Camper trailer storage when travelling to the Bungles

We are travelling to the Kimberley next month with our Goldstream camper trailer, hoping to travel the Gibb River Road and the Bungles. We heard that we should leave our van at Turkey Creek and camp in the Bungles. Is it safe to leave the van at Turkey Creek?
Regards
Kim & Ken Loughran

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Dec 24, 2008
Trailer or van storage during Bungles visit
by: Birgit

Hi Kim and Ken,

I am not really familiar with Goldstream trailers. Are we talking about a basic camper trailer or an offroad van?

Generally off-road trailers are suitable for nearly all our roads, as in, they will get through. If they will hold up during a longer trip depends on the overall workmanship, the model, the overall setup of the rig, the tracks at the time, the driving style...

The suspension is a weak point on all vans and trailers, and in these parts of the world even cars can have problems. (That's why Drysdale Roadhouse for example stocks the most common springs and shockies. So many people overload their vehicles and then go too fast.)

But if we are talking about a van...

I do seem to remember that Goldstream trailers are only recommended for moderate offroad use, in which case it would be a good idea to leave it at Warmun.

And if it is indeed a van, then you have to leave it behind. Caravans are not allowed on the Bungle Bungles access track.

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.


Anyway, if you don't feel comfortable taking the trailer into the Bungles, the storage facility at Warmun Roadhouse (Turkey Creek) is certainly safe. It is under lock and key, there is also a lived in house nearby, and they have never ever had any problems.

Jan 31, 2011
Caravan Storage at Warmun - Turkey Creek
by: John H

Wife & I (plus 7 year old son at that time) left our older style caravan at Turkey Creek Van Park in June 1997 and then camped in Bungle Bungles for 3 nights - an experience we will never forget.
Hence the reason why another visit is planned for May this year (2011).

Can anyone give EXACT up to date details of the caravan park facilities at Warmun or Turkey Creek - whatever you wish to call it.

I have been advised there is a new caravan park under construction but when will it become operational. Can anyone advise?

Kind regards
Regards - John - Cairns

May 07, 2011
New Caravan Park @ Bungles
by: Kim

The new Caravan Park is located at the front gate to the Bungles and is operational from the 1st May 2011. They have a comprehensive web site so would pay to have a look at that. Just type Bungle Caravan Park into your web browser and you should get a few hits. All of them will give you the info you are looking for.

May 12, 2011
new Bungles caravan park
by: Birgit

I wrote about the new caravan park in the Bungles in my newsletter on February 21, published the details on March 12 and Destination Kimberley was also updated back then.

Aug 08, 2011
Camper trailer into Bungle Bungles
by: Anonymous

Traveled into the Bungle Bungles in 2009 towing a camper trailer, behind a KJ Jeep Cherokee. Took it at a reasonable pace, lowered tyre pressure to 23 psi. All was good, now have the sticker on the trailer (if you've been you'll know the sticker).

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