Alice Springs Caravan Parks

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:38
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Anyone recommend a good caravan park in Alice? will be there in a few days
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Reply By: Member - RFLundgren (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:40

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:40
We have always stayed at MacDonnell range CP which isnt too bad. I have heard reasonable reviews from people in regards to the other 2 that are near that one as well.

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Follow Up By: Off-track - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:51

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:51
Agree on Mac Range CP, particularly if you have kids.

Very clean and well laid out. Pancake brekkies, folk/country songs by the campfire and others.
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:52

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 22:52
Another vote from me and the family.
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Follow Up By: Member - Effie C (NT) - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:42

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:42
I'll give MacD a good rap as well.
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Follow Up By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:22

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:22
ditto - definitely one of the top parks we've stayed at
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Follow Up By: bockstar1 - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 13:35

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 13:35
I'd concur with the majority here. MacRange is great for the kids.

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Follow Up By: Member - Lance S (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 16:21

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 16:21
another vote from me, especially my 3 kids, great park
and the sunday pancakes, magnificent.
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Reply By: a convict - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:12

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:12
Hey, ...Member - Carl S (VIC)

..great profile pic, can u give us a hint where it is?

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Follow Up By: Ianw - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:19

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:19
His blog says its "Top of Mt Blue Rag"

Ian
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Follow Up By: a convict - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:46

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:46
Many thanks "Ianw"

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Follow Up By: Member - Carl S (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:39

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:39
Spot on, Mt Blue Rag, coming down, one of the best Mountain Ridge Tracks in Aussie,
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl S (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:41

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:41
thanks, just Jenny and I travelling, intend to spend a week there, don't mind old fashioned amenities, quiet and clean is what we want
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:47

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 23:47
Hi Carl

If by good you mean first class bathrooms - this one is not for you. If you mean a large grassy sites in a scenic and quiet location, you may be interested in where we stayed for a couple of weeks or so last year. We got used to the antiquated amenities (the price was made to match at around half the price some of the town parks). We stayed 8 kms away from the 'in town' parks and loved it at Temple Bar CP .

Check it out on Badger's: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~badger04/

Or ask me for more info if this interests you.

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Follow Up By: Member - Carl S (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:43

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:43
Thanks, sounds like what we want,
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 14:40

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 14:40
Hi Carl

I will send you an MM tonight with a bit more detail about the park.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 16:03

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 16:03
For others who travel with pets - Temple Bar is pet friendly and has a creek bed where pets can be walked freely. While we were there, several people with dogs moved from the only pet friendly 'in town' park, for the nicer environment and large grassy sites.

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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 07:46

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 07:46
We stayed at the Mac range park for a week a couple of years back now and found it a great family park.We gave those pools a real work out that week.Great park.
We have also stayed at the Heritage park 3 times during the middle of the year.There is no pool there but it wasnt needed then.Good park.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:05

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:05
Hi Carl,
Like above. Also the Wintersun is a great little Park. It is small, but very clean and tidy. Only a short walk into the town centre.
If you are going to arrive in the middle of the tourist season, it is advisable to book in advance.

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Reply By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:35

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:35
G'day Mate is another smaller park - I personally don't like the bug parks - G'day has pool and all amenities you need - grassy sites as well
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Reply By: Member - Zig (WA) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:35

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:35
We stayed in G'day Mate CP. It was good. Nice grassy sites. The owners/managers were very nice and couldn't do enough to help you.
I'll stay there next time as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl S (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:44

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 08:44
thank you
recommendations are just what we need
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 13:16

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 13:16
Yep, we stayed at the G'day Mate 3 times while we were in the area, between campsites in the Nt Parks and were very happy with the sites, and friendly owners. Amentieis and laundries also good.
Will stay there again if we are ever in the Alice
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Follow Up By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 01:23

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 01:23
Yeh, I've stayed at the G'day Mate CP twice now, last time in August last year, and been very happy with it. Reasonable shade and grass, good amenities.
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Reply By: Member - Wayne David (NSW) - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:14

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:14
This is excellent information.

The Missus is dead keen for us to travel to Alice Springs and so I have now started a special file on my computer which includes these beaut endorsements plus criticisms (they're important too).

Now I feel guilty that I can't offer information in return. Hang on..... anyone need a nice recipe for a tomato pasta? Hmmm?
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:20

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:20
Both of the above parks are very close together - I would recommend them both.

Check out the Pub just up the road as they have a guy with a good snake & lizard show a couple of evenings each week (free show).

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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 16:52

Thursday, Feb 12, 2009 at 16:52
Gidday Carl

There’s a really ugly fella on here called Hairy. No need to contact him, just park the van in the drive way then go round the back and get stuck into the grog frig.

He won’t mind putting you up for a few weeks.....

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 09:22

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 09:22
Alice Springs 'Heritage' Tourist Park for us. Opposite the Mac.
One of the best amenities Blocks around, nice new pool, caravan parts and repairs and the only Pet Friendly Park in town.
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Reply By: Member - Jinki & Harry - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:46

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:46
MacDopnnell Range CP one of the best we have stayed, both with caravan and also in cabins. Bathrooms and Toilets well kept as is the laundry. Very helpful and obliging staff.
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Reply By: Member - Carl S (VIC) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 18:08

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 18:08
Thank you again to every one that has replied, without being rude , I have enough info now, you have all been very generous with your info, we really appreciate it
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Reply By: Member - GREENDOG - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 23:06

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 23:06
This is fantastic info on the parks in the Alice as we are going there in the July School holidays,so going on the reports the MacDonnell range C/P gets my vote, so any one up there in the july holi's let me know hay.cheer's GREENDOG
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