Perth Trip

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Hi there everyone. We live in Tamworth, NSW, and are planning a trip to Perth. We have vaguely decided to go down the South Coast of NSW, do a Great Ocean Road trip, then through SA and across the Nullabor. We anticipate this trip will go for 6-8 weeks, then we plan to live and work in the Perth region for at least 6 months. We were just looking for some suggestions about unmissable stops along the way. Are there any reccommendations as to places we need to see and things we need to do. We will be staying in Campsites the majority of the trip, we are going with 4 other people in a total of 3 vehicles. So any advice or ideas from other travellers who have done the trip before would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 13:11

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 13:11
Try and avoid staying in town in Ceduna. Very pretty town but not after dark. (I'm sticking my neck out I know).
Do the head of the bight whale thing, the bird watching place, avoid Nullabour roadhouse fuel stops, do see the old telegraph station at Eucla (what's left)...there's so much more to do and see along that way, depending upon your interests. Take the time to have a yarn with the locals wherever you stop, and enjoy yourselves.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 23:57

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 23:57
Nothing wrong with Ceduna, just pick your van park carefully and don't use the ones in town. Try Shelley Beach - it's too far out of town for the rascles to walk to. Great park too.

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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 08:17

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 08:17
"Nothing wrong with Ceduna"....well the after dark dog patrols don't exactly spell welcome.
But as a town, it's Ok.
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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 13:55

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 13:55
Hello Andy and Mandy,

I think that Fowlers Bay is one place not to be missed and you can find out more about it and other places on the Nulllabor at this website

www.nullarbornet.com.au/towns
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 15:33

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 15:33
Mt Eccles; NW of Port Fairy
Hire some Canoes in Lower Glenelg NP in Vic.
Don't miss Robe SA
Streaky Bay is also beautiful.
Cactus Beach nr Penong SA.
Cocklebiddy Caves with eleventy torches.
Climb Mt Ragged on the back road from Balladonia thru Cape Arid.
Cape Le Grand NP.
Fitzgerald River National Park.

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Reply By: wendys - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 16:30

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 16:30
Bridgewater Bay, west of Portland, VIC. Since you will be so close, a detour to Wilpena Pound in Flinders Ranges of SA. Eyre Peninsula, SA - Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay. Agree also with previous posts.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 22:58

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 22:58
Don't forget Venus Bay on EP.
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Reply By: paul.as - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 17:15

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 17:15
Just did the trip to Sydney and back from Geraldton WA.

Streaky bay was good. Go see Murphys hay stacks, also the seal colony nearby.

Kalgoorlie was interesting too, the superpit is incredible.

Make sure you go to rottnest too, stay a few nights out there. Amazing snorkling.

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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 18:58

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 18:58
Lakes entrance (fish&chips) , The Prom (peace), Arthurs Seat (views/wine) ....enjoy...silverback
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Reply By: Member - Reg T (WA) - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 19:09

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 19:09
If you come this far don't miss Esperance, Albany and Margret River areaImage Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: kym111 - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 20:28

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 20:28
Valley of the Giants, between Walpole & Denmark (WA) is superb, and great for kids too!

A good book to get for the campsites is 'A Guide to Priceless Campsites & Rest Areas in the South West of Western Australia' by Jan Holland (isbn O 9586171 5 5). Starts at Eucla and goes as far north as Kalbarri. It gives gps readings, mud maps and a description of the sites and what the access is like.
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 22:31

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 22:31
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 22:10

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Skylab museum at Balladonia is good.

There is also a huge chunk of it in at Esperance museum.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 22:31

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 22:31
Great list of suggestions for you here - do them all, but you might need 3 months to do it all! tee hee hee :-)
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 09:56

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 09:56
Andy and Mandy,

Trip report from last year.
WA Trip Report

Have fun, we did.
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Reply By: Andy and Mandy - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 18:11

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 18:11
Hey thanks guys. We will definitely be putting a lot of these places on our "to-do" list. I thought we were looking forward to hitting the road before but we just cannot wait now! Might have to take a lot longer to get there than we planned though :).
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Follow Up By: John E - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 19:56

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 19:56
There is not much wrong about Ceduna. Certainly worth a night or two. It's very much a typical outback town. Very friendly people and quite good service if any needed. As for dog patrol, to me no big deal. Foreshore hotel and Big 4 c/van park. first class.
From a regular visitor.
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Reply By: Andy and Mandy - Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:39

Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 22:39
Hey guys, thanks again for all your great advice. We will be travelling with 2 dogs, any tips on nice pet friendly places to stay from people who have done it before?
Thanks again.
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