Newman caravan parks

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:35
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can someone please tell me the better of the 2 parks in Newman.

Heading there tomorrow for a few days to restock before heading to Karijini.

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Evan
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:43

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:43
They are both owned by the same person so take your pick
We stayed at Dearloves which is the closer to town. It seemed to have more van spaces then the other.

Wasnt flash at all and lots of regulars in Dongas on shiftwork so constant traffic.

Amenties were old but clean.
Sites were only grass.

Tom Prices van park is quite nice but of the same vintage and comments.


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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:54

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:54
As above,
you will have to take what you can get as most of the park(s) are occupied by mine workers. I must say we were well treated by very helpful staff. Try to phone ahead and book as it's very busy.
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Reply By: hazo - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:59

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 15:59
As above, lots of noisy coming and going at all hours, we stay o/night at Capricorn R/house just south of Newman, usual road noise, but much more civilized than the two parks in town.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 16:15

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 16:15
Apart from the movement at odd times would say that it was relatively "civilized"

The kids on the site next door who bounced their football off our van were more trouble than anyone else.

They then disconnected our water because I told them off.

The other camp is mainly mine accomodation anyway. Didnt see any vans there much at all.
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Follow Up By: hazo - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 17:26

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 17:26
Graham H

Yes know what you mean, we had a similar experience in Monkey Mia, only the young kids there thought it was good fun to keep banging the side of my new van with tent poles ! all while their parents "Bundy and coked" !! talk about the neighbors from hell!
We had booked for a week but left after 3 days.

Never had any problems like that at Capricorn though (but we never travel during school hols,) always pretty quiet (apart from the trucks on road) but as I said we only O/night there on way North.
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Follow Up By: goddosglory - Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 13:32

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 13:32
hi graham h

i was there the night the kids kicked the footy into your van....i remember thinking what would i do if they hit my van...we were opposite the shower block..you wer in the next row...the workers were very friendly ..i enjoyed there banter as they went to work...one guy was playing loud music ...went off around 7pm
yes i would stay there again....wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 15:49

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 15:49
You sure It was about this time last year. They were in a camper .

We didnt mind it apart from that which wasnt the camps fault.


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Follow Up By: goddosglory - Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 22:46

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 22:46
sorry not you...this was only two months ago....first and only time i have seen kids kicking a footy so close to other vans.....i still ask myself what i would do.....
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Reply By: Member - ken b (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 17:24

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 17:24
hi evan. the wife and i stayed at dearloves,on the the way down to the national gathering at wiluna. staff couldnt do enough for us, we had a beautifull full green grass site ( great after all the red dust ) ken & margaret
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Reply By: Matt(WA) - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 18:35

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 18:35
Hey Mate,

We stayed at Newman caravan park. Right next to the pool and BBQ. Was good for us as they allow dogs, they let us park our van out the front in storage while we went to the carnarvon range(for free!) and the amenities are like a bathroom at home(would be good for Lee, bathroom, sink, bath and toilet all in one room)

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Follow Up By: Tessysdad - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 22:50

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 22:50
We are there at the moment. Ablutions not kept particularly clean, otherwise ok.
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Reply By: Member - Cash (WA) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 16:41

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 16:41
Hello Evan, We've used Whaleback just as you turn into town next to the BP. I was there last week and the owner helped us out by filling up our gas bottle. This may not seem strange but when he only charged half the price because he felt there was already a bit left in it, I nearly fell over. God bless the country. Karijini was busy (school hols) but there is an overflow park at the info centre. Doubt you'll have any trouble - enjoy!
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Reply By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 22:13

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 22:13
thanks all for the input.

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