Should. we take our Kayaks?????

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We are planning to travel from Nsw up through Mt Isla, to Darwin and then over west continuing down to South WA before heading back over to SA, then home to Albury over the next 15 months starting March 2015. We usually travel with 2 kayaks on top of landcruiser and are wondering if we will be able to use them enough to make it worth taking them. We travel with a small well travelling small dog so will not be staying in National. parts overnight. What would you well travelling people advise.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:29

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:29
I wouldn't have thought there were many places north of the Tropic of Capricorn that I would be comfortable in a kayak, but I guess it's your call. By the look of your rig you could slip them up on the roof without any downsides. The lizards will likely be longer than your boats :o{
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Follow Up By: Gadget X10 - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:35

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:35
You will not use them up north but you will use them over in the West and SA, so take them.
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Reply By: The Landy - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:43

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 11:43
I think questions like this are best answered with the question, how often do you expect to use them? If it was every other day I would take them, but if not I'd be inclined to leave at home...

The same applies to things like boats and bikes, unless it is a primary part of your trip leave them at home...

But only you can assess that,NAND have a great trip!

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Reply By: flyingfrenchman - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 12:11

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 12:11
After just completing a NW WA trip they would be great to have from Broome all the way round and through SA. Particularly in Cape Range/Peron NP I would have given my left leg to have my stand up paddle board with me! Assuming they are the tough plastic type don't miss out for a few litres of fuel.
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Reply By: gbc - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 12:48

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 12:48
Lawn Hill, Kakadu, Katherine gorge - the whole west coast, millstream. I'd be taking them for sure, but then again I'm ditching the family ski trip to paddle Milford sound and Akaroa this year.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 13:10

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 13:10
Kakadu !! I am not sure I would be recommending that as an area to kayak without some clarification of where in particular.

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Follow Up By: gbc - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 14:55

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 14:55
The twin falls trail is a 5 day paddle
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Reply By: wholehog- Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 13:29

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 13:29
TAKE... We are away for a few months from Brissie and wandering around up north NT and QLD, same thing..small fluufy dog..van and a kayak..and push bikes.

There's plenty of places away from the salt croc areas on your way up and back to use your kayaks.
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 22:45

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 22:45
Absolutely, as well as all the places already mentioned, don't forget the Blackwood in the South West.
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Follow Up By: Derek Jones - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 22:58

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 22:58
+ the many bays, inlets, headlands and coastal features where a paddle is enjoyable. Don't forget the ocean.
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Reply By: Member Kerry W (WA) - Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 at 14:00

Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 at 14:00
Some good pros and cons here
http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/108814/Domestic_dispute_1.aspx?ky=%22Kayaks%22&sn=&p=%2fForum%2fDefault.aspx%3fs%3d1%26ky%3d%2522Kayaks%2522%26pn%3d1

I put my opinion at the bottom of the thread.

hope it helps
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Reply By: Willy W - Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 at 17:06

Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 at 17:06
If your mother in law is going on the trip with you and she loves kayaking and there are crocodiles....absolutely yes take them! Just kidding. I have a fantastic MIL. If you have the space and going to any place where you can use it you will regret not having it there. If you take it with you and don't use it then at least you have had the option and didn't think I should have....
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