Which Caravan Park do you recommend?

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 10:04
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Hello all. I'm planning a trip with the family (3 kids - no pets) for the mid year school holidays. One of the places on my list is Marree SA. I noticed there are two caravan parks there. We will be travelling VERY light, so will probably need Cabin accomodation, linen etc. My wife says, "An ensuite is a must!" (Likes to sleep under the stars - 3 is good, five is best......if you get what I mean).
What I'm after from all you seasoned travellers is an UNBIASED opinion of which caravan park you'd recommend.
The one on the corner of the Birdsville track or the one on the other side of town near the Oonadatta Track?
I'm finding it really difficult to get information on either.
Thanks to all in advance!
Cheers, Flinders Fab & City Sonja.
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Reply By: Greiglin - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 10:42

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 10:42
Pardon the pun here, but the only reason you would be at Marree would be as a stop over for a trip along either the Birdsville or Oodnadatta Tracks. Unless you have been there before and fell in love the the place, a holiday at Marree doesn't ring right mate, but each to his own. How long is the trip for? Would the Flinders Rangers be on your list. Good accom there. The Wilpena Resort is a 4*
check this site out: www.accommodationguide.com.au Marree is listed on it. HAGW
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Follow Up By: Fab - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 11:41

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 11:41
"one of the places......" you're right. It's for a stop over only NOT the destination.
Been to the Pound Resort and yes that's on the list alreday ... loved it there, top place, good hikes and the kids loved the roos.
Marree is for an overnighter only.
Thanks for the link ..... I'll have a look.

I was more after personal recommendations though.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 11:41

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 11:41
Oasis Town Centre Caravan Park
Railway Terrace South
Marree SA 5733
Phone: 08 8675 8352
Fax: 08 8675 8399


Marree Drover
Cnr. Birdsville &
Oodnadatta Tracks
Marree SA 5733
Phone: 08 8675 8371
Fax: 08 8678 8206
Email: oldmre@bigpond.com
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 11:44

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 11:44
This might answer your Q better / only 2 cabins so you better book now

Marree Drover’s Rest Tourist Park • Cnr Birdsville & Oodnadatta Tracks, MARREE SA 5733 • Ph: 08 8675 8371 • Fax: 08 8675 8206 •
• Accommodation: 22 powered sites, lawned camp sites, 3 on-site vans.
• Other Accommodation: 2 ensuite deluxe cabins, 7 standard cabins.
• Facilities: camp fire area, campers kitchen. Pets on leash.
• Member of Caravan Parks Association of SA.

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 12:03

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 12:03
The Oasis closer to town is the pick ,star rating =1 billion , ensuite =whats that , when we looked at the drovers rest place was filthy and nothing like advertised ,imho would not let a dog stay at the place.
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Reply By: Fab - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 17:24

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 17:24
Thanks Alloy c/t.
When I was last in Marree, about 3 years back, I did notice all the tourist buses seem to stop at the Oasis so I thought that would probably be the pick of the crop. Not sure if they have cabins there or not. Thanks for the info.

Just a foot note to the first reply in this thread, about Marree having not much going for it. Well I've had a think about that comment, and I would have to disagree. Marree has just as much going for it as what Birdsville does. Lets face it, it's the isolation that _Affordable_Storage_Drawers.aspx us to places like Marree and Birdsville not the Westfield Plazas or surf beaches. Plus it has quite a history surrounding the railroad, "The" mailrun to Birdsville, a great pub and even has it's own MCG. (Marree Cricket Ground).
Next time you're up that way, get up before dawn, and go for a 10kay hike up either the Birdsville track or the Oodnadatta Track. Then if you still don't like it. At least you'll be 10 kays closer to your destination.
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 17:34

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 17:34
I've only travelled through Maree once just after big rain last July. The Oasis was a boggy mess, packed to the rafters and the attitude of the staff was appalling. I went to the Drovers rest which was half full, clean facilities, good service. I'd recommend that based on my experience.
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Reply By: Member - BANJO (WA) - Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 18:15

Saturday, Mar 25, 2006 at 18:15
I suppose conditions change from time to time however we stayed at the Drover's Rest and would go back again.

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