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surfy53



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: "........but where is a comfortable climate". Reply with quote

We live in Rocky. HOT Rocky.
After New Year we've got a good amount of time to spare, so where is the best climate to relax in. It has to be south, wouldn't head north unless it was snowing somewhere. And don't say Tassie, we're heading there in October hopefully. Doesn't have to be the one place, could be a larger area, but cooler than the high 30's we have had for the last ten days. Can't even do much around the house it's that hot and humid.
Give me some ideas, coast or country, we'll soon find something to amuse ourselves.
Cheers and all you guys have a happy festive season.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you been to the Snowy Mountains in summer... Have a look at http://www.snowymountains.com.au/ for extensive places to visit and take a look at.

The Victorian High Country is also worth consideration... http://www.victoriashighcountry.com.au/ is their local web site.

Hope these give a couple of places to think about.

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Craig Watson
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Surfy,

Spent time in the High Country and Tassie summer before last and yes we had to buy thermal underwear for both locations.

It was pre BT though in our Vista Crossover.

Had to be aware of bushfires though, in both Vic and Tassie.

Hot in Rocky!! Come up to Townsville, both hot and dry and also humid at moment.

Travelling to Bundy in a week for Xmas, a littler milder I am hoping.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any tips on free over nighters between brissy and cairns
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ted and Narelle.
Free camp just nth of Gin Gin, good one.
Appletree Creek.
Calliope River.
St Lawrence.

Get on to Wiki Camps, there's a few more.
Chris.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers mate
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Ilbilbie Caltex, south of Sarina. They will let you camp O'Night if you ask. There are toilets and showers and meals.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just north of Innisfail there is a free camp behind the Garradunga pub (well have to buy a beer or meal) and it is just off the highway. Easily found on google maps and have a look with earth view.

Easily found in wikicamps under Garradunga

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Victorian High Country and Snowy Mountains but take a jacket with you and sunscreen.
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Can get cold at night and being so high, it may not be hot but boy does the sun have a kick.
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A couple of years ago when we were at home in Albury, it was 40+ for days on end so we jumped in the van and went up to Tumbarumba until it cooled down, much more human.
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Plenty of free camps up around Omeo.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely some great spots in the Snowy Mtns. 3 mile dam is easy access and right on the water. Also spent some time at Tom Groggin. A huge paddock and some spots on the river bank. There is also a small camp site about 1 km past Tom Groggin towards Khancoban - couple of great spots on the river there. We went in from the Jindabyne end - gets a bit narrow through some rock cuttings near Geehi and you wouldn't want to meet somebody coming the other way. There are signs saying road isn't recommended for vans but it is not a problem - single lane but wide enough for 2 although a bit windy and hilly. We actually followed a semi carrying cattle out and he was flying though there 😀. Geehi is also not bad if you time it right, can be pretty busy.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where did you end up Surfy?????

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