Easter 5 hours from Brisbane

Submitted: Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:14
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Gday

Looking for a little getaway over Easter within a 5 hour drive from Brisbane. Want to be away from the crowds a must! We have done just about every trip in the Dirty Weekends away and looking to head west somewhere at the moment.

Any recommendations?
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:18

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:18
Manar Park, up near Proston. Plenty of room. Good tracks.
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Reply By: Trevor W(Brisbane) - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:22

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 11:22
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0156
west of Tenterfield near Ashford - havent been there at Eatser but went there after New Year and was surprised that very few people were there. Need to contact park to see if any large groups are booked in for Easter. nice place when the Severn river Levels are up a bit
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Reply By: Pezza (Bris) - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 13:32

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 13:32
Reckon the only place your gonna get to "get away from the crowds" at easter is in your back yard mate :-))

Cheers
Pezza
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 14:28

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 14:28
think you might be right mate
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Reply By: troopyman - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 16:00

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 16:00
You could always drive to the brisbane CBD as all the workers have gone camping .
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Reply By: furph - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 16:22

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 16:22
Google "bullock mountain homestead" 20km. w of Glen Innes. (~ 4.5hrs. Bris.)
Sapphire fossicking. fishing (cod, yellowbelly, redfin) horseriding on 2000acres.
Steve a great host, I will actually be camped there with the family myself.
furph
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Follow Up By: troopyman - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 16:38

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 16:38
Well i would say by the trouble i am having getting onto the site a thousand other people are googling it as well . May be a crowd there LOL .
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Follow Up By: furph - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 19:29

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 19:29
I would have to say that with 7km. of river we wont be too crowded! (from past experience)
It is a favorite retreat for us and the family being so accessible from Sydney.
furph
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Reply By: Big Woody - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 20:19

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 20:19
Try this spot

It is less than 5 hours from Brisbane and nice and quiet.

Spent from Xmas to New Years camped here on our ownw with tinny beached right in front of the camp. Not one other camper in sight.

Don't tell anyone about this secret spot though. Wouldn't want word to get out.

BW
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 20:55

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 20:55
BW, how was the fishing?
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Follow Up By: Big Woody - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 21:10

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 21:10
HI Ruth,

2 big flathead, 3 bream, a dozen whiting, and 17 mangrove jack.

I live not far from this spot and normally it is big bream and flathead by the dozen but they were unusually quiet at Christmas. Never caught Mangrove Jack here before but locked into a good patch on the other side of the river and caught 17 in an hour just on sunset.

Great fun.

BW
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 13:53

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 13:53
BW, what a nice haul. Good eating those Mangrove Jack.
Think we'll have to come up from south of Bris and the b-i-l can come down from Gladstone with the tinnie and investigate.
Just got back from fishing - left here at 6:00 am, still a bit too much floodwater - only caught black bream (on yabbies) no yellow belly at all.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 20:55

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 20:55
Hi Troll, you have said that you have done most of the Dirty Weekend trips, just wandering if you have been to Cracow Beach think it may be in the CQ book? anyway we are going for a look and see what's there this Easter might have to have a couple of pots at the Cracow pub on the way through hahahahahaha

Cheers Bruce
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Reply By: Keith_A (Qld) - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 14:16

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 14:16
Hi Troll - Two suggestions :

1. Gordons Country at Goomburra - camp anywhere on the 4000 acre cattle property. Go via Cunningsham gap, then turn at the Driver Reviver at Gladfield, then to Goomburra.
This is only aprox 2.5 hrs away.

2. For solitude, the place you are looking for is called "Expedition National Park" - a truly isolated wilderness park. More like 8 hours - 650 klms, but you will probably have the entire place to yourself. Get there via Toowoomba, Miles, Taroom.
Just outside Taroom is Lake Murphy Conservation park - stay a night - then follow the road to Expedition.
nb - must be totally self sufficient. Does have a fairly new compositing toilet.

.......................Keith
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:25

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:25
Gday Keith,

Been to Gordon Country a couple of times and love out there next to the river....great spot.
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Reply By: Andy and Mandy - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 00:06

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 00:06
What about some bush camping out near Moonie on the Moonie River. You could even have a night camping on the banks of the river at the best pub in Queensland, the Nindigully Hotel? There are some lovely secluded riverside campspots out there in the camps book and its definitely west.
whereever you decide to go, have a great easter!!

Andy & Mandy
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