Big Lap 2023 - Flooding ....

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 18:58
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Hi All, We have been planning a Big Lap in 2023 for 4 years. We planning to set off from Perth late January and go anti-clockwise ( SA, Vic, NSW, Qld, NT and WA). How are people finding the areas that have suffered from flooding. Are they ready for tourists? I would still like to see some of these places, but, I don't want to be a nuisance. If your living in a tent, you don't want someone turning up with a camera and asking for a 'skinny decaf latte' .......
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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 19:13

Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 19:13
Hi can not comment on other states, but here in South Australia the flooding has only effected a number of areas along the Murray, the the flood levels are now dropping and they want tourists to visit these areas to bring money not those towns.

You say you are going for 4 years, so anything that happens between now and then in unknown
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 20:02

Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 20:02
PLANNING for 4 years, Stephen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 20:57

Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 20:57
Easily read either way Zippo :O)) Cheers -Phil
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 21:11

Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 21:11
Much of the flooding along the Murray seems to have been prevented entering the towns by early intervention by SES, Councils & others, building levee banks. No doubt they’d be happy to see you later on, to fuel, purchase a Chiko Roll & Iced Coffee & maybe spend a night or two?

Not sure about NSW, but there’s plenty of areas to choose from, if there’s still some restrictions.
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 21:16

Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 21:16
Hi Trek'n Teach
Most Aussies have thick skins , and as long as you are being a bit thoughtful you should be fine.
There may be places where a helping hand would be appreciated for a couple of hours.
Just go, and as you seem to be "aware" you will be fine, and welcome. Your dollars spent locally will be very welcome I'm sure.

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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 23:10

Sunday, Jan 08, 2023 at 23:10
If you go over quickly enough you will see the mighty Murray in full flood. It's not often you get to see that. Nor every town has gone under and there are still caravan parks close to the Murray where you can stay, and view the flood effects without getting in the way. There will be around 400 caravans gathering in Barmera in the last week in March, they are eagerly awaiting our arrival and spending our money.
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Monday, Jan 09, 2023 at 11:02

Monday, Jan 09, 2023 at 11:02
Remove the words planning and "4" from your thinking and follow your nose and enjoy.
We spent 15 years on the "lap" and still a lot to see.
Just need to work around floods, cyclones and fires which will just divert you to something else.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Jan 09, 2023 at 15:56

Monday, Jan 09, 2023 at 15:56
Neil, the OP said he had spent 4 years thinking about the trip, not planning a 4 year trip. Also, if he is like me, planning a trip does not mean spelling out a route and timetable. It means gathering the lie of the land and making a list of likely things to see and do.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 at 10:40

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Stick to your plan, you will get to see the Murray in all its glory, top end is a no go at the moment anyway.
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