Broome in July

Submitted: Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:23
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Hi, has anyone experienced TARANGAU CARAVAN PARK at Cable Beach? I guess like everywhere else in Broome at that time of year, it will be crowded, butis ther any feedback on the place itself? Thanks, IanW
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:34

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:34
Iamian, Have stayed at Tarangau a few times over the years, most recently in '08. Its a nice park, small with some grass and shade, newish good amenities block. Its only a few blocks from Cable beach - easy walking distance. Management were very helpful fitting us in when we had vehicle problems. But like everywhere else in Broome it will be busy in July.


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Reply By: DIO - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:43

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:43
Have a look at this LINK go to WA and then scroll down to find the park you are interested in. There are quite a few reviews for it. You obviously need to understand that such reviews can be very subjective and may not necessarily give a true overview of the standards of a park etc.
e.g. if the camper had a 'run-in' with management (relationg to their behaviour etc) then they are likely to rate the park badly. If on the other hand someone was well looked after and everything that was supposed to happen did, then you have a 'happy camper'. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: oldfart1953 - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:52

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 09:52
Broome... May thru to Sept make sure you book well in advance

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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 11:11

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 11:11
Yes, we stayed in August 08.

Dust and leaves were my memories.

We had a bucket to walk in before going into the 'van to get the red dust off.

Amenities block was good.

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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 12:43

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 12:43
We stayed there last July.

Very clean amenies and a friendly park with group barbq's , roast nightsetc for all residents.
I think they were raising money for Flying Doctor.

Would definitely give them a ring as it was very busy .
Our site was No 13 (under trees ) and that was a good one.

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Reply By: jezza68 - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 15:16

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 15:16

Tarangau is situated on the furthest edge of the Cable Beach Tourist Precinct.
It can be very crowded as is all the parks at this time of year.
However it is the most modern of the parks. Approx 10 min walk to the "Sunset Strip" and very easy walk to the better bars and restaurants.
More importantly this park would not experience the sandfly problems unlike Roebuck and Broome Parks.
And to locate just turn off at the tip road( Fairway Drive) as you approach Broome. After a short strip of dirt (1km) brings you out 500mts from the park entrance.
This saves the frustration of getting your bearings with van in tow! Believe me as I am always directing lost tourists.

Enjoy your stay

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Reply By: Member - Jan B (VIC) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 17:46

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 17:46
Hi iamian,

We stayed at Tarangau twice last year found the people so helpful, we booked and the really looked after us.
the place has a lot of grass now due to them working on the grounds, the people running it come over from the east to look after it, we found the place great and close to our needs also quiet from the beach crowds at night.

A great park good ammenities and as i said very helpful,

regards Peter & Jan
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 19:33

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 19:33
Personally I think it was the nicest caravan park in Broome. The others had swimming pools, games rooms, concrete everywhere etc etc trying to be upmarket. Tarangau is just a simple, friendly, nice park with shady grass sites. I had to work on my car and the manager let me use his shed (my tools though) so I didn't interrupt the other caravanners. It will be full that time of year so book ahead and I think you won't have any problems.
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Reply By: Member - Robbie Reddog (WA) - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 19:44

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 19:44
We stayed there end of July last year on our trip around the block. Very nice park, clean and new ablutions. Make sure you book well in advance. We booked 6 months in advance and tried to extend our stay but couldn't due to Broome race round and Staircase to the Moon being in the same week.
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Reply By: Member - Dave and Shaz - Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 17:42

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010 at 17:42
Was in Broome August of last year and TRIED to get into Tarangau but it was booked out - not unusual in Broome in peak season but a good sign nonetheless. We ended up staying 3 nights at a caravan park that charged an astronomical $34 per night for a powered site. We were squeezed in along the chain link fence that faced right on to the Port road, so our alarm clock at 5am was a continuous line of road trains going to and from the Port. Very hard to take after bush camping at Quandong Point, on the Cape Leveque Road, for 10 days. That was pure bliss!
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