GPS coordinates - Bush Camp, Border Ranges NP, North of Lindesay View

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 19:18
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Can anyone help me with information, GPS coordinates or route directions, to a bush camp in the Mount Lindesay sector of the Border Ranges National Park, North of Old Grevillia and Lindesay View (via Findon Creek Rd & Long Creek Rd.???). This bush camp is mentioned in a couple of reference books I have but directions are a little vague.
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Reply By: Mrbrush - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 23:18

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 23:18
Long creek rd does`nt seem to go very far, so it would`nt be too hard to find.
There`s a good camp spot on the running creek road. Not really a bush camp cause it has toilets .Andrew drynan park.
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Follow Up By: Scobywhip - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 06:47

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 06:47
I agree that Long Creek Road appears easy to find. My problem is that the maps I have show the location of the camp North of Lindesay View. Long Creek Road takes you to the North East. Maybe the map in the reference books are a little out?
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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 09:21

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 09:21
Not sure if it's the same camp as you are looking for, but there is a Lyndsay View trek mentioned in a few of the :See Australia by 4WD" books. It involves a long ago closed fire trail that you would be hard pressed to drive through in a grader! We followed the directions to it a few years ago and spoke to a local farmer who allowed us to explore his land "where the track used to be" to see for ourselves the condition it's in. He told us that he used to take his kids down there on trail bikes, but it is now so overgrown that it's almost impossible to get through on a bike!
I emailed the books publishers back then, updating them on their publication being 'OUT-OF-DATE", but had no response.


Cheers

Brian

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Follow Up By: Rod - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 21:36

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 21:36
I'll second this....

I drove to where this campsite was supposed to be and it appeared that a farmers fence now blocked the overgrown track. Suspect this info is very out of date. This was at least 8 years ago.
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Follow Up By: Scobywhip - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 23:25

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 23:25
Thanks for that Brian. It appears as though you are referring to the same camp as the one I am looking for.

The “See Australia by 4WD” books I have are both edited by Ron and Viv Moon. The description of this place lead my wife and I there a couple of years ago. After searching around for a little while, using only the route directions in the book, we gave up and stayed instead at nearby Sheepstation Creek. It sounds like you and your family went one step further and spoke the locals. Good on you.

I was hoping that this place does exist and be as pleasant as the description in the book. I was also hoping that the magic of GPS would make it easier to find. Looks like mother nature might be claiming it back.

Cheers,

Steve
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 07:47

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 07:47
Yep... it was the same book, but don't blame Ron and Viv for the info, it's the publishers laziness for not re-checking the info. I have a feeling that we were there in 2003, the fence that Rod refers to is on the land of the farmer I spoke with. The original track crossed his property for about a kilometre from memory. Just before the end of the road, on the left is a "farmers gate", we went through and there were two drain crossings. not really creeks, but the 3rd crossing was a little more adventurous. We walked it first and then about 50 metres further we found the old fire trail sign, but it had taken us 15 minutes to walk that 50 metres! The overgrown lantana was so thick! So we gave up and drove back to a picnic ground that I think may have been Sheepstation Creek, enjoyed our lunch and then headed home. Had a good day, but it's a shame that the publishers can't/won't/don't get their facts straight before putting these books on the shelf. The Old Grafton Stock Route that is in the book DOES exist, and is a pleasant trip to do. I don't know about the others.

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: Scobywhip - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 18:03

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 18:03
You've gotta hate fences and gates!

Thanks Brian,

Steve
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