T-vans at cape leveque

Submitted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 20:27
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word has it there are no caravans allowed from broome to cape leveque, I have even heard no hard top trailers, can anyone confirm this?? has anyone had their T-van up there??
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 20:56

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 20:56
Call Kooljaman

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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 21:20

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 21:20
It would be ironic if they banned Tvans, yet allowed the trumped up garden trailer style.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 22:07

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 22:07
Sounds odd - we went up as far as Middle Lagoon 9 months back. There were a few caravans up there and they would have had to cover all of that rough and tumble corrugated sandy road (it's sealed from there up). I don't recall any dedicated rough-road vans among them.
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Reply By: BT- Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 22:46

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 22:46
Gidday One Way,
the reasons they don't want caravans up at Cape Leveque are various. The road is a bit rough and the locals don't want broken caravans on the road. The power, water and waste services are limited and wouldn't handle a stack of caravans.
Having said that, we took our Kimberley Karavan up to Kooljaman several times last year with no problems. I'm sure your T-Van won't be an issue - give them a ring ASAP and get a booking as there is limited space and the place is heavily booked.
Cheers
BT
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Reply By: Russ n Sue - Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 23:05

Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 23:05
It is only the Resort at Kooljamon that has the no caravan policy. As far as I know, if your van will make it, then the rest of the places will take it.

They definitely have vans at Middle Lagoon, which is a little piece of heavon on earth.

Cheers

Russ
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:15

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:15
G'day One way.
I was up there towards the end of June last year in our Aussie Swag, ( since sold for a Tvan) and we had a Tvan pull in next to us whilst camped at Kooljaman. Had a yarn to one of the Manager/Ranger type guys about the no caravan policy, he said it was mainly to keep hoards of Grey Nomads away, large herds of these creatures leave Perth at the first sign of rain and head to Broome for months through the Winter, the Communities and facilities at Cape Leveque would not be able to cope with servicing their needs, it is really geared up for Tourists in smallish numbers, that spend money. The guy I spoke with asked me if I had wondered why the first 100kms of the Cape Leveque road is a pretty ordinary track, and the top 100kms is Black top? Another deterrant! Bottom line you should be fine, but do book first, and enjoy a very beautiful and special place. Cheers Kanga1
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Reply By: Member - RobnJane(VIC) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 13:11

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 13:11
Hi,

We visited Middle Lagoon last year with Tvan and had no troubles. Plenty of other CTs at Middle Lagoon.

Biggest problem will be whether you have enough time to spend there, it really is a magic place

A tip we appreciated from other travellers (if travelling that way) was to do the GRR, Bungles, Kunnunara, Windjana Gorge etc loop first, and then visited Middle Lagoon prior to returning to Broome to collect the dog.

Enjoy your trip.

Rob.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 13:13

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 13:13
We took our Odyssey CT up there a few years back. I must admit, I was not aware of the no vans policy. I think the rough road would keep 90% of the vans away anyway.

As others have said, Middle Lagoon is a nice spot for a few days if going up that way. Nice camp spots, fishing (boat or off the beach), crabs, walking etc.

We passed a van that was on they way back down the road on our way up, but don't know where he had been.

Norm C
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 17:01

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 17:01
Last year we had 3 campers in our group. Goldstream RV, Lightweight and a canvas tent type camper trailer with no dramas. We did check won the Goldstream beforehand.Kooljaman does not accept caravans. All 4WD camper trailers are fine.

To quote their response to our booking:
'Kooljaman does not accept caravans. All 4WD camper trailers are fine.'
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:56

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:56
Have been up that way before towing my camper trailer and do not know of any restrictions during the dry.

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Reply By: meandet - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 13:51

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 13:51
Hi
We have taken our Tvan to Cape Leveque each year since 2004 and again this year and probably next. The caravan situation stems from the classification of Kooljaman as a wilderness camp and they don't have the power supplies or lots of water needed for caravans.

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