Bungles in a Jayco pop top?

by Rebecca
(Brisbane)

How about taking a Jayco pop top caravan into the Bungles? It is called the "out back" series, it is not a full size caravan, is much higher off the ground with good ground clearance and 4WD tyres. Or are all caravans of any description not permitted? - Rebecca.

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Aug 06, 2008
Strictly no caravans in the Bungles
by: Birgit

Hi again Rebecca,
No caravans are permitted on the road into the Bungles. If it's a caravan it's a no go, no matter what the size. If they catch you with a caravan on the access road or inside Purnululu National Park they'll turn you around and kick you out.

John, you can leave your caravan at the secure storage facility at Warmun Roadhouse. Warmun is about 50 km north-east of the turn-off to the Bungles (the Kununurra direction).

Another option is to try the Spring Creek Rest area, right at the turn off. It's popular with bush campers and some stay for days. You may get lucky and find someone willing to look after your van for you.

By the way, a day trip to the Bungles will always be a short day in the Bungles (and a long day overall). Have you considered taking a tent an spending a night in the park? Worth it...

Update:
After recent improvements to the track, the DEC reviewed their policy regarding caravans. The new rules are as follows:

Single axle off-road/heavy duty caravans and camper trailers are allowed.

Dual axle and standard (non off-road) caravans and campers are not allowed.

Apr 18, 2009
Jayco Camper Trailer
by: Anonymous

Ok then....maybe not a POP TOP CARAVAN but what about a Jayco Outback Camper trailer (Swan)?? This is a camper trailer that is made for 4WDing and is not a caravan as such. It is purpose built for off road use....

Michelle and Mike

Apr 18, 2009
Camper Trailers
by: Birgit

It's not towing that is forbidden, it's caravans that are not allowed. Camper trailers are fine.

It also has nothing to do with whether a van or trailer is built for off road use. There are caravans that are built for off road use. They are still not allowed. Camper trailers like yours are fine.

Apr 20, 2009
Bungles in a Jayco SWAN
by: Rebecca

Hi Michelle and Mike, That's what our's is.... a Jayco Swan. We didn't end up visiting the Bungles, spoke to some people in Broome at a caravan park we were staying, and they recommended we didn't go, back in September (that's when we were there), due to the heat. However they took their Goldstream camper on the track, which is very similar to what we have, and he said we would have no problem with ours. They look caravan type, but are called camper trailers. We called ours a pop top, but there are actual caravans that are called pop tops. Hope this helps - Rebecca

Jun 23, 2009
hire a campervans
by: Anonymous

does anyone know if you can hire a Jayco Swan type campervan in south australia. Planning a trip early next year and would like to make some enquires about hiring vs buying one. coming from Victoria so would like to pick it up in SA on our way thru. everytime I google campervan you get those britz australia types!!! We want to be able to tow one.

Sep 24, 2009
Bungles in a Jayco campertrailer
by: lionel

The reason you keep getting Britz campers is because you are searching campervans instead of campertrailers.
Don't take an Outback into the Bungles. They are NOT offroad. A Coromal offroad is totally different to a Jayco which is not built for those roads.

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