Leaving the caravan behind

Submitted: Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:07
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Around the beginning of June my wife and I will be travelling into the Bungle Bungles. We have an off road wind up camper but feel we may damage it or the van may become a problem towing it in. I heard there is a place about 1km from the main road on the Marbel Downs station where you can leave caravans etc. Can you tell me is this correct? and if so, do I need to contact the station manager?

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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:14

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:14
Towing into the B/Bungles is frowned upon by the Rangers,
We left our van an off roader outside the entrance in a small rest area about 500 meters away with many other vans for 3 days without any problems as there were many others doing the same. We also stayd in this area a couple of days resting/recouperating etc after and kept an eye on other vans as was done for us.

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Follow Up By: Crackles - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 18:40

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 18:40
So what you are advertising Doug is that there are many caravans left unnattended for days at the turn off to the Bungles, free to good home ;-)
Cheers Craig............
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:27

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:27
There are usually several vehicles parked there (not a bad spot). Nice people keeping watch while others visit the park and then you watch other peoples vans for a couple of days.
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Reply By: Nomad 34 - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:23

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 17:23
Thanks Dodger, we will be leaving the caravan there.
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 13:47

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 13:47
I've towed a trailer into the Bungles heaps of times with no trouble from the trailer or the rangers, I also seen heaps of off road wind up campers in there.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:09

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:09
Spring Creek is the place to prop. Just a few hundred yards past the Bungle Bungle turn off. There's always several vans there, and everyone keeps tabs on each others vans.
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Reply By: wendys - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 11:32

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 11:32
You could also consider leaving it at Warmun/Turkey Creek. The roadhouse there has a fenced storage area. A tip for Bungles campgrounds - we were there for a week last year. During this time, the "quiet" area of the campground (Kurrajong) was absolutely chockers with campers - all on top of each other. We were in the generator area - lovely and quiet and very few others! No noisy gensets, either!
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Reply By: Member - Pixie - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 12:33

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 12:33
Hi folks (rather than starting a new thread on similar topic)

Does anybody know the current condition of the track from Spring Creek into Bungle Bungles? I am curious about fuel consumption to get in and then back to Turkey Creek.

I recall seeing a photo of pretty much a track made of sand (or perhaps sand made into a track). I'd hate for range to be a determining factor in getting there.

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