The Caravan (Mullaroo Creek) - VIC

National Parks,Reserves 

Position

DEG: -34.122269 141.134506
DMS: 34º 07' 20.17" S 141º 08' 4.22" E
UTM: 54 H 6224279mN 512404mE
Altitude: 31m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

249.41kms East of Adelaide - Driving 294 km (4 hours 6 mins)
535.67kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 649 km (7 hours 30 mins)
743.82kms West of Canberra - Driving 909 km (10 hours 7 mins)

Address & Contact

Murray-sunset National Park
Victoria
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

This section of Mullaroo Creek has acquired the name "The Caravan" for good reasons. Well over 40 years ago before Lindsay Island became part of the Murray-Sunset National Park, this was a very remote part of Victoria that saw very few people venture and make the long trip into this area. Having purchased a second hand tent from some people that needed money urgently to get back to New Zealand, Geoff and Dot Dempsey from Renmark set out for their favourite fishing spot on the "Mullaroo". Over time, they upgraded to on old Caravan, that was left permanently on site here. As this was a very good area to go fishing and their caravan was always on site, the locals changed the spot from the "Mullaroo" that all the local fisherman knew, to quite simply "The Caravan", and any instructions of going fishing were quite simple, we will meet you at "The Caravan". This area is now know and marks on the National Parks Maps with this very special name that only the locals knew the true meaning of.

The Area above Mullaroo Creek is very flat and timbered, making it the perfect place for a camp, and being large enough to handle a very large crowd. It was not uncommon for the Dempsey's to have very large groups of friends and family out camping here, with number of over 40 people at one time not uncommon

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Renmark Airport at 20/02:30pm CST
Distance from The Caravan (Mullaroo Creek) 42.94km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.0°C8.1°C48%2.3°C1018.4hPa-mmWSW17km/hr
9knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Lake Victoria Storage
Distance from The Caravan (Mullaroo Creek) 15.12km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C32.131.628.423.519.015.715.317.220.423.727.330.3
Mean Min. °C16.516.514.010.57.75.85.36.18.110.613.215.3
Mean Rain mm19.519.414.618.123.723.124.923.724.127.323.720.7

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