Noosa North shore - Fraser Island

Submitted: Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:37
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I have been wanting to go to Fraser for years but as a car driver had no chance of truly enjoying the place that was until I bought a fourby, an NM Pajero so it is on. Only problem is I got no gear, no tent, no camping stuff no nothing.

Where do I start?

I am thinking of doing a few days at the council run place at Noosa North shore to get the hang of it all, and to try out our set up and get the missus and kids out and about etc.

What should I buy? We are a family of 6 and 2 dogs although I know they are not aloud on Fraser we would probably take them on other trips so need a large tent on a budget.

I am really excited about the whole fraser thing and cant wait to get there but need a stepping stone trip first, Noosa north shore should be a good try out.
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Reply By: David H - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 22:54

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 22:54
G'day Cane Toad, maybe hire your gear first to see what you may want or like, try here www dot atrekcamping dot com dot au
cheers, Dave.
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Reply By: chisel - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 23:02

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 23:02
If budget is really important buy 1 or 2 medium-large domes from one of the big chains when they are on special. One big one might do the trick for about $300.
1 chair each ... $10 a pop (but don't expect them to last).
sleeping bag each, air mattresses to save packing space, gas stove and cylinder, table, water containers.
Don't need a hell of a lot more when starting. You'll probably want a tarp soon enough but getting all the poles and ropes can add up.
Also need some lighting. I'd go for a half-decent 12v flouro.
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Reply By: troopyman - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 07:05

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 07:05
Get an odyssey dome tent (16 person) . I have seen them for as little as $100 used in the weekend shopper . Its a pity as i just gave mine away for nothing . 6 people sounds like you need a trailer to carry everything though .
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 07:59

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 07:59
Don't forget to do a 4x4 driver training course ....

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Follow Up By: CLC50 (QLD ) - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 10:36

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 10:36
Camped on the Noosa North Shore with my pop top,You will have a great time
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 16:03

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 16:03
CLC50

I'm a bit concerned about the fella sitting on the jockey wheel handle.
Must have a shocking case of 'rrhoids.

Bob


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Follow Up By: CLC50 (QLD ) - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 18:49

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 18:49
He has a smile on his face he is Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Reply By: BenDiD - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 13:09

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 13:09
IMHO less is more and simpler the better.

Get ourself a couple of tents as mentioned above. A gas 2 burner cooker ($50) and bbq plate that can go on top ($20) and a gas lantern (and spear so it can share the gas bottle for the burner) or an electric lantern.

A basic esky will do to start. and a couple of small cheap folding chairs.

Thats all you need to get started. My tip would be to go with that and while your out there keep an out for how others doing things, set up their camps etc. I do and I always come back with some good ideas about how to simplify and streamline things.

cheers

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Reply By: George_M - Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 16:48

Saturday, May 02, 2009 at 16:48
...and for the Pajero you could start with a good quality snatch strap, a couple of shackles, a shovel with a longish handle (probably need one anyway), and a cheap (ish) tyre pressure gauge.

Have fun!

George_M
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