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broome to Nt or Qld

A family of 4 are looking at visiting broome feb 2011 and staying in a family resort, any suggestions, something nice but not too expensive. Is the Bali Hai ok for a family or more couples? We are then looking at travelling via a campervan to either NT or top of qld, have never done this and wondering if anyone has some adivce or whether this is a silly and time consuming thing to do. We have 4 weeks up oursleves to do this. Or the other option is once we are finished in broome make our way down to perth?

Any advice would be welcomed thankyou

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1. Re: broome to Nt or Qld

Hi there,

February is the wet season in the top end of Australia so a campervan trip across there may not be the best option at that time of year. If you were to head south, the weather would get hotter and dryer. You would be able to take advantage of visiting places like Ningaloo Reef, Coral Bay and Monkey Mia as well as everything else along the way. I think it would be a terrific family road trip if you have the time to amble along and the roads would be a lot better than going across the Top End.

As for Bali Hai - see the family reviews of the resort here: tripadvisor.com/…CHECK_RATES_CONT

Seems it is perfect for small family groups and many people are impressed with it.

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2. Re: broome to Nt or Qld

Bali hai is a very nice resort and is suitable for families.

Another to look at is Seashells.


We have driven through to the Northern territory and also Queensland, but as tez has said, you will be in the north of Australia during the Wet season and it's hard to predict what you may encouter, as far as road conditions etc go and despite being able to stay on bitumen for all of your trip if you choose your route with that in mind.

I also think the drive to Perth may be a better choice at that time of year. Despite most likely being quite hot, it would seem a better option than possibly driving through a lot of rain with your NT or Qld option.

Maybe make that another year and around May through to September is the better time.

Let me know if you need some other resort options and I will pass on the names.

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3. Re: broome to Nt or Qld

I agree with Soo as sometimes the river crossings are closed due to floods for a couple of weeks or longer. Even the Victoria River Crossing was closed for a month after some very heavy rain inland. You could try but check the forecasts before you leave Broome and if heavy rain is forecast then go south as you could get into the situation of the river levels rising after you crossed them and when you get stopped you cannot go back to Broome

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4. Re: broome to Nt or Qld

Agree with all the previous posters. Which is a shame because it is a marvelous time of year to see the top end. Unfortunately the weather that makes it great also makes it hard to predict.

The flexible options suggested previously make a lot sense; But can you be flexible? Hopefully so, if it weren't for other circumstances we'd be spending Christmas in NT ourselves but have to make do with Perth.

Edited: 2:44 am, November 10, 2010
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