Traveling Aus With 3 kids (going north to get warm)

Submitted: Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 21:32
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Hi there all..
We are heading up to Rockhampton this week to get warm! Then taking it slow around to Darwin then Alice Springs then back to the east coast.

We have 3 kids 6,4 and 2.5 we are both 30

Driving a 96 Pajero (yes we know were game) with 350,000kms
31 inch bighorns, 2 inch lift, evakool 70l fridge 105amp duel battery

Camper Trailer
Northside Trailer (Desert Warrior) Drifta Kitchen and storage pack + Drifa bed pack

we would love to find other families to do some more adventures tracks with.. Not keen on getting stuck by ourselves...

Matthewandbelinda@gmail.com Also on face book with the same email





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Reply By: D200Dug- Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 21:38

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 21:38
Rockhampton

Take your Banjos !!

I am sure you will meet a lot of people on your trip

have fun & stay safe
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Reply By: fugwurgin - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 21:47

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 21:47
hey
shame you arent travelling west to WA.
we are in darwin and head to broome in a few weeks following the coast all the wat back to north nsw.
im 28, partner is 30 and have a 3 yr old, travelling in a rodeo with a camper trailer.
hoping to get back by christmas.
if your plans change let us know.
enjoy
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Reply By: fugwurgin - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 21:49

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 21:49
hey
shame you arent travelling west to WA.
we are in darwin and head to broome in a few weeks following the coast all the wat back to north nsw.
im 28, partner is 30 and have a 3 yr old, travelling in a rodeo with a camper trailer.
hoping to get back by christmas.
if your plans change let us know.
enjoy
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Reply By: Road to Discovery - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 22:27

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 22:27
Hi Kemp Family

We are 2 weeks in on our round Oz trip - 2 kids age 6 & 7 and mum & dad (we are a bit older....)

Currently in Hervey Bay and heading to Rockhampton (gee, when is it gonna get warm?) possibly next weekend. Plan to do a mix of caravan parks from the expensive to the cheap and the odd free-camp inbetween.

We are in L/Cruiser towing caravan, so taking the bitumen whereever we can.

Happy to share your company any time our paths meet.

Happy trails
Road to Discovery
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Reply By: sassenach.girl - Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 22:30

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 22:30
We're leaving Brisbane for Cairns in a few of weeks, with 2 girls (3 & 5) in tow. Will be away 3 weeks all up and are looking forward to the warmth up north! Also staying in a mix of CP's. We're in our mid-late 30's.
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Reply By: kemp family 28yrs 3- Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 22:36

Friday, Jul 09, 2010 at 22:36
Hay guys good to hear..

Does anyone know any good free camps up that way that are worth staying at..

We are going to do a week at Rockhampton at the big 4 cause the kids are free july aug

Any other cheap places to stay with kids up that way.. Let us know..

will be great to run into you guys

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Follow Up By: Road to Discovery - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:31

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:31
For a list of free or cheap camp/van sites (usually 1-2 nights at a time, as most dont have power) pick some suggestions from this great website:

http://ozcamps.net/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=29

We are managing to keep budget, by mixing these up with the Big 4 parks. Big 4 are great - always kid friendly, and the member's discount, 'stay 5 nights pay for 4" or the 'kids stay free' specials can bring the price in line with the cheaper ones.

Can't wait to get to Big 4 Coconut Resort in Cairns - with its Water Splash Park and world's largest jumping pillow. Kids will have a ball. At $75 a night it will certainly blow the budget......but that's where the "Free Camping" sites really prove their worth.

Heading to Rockhampton on Sunday. When will you be there? We arrive in Cairns early August.

Road to Discovery
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Follow Up By: kemp family 28yrs 3- Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 15:00

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 15:00
Hay we got to seventeen seventy today and have decided to stay here at the camping ground on the beach for 3 nights.

Then we are heading to the big 4 at rockhampton...

Might see you there...
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Reply By: luckymum - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 16:34

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 16:34
Hi,

We leave in about 10 days time to travel the whole country with 3 kids aged 3,6 and 8.

We leave Sydney and travel north up the coast to Rockhampton then head West to Mt Isa, Darwin then down the west coast.

We have a Windsor Rapid and Blue Jackaroo so look out for us!!!

Cant wait to see the sunshine, its horrible here in Sydney!!!
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Follow Up By: Road to Discovery - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:36

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 12:36
Hi Lucky Mum - how long are you travelling for? We are doing similar route all the way round Oz. Mt Isa - late August, Darwin & NT in Sept, West Coast in Oct.

Cheers
R2D
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Reply By: landed eagle - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 08:20

Sunday, Jul 11, 2010 at 08:20
Hi there Kemps,
As you get further North have a night or two in Rollingstone Big4.( North of Townsville.)
Ask for a beachfront site. You wont be disappointed. Great pool area for kids and the sunrise over the water is sensational. Sunset is pretty good too. The waterholes and waterfalls of the Paluma area are only 30 mins from the c/park as a good day out.
My family did Hobart to Port Douglas last year. Stayed in C/ps all the time and we picked kid friendly places to stay.September/October archives at www.cooneystour.blogspot.com will give you the rundown on the places we found good to stay at to keep the kids entertained/exhausted!!Mine are a bit older than yours and it was so nice at the end of the day to send them off to a pool for an hour or so whilst mum and dad enjoyed a cleansing ale. :)

Safe travelling.
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