Where are you going over Easter?

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 20:27
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Yeah it's not really a good time to be on the roads but if you know a quiet spot then once you get there safely, you should not have to put up with population or yahoos and you will really have a great time in the bush. Hope you get my drift.
I was heading for the Pilliga but now look like spending four days down at Deddick Springs, over the border past Delegate. Plenty of varied tracks all around, will be a bit cold overnight but looking forward to a good trip, just taking my elder two, 6yo daughter, 3 1/2 yo boyo.

What are others doing?
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Reply By: iMusty - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 20:30

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 20:30
Have a good trip
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Reply By: Andrew - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 20:46

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 20:46
Warraweena for Easter, Painted Desert for Anzac weekend
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 21:37

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 21:37
Painted desert is heaven for me...lucky bugger!!!
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 20:48

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 20:48
I'm off on 2 weeks holidays the weekend b4 easter and will be in my old home town of Narrandera (NSW) for those 4 days. I'll be there visiting family but I am wondering whether any other EO people will be there? The town will be chok-a-bloc with Hot Rodders; it's an annual event.

I'll keep my eyes open for any EO stickers (as I always do).

Cheers,

Roachie
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 21:42

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 21:42
Justine and I will be in Charlie's Trousers- thats Charters Towers for those who don't know. We will be running a gliding camp for the North Queensland Soaring Centre

Should be a great time
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Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 21:56

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 21:56
Hi,

Deb and I are taking the camper to Woody Head near Iluka in Northern NSW for Easter.

Haven't been there before but really looking forward to it.

Our two sons and their girlfriends are camping with us on adjoining sites.

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:49

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 14:49
brian.. very nice spot your heading to. absolute relaxation.
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:06

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:06
No sand at Easter, off to do some fresh water fishing at the b/peterson dam, all reports say the yellowbelly are on the bite and a good size to give some sport.
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:27

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:27
Me, my wife and the NEW diesel Terracan, towing my Camp-O-Matic CT are off to Huskisson (spelling) on the South Coast of NSW for 6 days over Easter. Also a few cold homebrews to enjoy as well.
Looking forward to the break.
Cheers
Brian
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Reply By: peter in sa - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:23

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:23
GREENDOG'S going to Townsville flying out thursday before Easter then up to a place called LUCINDA my brother in law is in the army up there so we have 4 days of fishin and sight seein around the beaches only if you now what i mean cheer,s GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:56

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:56
I know what you mean, but if it is white pointers (not the sharks) you are chasing at Lucinda, you best stick to fishing :-)
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 23:01

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 23:01
Working all weekend. Thanks for the post to remind me though!
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 07:20

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 07:20
oooh bugger, sorry mate.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 23:41

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 23:41
now going to club property.. away from any crowds..
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Reply By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 07:48

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 07:48
We're going up to Lightning Ridge to stay with Jenny's folks - who now live there (as of this Easter) for 8 months of the year. They have recently bought the "Black Queen" - a "bottle" house that is reasonably famous in the area. They are running the house and mine as a tourist attraction (as per the original owners) and have an antique oil lamp collection on display in the museum section. Quite a different house! Should be a bit of fun there.... as L/R is a pretty bohemian place.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:31

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:31
G'day Chrispy,

antique oil lamp collection sounds great, maybe when I get to the Pilliga scrub I might fit in a jaunt to Lightning Ridge. Always reminds me of that movie "Razorback."

Jeremy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:50

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:50
Hey there Jeremy :)

It's quite a collection too. They ran an exhibition in Cobbity (little village near Oran Park in Sydney) a while ago, and over the 3 months it was on, thousands of people came to visit. They have some pretty exquisit examples - and all are very rare. Be worth a visit if you're in the area.

"Razorback"...hehe... quite true.

Cheers
Chris
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 10:14

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 10:14
My cousins live 5 mins from the bottle house.

I haven't seen it since the 80's but imagine it would still be the same?
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 10:41

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 10:41
Truckster

There are actually two "bottle" houses in the Ridge. One is called "The Bottle House" and the other is the "Black Queen" - which is actually three separate buildings all featuring entire walls made from bottles. They aren't that far from each other, and are both tourist -oriented. My folks-in-law own the Black Queen which is on Sims Hill.

Tho "Bottle House" is currently up for sale I believe.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 08:29

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 08:29
This poor Old fella is working(without pay) for the whole of the Easter weekend but on 18 April we are off for a 12 week trek through outback WA. Should be good.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:29

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:29
aaah sounds beaut. I've just about finished reading my book on Ernest Giles (he was a tough little bloke) and now will probably pick up my Warburton again. That SA-WA desert country is punishing. Interesting how Giles still found poetic inspiration despite his torment. He loved it and expected no reward from the Govt, and he got none I think.
enjoy your trip Willem.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:21

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:21
yuo should be getting home as we take off willem
steve
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:41

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:41
Bushfix

Yep, have read all those journals. Giles, Warburton, Lawrence, Stuart, Leichhardt, Kennedy and more modern Michael Terry. Giles had a hard time especially when Gibson went off in the wrong direction. I wish I was around then. Born 100 yuears too late. Still......theres lots of country out there to go and get lost in!!! The most remote I have been is Helena Spring, 90km east of Well 42 on the CSR and in the Great Sandy Desert.

Steve

If your trip passes closeby then you are welcome to drop in and stay over.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 00:02

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 00:02
Hi Willem, you got the art show on again ???
We are leaving Melbourne on 13/3rd, Birdsville 20-22/3rd,
will be passing through Peterborough on Saturday 26/3.
If we have time I will give you a call.

Hope you enjoyed the MS gathering.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 18:55

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 18:55
Hi Bernie

Yepo we will be here on the 26th and the Art Exhibition is on over Easter. Do drop in to the Town Hall or if you want to, get here on 25th and stay over. Look forward to catching up.
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Reply By: Member - Michael- Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:02

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:02
I'm leading a club trip of 8 vehicles (my maiden as trip leader) over Easter: Perth - Sthn Cross, Koolyonobbing, Pittosporum Rock. Jaudi Stn. Hyden, Perth. Looking forward to a fun 4 days
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:12

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 12:12
watch out for runaway trains... they're more common than roos around these parts.
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 21:32

Friday, Mar 11, 2005 at 21:32
I am planning to head a simular way next month except from the north heading down yowie rocks road and bungalbin hill - havent worked out the details yet but i have been down the track as far as currara sok and have worked in the area a bit
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Reply By: Vinnie - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 11:35

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 11:35
J5 Bathurst

Might see yer there

Vinnie
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Reply By: Member - Sparky - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 13:03

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 13:03
Getting away at Easter is something we gave up a while ago...nothing worse than camping on top of everyone or being stuck in a traffic jam on the hard stuff on the way to the packed out spot that you thought was isolated and peacful and relaxing...so...heading off tomorrow up to one of our favourite spots..DI (Double Island Point - near Rainbow Beach). Crytal clear water, beautiful beach...can even get out the sand wedge and practise those bunker shots...absolute magic...not so many people...(fingers crossed)...

Anyone else been up to DI?
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Follow Up By: TheUndertaker - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 19:04

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 19:04
Only one thing wrong with DI and thats all the d--khe-ds at easter ,would be easier to camp in the Queen st. mall on a friday night than to get a reasonable/safe camp with all the hoons around the place at easter.
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:20

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 15:20
up into the hills near woods point about an hour in past where the yobos give up. weather should be good, with easter being fairly early, no 1/4 inch of ice on the tents this year i hope !

have a good one bushy, hope the kids love it.
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Reply By: Patrick - Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:44

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 18:44
A club trip to Arcot Station near Texas in Qld near the NSW border for us. Arcot is a working cattle property which also has a selection of great tracks to run around on. We will take our new Jayco Freedom Outback which has just come off the production line in Melb for its first outing.

On the Anzac day weekend we are off again with the club to Frazer Island for their annual clean up weekend before heading north-west to Cania Gorge NP near Monto some 400 klms noth west of Brissy for 5 days.

Luv it when long weekends occur next to each other.

Safe travelling to all.

Patrick

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Reply By: Member - Michael- Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 09:27

Saturday, Mar 12, 2005 at 09:27
Davoe

When we did the pre trip recce run out there on Jan26 - Jan 29 this year we found that from Pittosporum Rock onwards to Kurrajong Rock the track is very hard to find and is overgrown in some areas. It is extremely dry as there has been no decent rain for some time, all the rock holes we came across were dry and the only water we found was at Wallangie Soar at Ives Rock.
The track between Pittosporum Rock and Koolyonobbing is well defined and well used due to an increase in mining activity in the area.
One of these days I hope to do the track from Pittosporum Rock to Curara Soak and Yowie Rocks, it's fantastic country.

Mike
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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 20:16

Sunday, Mar 13, 2005 at 20:16
Jeremy,

I'm off to Corryong, all being well, with a few villains I know from this forum. Bit of High Country work and possibly a drink or two.

Cheers,

Jim.
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