Conservation Park along the Nullarbor and camping

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:41
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Done a search but couldn't find an answer to my query so here goes. In late June the wife and I will travelling across the Nullarbor to meet up with friends in Perth to trek back east from Steep Point to Cape Byron through the middle...albeit with a coupla three deviations along the way. I am looking for some bush camping sites for the westward trip that take us away from the main track. I know about the roadside stops etc but was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the camping in Acraman Creek, Laura Bay and Wittelbee Conservation Parks. The websites show that bush camping (no facilities) is available but that doesn't give much of an idea of what we can expect to find. Not overly worried mind you 'cause I enjoy surprises sometimes but don't necessarily wish to take a deviation that lead to utter crap.

Can anyone help out with a description or pic? Can email me on patrolpete22@gmail.com
Thanks
Pete
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Reply By: RobAck - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:54

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 18:54
Go to the DEH website and search in their parks guide section. If they are DEH sites you will be able to down load an information sheet on each area

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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 19:43

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 19:43
Yeah thought about that RobAck but the DEH site is all but bare of information on these parks and apart from the National Parks Code there is no downloadable information.

Thanks
Pete
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Reply By: Rod, Sydney - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 20:21

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 20:21
Hi Pete.

IMHO SA Tourism is the best in Australia. Why not ring them or go via the web site to get information sent to you. Then call into Port Augusta, Wudinna or Minnipa to get local information.

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 20:24

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 20:24
The SA tourism mob are great as mentioned above. They also publish a map of the Nullarbor with all relevant info. As said above give them a call or do a Google of their website.
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Reply By: mjdolan - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 21:03

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 21:03
Pete, from Adelaide we did a one week stay at Davenport Creek , west of Ceduna August 07 with the plan to come back through Acramans for the second week and then head home. Having set up at Davenport & started talking to locals fishing this area, all said don't bother. On the way home we did the trip into Acramans and could see why they had made this comment, no where near as good as Davenport.
Getting into Davenport Creek is a good one hour trip off the tarmac and the last 3-4 k's is across dunes. I went in with a camper trailer no problems, but getting out of the creek up the first dune is a challenge. Had 2 go's and made it without 2 many dramas.
If you are only looking at an overnight stop over, for the effort I wouldn't bother.
Have a look at Clare Bay approx 11oklm past Ceduna, about 20klm in, a few shacks but some general camping areas too.
Spectacular coast!
Dasher.
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Reply By: That Troopy Bloke (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 21:14

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 21:14
Yes, only basic campsites with no facilities. I can tell you that Wittelbee is on a bit of a headland, and is very exposed to the wind.
Acraman Ck. and Laura Bay are more sheltered, and very picturesque.

At Laura Bay, I spent half an hour sitting on the rocks, watching a seal playing not more than 10 metres from me.




Download the Parks of the Far West PDF for some more info.


Cheers
Glenn
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:44

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:44
Thanks Glenn - I'm looking for something within a relatively easy striking distance from Pt Augusta and if I find a nice enough spot I'll probably rest up for a couple of days and wander along the coastline a bit.
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:45

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 22:45
Thanks everyone some good pointers there that will give me a good starting point for planning purposes.
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:54

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:54
Pete

a few years ago we drove down the dog fence track to the beach and camped there. The track is near Yalata.

This is where we camped on the beach at end of dog fence track

The beach was brilliant. Lots of areas for isolated bush camping to the west of where the fence stops on the cliff.

I imagine our presence there was 'unofficial' but it was a memorable spot, and a great place for a swim. There were tracks heading further west along the beach where I suspect people go fishing.

Bob
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:57

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:57
Sorry, here iSite Linkt is
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 17:25

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 17:25
Thanks Bob will add that to my list of possible campsites.
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