Prices for Roadhouse Camping

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Myself wife and 3 kids are heading to the Kimberley in a couple of weeks.

I've done a bit of searching but can't find up to date information on how much it costs for unpowered camping at Kumarina and Roebuck Plains roadhouses.

Is there anything I need to know about these 2 places to camp (do they get full?, are they secure? etc...) and other alternative camping spots heading up to that neck of the woods?

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Reply By: Member Bushy 04(VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 15:39

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 15:39
Quickest way is to give them a ring.
Roebucks price was on the net.
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Reply By: Member - Joe F (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 15:44

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 at 15:44
G'day renth

I can't actually comment on the Roebuck Plains Roadhouse camping facilites, simply because I've not stayed there, but it's a fairly large set up, but quite busy with road trains comming and going constantly.
I've only ever bought food and fuel at Roebuck R/H.

Kumarina's camp ground is also part of the roadhouse complex, but well away from the fuel retail area, Kumarina does however operate a generator and this runs 24/7. I have camped at Kumarina but never bought fuel here.

Both places are on par with facilites and set ups eg: caravan bays etc.
Both places have obviously got busy periods throughout the season and right now its the busy period. As far as being secure, neither place is fenced off and there are no armed gaurds patroling YET !!

Kumarina is around 160k's south of Newman and just out of the land mass that incorporates the Collier Range National Park ~ this N/P is only a land holding and there are no facilites or attractions as such to visit as a tourist.

Newman and its local waterholes etc are possibly the closest things that would suit family touring, but bare in mind all existing paper type maps and definately all electronic maps ~ GPS HEMA etc are incorrect ~ today, as the mining industry is changeing the landscape ad access to most places that have been open to access ~ almost on a daily basis.

Karijini National Park is simply stunning at this time of the season, yes its busy with tourists, yes there are camping grounds within the park and you would be advised to check availabilities before you head to Karijini, if of course you intend on doing so.

The inland Pilbara region is seeing large numbers of vehicle/camper trailer/caravan and motor home based tourists travelling through as we speak.

Beware when travelling in the twilight hours as there is plenty of native fauna and cattle wandering into and across the road(s).
Only just last night, 40k's north of Newman at around 18:30pm there was a caravan roll over accident ~ no report of personal injuries, but vehicle and caravan damage.

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