recommendations needed for accommodation across the Nullabor.

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 20:12
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Good evening everyone

We are travelling from Adelaide to Bunbury WA in a few months.

On the way over we will have 4 days to get there. When we leave Bunbury we will take about 12 days to go home to Scone NSW.

We are leaving the camper home this trip because wifey fell out of the troopy and has injured her back (clumsy bugger).

I have had a look at accommodation on the net, but would appreciate any recommended motels or caravan park cabins in Ceduna, cocklebiddy and ravensthorpe.

Bill H I'll see you over there.












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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 20:46

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 20:46
We stayed at Echuca and Madura which both have cabins or motels.

Cocklebiddy is the most expensve place on the Nullabor and is full of trucks because it is a changeover point.

I would stay well away. Diesel is the dearest any where in the west there.

Stayed at Big 4 Ceduna was quite nice but beside a busy road.

Van park in Norseman think they had cabins if the the place next door did.


Its a long long way from Ceduna to Cocklebiddy in one go.

Cheers was over 40deg all the way when we did it in November.


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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 21:02

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 21:02
Thanks Graham

We wll be travelling without a trailer and it appears to be about 730 km's which is a short trip for me.

I can remember back in December '74 coming back from adelaide to sydney it was 43 without aircon,,,, gawd it was hot. Thank goodness for aircon and yor help.


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Follow Up By: Member - mazcan - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:04

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:04
hi booboo
too much travel can certainly blur the mind such as grahams case

where he thinks that echuca is on the nullabor

me thinks he ment eucla

sorry to hear about your wifey's fall out the troupy
p----sed again yes /no?????????
hope her back gets better soon
best wishes and happy travelling
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:44

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:44
Just a typo after a sleepless night.

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Reply By: Cruiser .- Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 20:59

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 20:59
Boo Boo

Try Nullabor Net

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 21:12

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 21:12
Thanks Cruiser


I have just had a bit of a look and it appears to have some very good info.

Thanks mate.


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Reply By: Member - Patricia R (TAS) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 02:56

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 02:56
I'd have no hesitation in recommending the Ceduna Motor Inn (part of the Golden Chain) at 49 McKenzie Street, Ceduna, phone 08 8625 2201. Its well up away from the waterfront, so far less prone to noise, etc. Proprietors are friendly, and meals are good.

Alternatively, make a detour en route, go down to Streaky Bay, and stay at the Streaky Bay motel - 08 8626 1126. We've stayed there three times, love it, and the pub meals are great.

Enjoy your trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Patricia R (TAS) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 03:09

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 03:09
And whatever you do, go for the more expensive option at Madura Pass Motel!
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Reply By: landseka - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 06:58

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 06:58
I agree with most of what has been said. On the way back, with more time book into Fraser Range farm stay just east of Norseman, you could burn a couple days there easily.

You don't mention your transportation but if in a 4 x 4 I would recommend going on the Norseman / Hyden road at least one way. It is the most direct way to Bunbury saving almost 200km and is an interesting diversion in itself.

Look in at the Balladonia Roadhouse museum of Skylab stuff, very comprehensive. Try not buy anything there though for obvious reasons.

Cheapest fuel are..Ceduna, Penong, Nundroo (not bad), Eucla, Mundrabilla (same price as Eucla) then Norseman. The little Shell servo in town is cheapest there.

Cheers Neil (Bunbury)
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 08:47

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 08:47
Thankyou everyone

The information you have given will save me a great deal of research.

Later today I am going to put your info in our map book.

Thanks very much.
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Reply By: CraigFox - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:03

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:03
We too travelled from Adelaide to Bunbury in Dec/Jan. We were towing camper, but can recommend Golden Chain at Ceduna, and Eucla or Madura Cabins. From there the Norseman CP has cabins which are ok, but are on the pricey side.

I would also go across the 300km of dirt to Hyden. It is a good road and will save a heap of time. We went from Norseman to Bunbury in a day, with a lunch stop at Wave Rock, towing the camper behind the Jackaroo and 3 young kids, and would go that way again next time as well.

Fuel was 15c/litre cheaper at Eucla than the BP Border Village.

Craig
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Follow Up By: Member - mazcan - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:19

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:19
hi craigfox
i noted you were towing a campertrailer and yet you stayed in motels ????
was it a new one without all the gear or was it the nullabor heat and the fact you had 3 young children as well and needed motel relief
cheers
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Follow Up By: CraigFox - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:57

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:57
Hello Mazcan
The trip in Dec/Jan was the first time we had been across the Nullarbor in the camper. Prior to that, it was always motels/cabins. Having said that, we did consider a cabin at Norseman, but everyone else had the same idea as it was 45 degrees. There were many vans/campers parked alongside cabins with the air con running flat out all night. We just suffered in the Jayco Swan. Was worse on way home when it was 47 degrees at Kalgoorlie and we had enough and stayed in a motel room for a night.
We figured that we would normally be touring during cooler months, so air con was not required, also, not to useful in trying to air-con an overgrown tent!
Craig
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Reply By: Member - William H (WA) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:09

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:09
Good to see you are comming back to the west...Have a safe trip.

See you when you get here.

Cheers for now...WilliamH...Bunbury...WA.
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Follow Up By: landseka - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 12:45

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 12:45
You can't be in Bunbury, I am! I haven't seen you yet...lol

Cheers Neil
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Follow Up By: Member - William H (WA) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 13:39

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 13:39
You cheaky Bugger.you got my number call me,after you get out of bed...ol.
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Follow Up By: landseka - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 13:48

Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 13:48
I think you have me mixed up with another Neil.

Cheers Neil
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