Where to holiday in WA in July with young children

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Son has asked me where they can go; two families with little ones. They want to go somewhere warm, but July is peak period and most good places are booked out. Their time frame also overlaps school holidays. This timing would put most coastal places out. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Reply By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 06:29

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 06:29
they need to head north if they want it warm Motherhen !

Otherwise I'd be heading over to Bali ! great for the kiddies and cheap if they can score well priced flights.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 13:37

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 13:37
Hi Evan

They were hoping to go somewhere north of Carnarvon to get really warm. We have had a run of frosts with a couple of mornings at -3º.

Heading to the latter ourselves next week Evan (have family up there).

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:44

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:44
Hi Evan

Update: Finding bookings hard to get, they changed plans (and it seems abandoned the travel companions to be) and have flown to Cairns to visit d.i.l.'s brother and s.i.l. and baby. Message from them is that they arrived safely and are in warm weather. Thanks to all for the input.

I'm sure Bali would have been cheaper, but d.i.l. doesn't see much of her ES based brothers and their families. It rained much of the time in Bali anyway - most unusual for this time of year.

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Reply By: oz doc - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 08:05

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Motherhen- what about Port Gregory? They have a lovely beach for young kiddies and its not too far to drive to kalbarri- which has a lot of interesting activities for kids. They might be able to pick up some acoomodation at Kalbarri either side of the school holidays, or score a cancellation spot.doc.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 13:40

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 13:40
Hi Doc

Thanks for the suggestion; i'll pass it on. It is a nice spot, and not high profile.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:45

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Hi Doc

Update: Finding bookings hard to get, they changed plans (and it seems abandoned the travel companions to be) and have flown to Cairns to visit d.i.l.'s brother and s.i.l. and baby. Message from them is that they arrived safely and are in warm weather. Thanks to all for the input.

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Reply By: Cheeky1 - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:08

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I reckon Denham would be a good spot for young families.
Probably not quite high enough for the warm weather though??
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:46

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Hi Ray

Update: Finding bookings hard to get, they changed plans (and it seems abandoned the travel companions to be) and have flown to Cairns to visit d.i.l.'s brother and s.i.l. and baby. Message from them is that they arrived safely and are in warm weather. Thanks to all for the input.

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Reply By: Member - Robert G (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:36

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:36
MH,

what about karajini NP? The weather is superb up that way for walking the gorges although the water is on the cold side in July.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:35

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:35
Thanks Robert, but the children are a bit young to appreciate the beauty, and it would be hazardous for the youngest (under two).

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert G (WA) - Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 15:04

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010 at 15:04
Oops, that would be a bit of s stretch.

The Greenough River Mouth area is pretty good but windy and probably still a bit cool in July. The sharbya area has a lot of spots between Sort of Steep point area out to the peninsulra past Denham.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:46

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Hi Robert

Update: Finding bookings hard to get, they changed plans (and it seems abandoned the travel companions to be) and have flown to Cairns to visit d.i.l.'s brother and s.i.l. and baby. Message from them is that they arrived safely and are in warm weather. Thanks for the input.

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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:54

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 20:54
Pt Samson - if they can get in - or head further north to 80 mile beach...
We went to Denham over Easter with 2 other families (6 kids in total between 1 and 4) - was great - heaps to do. Would be able to find camping spots at Ningaloo - but would have to bring everything! Karijini is VERY cold at night that time of year - and gorges not really suited to the very little ones. Horrocks?? Being a school teacher all my holidays are in the school holiday periods and we dont have generally problems getting in to most places that time of the year...
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:38

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:38
Hi Drew, it seems that Point Samson was the first place they tried and it was fully booked. Horrocks, like Port Gregory, are probably under rated as destinations so may be options.

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:48

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Hi Drew

Other son was complaining about cold weather in the Pilbara a week or so ago.

Update: Finding bookings hard to get, they changed plans (and it seems abandoned the travel companions to be) and have flown to Cairns to visit d.i.l.'s brother and s.i.l. and baby. Message from them is that they arrived safely and are in warm weather. Thanks for the input.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 21:40

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Thanks all for the suggestions, and keep them coming.Places with activities for energetic little boys preferred.

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Reply By: Member - Boeing (PER) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:58

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010 at 22:58
Hi Motherhen, We were looking at taking the family (including grandson) north in July and started looking at sites in Denham -all booked out. Looked at Coral Bay-all booked out. Exmouth- all booked out.
What about one of the stations north of Carnarvon?

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:48

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:48
Hi Mark

Update: Finding bookings hard to get, they changed plans (and it seems abandoned the travel companions to be) and have flown to Cairns to visit d.i.l.'s brother and s.i.l. and baby. Message from them is that they arrived safely and are in warm weather. Thanks for the input.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 18:41

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Update: Finding bookings hard to get, they changed plans (and it seems abandoned the travel companions to be) and have flown to Cairns to visit d.i.l.'s brother and s.i.l. and baby. Message from them is that they arrived safely and are in warm weather. Thanks to all for the input.

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