Where to camp along the Tanami track

Submitted: Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 21:30
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I have friends from Mt Gambier leaving Monday week for the Kimberly's and are going via the Tanami and would like to know were would be a good camp sight for an over night stay,they would be leaving the Alice around 6am so given they will drive till 4 in the afternoon were along the track would that put them for a good camp spot,they are in a GU Patrol towing a Adeventure C/T.cheer's GD
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 22:20

Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 22:20
No idea how far they would get in a day Greendog, nor what the conditions are like at the moment for speed of travel once they leave the bitumen. There are a number of large rest areas suitable for overnight.


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Follow Up By: Member - Longtooth (SA) - Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 22:51

Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 22:51
Camp anywhere they choose. There is not a lot to stop them setting up just off the road away from any settlements or road intersections.

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Reply By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 10:02

Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 10:02
Make sure they stop at Wolfe Creek & there is camping there, camping also at Rabbit Flat (but no fuel there now)
Steady day Alice to Rabbit Flat then to Wolfe Creek, Wolfe Creek to Great Northern Hwy about 2.5 hrs then 15 minutes to Halls Creek or 6/7 hrs to Broome via Fitzroy Crossing...... stunning country
I'd go back there in a heartbeat!
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Follow Up By: Member - MIKE.G - Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 17:14

Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 17:14
Hi Tony H, Rabbit Flat is now closed as you mentioned and they have closed off the access road so no camping is available there anymore with signs saying "no aaccess". Did the trip last month. We camped out the back of the old Mt Doreen ruins - great spot. Good luck. Mike
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Reply By: Member - Scoey4 (SA) - Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 14:12

Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 at 14:12

Travelled from Halls Creek to Alice 3 weeks ago - NT section of Tanami was pretty good - especially where the mines are - we sat on 70-80k with a camper trailer most of the way.

Camped about 30 k east of WA border and then again at Tilmouth Well. Lots of bush camps along the way - plenty of wood for fires. It's a good drive and good country.


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Reply By: GREENDOG ! - Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 12:32

Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 12:32
Thanks guys for your help,i will pass the info on,and yes they can hardly wait to hit the road.cheer's GD
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Follow Up By: AdelaideGeorge - Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 17:44

Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 at 17:44
I think the answer is (from personal experience) ...anywhere

Just make sure you get well off the road and 'hide'

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