Melb to Alice

Submitted: Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 14:34
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Hi all

We (me, my husband and 3 kids) will be travelling for 4 weeks from Melb to Alice and back again some time in 2004.

We will be drving an 85 Paj and towing a camper trailer - don't know what brand as we will be hiring it. Does anybody know of a camper trailer hire company that will have something to suit in or near to Melb?

We would be travelling one way on the bitumen thru Cooper Pedy, and one way on the Oodnadatta Track.

Would also like to know the best time to travel??? Don't want the weather too cold at night, and don't want the weather much higher then low 30's during the day - then there is also the rain factor to consider....

Thanks in advance for your help................


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Reply By: Darian - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 19:18

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 19:18
Jeeez Tang - sounds like a great holiday....all bitumen for the fast run up on the 4 week plan sounds good. Suggest you go after April, if you hate the over 30's (and that is understandable for a Melbournian :-).
Re the rain..... all bets should be off.....literally anything can happen up there....you takes your chances, and you might win bigtime. I was up there in September of 2001 - absolutely glorious, because of the wildflowers following the very wet winter.....want to gamble on that sort of a winter this year ?....Have a good 'un....dp
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Follow Up By: Jules - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 22:04

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 22:04
Hi - your trip is like one we did 2 years ago - in August - perfect time of year - though cold nights a copuple of times in Alice - try the G;day Mate caravan park in alice - head up through Mildura across thru Renmark, Berri etc - lovely trip - distances are huge - so be aware of this - anyway there is a place in Frankston - maybe Outback or something that hires camper trailers - the Oodnadatta is terrific - but make sure you try to get in to stay at Coward springs - absolutely lovely bush camping - with a natural hot spring - the only one around there you can get into - I agree about the wildflowers - fantastic like nothing else anywhere! on your way back stop in at Copley Caravan Park - Thursday night is the schnitzel night at the local pub - great value - great people - and the park is excellent - very friendly - the Big 4 in Hawker is a nice one as well - as for staying at William Creek - well the generator stays on till the last one leaves the pub -
have a great trip - we are off in May to Darwin can't wait!!!
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Reply By: Jol Fleming - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 23:16

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 23:16
Hi,
I live in Alice the beat weather is probaly from the middle of may to mid june, not too many cold nights days beaut and not much wind
July is cold but no wind and August it starts to blow and be uncompfortable.
I do a 4wd talk at the MacDonnell Range Park on Monday nights, may see you there

jol
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Reply By: Tang - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 10:24

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 10:24
Thanks heaps for your replies regarding best time to travel. My four week trip would need to correspond with the Vic school holidays, then I'd add the other two weeks on.

So it would have to be:
1 - all of April, or
2 - half of June and half of July, or
3 - all of July, or
4 - all of September.

As for the hiring of a camper trailer, I emailed 3 different places on Thursday, so that i could get details and prices, and haven't heard back from any of them - so I'll wait for a few more days, then maybe try the phone late next week. Don't really feel like giving them my business if they can't be bothered responding............

So if you know of a "reliable" camper trailer hire place, please let me know!!!!

Thanks again......
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Reply By: marcus - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 12:04

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 12:04
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Reply By: marcus - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 12:04

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 12:04
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Reply By: marcus - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 12:17

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 12:17
Hi Tang. For the hire of a camper trailer you could try A.J.Thomas campers at 4 Queens ave, Carnegie, they have a range of on and off road campers for sale and hire.Don't have e-mail but phone is 95721008 they are very helpful people see Sean or Alan.They are located next to Caulfield race course.Hope this is a help to you.




Marcus,
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Follow Up By: Tang - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 12:19

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 12:19
Thanks Marcus, Ill give them a ring.
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser1 - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 20:40

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 20:40
Might also pay to visit Wandin 4WD show on 16 Feb.
Expect there would be some camper companies to talk to directly.
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Follow Up By: Tang - Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 12:20

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003 at 12:20
Thanks cruiser1, I just might do that.
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Reply By: toonfish - Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 03:06

Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 03:06
im doing flinders ranges in august in a smilair fashion
with a kimberly camper hire from ballarat ,
but obrien trailers in dandenong do it and so does someone in swan hill for cavalier campers
i just went with kimberly as i have heard they do a fine job but obrien tralers look good and strong
outbound 4wd camper triler hire 390 per week peak
350 standard
220 per weekend
260long weekend
insurance 25 per week
also hire jerry cans and extra awnings and fridges and boat loader
cant find the obrien brochure but the 4wd expo is on in ballarat from 7-9 feb2003(so is southern 80 ski race) busy weekend./
hope it helps
cheers
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 09:21

Thursday, Jan 30, 2003 at 09:21
Obriens CamperTrailers in Dande Hire them out I think.
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