Timber Creek Roadhouse river

Timber Creek Roadhouse – From $15 – Northern Territory

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Timber Creek Roadhouse…

We had left Western Australia and were now in the Northern Territory. Loving our six months in Western Australia,  although, a few month’s were spent working as we travel. WA’s beautiful coastline is as stunning as the Whitsundays in Queensland. Eighty mile beach and Coral Bay were highlights. Of course my favorite being the magnificent Bungle Bungles and the free camp 😀

Timber Creek Tourism Park (roadhouse)

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.

Kaye and Peter did spot a croc we were told later. Bats are also in the trees above the river.

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.

  • Location : Timber Creek
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  • State: Northern Territory
  • Pets: Yes
  • Camp type : Roadhouse
  • Price : $30 power and water – $15 un-powered
  • Water ? : Yes
  • Power ? : Yes
  • Will suit: All sized vehicles
  • Is it on Wikicamps ?: Yes
  • Drive time to nearby shops: on site shop
  • WIFI (tested with boost): Yes
  • Amenities : Showers, toilets
  • Other :Laundry, fuel, Gas, bins, crocs, river, bbq, fire pits, swimming pool, shade, seating, meals


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    • Judy Mitchell
    • January 10, 2018

    Hello Larry and Sue, we are really enjoying everything you post as we are leaving to travel from Melb to Broome via the west coast in April. Thankyou for all your wonderful posts , so inspirational and informative.

    • JimT
    • February 1, 2018

    Will try again.
    When visiting Timber Ck a visit to the memorial for the NACAROO(?) Army personnel deployed there during WWII to reflect on their involvement & service. Situated about 10k west turn south off the highway at the sign for Cemetery, Tip & Memorial. The site is reached after ascending the escarpment on a sealed road. The views of the surrounding country are worth it to.

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