Esperance caravan park?

Submitted: Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:48
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Looking to find out your opinions on a nice caravan park to stay at in Esperance, and maybe some recommended bush camping east of town along the beach or bush towards Israelite Bay
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 13:08

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 13:08
HOW TO ASSESS CARAVAN PARKS 101

- Buy Camps 6. Look them up.

- Pull up outside and walk around the park. Look for the features that you think are important.

- Go to the Office and ask about costs.

FREE CAMPING

- Read Camps 6.

- Take a tour and have a look.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dirt Princess - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 14:06

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 14:06
Fair go Bill,
RTH was just asking for opinions not a lecture on how to find a caravan park.

I have Camps 6 and yeah it is a wonderful resource however things change rapidly in our world so a bit of friendly warning or advice is helpful when you dont know the area. And info ahead of arriving is also helpful for bookings.

But in saying all that I'm sorry I dont know the answer either but would appreciate the info also.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 20:00

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 20:00
Don't buy CAW 6 now. CAW 7 is due out in about a month.
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Follow Up By: Member - ken m4 - Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 11:20

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 11:20
Agree with Dirt Princess. Publications offer written instructions. RTH's were asking for opinions
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Reply By: lucky37 - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 14:11

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 14:11
Hi mate,

In Esperance; I would reccomend Esperance Bay Holiday park for proximity to town, other wise esperance seafront. The duke of Orleans bay caravan park about 60km east of esperance is Excellent. Bush camping I would reccomend Kennedy's beach, and Thomas river. I would highly reccomend travelling along the beach on Thomas river to get to Cape Arid National park, amazing. Sometimes local information is better than a book.
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Follow Up By: lucky37 - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 14:14

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 14:14
also! If conditions permit; do the drive from Wyllie bay just east of town along the beach to Cape le Grande.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:21

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:21
thomas river is within the cape arid nat park, the beach drive is well worth it but ultimatly is a dead end at barrier anchorage

as for caravan parks i havnt stayed there but the one on the beach front near the jetty is well grassed with ocean views

I dare say they charge for it.

the park at the duke i found very noisy as it was full of kids on quads roaring around the park unchecked 24/7
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Follow Up By: lucky37 - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:24

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:24
The one on the beach is Esperance Seafront.
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Reply By: DesF - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:20

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:20
Hi, We have stopped at Croakers Park Holiday resort. both in a cabin with friends and in our van,
very help full and friendly.
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 19:45

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 19:45
We enjoyed our 2 stays at Croakers. We heard that the ones in town near the harbour can be a tad noisy due to the coming and going of goods trains and the harbour activities.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:53

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 15:53
Stayed at the Esperance Seafront in 09 - quite nice overall - we ended up on a nice open, grassy section (still powered but) way up the back... not such a bad thing, because it can get mighty windy down the front of the park.
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Reply By: Road Trippin Hippies - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 17:28

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 17:28
Thanks everyone for your advice, it will come in handy next weekend when we drive down :)
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 17:33

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 17:33
Hi RTH,

With a cyclone tracking down the coast you may be glad you decided to move south!

Last winter we spent a night at the Pink Lakes CP at Esperance - we were looking for a sheltered spot at the time and Pink Lakes was quite OK - green grass, good amenities block. Seemed to be quite a big park on the western side of town, but no ocean views.

Would strongly recommend the NP campgrounds at either Cape le Grand or Cape Arid (where there is also a privately run campground as well as the newish NP camping area with stunning views). We also bush camped along the coast east of Esperance but my guess would be that those camping areas could be pretty busy during the school holidays. As others have said the best way is to go for a drive and have a look - if you find something suitable, go for it.

WE drove east from Esperance on Merivale Road and went into any road that headed south off that. Duke of Orleans Bay was picturesque but the CP at Wharton seemed pretty basic. The next road to the east took us to Mungliginup River where there was a big fishing camp - no facilities but we found lots of sheltered campsites and spent a night there. Next day we drove into Alexander Bay to the east - similar arrangement but a ranger calls to collect fees. From there we went into Cape Arid. Similar places can also be found west of Esperance between Esperance and Hopetoun.

Hope that helps a bit. If you are looking for bush camps - and we highly recommend getting away from CPs for a real camping experience - then Camps 6 is a great asset that will pay for itself in just 2 or 3 nights. But just going exploring down side roads is good fun too, especially along this very scenic stretch of coastline.

Cheers,

Val
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Follow Up By: Road Trippin Hippies - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 19:03

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 19:03
Good onya Val, awesome advice as usual :)
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Reply By: Peter W - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 18:37

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 18:37
Big recommendation for Lucky Bay @ Cape Le Grand NP.
Check the weather and availability though as it is a popular part of God's earth and the winds can be a nuisance if cover cannot be found.
Worth a visit at any rate just to see the magnificent beach.
You would not be disappointed.

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Reply By: Andrew & Jen - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 18:49

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 18:49
We use Badgers Australian Caravan Reports (amongst others)
Google their website on vicnet
User reports, up to date and well run
Excellent site run by a bloke who does it for free
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Road Trippin Hippies - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 19:10

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 19:10
Great site, thanks for the info
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Reply By: garny - Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 22:16

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 22:16
gday rth
I live in esperance all the mentioned parks and camp sites are excellent.
Another very good free beach camp site is Dunns Beach part of Cape Legrand NP.
No facillities you need to be self efficient .
Go onto beach to left for 1 klm and camp behind dunes great place out of wind only 60 ks from esp most times 2wd.
regards Garny
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Follow Up By: Road Trippin Hippies - Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 13:10

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 13:10
Hmmm sounds interesting, can you take a camper trailer in there?
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Follow Up By: garny - Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 16:02

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 16:02
RTH you sure can take any size rig ,enjoy
Garny
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