wanted free camps from toowoomba to cape tip

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 22:57
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Hi everyone
We are leaving toowoomba to go to the cape in july with 4 other couples and we would like to free camp as much as possible along the way. Yes i do have Camp 6 but i know there are alot of places that are not in the book. YOUR HELP WITH SUGGESTIONS APPRICIATED . We would also like to know if anyone has any suggestions on where we could store our BT somewhere between cains and cape as we have dont want to take it all the way as our friends are only driving 4x4 and we dont want to be slowed down. as they only have 4 weeks holiday, we are lucky we travel full time.

thanks everyone
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Reply By: Willie - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 01:11

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 01:11
Look here. http://www.exploroz.com/Places/Camps_n_Accom.aspx
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Reply By: Trackor 2 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 02:34

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 02:34
Camps 7 is now available, which may help.

Van storage available in Cairns at First City Caravilla, and I'm sure other parks as well.

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Reply By: aubs. - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 18:25

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 18:25
Departing Toowoomba, but which way are you heading inland or coastal?

About 10kms north of Eidsvold at Cereatodus is a nice little free camp. If heading towards Rockhampton the there is a gravel pad at the Wowan turn off on the Capricorn Hwy it is avarage but enough room for several vehicles, it is right on the highway, Rocky via Mt Morgan, I would advise against as the road on the range has collapsed and forces you down the razor back and thats probably not smart.

If staying inland and heading up say from Dingo then be prepared for wide and slow loads, on Monday I was out that way and there were 6 wide loads the largest 9m and 280 ton, they do not get off the road even slightly.

Next stop would be close to Mackay so someone else may be able to help. I'ts hard to help as I sort of dont know how many kms a day you will travel, I usually like to target 400 kms a day when I heading to WA

Storage try the Palmer River Roadhouse or Musgrave Station.
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Reply By: fatso - Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 21:19

Monday, Mar 04, 2013 at 21:19
thank you for all replies, all information has been taken on board. We are in no hurry just depends on what we find on the way ,but our friends only have 4 weeks away. on our way back we will probably look for some work for my old man and park up somewhere hopefully free camp somewhere where i can fish.
Thanks again , anymore thoughts keep them coming .

Happy Travelling everyone
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 00:34

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 00:34
Another section of ExPloreOz has a Cape York Trek Notes that you might like to check out.

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Reply By: Umpire83 - Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 03:10

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 03:10
We are Toowoomba based, took van to Cape in 2010 and could give you lots of pointers. Flying to Cairns for Easter be happy to get together after April 7.


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