Travelling over Xmas

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Hi all what do nomads do over Xmas school hols as far as places to stay. Do you precook in caravan parks ( hate that thought) or are there plenty of free or cheap camps still available, will prob be in north nsw or even south nsw .
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 14:19

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 14:19
We are a couple of old retirees and never travel around WA during school holidays.
You just can’t get caravan park bookings and the national parks sites are always full.
A couple of years ago we travelled around NSW at Xmas and found similar problems, we got by staying in some filthy parks at exorbitant prices
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Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 14:42

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 14:42
If you are in SA Mt Compass is a quiet park to stay over Xmas.

Hardly anyone there and mostly Ensuite sites..

Just take plenty of stuff to kill the Millipedes
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 14:52

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 14:52
Go inland. Families seem to flock to the coast.

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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 17:07

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 17:07
Yep, inland is the way to go, or find a nice Relo. that will take you in for a few weeks!
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 19:23

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 19:23
We stay home and usually begin to travel in March or April, once the worst heat of summer is over and the crowds have long gone.
Next year we have a grandson due towards the end of March so we won't be going too far from home until we have met him.

For us, the long school holidays are a good chance to do quite a lot of hands-on grand parenting for our 2 littlies, and that makes me feel that we can travel with a clear conscience for months at a time during the cooler parts of the year.

Would suggest that if you do need to stay in parks that you try to work our an itinerary and book ahead as much as possible, and, as well, avoid the coast where possible as everywhere is bedlam! In some towns, such as Kiama on the South Coast (NSW), the council opens up the local Showground for travelers as all the van parks are booked out well in advance. So maybe you can also contact the Tourist Information centres in towns you intend staying in and do some enquiries.

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 21:44

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at 21:44
Gday Heather
Is he the first one?
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Follow Up By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 05:21

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 05:21
What, the first grandson Muzbry? No, we have an almost 7 year old grandson and an almost 5 year old granddaughter. The expected one is a first child for our 37 year old son, who does not realise just what changes are in store for him, come March!

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 06:57

Monday, Nov 17, 2014 at 06:57
Good morning
I have two grand sons and three grand daughters from my daughter and youngest son, i think young Wes may have missed the boat.
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 02:34

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 02:34
stay home and recommence 2nd or 3rd week of Feb and try and be as remote as possible come school holidays. rgds
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Follow Up By: ozwildlifecarer - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 11:47

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 at 11:47
We don't have a home so staying home not an option. The inland thing may be the go. Have lotsa family and friends but it's where to put the caravan that's the prob as any don't have enough property to park it on . Oh well guess it will work out. Thanks for all suggestions
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 18:34

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 18:34
I thought that might be your situation. You might be better asking on caravan forums. You are more likely to find people in your own situation with van groups. A lot of people who like the North and Inland on here. They tend to stay south in Summer.
We will be travelling mid December to Mid January this year to spend Christmas with family. We have booked the likely busy and important places and will take pot luck with the rest.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 18:37

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 18:37
And when visiting it is always as well to remember that fish and rellos start to smell after four days. We are staying with my sister for 5 days. Better take plenty of deodorant!
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