which caravan park in broome ?

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will be in broome in mid to late sept wondering which caravan park would best suit our needs would appreciate some input from someone that has been there before.
travelling with 2 kids (8 & 3) in a trakabout c/t so will
want shade, grass, swimming pool, family friendly owners (kid tolerate )power to run fridge and recharge batteries would prefer something walking distance to shops(eg pub, tavern,) thanks tony
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Reply By: Squizzy - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:17

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:17
Tony,

We stayed at the Roebuck Bay CP in May last year, and found it was good staff who let you pick your own site, had good grassy powered sites, shade, and for swimming you have the Town Beach right in the park. There is also a small kiosk at the beach.

We set our Camper Trailer up with plenty of room for trailer and car, and had the beautiful Roebuck Bay to look over as we sat and relaxed.

As for walking to a pub or tavern, I don't think any parks in Broome are that close. We drove the car to Chinatown for shopping and a meal.

Enjoy your trip, we did.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:21

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:21
thanks geoff ,did u have to book ahead?was their a min stay?
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:32

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:32
Tony,

We did the Gibb River Road, so we had no idea when we would be in Broome, so we just drove up and signed in.
But remember you will be in the tourist season, so booking may be wise.

There wasn't a minimum stay when we were there.

Geoff.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:43

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 07:43
cheers mate
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 10:27

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 10:27
Boy has that place changed. We stayed there on two trips around Oz in the aerly 90's, and the management was horrible. A little pommy guy in a pith helemt and a bike used to show you to your allocated spot. He didn't like kids, and the boom gate was always being replaced because you needed your card to get in and out. Place was crowded but quiet. It was a magic spot. Broome itself was very laid back with only one resort. What can one say about Cable beach ? Fishing off the pier and beach?
Despite the mad manager, Broome is well up on my list of favourite spots in Australia. I still pull out pix of the place on a winters day and sigh.
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Reply By: fredd - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 08:21

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 08:21
parks in broome were overflowing when i was there in sept 2001, and they wouldnt take bookings, you had to line up early in the morning to get a spot. things may have changed. is a great place though
fred
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Reply By: Member - Pud & Barb R (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 10:41

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 10:41
Hi Tony,
We stayed at the park behind the cable beach resort. I can't remember the name.
We had camp spot BBQ 1. I will always remember that as it was sooooo good. We were there in 2001.We stayed for 3 weeks. Not planned.( Have to go back and do WA again) We had a lovely shady, grassy spot. Close to the pool & loos. Very friendly. Each evening Pud would get a cricket game going and the kids would come. Our girls were 5 and 3 at the time and still want to go back. We were able to walk thruogh the resort to the best beach in the world, ( my opinion), There is a kiosk and restaurant on the beach to watch those sunsets. Or you could use the resorts restaurant. While we were there they were starting to finish off the back area of the park so there would be some vegetation by now. The older section of the park was fantastic. We have never stayed so long in one place.
I'm a wee bit envious.
Have a great time
Barb
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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 11:13

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 11:13
Broome caravan parks are booked way ahead.

Try these:

Broome Caravan Park 1800 441 200

Cable Beach Caravan Park 08 9192 2066

Roebuck Bay Caravan Park 08 9192 1366

Tarangua Caravan Park 08 9193 5084

Only Roebuck Bay is within walking distance (if you like walking) of town.
Others are about 4 km out.

There is a town bus service Cable Beach and Town.

Collyn Rivers (I live 20 km north of Broome)
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 12:53

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 12:53
We stayed at the Cable Beach Resort in July /
august last year and there is a Tavern within walking distance.

Also the beach at Cable Beach is magnificent and has a big swimming pool.
September will be towards the end of the busy season but it would still be in your interests to book ahead.

While in the area have a look at Barn Hill Station, its about 130k south of Broome .
It figured on 60 minutes last year where the grey nomads go to spend their kids inheritance.
Very friendly park.

Pedro
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Follow Up By: russ36 - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:33

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:33
collyn, can you tell me if your local directory has listings for t .tracey or h. tracey or roebuck bay industries?[not chaseing the actual ph numbers]...just chaseing up the people i used to work with 15 -20 yr ago....also at the 12 mile, pat and sonny malcolm?
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Follow Up By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:24

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 13:24
Russ36

There is an S & C Malcolm (in Yama bleep ma St) out at 12-Mile. No listing for the Traceys. Roebuck Bay Industries rings a bell - but not in existence now under that name.
Collyn Rivers
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Follow Up By: russ36 - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 05:58

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 05:58
thanks coll, roebuck bay industries were in hunter st, with housing commision maintenence contracts, cabinet making, sheetmetalwork, welding/engineering etc.did my carpentry apprenticeship there
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Follow Up By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 13:34

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 13:34
Re my response to Russ 36 above

Has anyone the faintest idea why a Broome street name that appears in both the Broome and Telstra phone books is 'bleeped' out on this site??????????? !!!!!!
Collyn Rivers

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Follow Up By: Bob - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 17:04

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 17:04
Was that Yamacoona Street Colin.
And if this gets bleeped try spelling it backwards.
Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 18:43

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 18:43
It was (spelled backwards) .tS atihsamaY.

Truly!!
Collyn

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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 16:01

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 16:01
Not just in your interests to book ahead - it's virtually essential!
Collyn
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Follow Up By: StephenF10 - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 13:54

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 13:54
Collyn,

I assume that's only during the peak period. Which months are the busiest?

Stephen.
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Reply By: Morry(W.A) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 20:03

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 20:03
HI Tony,
My wife an I stayed at Roebuck Bay CP in Oct last year,we didnt book but it was after the school holls .Its a nice place and i will go back but just remember it is a country town. I cant say much more than whats been said but it probable would be advisable to book.
cheers
Grant
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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:46

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 21:46
thanks to all, for their feed back can't wait
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 14:17

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 14:17
G'day Tony,

We stayed at the RB CP last September, we also didn't book for the reason a lot of people can't being near impossible to know with any certainty when you will arrive in Broome. Having said that we wanted to get there for the stairway to the moon and were fortunate enough to be there during the Shinzu festival as well.

My advise is if you can book - do so and if you can't then have a back up plan. There are places to camp along the coast just North of Broome and this was our back up. We had no trouble because most of the tourists are homeward bound by this time.

Something to wet the appatite,

Have a great trip.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 14:20

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 14:20
Stuffed up tried to include a photo - another try,


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Follow Up By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 18:59

Monday, Mar 20, 2006 at 18:59
StephenF10

Peak months are May-September (with July particularly busy).

Because of its isolation and distance to anywhere else, the Shire has overnight and short stay places that are reasonably comfortable for anyone who gets stuck.

There is no free camping within 40-50 km but a fair bit beyond that.

Good pix of the camels - that's our friend (Alison) walking them.

For people who do not know Broome, it is possibly best described as not so much a tourist town (its revenue is mostly from pearling) but rather a town that tourists like to visit.

If/when visiting bear in mind that at about five out of every six people you see in town are tourists. The actual population of about 13,000 is close to 50% indigenous but this is not remotely obvious during the tourist season.

Nor (if I may say this as gently as possible) do many visitors know that a surprisingly large number of the indigenous women in and around Broome have university degrees (about 60 graduated here last year alone!).
Collyn Rivers



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