help # 2 honeymoon camping

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thankyou everyone for your replies. LOVED them!i didnt know anyone would reply let alone 20 of you. okay so maybe now i can be a pain in the butt because i wasnt too specific last time. we would like rivers and waterfalls and swimming holes over beaches weve done the sand thing and well it hurts. lol. umm also mainland anywhere within 6 hours of brisbane but not near gladstone thats where his family lives and although i love them it is a honeymoon so thats a no go. umm any other helpfull hints things that arnt usually thought of?? we spent 3 hours in boating camping and fishing on the weekend and got some great ideas the only thing they cant help me with is secret off road beautiful camping spots and of course camping tips from people who do it all the time and are members of explorOZ P.S this is the best site i have come across i never expected so much help! so im hoping i can get just a little bit more out of you all
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Reply By: Moose - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:15

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:15
You are kidding aren't you? You actually expect people to tell you about their secret camping spot! You can suck-up as much as you like but it isn't going to help :-)
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Follow Up By: annaridley - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:22

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:22
jeeze thats a bit harsh. my partner and i are new to brisbane and so we dont know the surrounding areas asking for help about where to go isnt sucking up its simply just that asking for help. let me rephrase it then if you're so offended does anyone have knowledge about the surrounding areas of brisbane we dont want to be somewhere that has thousands of kids running around because we are on ou honeymoon we want to enjoy the outdoors just like everyone else here does. if you read my first thread everyone was quite helpfull and im sorry if saying thankyou is sucking up i thought it was just good manners!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:27

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:27
i'm with you moose ......even if i did know some secret camping spots in Qld...:)))))

gee we aint even invited either
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Follow Up By: Moose - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 14:50

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 14:50
Well I didn't see too many "secret" spots being divulged. To me secret means somewhere that very few others know about.
The ones mentioned are all areas available to any member of the public. Just as I said, and as backed up by Member No 1, no-one is going to post a secret spot on here - wouldn't be bloody secret for too long after that!
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:41

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:41
Hi Anna, Yes that was a bit harsh Moose, there is hundreds of places to go in and around Brissy. We use a couple of camping books like Camps Australia 4 etc and plan our trip on a destination and have a number of spots in that area to visit, if the first one is ok we stay or keep looking that half the fun.
But I have one where you will not see a lot of people, but you have to be totally self contained, Burrum Coast Nat Park, Kinkuna section north of Woodgate. Camp right on the beach and as I said not many people especially out of school hols.
Some places might not be to far away so you can go have a look before hand, anyway hope you find something nice.
Cheers Bruce.
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Reply By: Member - Chris G (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:44

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:44
Oh Anna, Don't be upset by this apparent rough handling by Moose. This is,as the Americans say, I think, Hazing. Gently joshing you along. Take heart he is trying to be friendly{I think} Had a doberman like him once. Had to shoot it of course. This is the BEST site on the web and it is full of nice people like Moose, me, John R and Muzbry and of course LUCY all from Victoria. Take heart and like everyone else here, we wish a fantastic honeymoon.
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Follow Up By: annaridley - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:54

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:54
hey, im from victoria myself if i was going camping there i would be fine its these bloody city areas lol. thanks for that though. im looking forward to it at least with this sort of honeymoon we still have the camping gear afterwoods. cheers. anna
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:27

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:27
You have blown all credibility of the Forum Chris by mentioning Lucky ha ha ha

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:53

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:53
Kev

Yeah that Lucky is the Numbero Uno Mexican of the down south brigade.....hahahahahaha



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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 17:28

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 17:28
Is that why he has to be a member of a SA 4WD club hahahahahaha

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Reply By: annaridley - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:51

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 14:51
thanks guys. i appreciate it. id have to agree with you though finding a place is half the fun. again thanks
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Reply By: grandma ros - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:00

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:00
Hi Annaridley,
I think I know a spot that would be just perfect, it called Paddys Flat, it is in NSW, a lovely drive, good dirt road, on a creek, the road leaves from Tooloom Falls where you can also camp, but not to my liking, you follow this road untill you come to Paddys Flat.
email me crwinn@bigpond.com.au and I will send you the photos.
don't know how to put them on here.

congrats on your wedding.

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Follow Up By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:36

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:36
Hi Annaridley.
If you are interested in travelling to Grafton area email me:vincebarnes@netspace.net.au & I will advise you directions.

Regards.
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:10

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:10
Ignore Moose, he just gets stroppy when someone else wants to go camping!!!

I have no idea but i wish we went camping on our honeymoon...we thought of it...but the thought of laying in the middle of the g.b.r took us!!

Have fun!!

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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:54

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 15:54
Hi Anna, Congratulations on your Wedding and enjoy your honeymoon, the best way to spend it is camping, we went to Coral Bay for ours back in 1971, at that time there was only us and another couple from Victoria there, they did a lot of fishing and supplied us with fish, was great. We had a caravan, it was fantastic.Coral Bay has changed a bit since then!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:11

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:11
I second the Grafton area....do let us know where you decide Anna.....there are quite a few bird watchers amoungst us...lol...
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Reply By: 96 GXL 80 series - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:23

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:23
Hi Anna,
I forget what we did on our honeymoon, so can I come and watch?

Congratulations.
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Follow Up By: 96 GXL 80 series - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:25

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:25
Just incase:
If new hubby says "Goanna" check with him and see if he means you.
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Reply By: chisel - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:27

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:27
Springbrook has waterfalls and creeks and some camping ... perhaps not as secluded as you'd like.
Queen Mary Falls/Condamine area is a bit similar ... maybe more camping options.
Further afield you could consider Sundown or that area (dunno about waterfalls but should be good quiet camping).
Then there's upper Clarence River area. I've not been there but I think it might suit your requirements. Should be able to camp right alongside a nice river and be well away from others.
Goomburra is another option.

Try to go during the week, outside school holidays and you'll find most spots pretty much empty.

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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:38

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 16:38
This lot just want to tag along and give you instructions LOL
Seriously, you'll just have to be prepared for others to be around, somewhere. I'm afraid not everyone camping in the bush are on their honeymoon.
Anyway, you'll enjoy yourselves, and the minor disasters and disappointments will turn into happy memories soon enough.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 17:01

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 17:01
Anna

Basket swamp creek area has waterfalls, secluded camps. etc It is just over the border from Stanthorpe. If you want water for a boat then top of NSW has the Clarence, Richmond etc.

Paddy's Flat as mentioned might suit. Also look further west.
McIntyre Gorge area has water,fish and camps. It is in NSW over the border from Texas near Ashford.

If you stay away from school holidays Sep 22 - Oct 3 you will have a lot of these places to yourself and as someone has stated even more so if you are there midweek.

There are good bushcamps on the western side of the Scenic Rim (the horseshoe range of mountains to the south west of Brisbane) at places like Goomburra, Swan Creek, Emu Creek etc.

The places are there.
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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 17:20

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 17:20
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Follow Up By: annaridley - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:30

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:30
thats friggen awsome! sorry little over the top. but love it
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Reply By: Member - barbara M (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 21:59

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 21:59
Hi Anna ridley,
Think about Styx River up near Ebor there is a camp ground just before New England National Park but I would recommend Wattle Flat further down the Road river nice camping and no- one message me and i might be able to give directions if you want
Barb
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Reply By: RalfR - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:07

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:07
Thats it! enough enough enough. So a new punter registers a girlie name and leads us all on with innuendo (I wasn't sucked in by at that sand, tree, waterfall stuff). Come on, come clean! What is it - Stevo, Bruce, Wayne, Clive????

Your only means of redemption for using all of the above information (provided free of charge), and for leading everyone on is to product a BABY. Yup. I wanna to see photos in nine months time.

Don't forget that you could get a baby bonus of 5K which get you a new set of tyres, car fridge, roof rack, tray, rooftop bag and a tent. There you go. Life's sweet. Have fun.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: annaridley - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:22

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:22
well someone is paranoid lol well you would be mistaken anna is my name and its girly because well i am a girl want proof?? www.myspace.com/inplore ( i dont really use the site anymore its a bit annoying) also im on facebook, just so you stop worrying. lol caio
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Follow Up By: annaridley - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:29

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:29
that baby idea is a good one though
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:48

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 22:48
Hi Anna,

The Gorge is a working cattle property with a 10km frontage to the upper Clarence River. Has great camping spots, waterfalls, canoeing (or take your own watercraft), catch and release fishing etc. Great spot. You can phone them - Neil and Sue Winters on 02 6647 2173.

Have a wonderful honeymoon, and a wonderful life together.

Cheers,

Val.
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Reply By: Member - eerfree(QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 23:05

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 23:05
Anna
AlanH mentioned Goomburra Valley, Lovely place, have a look at the website for Gordon Country we stayed elsewhere but GC is more isolated and therefore more in tune with what you want to achieve !!!

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