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Submitted: Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:09
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... "Donga style camping - sleeping"?

This seems to be a selling point with some of the NT tour operators.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:14

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:14
small room with a bed - external showers, conveniences. Often recycled single men's quarters etc.,

Usually have a/c, always have bed, light, cupboard/wardrobe.

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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:16

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:16
Yep thats the one.

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Eric
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Reply By: equinox - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:15

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:15
Well a donga is a small 2x3 metre dog box with a bed and air-con. With a bit of luck you may also have a table and chair.

Remote minesites and communities have a few of them.

Sounds like its a luxury tour!!

Eq.

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:36

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:36
Ah! That would be the Heartbreak Hotel then.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:02

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:02
Not any more! that sort of thing doesnt cut the mustard these days. Ours are far more spacios with split system reverse cycle air con, On suite Bathroom, Bar fridge table, chairs, Nice shady veranda etc
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:10

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:10
Dave, one crew that went to SA to do a shutdown were not happy with accomodation, threatened to get back on plane. 5 star motel with all meals, ensuits etc fixed the problem. No dongas for them !
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:31

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 20:31
Shutdown and other subbie type contacters often have some of the old dog box style accomadation down the back
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:51

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:51
Use to cart DONGA'S on my truck, Brand new ones to the Jackson Oil site, they were 4 and 5 doored units with basics ,just that we called them dongas bit like calling the old cruiser tray backs a WOOPIE
Now ya'll gonna wanna know why ,LoL
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:17

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:17
Excellent, sort of like the ATCO huts and stuff.....

Thank you.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:21

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:21
G'day Wolfie,
They are the removable type rental huts you see beeing carted around on the back of tilt trays and trucks.
They have a small room either side for sleeping, usually 2 beds in each and another in the middle with kitchen facilities.
You see them used on construction sites being used as offices and in the remote areas as acommadation.
We used to live in them in when working for main rds in country QLD.

Avagoodn
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:36

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 18:36
That sunset pic in your profile is it Loyalty beach.
Do I win a prize LOL

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:35

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:35
Your guess is............correct!
As for a prize, I mentioned where the pic was to someone about a month ago, and for all I know you may have been listening in and just biding your time to try and cheat me out of one of my very cheap prizes. So bugger off! lol.

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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:05

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:05
The older style ones I have stayed in didn't have a window or space enough to swing a cat. My tent is more comfortable.
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Reply By: russ36 - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:35

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 19:35
the last one i hired was only $ 55 a night and had everything you could ever need, just add people and food... sounds like they can vary a great deal so i guess it pays to find out all the facts when makeing enquiries
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Reply By: Member - Hagar (SA) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 23:05

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 23:05
Donga......Donga? Isn't that something dead dingoes have??????

Hagar
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 23:10

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 23:10
Donga :))))

My, my, my. Some of you have lived sheltered lives have'nt you LOLOL

Sorry Wolfie, it's easy with 20-20 hindsight :))))
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Reply By: OLDMAGPIE - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:54

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 00:54
donga = Door
One bed
No toilet or shower
Great location
Aircon
that was in the seventys anyhow cheers
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Follow Up By: Goughy - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:47

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:47
Not much has changed up here in 30 yrs Magpie, we now have a mat, thats about it..
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