What are your camping plans for 2015.

Submitted: Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 08:11
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Was wondering what peoples camping plans are for 2015. So to kick it off here's what we are doing.
After spending many many years exploring from the Tropic of Capricorn north, We have decided to head south, Gladstone Qld to Mallacoota Vic. Following the coast on the way down and coming back up inland, haven't been down that way camping since doing the big lap in 97. So the only other planning is the departure date of April 17th.
Hoping to find some nice bush/ beach/ river camping, don't have a problem with caravan parks, but not really into communal living.
Cheers and drive safe.
Tony.
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Reply By: Roachie.kadina.sa.au - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 09:32

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 09:32
Tony,
Sounds like you're on top of your planning process well and truly!!!

As for us...well our camping exploits over the past 5+ years could be jotted down in bold print on the back of a half-sucked Aspro!!! KIDS!!!

When they were young we dragged them all over the eastern half of the country. However, kids (being kids) have a bad habit of becoming teenagers.....a common breed of being who simply don't want to be seen with the old fogies.

So, what to do??? They're too young to leave home alone and if we INSIST they come along with us on trips, they go out of their way to make our trip a damned nightmare!!!

GGRRRRR!!!!!

Anyway, youngest lad is now 14 (others are 17 and 19), so we reckon we can start looking at going on some weekend trips (just Annette and myself and maybe on some club trips too) and make some use of the Ultimate Camper and the new tow rig that I'm picking up on 9th January (Chev Silverado).

So, whilst we have nothing definite planned, we WILL be getting out'n'about more this year.

Cheers,

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony F8 - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 10:00

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 10:00
Well it looks like life is on the up and up, must be seriously anxious for the 9th of January to come.
I'll keep a look out on our travels for your rig, shouldn't be to hard to pick out.
Enjoy many years of travel with it.
Cheers.
Tony.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 12:42

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 12:42
Tony,

Have a 4 week jaunt planned for the National Gathering next year.

Have also just signed the dotted line on a new vehicle so a few smaller trips will be needed to check all things are functional.


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Reply By: Omaa - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 13:12

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 13:12
Well our major trip for next year, hoping to leave Alice early June, is the trip across the Gary Junction Road with the 2 couples we did the GCR with last year. We intend getting there via either up to Mt Isa & down or corner & meeting them possibly Marree then to Dalhousie before Alice. Hoping to come back via the Gibb to Normanton then home by September. No definite dates set as yet apart frpm Alice in June.
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Reply By: Warren B - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 14:44

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 14:44
The cape with 3 other couples. taking camper not van. ( if health holds out. ) going early to avoid crowds, end of June , will be interesting last up that neck of the woods in 1990. apart from that more weekends away.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 15:14

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 15:14
Hi

Not exactly "camping" but backpacking in Chile for one month starting in early February..in particular Torres del Paine...followed by Tierra del Fuego.



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Reply By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 16:28

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 16:28
May- June. Birdsville, Marree, Mt Dare, Alice ( then either GCR or Gary Junction), Karajini, Kimberleys, Kakadu ... back to Brisbane. I hope not too rushed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Young Nomads - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 19:55

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 19:55
Victor Harbor..Moomba...Walkers Crossing..Birdsville..Boulia..Plenty Highway to Alice springs..Old Andado Track to The beginning of the Madigan....then our fun begins..Madigan...to Birdsville...maybe 3 weeks..towing our TVan..and..before everyone goes into poo poo mode...we ARE taking our TVan...we are very experienced..and know what we are getting into...spoken to enough people now in the know!
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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 18:02

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 18:02
I's definitely over to WA via the Gary Junction Road and down through Ruddal River NP.
What comes before this and after is yet to be organised.
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Reply By: Greg & Dianne - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 21:51

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 21:51
It seems like everyone has some good plans. For us it's our first trip to WA for 4 months, not sure how far wel will get down the coast after doing the Kimberley and then back home to QLD via the Great Central Greg & Di
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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 22:50

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 22:50
The Gibbo :-)


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Reply By: Chambo - Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 13:15

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 13:15
Leaving same date you are heading for the Simpson from Birdsville and finishing it off with Googs track. Can't come quick enough, cheers.
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