Ashburton river

Submitted: Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:04
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Hello anyone camped on the banks of the ashburton before. Just wondreing is there a camping fee that you pay to a ranger ? is there a few sites to camp at and which is the best the fresh water side or the salt ? Any info would be great
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Reply By: ob - Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:15

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:15
I read in Saturdays West or The Sunday Times that a certain Mr Andrew Forrest owns a bit of property along the Ashburton. Don't know if he caters for campers though.

ob
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Reply By: Joe n Mel - Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:40

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:40
Contact council at Onslow or Tom Price, they will be able to tell you, long time since i have been there but assuming you mean at the concrete crossing, the fresh water side was always better but the saltwater side was of course closer to the fishing so depends what you want to do, more shade up stream at the freshwater
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Follow Up By: Member - Duane A (WA) - Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:59

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 18:59
Yeah will do they may have some info .Iam pretty sure you can still get in there and camp i over heard some blokes at eighty mile April this year talking about the area cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Mark C (NSW) - Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 20:42

Monday, Jun 28, 2010 at 20:42
Hi Duane
Drove down there for a look from Onslow few days ago and surprised how many camped there. Some where packed in closer than a caravan park, that was above the causeway in the fresh, didnt see any camping spots with anyone there below that but did not look too hard. Becoming a very popular free camping spot but don't know for how long as heard rumours in Onslow about big changes in that area over the next few years. The water is a long way down a steep bank from camping sites and river is low due to season. There are still spots to camp though but didn't pull in and look at all of them cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Duane A (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 00:16

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 00:16
Thanks alot Mark sounds like i better take a look before they shut it all down .
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Reply By: tam16 - Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 12:06

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010 at 12:06
It gets packed out this time of year..Andrew Forrests family owned a station in the area but it was sold years ago.
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