Reply By: tessa_51 - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 10:18

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 10:18
You can, but the rangers will turn you around after you've driven for a couple of hours to get in there and send you straight back out again. AND, you have to go through the ranger station to get in. The signs say NO Caravans and they mean it.
You can store your van at Turkey Creek (Warmun) by either, paying full price for a site at the van park attached to the roadhouse, or, paying a small fee to have it locked away in a barbed wire enclosure over the road. Either way I would suggest that you book a site at the roadhouse for the night that you get back from the Bungles - it's usually packed out. There is another alternative which I wouldn't recommend - park it in the carpark on the highway opposite the turnoff to the Bungles.
I suggest you allow at least twodays to see the N.P.

Tessa
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 10:56

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 10:56
tessa,
Does that include trailers?
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Follow Up By: ozandyp - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 17:48

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 17:48
The rig is a jayco offroad wind up
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Follow Up By: tessa_51 - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 08:56

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 08:56
We were there last season and there were plenty of legitimate camper trailers in there - obviously acceptable. As far as a Jayco "camper" is concerned I don't know. Didn't see any but I would suggest you give them a ring. We went to a ranger's night time slide show while we there and they made it quite obvious that they would not allow caravans. Their attitude was that they only have a couple of rangers who are absolutely flat out keeping the place up to scratch for the people they get in there now and if they allowed caravans in they would never cope. They didn't say as much, but I got the impression that is the reason they don't repair the access road during the season - the harder it is to get in, the less people will come!

Tessa
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 12:01

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 12:01
Hmmm, maybe they're stricter now than they were in winter 2003 when we towed our Kimberley in; perhaps they're tired of rescuing unsuitable trailers/vans (those without rotating hitches such as a Treg) which might have problems exiting some of the creeks etc.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 23:04

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 23:04
When we were there in 2004 the Rangers were talking about excluding all towing into the park.
We left our off road van at the rest area outside the park for three days without trouble. It was securely locked with the coupling locked also. There were at least 6 other vans stabled there at the time.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 17:26

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 17:26
We were there early this month and there were plenty of offroad caravans and camper trailers in there.I wouldnt like to tow some of the vans in that we saw there,that 50kms in is the the longest 50kms Ive ever driven.
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Follow Up By: ozandyp - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:40

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:40
Thanks nick, I think i will ring the rangers.
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