Winton camping

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:02
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Has anyone stayed at The Pelican Fuel Stop caravan park in Winton and can you report what it is like. Looking to stay two nights in Winton in early August.

Cheers
James
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:21

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:21
James,

In my opinion, that park is a dump.

We stayed at the back of the North Gregory Hotel last year. It is free and they provide showers and toilets, but no power.

If you need a caravan park, the Matilda Country Tourist Park
43 Chirnside Street WINTON QLD 4735 on the Longreach side of town is the best. See Matilda Country Tourist Park

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Member - Carolyn M (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:30

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:30
I stayed at Matilda Country Tourist Park last year and although crammed in by around 5pm it was certainly ok. Next time I am through there though I will see if I can fit in behind the North Gregory - looked just as good to me for a night or two. The Nth Gregory was full when I was there but I had booked for the MCTP in any case as there had been rain and all parks were full and many free camps inaccessible.
Enjoy!
Carolyn
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Reply By: Therifleman - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:36

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:36
The Pelican Fuel Stop in Winton is a real s----hole.The Matilda Country c,van park is good,it can be dusty or muddy-dependant on weather,but,the camping section was always nicely grassed.I have stopped here fairly often over the last year or two as my family comes from there.
Possibly the Bladensburg National Park camping areas out side of town could suit also but you would need to be pretty well self gontained.
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Reply By: Therifleman - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:38

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:38
Sorry,self"contained".
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Reply By: jamesw - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:51

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:51
Thanks for the honest replys. I wouldn't expect any less from this great forum. The Matilda would probably be the best bet for me and my travelling companions. The bar of the Nth Gregory might be too close for an early night. LOL

Cheers
James
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Reply By: Holden4th - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:51

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:51
Stopped at the Pelican in 06 and wouldn't recommend it at all.
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Reply By: Brian - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 07:30

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 07:30
Stayed at the Matilda C/Van Park last May, good clean amenities and friendly atmosphere. They also have a bush poet for entertainment through winter, around their camp fire... last year it was Milton Taylor who was a very entertaining man! Thoroughly recommend his "show"....

Cheers

Brian

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 18:58

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 18:58
You won't be sorry with the Matilda - was in there for 3 nights last May - weather was excellent but - standard of amenties is quite ok - the resident bush poet (Milton Taylor) sets a very high standard in that game - he is worth the $ alone !
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Reply By: Holden4th - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:23

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 19:23
Beware early July in the Matilda C/P. 115 Year 6 kids from A B Paterson College (Gold Coast) will be camping there for a couple of nights. It's part of their 'heritage tour' and an interesting part of their education. Don't worry, they're great kids but if you prefer to avoid a crowd then this might not be for you. If you are there at the time we are then please feel free to talk to us. I'll be there too!
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Follow Up By: jamesw - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 20:28

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 20:28
Kid's don't worry us too much . We have four daughter's and five and 8/9th's grandchildren. A goodly dollup of rum in my after dinner coffee seems to block out too much noise anyway. Have a great trip, but we will miss you as we will arrive mid August. It sounds like a great trip to take the school kid's on.

Cheers
James
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