Camping in Sydney for Mardi Gras??

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 09:29
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Driving from SA. 3 days in Sydney
Have a high roof Delica campervan so cant do multi level car parks.
Street parking is, I suspect all short term tickets. Residential parking is I suspect all
by residents permits.
Cant find any campsites within a reasonable distance.
Hotel I found with room has a car park with height restriction too low for van and was just too much money especially as I have what I need in the van.
Making a trip of a few weeks so flying not an option.
Stealth camping might be an option but I suspect anywhere near Bondi will be heavily policed by the Council and again I suspect residents permit during the day.....unless anyone has some suggestions on that front.
Or other creative ideas.
Thanks

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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 11:16

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 11:16
Hi Stan,

Last time I went to mardi gras I pitched a tent in Oxford st. There were plenty doing the same thing so 1st in best dressed.

Not sure about your other requests but you may wanna sweet talk a member who lives in inner Sydney, Cartons speak all languages

Cheers Wilko

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Follow Up By: Stan2.8D - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 11:21

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 11:21
I'm surprised they dont have some sort of tent/campervan city in one of the parks, for all the out-of-towners.
I imagine parking is going to be a nightmare regardless of where I camp.

Have carton, will travel.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 13:36

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 13:36
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 13:53

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 13:53
Stan,
You could camp at Lane Cove National Park and catch the train into the City when needed.
http://www.lanecoverivertouristpark.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Stan2.8D - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:01

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:01
Thanks; will look into that.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:37

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:37
I think that is the closest you will get to the CBD and be able to camp.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:21

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 14:21
Personally I don't think you would want to camp anywhere in the Eastern suburbs/Bondi region over that weekend, as well as all the people heading there for a good time there is also the feral element that turns up. Lane Cove park would be a good option as you can get the train in and out easily.
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Follow Up By: Stan2.8D - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 16:31

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 16:31
Thanks, I hear ya!
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Reply By: Member - Terra'Mer - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 15:49

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 15:49
This is something that might work for you if you aren't already using it

CouchSurfing

There are millions of people around the world, hundreds in Sydney, who open up their spare rooms, beds, couches, floor space, tent space for travelers to use. I now of some who are happy to have travelers stay in their camper or tent outside and hangout with them for meals, sightseeing, sharing stories over a drink or just relaxing in front of the TV with the family. It is a free teach/learn/share network but freeloaders are not welcome.

I have been using it for a short time, am selective about who i ask for help but have met some great people and have not had a bad experience.

Hope this year is good weather for it, last year was very rainy.
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Follow Up By: Stan2.8D - Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 16:30

Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 at 16:30
Thanks for that; great idea.
Nice Kombi by the way.
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Reply By: Berniec - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 22:54

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 22:54
I would recommend the Narrabeen Lakes Holiday Park. It is more expensive than Lane Cove but more spread out and a great place close to Narrabeen Beach. I find that Lane Cove is well positioned for public transport but is more cramped. If you do go to Narrabeen, use the M7, M2, Ringroad 3 to Mona Vale then up Pittwater Rd. Its further than your GPS will tell you but a much easier trip, especially if towing.

Enjoy Sydney. Nice to visit but I would not want to live there.

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