Camping at Cowarie Station on the Warburton River

Submitted: Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 20:39
ThreadID: 96778 Views:4235 Replies:1 FollowUps:8
This Thread has been Archived
Does anyone know if you can still camp at Cowarie Station on the Warburton? I did about 3 years ago, but I cannot find anything on the internet less than a year old.

Do you need to book? There was hardly anyone there 3 years ago, but I don't know about now.

Thanks
Greg
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 21:04

Monday, Jul 09, 2012 at 21:04
Ring the Mungerannie Pub. Phil may know.
AnswerID: 490515

Follow Up By: Rodster - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:10

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 10:10
Visited there 5 days ago. One of the worst bush camping areas we've encountered in 8 years of travelling. You have to register at Mungeranie and pay $25 per night. They claim 3 km of camping - after much searching we finally bush bashed 50 metres off track to find a slightly suitable site. Take a look at other places like Clayton Station and even Mungeranie, they provide far better service for much less. To us it was just a waste of money and fuel (100 km return).
0
FollowupID: 765890

Follow Up By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 13:19

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 13:19
Rodster
Did you go past Cowarie to Kalamurina? I haven't been that far either but "they reckon" there's 50 km of the Warburton to camp on.
0
FollowupID: 765901

Follow Up By: Rodster - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 14:09

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 14:09
We were told at Mungeranie that 'the greenies' owned it now and had locked it up. We did go to have a look and yes the gate was locked and advised no public access. There was a phone number to ring but, of course, there is no coverage out there.
0
FollowupID: 765906

Follow Up By: Teraa - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 20:15

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 20:15
Kinda normal to ring for access, nice of Mungerannie not to give you any decent info like calling before you left. They don't seem to mind taking the money from the greenies.
There is camping available just not 2012 due to large works projects and there is no sign on the front gate that says no public access you have the wrong gate. They have fantastic undisturbed camping areas not the over crowded camp sites but individual sites that don't look like a flogged paddock. Who ever wrote 50km of camping area along the river has never been to Kalamurina
0
FollowupID: 767192

Follow Up By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 20:58

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 20:58
Its mentioned in Hema's Great Desert Tracks SE sheet. They've been there.
0
FollowupID: 767199

Follow Up By: Teraa - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 21:51

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 21:51
Ya reckon, there's no where you can drive or camp for 50km along the Warburton on Kalamurina - I!ve been there
0
FollowupID: 767209

Follow Up By: Teraa - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 21:56

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 21:56
I know what happen they asked Mungerannie they seem so intune with local news, lol
0
FollowupID: 767210

Follow Up By: Teraa - Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 22:13

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012 at 22:13
But if you want too know, talk to some people about 3 groups yesterday and they had set up camp on the creek bed below the camping area and seemed happy enough at the Cowarie camp spot it has gotten well vegetated but you would expect that near a creek that's been flooded 4 years in a row you get a bit bush in your bush camping.
0
FollowupID: 767213

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)