Somewhere to go over Christmas

Submitted: Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 12:12
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Anybody got any suggestions for somewhere to go over Christmas (for about a week) out of Brisbane. Kind of restricted as I'm taking 2 dogs.

While it is quite a way, I was thinking of Barrington Tops, but not sure how crowded the state forest would be there.

Any suggestions or information would be welcome.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:08

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:08
Go nowhere over xmas holidays, not worth it, miserable time with 239048203948203948203948 screaming kids per sq foot.. and parents that dont give a shiat

Wait till everyone goes back to work, and then go on holidays whereever you like, and have it to yourself.

check out the book available from this site, holidaying with dogs, shows ya where you can and cant go.
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Follow Up By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:18

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:18
truckster ive told you 876943876198236498126 million times not to exagerate how many screaming kidsjamieson wild cat
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Follow Up By: Moose - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:35

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:35
That many per square foot - jeez you must have tiny kids down south!

We always manage to take a week and a bit over Christmas to survey our Easter club trips and usually manage to find secluded camping areas. Depends on where you go - most places away from the coast seem to be reasonably free from hordes. Also depends on what you're looking for as far as amenities etc go - we are self sufficient so anywhere with a flat area for the tent can do if necessary. Mind you we don't have dogs to worry about.

Desk bound - grab a few maps and do some research.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 15:03

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 15:03
Oi Diamond.

What brand and make are these slotted discs??
DBA Golds?? Might have another mate interested.
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Follow Up By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 16:08

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 16:08
gday truckster.
the dba gold are slotted and cross drilled and cost an arm and a leg didnt even bother pricing them.jamieson wild cat
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric- Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:38

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:38
I might have a contact for them , ill ask tomorrow Craigs hut 2003
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 22:31

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 22:31
So which ones are they Dude??

brand etc?? dont want to go with Lucky Fats honest imported dinner plates ;)

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Follow Up By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 11:03

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 11:03
lol dba sport slottedjamieson wild cat
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Reply By: cruiser - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:49

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:49
The Barringtons is all National Park and therefor no dogs are allowed. There are any number of places around the Tabulum/Kyogle area that are in State Forests and dogs are allowed. Another area that you could look at is along the old Grafton - Glen Innes Rd, towards the Mann River. There are public reserves along there that you could take dogs, however, keep in mind that these reserves are next to properties that have cattle and must be kept under control. Where ever you go, have a great time, but please don't think about the national parks.
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Follow Up By: Desk bound - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:55

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:55
I knew that Barrington Tops was a national park (therefore no dogs) but I thought there was a state forest around it that did allow dogs which I was talking about.
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Reply By: cruiser - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:27

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:27
Fair enough.

If you want a State Forest area near the Barringtons, there is an area north of Dungog called Frying Pan Creek. You head towards Chichester Dam and then up into Frying Pan Creek and there are numerous State Forest camping area.

Good place to use as a base for exporing the Barringtons, but VERY popular with the Sydney and Newcastle people, especially around Xmas/New year.

Have fun
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Reply By: cruiser - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:45

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:45
Desk Bound

Try this URL

http://www.forest.nsw.gov.au/recreation/_scripts/area.asp?areaID=60

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Recreation in State forests of the Lower Barrington Tops

Area name Frying Pan Creek and Coachwood Forest Park

Facilities: BBQ/Toilets/Lookout/Walking Trail/Swimming/Camping

Summary Another picturesque and very popular camping and picnic area on the banks of the fast flowing Telegherry River is Frying Pan Creek. Frying Pan is well liked by trail bike riders.

On the opposite bank is the Coachwood Camping Area. The two kilometre (return) walking trail to Problem Creek Falls starts at the downstream end of the Coachwood Camping area. This spot is popular with family groups and those wishing to enjoy river-based activities.

Map Lower North Coast Forest Map
Reference E - 7

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Have fun
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:39

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:39
Hi deskbound
There are some good areas on the Clarence & Mann rivers(west of Grafton). No problems with dogs
If interested contact me on: vince@sterlingmicros.com.au
Vince.
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 22:23

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 22:23
You can make up an interesting trip that will absorb some time coming down from Brisy. 4 years back we drove up to Maleny from Syd & planned it along all the forest logging trails & council fire trails. Hardly saw the bitumen anywhere except to cross it occasionally. We took 7 days to do the trip.Carpe Diem
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 23:44

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 23:44
Have u heard of CALOUNDRA ?
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Follow Up By: Desk bound - Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 12:18

Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003 at 12:18
Yeh, I have heard of Caloundra, but I guess I was looking for something a bit more out of the way.
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