Needing some serious advice.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 19:34
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I have never been camping in my life, but a friend and I are going to see if we can rough it out in about 4 weeks.

We are wanting to know of anywhere near the Sunshine Coast - Not too many hours drive out if possible. A very quiet place, not many if any people around. We are also wanting it to have a place to swim/fish and allowed to make fires.

If anyone can help, please let me know.


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Reply By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:08

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:08
Check this link.

It is a publication called "Dirty Weekends" and there is one for South East Queensland. Might prove helpful. You did not mention it, but if you have a 4WD it will help.

Good luck.

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Reply By: Member - kevin r1 (QLD) - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:22

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:22
just had weekend at Benarkin State forest, camped at Emu Creek camping area,you can swin in creek, not sure about fishing,also you can have a fire, take your own fire wood.Can recommend. look on EPA Qld web site
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Reply By: Member - kevin r1 (QLD) - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:23

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:23
just had weekend at Benarkin State forest, camped at Emu Creek camping area,you can swim in creek, not sure about fishing,also you can have a fire, take your own fire wood.Can recommend. look on EPA Qld web site
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Reply By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 20:24
Hi Nishee

If you have a look at your post, it now has an 'Article Overview' link. Click on that, and you will find a lot of info on camping, camp cooking, what to take etc. A lot of good info there.

If you plan ahead, I'm sure you will enjoy yourselves.

Have fun, Dave

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Follow Up By: CLC50 (QLD ) - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 06:58

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 06:58
Hi
Inskip point,Rainbow Beach will give you all you want,either beach or bay camping ,Camp fires .Beach fishing,bay fishing,Mud Crab netting,bring you dog but must be on lead all the time
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Reply By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 21:00

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 21:00
First timers, I would highly recommend Island View caravan park Imbil. It has bush camping where you can have a fire byo wood or you can purchase it on-site. They also hire out canoes. We stayed there for three months last year. I think by now they should have their new amenities block. Imbil is only 50 min from Coolum, don't worry if you have forgotten anything the fish shop and local grocer stock heaps of camp gear. Go for a drive out to the dam. Depends on your driving ability the track to Landcruiser Mount Park is a nice drive challenging in only one part from memory as you go past a gate. The lover part is accessible with any car. Actually I wouldn't mind seeing it for my self again. Last time it was in drought.
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 21:02

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 21:02
sorry that should be lower.
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Follow Up By: happytravelers - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:14

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 20:14
We stayed at Island view on the labour day holiday weekend just gone. I've never seen so many campers jammed into a park. Mind you the owners were only accepting cash and no receipts were given. The new amenities block was not open so thousands of people with just two toilets and two showers each for male and female. It was the first time we'd visited that park and I'd like to stay there again at a less busier time.

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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 09:15

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 09:15
Jon
Sounds like the secret is out. You cant go any where on the coast with out being crammed in. They have many 4x4 clubs meet there. One time when we were there they had three at once. With saying that during the week we had the place to our selves.Image Could Not Be FoundImage Could Not Be FoundThese photos were taken October 09 before the drough had broken. I bet its green now.
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Reply By: Rob! - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:51

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:51
Moreton Island (not during holidays) will give you what you want.
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Reply By: Nishee - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:31

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:31
Thanks so much for the help.

Someone at home said Charlie Moreland... But I don't know how reliable they are.

Will check out all the suggestions.

Cheers.

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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 13:17

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 13:17
Swimming in June - crickey, you must be a tough bugger!
Take plenty of warm gear - gets very cold at night if you're heading up into the hills.
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Reply By: muzzgit - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 23:59

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 23:59
And most important of all, take some "wet ones" and "hand sanitiser" if you don't have running water or showers.
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Reply By: Holiday Hound - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 21:34

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 21:34
Make sure you practice putting your tent up before you go..and take the instructions with you!
Make a list of what you think is essential and then ask for advice here.
Take some warm stuff for night. Nothing worse than being cold.
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