bungle bungles

need some assisstance, can you take a OFF ROAD caravan on the Spring Creek Rd, into the bungle bungles. ??
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:00

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:00
G'day Quincie, I'll leave the legalities to others, but if your van is that pictured I
would be a bit reluctant. There are countless gully crossings, many on sharp bends,
& most are quite steep on entry & exit. I havent been there since 09...no vans in
there then, but things are always changeing. No doubt more recent advice will be
forthcoming...cheers...oldbaz.
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Follow Up By: quincy - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:31

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:31
oldbaz, thanx will leave the van outside the bungles.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 16:52

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 16:52
Excellent decision.

We saw two camper trailers and with broken springs wobbling their way out.

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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:25

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:25
We have taken our Kimberley Karavan in but it is a single axle van and designed to be able to go to places like that.

I think you would have trouble with some of the creek crossings as there was the odd one that was a bit sharp.
DW
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Follow Up By: quincy - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:29

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:29
DW, thanx
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:15

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:15
On the NP website it states that you are not allowed to take any dual axle trailer in there at all.
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Follow Up By: quincy - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:30

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 13:30
peter, thanx for the website
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 17:11

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 17:11
As said Quincy. They did relax (or rather streamline) the rules a couple of years ago, but not for the likes of vans like yours or mine. We camped out (sleeping on the back of the ute - and it did get cold by morning by we were comfortable). We chose to spend one night a the Kurrajong camp ground to the northern side, and one night at the Warlardi campground to the south side This meant we could take the walks early and late to avoid the heat of the day. Lovely camping and the experience one not to miss.

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Follow Up By: WBS - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 21:52

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 21:52
In 2010 we left our caravan in a compound at Warmun , about 50 km from the Bungle Bungle entrance. The Roadhouse/caravan park runs it. No problems. There may now be an option of leaving the caravan at the entrance where there is now a caravan park, but I am only speculating. Worth investigating I think.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 22:05

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 22:05
There is WBS, but at a cost; $20 per day unpowered, or $45 for a site is leaving it on power.Bungle Bungle Caravan Park

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Reply By: shanegu6 - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 20:38

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 20:38
I was in the Bungle Bungles in November 2011. There was a bloody Ford Falcon station wagon that made it in there all the way with no issues what so ever. The ranger didn't take to kindly to it and made him leave. The road isn't all that difficult. Just take it easy.
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Reply By: Member - Carl- Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:25

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:25
Hi Quincy,


Assuming your van is the one pictured. Then I would absolutely never even consider taking it.

Average speed in is about 40 kilmeters per hour. You will have dust, corrigations not to mention the sun right in your face on the way out. There are several tour companies using trucks and they will not be able to pass you. The ones going the same directions will also never be able to overtake you either. They have little respect for other vehicles and none for anyone towing a caravan.

Leave the van at the entrance ( many other vans there), ie where you leave the highway in the free camp. It takes 3 hours to get in and another 3 to get out.
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Reply By: xtragrouse - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 00:06

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 00:06
Caravans are not allowed in the Park. There is a well equipped Caravan Park just 700m off the main road, which offers bus tours, helicopter flights, and station tours. We did a promo video for Mabel Downs last year, which can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SenpUUSEwY

There is also a freecamp spot just down the main highway on the river (about 1km south of the Mabel Downs Gate.
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Reply By: Karen G2 - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 08:40

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 08:40
When I spoke to one of the rangers last year, they said that even if you do manage to drive all the way in with any sort of van, they will turn you around and send you back out. Offroad campertrailers were ok, but officially, it was anything with a double axle. With all of the crossover trailers now though, where do they draw the line?

They also said that they'd prefer not to have to maintain the road in as they don't want to encourage any more traffic in to the park as they are apparently struggling now with the number of visitors and traffic that they are getting.

You could ring first just to check, to save yourself a 6hr+ return trip.

DERM also trialled the pre-booking system there last year. It didn't work for us as we had to change our plans around due to raods not being open elsewhere. Anyone know if it was a success, and whether they are implementing it this year?

Cheers
Karen
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