Secure parking in Port Augusta

Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby surly56 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:27 pm

Hello Folks,
I am heading over to SA in the last week of August to do a tour from Port Augusta.
Am having difficulty finding a secure place to leave my car in Port Augusta for the 3 to 4 weeks required.
All suggestions gratefully received - please pm me.
Regards,
Ross
Torquay, Victoria
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by BNA » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:55 pm

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Re: Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby outnabike » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:55 pm

Hi surly56 ,
I suggest a motoring organisation or the local bloke that does Rac work,if there is one there. They will know or even assist if possible.
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Re: Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby petie » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:59 pm

Having been in Port Augusta earlier in the year, it probably won't be easy. RAC or similar would be a great place to start.
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Re: Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby boyracer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:33 pm

We stay at the big 4 caravan park once a year en masse as a get together before heading to Lake Gairdner for speedweek. Friendly and helpful, sling a few bucks they might hold your car for you?
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Re: Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby outnabike » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:29 am

boyracer wrote:We stay at the big 4 caravan park once a year en masse as a get together before heading to Lake Gairdner for speedweek. Friendly and helpful, sling a few bucks they might hold your car for you?

Being a caravanner I suggest you check out the permanent patrons first. Van parks can be full of guys that have made it their last stop in life......just saying.
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Re: Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby petie » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:38 am

outnabike wrote:
boyracer wrote:We stay at the big 4 caravan park once a year en masse as a get together before heading to Lake Gairdner for speedweek. Friendly and helpful, sling a few bucks they might hold your car for you?

Being a caravanner I suggest you check out the permanent patrons first. Van parks can be full of guys that have made it their last stop in life......just saying.

Agreed, the big 4 doesn't have too many permanents(?or any), but they ran a pretty tight ship in not sure they'd be keen to look after a car for too long.
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Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:31 am

have you joined warmshowers? There may be host in Pt Augusta or nearby willing to park your car. I've read a few journals which mention a host in Quorn, about 40km away I think.
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Re: Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby surly56 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:14 pm

Thanks to everyone for the ideas.
Will definitely try the local RAC guy.
As suggested, I would prefer to check out any caravan parks in person before inquiring further.
Had not heard of Warm Showers - looks interesting.
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UPDATE - Re: Secure parking in Port Augusta

Postby surly56 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:52 pm

The very nice folks at the Quorn Caravan Park are going to look after my car, for a small charge.
I have stayed there twice before and would definitely recommend this park.
Last visit, they gave me a discount because I was riding a bike.
Thanks for all the advice.
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