Caravan guide to Millstream National Park

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The caravan guide to Millstream National Park.

Millstream National Park is 150 kilometers east of Karratha in Western Australia. It is a arid plateau spinifex, ex-cattle station at about 600 meters elevation.

Getting there is via a mining road to Mt Tom Price for the first 90 kilometers sealed then another 40 or so of Class 3, (all weather) unsealed. Part of this sealed section contains a significant hill, that although not steep is long and can be a grind for a lower powered tow vehicle. The gravel road is only slightly corrugated and can be driven at about 70 to 90 kilometers an hour.

The park itself is in 2 main sections. The Python Pool and the Homestead section. They are located about 60 kilometers apart so staying at one and visiting the other is quite a drive. The python pool section is 19 kilometers after the sealed road ends and both have camping and toilets.

The Homestead section has the visitors centre and itself has 3 camping areas.Homestead, star gazers and Crossing pool.Homestead is best for caravans as there are 20 sites there about half, with some form of shade. They are built around a large ring road. Others are perfect for caravans that need solar during the day. Homestead also allows generators between 9am and 7 pm, both the other campsites are generator free. The facilities at Homestead are the most modern, with 2 excellent composting toilets and a camp kitchen with hot water and gas stove. Homestead is also ideal for sat tv. The visitors centre is about 100 meters away. There is also a untreated water tap. There is no tap for refilling a caravan within the camping area.

Crossing pool is much smaller and has an older feel about it. Campsites are “pick somewhere” within the marked area. Most are under shade cover and there is no availability for solar power nor sat tv. Suitable for a small caravan or camper trailer. There is enough room for about 15 campers. Very tight for turning a large caravan around. The trees are beautiful and filled with Corellas in the afternoon. The pool there is several hundred meters long and perfect for swimming, fishing and canoes. The water is very very cold.

Stargazers camping area is closed during quiet times and is something of a overflow area. There is little there.

There are graded gravel roads around the park to lookouts and two walks. The walks are interesting and vary in hardness.
Park fees are $11 per vehicle entry and $7 per person per day to camp. As you might imagine there is no cell phone coverage.

Generally speaking it is an excellent park.

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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 15:51

Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 15:51
The views out on the road to Python Pool are spectacular. The hills contrasting with the plains and the blue sky create a unique experience.

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Reply By: Member - Duane A (WA) - Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 18:42

Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 18:42
Thanks very much for this excellent information .Iam going through that way in september is the park still open then ?.
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Reply By: Member - pilbara60 (WA) - Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:21

Saturday, Jul 17, 2010 at 20:21
open all year round , was out there 3weeks ago for a quick get away from the ankle biters. graders were working from millstream turnoff to the tar
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