185 km into the NT you come across your first fuel stop and van park. We filled up and went into pay for our stay. They had a couple of helpful and friendly girls from Liverpool in the UK.
Given all the info we needed, including where the fresh water crocs may be sunbathing, we headed in. Passing the pool we chose a shady spot and connected to power. Another couple, Kaye and Peter were already here. They recommended our next camp at the Boab Caravan Park and swimming at Bitter Springs. They would join us at happy hour at our next two destination 😀
The ground around the camp site is all leaves at the moment although there are some signs of grass about the place. You will find a couple of laundry and a couple of toilet blocks. One of which has showers. A BBQ area is also available.
Timber Creek Fuel Station
As the time had gone forward one and a half hours it was way past lunch time by the time we arrived. Heading into the servo to see what they had, I noticed they have frozen bread. Better than none when your out bush! They also have shelves of basic food like a small store would.
We ordered fish and chips off their lunch menu. After paying you go outside and go next door to the restaurant once they unlock the door.
Again the girls were polite and the food was ok. They do have a dinner menu and a bar if you don’t want to cook.
Shop is open 7 am – 9 pm
Bar is open 12pm to late
Restaurant is open 7 am for breakfast, Lunch all day and dinner 6 pm – 9 pm (last order at 8 pm)
Crocs and Bats
As soon as we set up we went to go look for crocs. We checked out the banks of the river as she mentioned and also in the water, but sadly we seen nothing 🙁 They do have croc feeding in the dry season at 5 pm on Tue/Thur/Sat.
Croc feeding bridge
Kaye and Peter did spot a croc we were told later. Bats are also in the trees above the river.
Bats in the Trees
If you were anywhere but in the middle of nowhere you might not pay the price to stay here. But… if you want power and aircon it’s your choice. Also if it was cooler and not in the 40’s we would have stayed at the free camp.
If your passing through for a night then check this place out.