Visiting Australia in October

Submitted: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:12
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In October , 2013 partner and I will be driving (campervan) Adelaide to Sydney via Melbourne.
Particularly want to visit Jervis Bay for its white sands and understand there is a campsite there where the kangaroos come down to the water at sunset , maybe a pain for the locals but a novelty to a couple of Brits.
Any suggestions the name of that site?
Ken and David
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Reply By: Member - Peter L (VIC) - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:27

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:27
Can't help with Jervis Bay but if you travel east from Melbourne through Gippsland you can find kangaroos a plenty at the Buchan Caves caravan park. About one hour out of Bairnsdale. Need to spend at least 1 night there as they tend to be invisible until the day cools a little. Caves are also quite beautiful. You also have the 90 mile Beach, Payesville, Lakes Entrance and the Gippslnad Lakes. At Paynesville you can cross over to Raymond Island and spot a few koalas in the wild as well. In addition you are not far from the high country and cattle grazing areas.

Good luck with the trip

Peter
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:53

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:53
Beaut spot the buchan reserve and caves.

Buchan Caves




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Reply By: mikehzz - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:40

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:40
Maybe it's a place called Green Patch? Once upon a time you used to get covered in parrots and lorikeets if you stood out in the open there. I have pictures of my kids covered in birds. Lots of kangaroos around there as well. I think they discourage the birds now as they become too dependent on people for food. Same with the roos.
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Follow Up By: Member - Hunter Gatherer - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 00:19

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 00:19
Greenpatch and Pebbly beach, between Batemans Bay and Ulladulla, also have kangaroos. Hyams beach near Jervis Bay has beautiful white sandy beach.
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Follow Up By: patsproule - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 07:07

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 07:07
Greenpatch is the one near Jarvis Bay. We have a good photo somewhere of a roo rearing up at my sister there, mid air about to kick. Just missed her luckily. If you do end up close with roos just watch the bigger males. Roos are generally timid and placid but the big daddy's can get agro.

Pat
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Follow Up By: Keir & Marg - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 08:56

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 08:56
Greenpatch is in Booderee National Park, see link www.environment.gov.au/parks/booderee/?
Be aware that Greenpatch gets very crowded at times like school holidays and the October long weekend, so you will need to book if you intend going there around those times
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Reply By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:54

Friday, May 31, 2013 at 22:54
That'll be Murramarang Beach, Depot Beach or Merry Beach. You see them all along that stretch of coast. If in doubt, ask locally. In fact, Google any of those places along with "kangaroo" and you should find your info. Also, head a little bit inland a bit N.E.of there to Kangaroo Valley and you'll see loads of Wombats too. These are seriously weird animals, like a giant guinnea pig.

Great time of year to be here.
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 05:46

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 05:46
Sorry, that should be N.W. not N.E.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 10:09

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 10:09
If you're starting in Adelaide and want to have roos at your campsite then head down to Deep Creek conservation park about 80k south of Adelaide
http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Fleurieu_Peninsula/Deep_Creek_Conservation_Park

for your first night . Stay at the Tapanappa camp, great sea views and roos.
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Follow Up By: Ken E3 - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 16:25

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 16:25
Thank you for link and name of campsite, NOT obsessed with roos but a 2 day visit to Kangaroo Island for its general wildlife and flora is already on our itinerary.
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Reply By: Member - Terry W4 - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 10:19

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 10:19
As you van see K and D there is no shortage of roos in this country. In Canberra they live in and through the city. They can be a road hazard at night and many get killed - not much different than your deer problem. Although as has been said the big bucks will defend their does if you get too close and look like you are going to challenge them.
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Reply By: Member - R and R Troop (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 18:12

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 18:12
Yes the Pebbly Beach kangaroo's are very friendly but still need to respect kangaroos as they are wild and can kick! South Coast NSW is very scenic - call in at tourist information centres along the way and pick up brochures. If you like quaint villages Tilba is an interesting village in a scenic setting.
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Follow Up By: Ken E3 - Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 19:20

Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 19:20
Again thanks and will respect the roos as wont be wearing a cricket box. lol Can appreciate their kick has quite a punch.
Will note the village of Tilba as living in such a place in Wales it will be home from home (hope the weathers better there though).
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Follow Up By: Nickywoop - Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 10:03

Sunday, Jun 02, 2013 at 10:03
It's not a kick or punch, when they lash out, it's a rip with the big middle back claws as they stand on their tail. Worse and could be fatal if they grab you in a bear hug first. Nick
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