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Birdwood is about 60 kms from Adelaide but has virtually no accommodation nearby, so at about 40Km away Tanunda seems to fit the bill and is reasonably close to Birdwood. It would also be a chance for us to meet up before we start.

TANUNDA Saturday August 2

If you need a place that is reasonably close to the start and has plenty of good restaurants, although as this is a weekend it’s a minimum 2 nights stay or one night with $25 surcharge mention Adelaide to Darwin Rally for 10% discount.

Tanunda Caravan & Tourist Park, Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda, is situated on a 20 acre property about 500 metres south west of central Tanunda [08] 8563 2784 or Fax [08] 8563 3711, email (modern villas, updated cottages, camp sites)

BURRA Sunday August 3

These 3 places are very close together & just across the creek from Burra Hotel for drinks and good food there are a couple of other pubs and cafes too the caravan park is not large so book early.

Burra Caravan & Camping Park – 5 o/s vans 08 8892 2442

Paxton Square Cottages – approx 30, like cabins, but bigger. Linen supplied, 1 & 2 br, pet friendly. 08 8892 2622. Has an old Chapel which can be used for happy hour. Fire wood supplied (you will need it)

Burra Motor Inn – 20 units 08 8892 2777 or 1800 889 227

WILMINGTON Monday August 4

Mention Rally for 10% discount at caravan park

Beautiful Valley Caravan Park  (08) 8667 5197

Wilmington Hotel (08) 8667 5154

 Tarmac Route (see further down page Alternate Dirt/Unsealed Route)


WOOMERA Tuesday August 5

Traveller’s Village will not take bookings until after January 2014

Woomera Travellers’ Village, 08 8673 7800, Fax 8673 7700

Eldo Hotel – 22 rooms, 08 8673 7867



GLENDAMBO Wednesday August 6

No bookings needed for Camp sites, rooms can be booked after February 2014

Glendambo Outback Resort – has motel rooms & caravan/camping facilities. Non-star rated. Check the web. Ph: 08 8672 1030 or 08 8672 1035 Fax: 08 8672 1039.

Alternate Dirt Road Route (This route will only be for the very hardy)


COPLEY Tuesday August 5

Copley Cabin & Caravan Park 08 8675 2288

MAREE Wednesday August 6

Oasis Town Centre Caravan Park (Cabins and Camp Sites) 08 8675 8352

Maree Hotel 08 8675 8344

 WILLIAM CREEK Thursday August 7

William Creek Hotel (Cabins and Camp Sites) 08 8670 7880

COOBER PEDY Thursday August 7 Extra Night for Tarmac Section only

COOBER PEDY Friday August 8

Bookings open for camping at Stuart Range mention Adelaide to Darwin to keep together.

Stuart Range Caravan Park – 32 e/s cabins, 08 8672 5179 or 1800 067 787

Oasis Tourist Park BIG4 – 20 e/s cabins, 4 e/s sites. 08 8672 5169

Opal Inn Caravan Park – 3 o/s vans. 08 8672 5054 or 1800 088 523

Desert Cave Hotel – 50 units, 08 8672 5688 or 1800 088 521

Comfort Inn Coober Pedy – 15 units, 08 8672 5677

Mud Hut Motel – 24 units, 08 8672 3003

Lookout Cave Motel – 17 units, 08 8672 5118 or 1800 632 251

Opal Inn – 72 units, 08 8672 5054 or 1800 088 523

The Underground Motel – 8 units, 08 8672 5324 or 1800 622 979


MARLA Saturday August 9

Bookings for rooms taken after April 2014, camp sites cannot be pre-booked

Marla Traveller’s Rest Caravan Park – (Cabins and Camp Sites) 08 8670 7001, Fax 08 8670 7021, web

ERLDUNDA  Sunday August 10

If you want a cabin at Desert Oaks Resort make sure it is away from the generator (rooms 41-54 will be too close) the camp sites are down the back so are OK. Only rooms can be booked.

Desert Oaks Resort .(Cabins and Camp Sites) Tel: 08 8956 0984

Erldunda Station Bed & Breakfast 08 8956 0997

YULARA (Uluru) Monday August 11

Can book now mention Adelaide to Darwin rally if you want to stay together.

Ayers Rock Camp Ground 448 Sites, 14 Cabins, 14 Tents 08 8957 7001

Ayers Rock resort see $99-$1035/night

YULARA (Uluru) Tuesday August 12

ERLDUNDA  (again) Wednesday August 13

Desert Oaks Resort . Tel: 08 8956 0984

Erldunda Station Bed & Breakfast 08 8956 0997

ALICE SPRINGS Thursday August 14

Heavitree gap no bookings for camping

Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge and Camping  Web Page (08) 8950 4444

Chifley Alice Springs Resort (08) 8951 4545

Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park 1800808373

Gday mate tourist park (08) 89522612

Stuart Caravan Cabin Tourist Park (08) 8952 2547      


TI – TREE Friday August 15

Bookings for rooms taken after April 2014, camp sites cannot be pre-booked

Ti-Tree Roadhouse (Cabins and Camp Sites) (08) 8956 9741

WAUCHOPE Saturday August 16

Bookings for rooms taken after January 2014, camp sites cannot be pre-booked

Wauchope Hotel (Cabins and Camp Sites) (08) 89641963 Web

RENNER SPRINGS Sunday August 17

Bookings open 

Renner Springs Desert Inn (Cabins and Camp Sites) (08) 8964 4505 Web

 DALY WATERS Monday August 18

Bookings for rooms taken online, camp sites cannot be pre-booked 

Daly Waters Historic Pub (and Camping) (08) 8975 9927 Web

KATHERINE Tuesday-Wednesday August 19-20

Bookings for rooms open, camp sites cannot be pre-booked I am trying to arrange a group booking for campsites so stay tuned.

Ibis Styles Katherine  (08) 8972 1744 Web

COOINDA Thursday August 21

Bookings for rooms open, camp sites cannot be pre-booked I am trying to arrange a group booking for campsites so stay tuned.

Cooinda Camping Ground 1800 500 401

You can also book a cruise at the above number for first thing in the morning (22nd) @ 6:45am it’s a 2 hr duration I’m sure you will get a few snaps.

Gagudju Lodge Cooinda 48 Rooms (as Above)


BARK HUT Friday August 22

Mary River bookings open

Mary River Park  5km down road very nice cabins and camping  (08) 89788877 Web this one is quiet.

Bark Hut Inn (08) 8978 8988 Cabins and Camping at the petrol station this one will be louder.

Annaburroo Station few km south currently being renovated 89788971

ADELAIDE RIVER Saturday August 23 Pub from Crocodile Dundee

If you have your own accommodation (camping)  do not book at Adelaide River as you will be staying at Coomalie Air Strip (booking already done in your entrant fee), special event planned.

Camp ground and cabins (08) 89767047

Coomalie Creek Caravan Park (08) 89760155 just been sold


Full range limited only by price

Hidden Valley Tourist Park 25 Hidden Valley Road
Berrimah NT 0828 (08) 89842888 will only take bookings after January

Darwin FreeSpirit Resort 901 Stuart Hwy, Darwin NT 0829 ‎(08) 8935 0888 ‎ ·    This one is about 7Km further out.

5 Responses to Accommodation

  1. Hi I been speaking to Chris Dillon , and mentioned about the trip I have a 1913 tourer in original condition , and would love a trip like this one , please pop me on the list
    Cheers Scotty

  2. Neil & Robin Bromilow says:

    Willmington Stoney Creek Bush Camp
    We were disappointed a year ago, the road in was poor. We ended up staying at the pub which was great. Willington is a beaut tiny town where everything closes on Tuesday .The whole town goes and plays golf!!!

    • Mark says:

      We will have a look in August, we stopped at Willmington for lunch last rally did not look for accommodation, the homemade pie from the take away was good though.

  3. David Couper says:

    Hi Mark
    There is a small error in the Accommodation pages which might confuse some people,
    From Ti Tree to Darwin you are a day ahead of yourself.August 15th is a Friday not a Saturday. Sorry to be so pedantic but I thought it might be good to point this out so that it is correct.
    I am having no difficulties with bookings except Ti Tree which does not open for bookings until April.
    David & Trish

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