Thunda Down Under 2015 visitors have a range of options for their accommodation, with onsite camping preferred. There are 3 hotels within reasonable distance, and a 4th approximately 100km from the launchsite if you get desperate.
You might like to consider the cost of hiring a car and buying camping supplies compared to the cost of a motorhome (RV) which serves as your transportation and accommodation. Keep in mind the launchsite is 400km from Brisbane.
The launch property is approximately 15 minutes north of Westmar, for travel planning purposes aim for the Westmar Roadhouse at the intersection of Meandarra-Talwood Rd, and the Moonie Highway, at Westmar. We’re liaising with the farmer as to which field we’re launching from, and the full details including directions within the site itself will be published closer to the launch date.
Staying onsite is recommended – camping under the Aussie night sky is something to be experienced, whether you grab a swag, tent, or motorhome (RV) you’ll have a great time. Toilet facilities will be available.
For the less adventurous, there is limited accommodation available at the following locations however they are at a minimum 20-30 minutes from the launchsite, to over an hour away – driving at dusk or in the early morning is discouraged due to the high likelihood of hitting a kangaroo, emu or pig.
The Westmar Roadhouse Hotel Motel – Pub, basic cabin accommodation, groceries, fuel (diesel and 91RON only) and alcohol supplies. This is the closest accommodation to the launchsite (20-30 min drive).
Cnr Meandarra-Talwood Rd and Moonie Hwy, Westmar 4406 – (07) 4663 0870 or (07) 4663 0751
http://www.whitepages.com.au/business-l … estmar-qld
Westmar free campsite – basic short-term campsite, toilets and shower (opposite the Moonie Roadhouse on the Moonie Hwy):
There are 2 choices in Meandarra (50km from launch site, 1hr drive):
Royal Hotel Meandarra – Basic pub accommodation – Sara St, Meandarra, Qld 4422. (07) 4665 6183
Sara St Café Motel – 3 Self-contained units – Sara St, Meandarra, Qld 4422. (07) 4665 6121
Moonie Crossroads Road House & Hotel/Motel (90km, 1h20min from launchsite – use this as a last resort)
Cabins, Caravans and camping accommodation – Showers, basic supplies, pub, fuel (diesel and 91RON).
Located in Moonie on the Moonie Hwy. (07) 4665 0200
The following hire companies are available from or near Brisbane Airport:
– Andy’s Auto rentals: http://www.andysautorental.com.au/brisb … -hire.html
(Recommended for minibus hire)
RV / Motorhome hire:
Available near Brisbane Airport – small cab ride may be required:
Camping & food supplies:
BCF: Boating, camping & Fishing – Various camping supplies http://www.bcf.com.au
Anaconda: Outdoor goods store, camping supplies http://www.anaconda.com.au
Bunnings Warehouse – Large hardware store http://www.bunnings.com.au
Big W / Kmart – Equivalent of Walmart, good for camping supplies
Woolworths, Coles, IGA – Grocery stores
GoVia – Toll road company (tolls must be paid within 3 days to avoid large fees from your hire car company) – http://www.govia.com.au