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Post Info TOPIC: Melbourne to Perth via coast - Dangers?


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Melbourne to Perth via coast - Dangers?


All set for first long trip solo and have done some research, but have had warnings about 'unsavoury' types scouring some parks and campsites. Albany was a particular mention.

I have a lockable Trayon slide on with solar, but it wouldn't be difficult to get into when set up with the annexe (as I intend to leave it when taking exploratory short day trips in the tug).

Leaving early April and returning mid May via Kalgoorlie.

Has anyone had any bad experiences with campsite theft/damage - particularly on those routes and what advice would you give?

 



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Albany WA is a lovely town very high on tourist trail due to links with Whaling and WW1 Troop departures. If leaving Topper whilst sightseeing strongly advise don't leave valuables and ensure it is secure in a compound or caravan park.

Remember if it can be seen and left in easy reach it belongs to someone else.

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Middleton Beach caravan park is a fenced and reasonably secure park in Albany. Also probably the pick of the parks there. Ocean Beach park in Denmark is also another nice park. However, in all parks, it is wise to take reasonable steps to secure your gear when you are not there.

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We travelled that route and had no problems, saw no problems and heard of nobody having any problems, we found all the towns lovely. We always take basic security measures of locking our van when sleeping or away from it and of keeping phones and other small valuables out of sight.

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Thanks for that. It appears commonsense should prevail and so just be careful.

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blankstaretake normal precautions ,leave things out sight locked up . Sign of the times , HAVE A GOOD TRIP, TAKE CARE roker



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Travelled with a tent from Sydney, via Port Augusta, then around the Eyre Peninsula, across the bottom of WA, up to Perth, then out to Kalgoorlie and never had a moment's problem. Went on to Alice Springs via Australia's longest shortcut through Great Victorian Desert (amazing) where situation was a little different in that more caution was required. But we did take obvious precautions everywhere such as locking phone, iPad, etc. in the car and hoping folks were honest. Good to get to know your neighbouring campers too. Overall experience was a very positive one. Enjoy the journey.



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I travelled the coast from Bunbury WA, to Ceduna SA, about a month or so ago

I never had any problems in the free camps

Just say Hi, to your neighbours, and you can utilise the mobile (travellers), neighbourhood watch

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Gary and Barb wrote:

All set for first long trip solo and have done some research, but have had warnings about 'unsavoury' types scouring some parks and campsites. Albany was a particular mention.

I have a lockable Trayon slide on with solar, but it wouldn't be difficult to get into when set up with the annexe (as I intend to leave it when taking exploratory short day trips in the tug).

Leaving early April and returning mid May via Kalgoorlie.

Has anyone had any bad experiences with campsite theft/damage - particularly on those routes and what advice would you give?

 

Hi Gary your fourby and slide on looks as though it could go with you on short day trips to see the sights, unless you intend to do some serious off road stuff. Anyway mate, most CPs have designated storage areas where you can park it up for a low storage fee. I used free camps from Perth to Port Augusta and only stopped at rest areas that was populated with other vans etc as long as you get to know youre next Door neighbors when you get there, they would be happy to watch youre rig, as long as they stay until you get back. 

The highway from Perth to Kalgoorlie maybe a different story, its a very busy road and too long since I traveled it (2006) so CP storage would probably be the way to go.

Cheers, Mike 


 



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Thanks Tony and Tigermike,

Good suggestions. I have done a bit of touring in Victoria High Country recently but opted to leave the Trayon on the truck sometimes and it worked out quite well. Since it is quick and easy to pack up, and offers little fuel penalty, I will only rarely unhitch it and look around each area with relative ease. That way I know all is secure - plus, I will have access to all the camper has to offer, such as on board water, food and a cold beer!



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