Places to stay--Halls Creek

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:44
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Hi all
Looking for advice on options to park the camper around Halls Creek. Checked out Badgers and reports on the caravan park at Halls Creek are less than complimentary about the neighbourhood. The CSR DVD for sale on this site appears to show the group leaving from (Old??) Halls Creek Lodge. And it looks OK. Are they one and the same place or is there a camp ground at Old Halls Creek.Anyone enlighten me??
Rusty
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Reply By: maroni - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:48

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:48
yeah pretty sure there is. we stayed in halls creek 2 years ago pretty noisy during the night. stayed right next to the fence a fight started up and lets just say i stayed in camper while the husband had a very quick shower!!
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:52

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:52
Old Halls Creek Lodge looked pretty run down when I last saw it (May 2005). Others please correct me if I am wrong> I drove in and back out again.

There is no campground.

Any chance you can leave it at Fitzroy crossing? There is a fantastic park there.

Dave O

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:57

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:57
G'day

Stayed there last year. It is okay. Quiet, still has solar hot water only so have your hot shower in the afternoon. Was for sale also (Sept 2005). YUes it is a little run down but probably quieter than town.

Town did look a lot better as a result of the alcohol controls.

Regards

Paul
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Follow Up By: Lyds- Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:47

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:47
I'm with David, stay at Fitzory Crossing.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:54

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:54
We've stayed in the park twice now and yeah its a bit noisy at night but nothing that bothered us.They have a high security fence round the park and it is patrolled by security during the night.Now on the other side of the fence,I wouldnt like to take my chances.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 20:03

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 20:03
RACIST !! RACIST !! LOL He He Hey Nick I been thinking about moving up that way but the Caravan Parks are so expensive even for long term ,Wyndham is $114 a week and he said Kununurra is higher and the good one that has phone options don't take dogs, but i was told here in the Mt Isa park by a bloke who stayed at the showground , thats fine but i need a place where there is a caretaker because in my job i could be away for days at a time, other than that i might have to give the idea away,

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Reply By: Austravel - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:59

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 20:59
I'm heading up there in a couple of months. What about camping outside town at some of the camping reserves/np?? It's what I intended to do, but not so sure now. Any suggestions??
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Follow Up By: Steve - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:19

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:19
Dont even think of it !! Stay at the site in Halls Creek or travel as far as u can go ...onto the next map !!
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:29

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 21:29
I agree with Steve - if you like physical excitement go ahead but if you value your skin and property get behind the cyclone wire.
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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 08:54

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 08:54
There is a lovely place to camp, basically in the creek at Caroline Pool.

If it is a weekday, you wont be bothered at all.

David
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 14:24

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 14:24
Thanks guys. David can you tell me were Caroline Pool is?

Thanks
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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 19:07

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 19:07
Head southeast along the road to Old Halls Creek. I can't remember the actual distance but it is a little over 10k. Turn left (north) prior to Old Halls Creek. get yourself the Hema map of the area you will see it marked.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 10:41

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 10:41
Thanks David.
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 22:20

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 22:20
Don't know which direction you are travelling, butyou would be better off camping at Mary River(108km west of Halls Creek) or Ngumpan Cliff Lookout(192km west of Halls Creek).Along that road I always stop at the CliffLookout for the night as Mary River can get a bit crowded in the busy season.
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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 07:49

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 07:49
We camped at the cp in Halls Creek in 1997 and was noisy but ok In 2001 we camped at Sawpit Gorge out the Old Halls Creek Road and it was beautiful and quiet. I don't know if this is a safe option anymore. From some of the other posts here it sounds like it is only safe to stay in town inside the fence of the cp. Would hate to think that is true but....better safe than sorry. A friend camped at Mary River last year and said was very good but crowded.
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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 11:38

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 11:38
July 05 drove into Old Halls Creek lodge, For sale sign up, heaps of rusty junk, cars, trucks, mining equipment but no one home. Drove out again and on to Fitzroy.
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 12:51

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 12:51
Hi RustyHelen

We stayed at Sawpit Gorge last May and it was beautiful. Met up with member Melissa and family there. We both had camper trailers and no problems getting them in and out. Set up right next to water, looking at the gorge, it was a lovely contrast to the previous night spent in a gravel pit on the Tanami!! There is a pit loo there as well. Very quiet and had no feelings of being unsafe at all. Hope this helps.

Jen
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Follow Up By: ben - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 23:12

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 23:12
i have also stayed in sawpit gauge, not all that far out of town , past old halls creek, and the place is beutiful, very good sun rises ect, and great safe swimming holes.
goodluck
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Follow Up By: RustyHelen - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 08:58

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 08:58
Thanks, sounds the goods. Just a question. We will be there for a couple of nights and leaving the campers to look around the area/into HC to do some work etc. Did you guys do that or where you with them at all times? Any concerns about leaving them unattended?
Rusty
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