The natural areas around Lorella are indeed nice. But there's a level of marketing hype that doesn't match the reality. Here's our experience in July 2021:
-The roads in are horrendous. Lorella's website says "when taking it slowly and with care most vehicles and caravans should have no problem being able to travel through.", which is completely misleading. The corrugations were absolutely horrendous, and the campground was a wasteland of busted caravans and cars. We saw vans with completely snapped suspension, two disabled cars, 15 shredded tyres, busted shower doors, cupboards, and the roads are littered with pieces that have fallen off vans and cars en-route. We've done plenty of 4wd travel, and this road is on par with the Tanami, or other remote tracks- it is wide, but in very poor condition- its most definitely NOT suitable for dragging a regular caravan through.
-Just accessing the main campsite involves a steep and rutted-out river crossing. With our large caravan, we needed 1st low range and the lockers on. A camper trailer or lighter & smaller van would be fine.
-The campsite was full. Think busy caravan park. That isn't Lorella's fault, but the claim "there's room for everyone" is misleading in that many stay at the campsite. That meant people playing music until 11pm, constant dust from the passing vehicles, and a feeling very different to being remote and away from it all.
-Its expensive for what you get- $51 for a family of four. Which gets you.. a dusty campsite and access to the property. Basic toilets and water. I appreciate Lorella is truly remote and its expensive to get supplies there- but they don't supply you with anything! Plenty of other camps in the NT charge around $20 for the same level of service, and are almost as remote.
-The tracks out around the property are decent 4wd tracks- no way you can take your regular car. Just 10 minutes from the camp you'll find deep bulldust and a deepish river crossing you need to navigate to get anywhere. So average speeds are slow, and it means it takes a long time to get anywhere- the most-popular attractions are around an 80km round trip from the main camp. Sure, you can try and camp at these sites (saving the round trip), but they were all full when we arrived. Yes, there's plenty of room on such a big property, but not at the popular/nice spots.
-All that said, IF you can escape the crowds, and you're properly equipped (NOT a regular caravan or 2wd), then there's some really nice natural areas. Certainly no better than Kakadu or Litchfield (for example), but the sense of adventure and achievement in getting to them is wonderful. But again, you need to escape the crowds, and realise what you're getting into...
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