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across the nullarbor


I was hoping someone might have some contacts and/or advice about shipping our vehicle and camper across the nullarbor either via road or rail. while i know there are numerous companies out there, we havent been able to find one that will take a vehicle& van with possessions ie they all seem to specify the car and van must be empty.

i havent yet looked into rail but was wondering if this is viable and if anyone knows how much it might cost?

thanks!



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Hi Amanda,
I just had a quick 'Google' for you and found this company http://automover.com.au/index.html.  Under their FAQs, they say that everything can be left in the vehicle.  I don't know anything about them, but they could be worth a try.
I also found this website for you about taking the train http://www.gsr.com.au/our-trains/indian-pacific/the-journey.php.
They've got a section on that website about 'taking your car'. 


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Hi Silver Fox
thanks so much for your help! will definately look into that web site you found. My husband may have already rung that company- there was one that he did find but the price was really exxy i presume because of the insurance if u do have possessions in the car and trailer.

Have you by any chance done the Kimberley region & WA coast recently and if so could recommend any free (and good/decent) camping spots???

thanks
Amanda


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Amanda,

get the Camps 4 book. It's very good.

I suppose you have a good reason to ship the vehicles instead of driving over the Nullarbor,
but it is really a good trip.



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Amanda,
I would recommend that you get both of Jan Holland's 'Priceless Campsites and Rest Areas' guidebooks.  She has written one for the north of WA and one for the south of WA.  She provides excellent descriptions of all the camps and good mudmaps to show how to get to them. 
I would also heartily recommend the free camping area about 40 kms north of Broome at Quandong Point (if you've got a 4WD).  Also, if you have time (and a 4WD), head up to Cape Leveque.  It's not free but it's magical!

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