Marree Caravan parks

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 20:50
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Can anybody give us feed back on the caravan parks in Marree we intend to use this as our base for day trips out to Lake Eyre and hopefully out to the ferry crossing on the Coopers
Our caravan is not a off-roader and I would appreciate any feed back on the gravel road between Lyndhurst and Marree
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Reply By: titl4 - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 21:15

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 21:15
Its almost a year since we were there and recent rain / floods may have changed things a lot but as of last year the Maree CP was fairly usual country CP (clean facilities, safe, nothing flash ) and road to Lyndhurst was a gravel version of a highway (very good and wide).
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Follow Up By: Harry18 - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 22:37

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 22:37
Thanks for the info
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Reply By: lestlist - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 21:26

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 21:26
Was there last month. As well the park mentioned in the first reply, the pub has recently opened a 'free' park at the back of the pub. Not sure how they may charge for power and/or facilities. I got the feeling there is a bit of competitive tension in the town. we didn't stay at either.
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Reply By: Adey - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 21:50

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 21:50
Have not been to the caravan park but the pub would be my choice. They have a small pool too. I think the pub park is free on an unwritten rule that you put some money over the bar and have a meal. Good option.
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Reply By: Aussiecam - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 22:09

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 22:09
Hi Harry,
Was in Maree about three days ago. Long weekend, Gymkana was on, so town was pretty busy. Really good park just out of town (500m before main town) Clean, Friendly and quiet. We were camping, so the campsites were great.

The road between Lyndhurst and Maree is ok, couple of rough patches, but just take it a bit slower and will be fine, mostly firm, well graded road. The guys running the ferry at the Coopers will be happy to take you for a ride across, and Lake Eyre is magnificent.
Have fun, back home and wishing I was still there :)
Cheers
CAM
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Follow Up By: Harry18 - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 22:39

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010 at 22:39
Again thanks to all for the info
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Follow Up By: Teraa - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 18:14

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 18:14
I recommend the park just before track turnoff nice people it would be nice to see them surpported the pubs getting a bit greedy any other pie they want a piece off. I reckon it's the same one CAM has replied with.
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Follow Up By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:42

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:42
Hi AussieCam,

I've seen some pics of the ferry on the Cooper. Could you please advise me if the ferry long enough to take a Patrol and Camper Trailer. i.e. 10 metres.

The only pics I've seen have one car on it.

Thanks Kev
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Follow Up By: Dion - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 23:07

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 23:07
The ferry is not long enough to take towable items. Thats a condition of service from Transport SA. (or dissent).
Your vehicle will have to go over bobtail sans camper trailer.

regards,
Dion.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 08:57

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 08:57
Hi Kev
There are a number of these signs in the area, this should answer you questions, but no, you are not able to take trailers onto the ferry, not unless you can push it on and off yourself.

Cheers

Stephen

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Reply By: Fab72 - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 09:53

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 09:53
Hello Harry,
I asked the same question about 2 years ago. Since then, I have been up there and seen things for myself.

Oasis caravan park.....very friendly, very basic ensuite cabins. Has an outdoor spa but be warned, on our trip everyone that went for a dip in the spa ended up with belly aches from both ends. Great place for late night drinks around the fire pit and very close to the shop and pub.

The other one at the intersection of the birdsville track...... very clean, and the cabins are more modern and not so conjoined. A bit further to walk to the pub etc. A bit more room to move around the place but did appear a bit more barren when we were last there.

Pub..... pub rooms are great, big, comfortable and clean. Shared toilet/shower facilities but don't let this put you off (still plenty on privacy).
I spent my most memorable sunrise on the front upstairs verandah of the pub...beautiful and breathtaking. Could rave on about it for hours, but I wont. Meals are great, breaky is plentiful and hospitality is awesome. Also have new cabins located to the right of the main pub building. That's where we're staying later this year.

If it's a bed you're after...go the pub. If it's caravan facilities...much for muchness. All are friendly, clean and within easy reach of the town's attractions.
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Reply By: AnneMarie - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 13:21

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 13:21
Thanks everyone for all this good info for Harry!! We're just about to head off to Lake Eyre South ourselves,, in a few days in our trusty 100 series + Oztent + lots of warm clothes! Can't wait to see it all. :o)
Cheers and thanks again,
Anne-Marie
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Reply By: wendys - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:49

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:49
The caravan park on the southern outskirts is the Drovers Rest. We were last there in 2007 and it was still being run by former boss drover of the Birdsville Track - great character. It is our choice - have stayed there a few times. Gravel surface, some shade/shelter. Prefer to be on the outskirts of the town, rather than in it.
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