Dubbo

Submitted: Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 15:19
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Our first port of call next year on our big trip will be Dubbo to see the zoo with the kids. Has anyone been to Dubbo recently who would recommend a place they stayed? We have a jayco that we are towing.I've had a look in the archives but come up with zip! Also has anyone got any places of interest in Port Augusta that they have on their must see lists that they'd recommend?
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 16:33

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 16:33
Liz we have stayed at the big 4 @ dubbo and it was fine . Its nice and close to the zoo.
All the best
Eric
4x4 tag along adventures in the capeCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 17:59

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 17:59
Thanks for the advice. I'll look it up.Do you have a web site for your tag along tours-wait don't answer that-I'm sure you do and I'll look that up too!
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Reply By: Old Soldier - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 17:33

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 17:33
G'day Liz,

This place looks interesting:

http://www.dubbocaravanpark.com.au/

You can also get lots of info on van parks around the country by checking this site out.

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/3648/parks.htm

Some of the reports have links to the websites of the parks.

enjoy the bush

DennisN
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 21:42

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 21:42
Thanks Old Soldier,I tried it again and this time it worked! As iIthought it's those fingers of mine.It's a really great site and I'm sure I'll use it heaps-definitely one for the Favourites list!!
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Reply By: Steve - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:08

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:08
hi Liz,
Why not stay in the zoo!!! they have great camping site have a look at the web site for the zoo.
Cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:21

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:21
Thanks Steve. I took your advice and looked up Dubbo zoo.It had a great site complete with sound fx. To stay in the zoo would be great but unfortunately out of our price bracket this trip. It'd cost us $916 (2 adults and 3 kids) Admittedly this involved meals but still seeings this is right at the beginning of our trip........This website also led to another www.dubbotourism.com.au that had a whole list of others places to stay so thanks for help!!
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Reply By: Member - Liz- Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:08

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 18:08
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Ilooked up the Dubbo site and it was great! Those ensuite powered sites are certainly very snazzy! I also looked up the other site you recommended twice but it kept saying 'site not found'. Could it be that this site no longer exists or is it just my 'talented' fingers!
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Follow Up By: Old Soldier - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 19:06

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 19:06
G'day Liz,

i presume you are talking to me ??? :) :) :) :)

I checked the second link again and it works for me

just keep trying.

It is a very good site, and caravanners from all over Oz put in reports [good and bad] on van parks as they find them.

If you still can not get it to work email me at wallaby2002@lycos.com and I will send you a hyperlink to the site.

that should make it work :) :)

We think we might stop at that site with the link when we go through in March, but I have also heard good reports about the site right next door to the zoo.

enjoy your trip

DennisN
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Reply By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 20:02

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 20:02
Liz, when we were there 18 months ago while travelling through to SA. We had a couple of days at the zoo and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed at CVP which the managers warned us to keep all our valuables out of sight and lock away, as the city were having big crime problems, at the time, people next to us had $5000 taken from a locked car, while a handbag was barely visible. Maybe it has settled by now, but "just food for thought" when staying in a big city I guess. Jen
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:14

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:14
Thanks for your tip. It's always handy to be forewarned so we can be extra diligent!
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Follow Up By: Mick - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:53

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:53
Oh Boy!!! NEVER leave valuables or money in a car!! Especially $5000!!!! NEVER carry $5000 would be even better advice!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff & Jen - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 23:14

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 23:14
We are very safe as we wouldn't have $5,000 to start with.:>) Jen
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Reply By: GOB member vic - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 20:21

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 20:21
liz
go to tourist info in pt augusta great place to start we normally stay at top tourist it over looks a bit of water and the trains rattle around all night .we found 2-3 days here but there is a lot around the area to see

steveimagine a 03 gu 4.2tdin the picture
as i am having trouble sizing the picture
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 22:06

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 22:06
Last time We were there, we asked where all the life was at night, the chick looked at our group, adn said
" You should be safe theres enough of you"...

Apparently the wonderful Indiginous garbage like to rob tourists. This was from the barmaid at the pub we stayed at..

We walked to one area of town, where security guards walked around patrolling streets with Dogs...

Nice place the Zoo though, also the Milatry Museum, is ok, but not really fantastic. More like Simms Scrap Metal
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Reply By: Member - Gary - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 22:18

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 22:18
Liz,

At Pt Augusta we have stayed at the Top Tourist and Big 4 Parks and found them satisfactory. A must see is the Wadlata Outback Centre which is an interpretative centre showing history from the Dinosaurs through to the modern era. A very interesting place. Allow about three hours to watch the videos and study the displays.

Regards

Gary W.Dead in the City - Alive in the Bush
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:16

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:16
Thanks Gary for your tip. I've read that is a must see and with your recommendation it obviously will become part of our must sees too!
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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 23:08

Friday, Oct 31, 2003 at 23:08
Liz, Are you travelling from Dubbo to Pt. Augutta in one day?ne cede malis
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 07:17

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 07:17
No,no,no,we're not that silly!lol. We plan to go Sydney-Dubbo(stay overnight)Dubbo to White Cliffs(stay overnight) White Cliffs to Broken Hill
(stay overnight)B.H.-Port Augusta.We'll take it nice and slow. The rugrats wouldn't allow anything else and when they're happy I'm happy and you know that great saying, happy wife, happy life!
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 15:22

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 15:22
Liz when at white cliffs plan to spend more than an hour there . Theres plenty to see and do a must is jocks place hes a classic bloke. He possibly might not be there if out of school holidays his wife is ill. For a few dollars each he takes you through his under ground house very interesting. Also I think its called the white cliffs wanderer he takes you on his bus around white cliffs and gives you the local history it all makes sence when he explains it to you. Theres heaps to do more than I ever thought possible.
All the best
Eric
4x4 tag alongs to the cape
www.capeyorkconnections.com.auCape York Connections
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:13

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 20:13
Yes we intend on staying at White Cliffs overnight in the underground house(name has slipped my mind)and I've read about Jock in previous threads so we intend on looking him up. It'll be school hols while we're there so hopefully we'll catch him!
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Reply By: chapo - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 08:36

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 08:36
Liz,
whenever I go to Dubbo I stay at the caravan park at Wellington Caves.It is only about 25 minutes from Dubbo, but is a beautiful spot, right on the golf course and a very well kept park,and far enough out of town to feel if you are in the bush.
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Reply By: Waynepd (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:00

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:00
Hi Liz,
I stayed at the Big 4 CP last July
Nice site with an ensuite.
Had "breakfast with the animals" at the zoo.

We met Rog from this list and he took us to the Railway Bowling Club for dinner. The food was great and he explained that the minor troubles that had been happening around that time with the local youths was in a different part of town and remained pretty localised.

Enjoy your trip
cheers
wayne
Cheers
waynepd
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:16

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:16
Hey Wayne, or is it MadMax ??? is that a black xc coupe i see in your photo ?????? Cheers BradLife is short- but there's always time for a yarda.
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:30

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 22:30
Hi Brad,
Its the Mad Max falcon outside of Silverton Pub.
I can't remember if its an XB or XC

That's my son and daughter in the picture too.
Cheers
waynepd
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Follow Up By: Member - Liz- Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 07:20

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 07:20
Thanks for that Waynepd, it's good to know about the Big 4 cp. A few people have recommended that one and those ensuite sites certainly sound the way to go! I glad someone asked you about the car. I'd wondered about the significance of it from previous posts as well!
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 10:40

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 10:40
Thought that was Silverton, a Mad Max Mecca

Big 4 is very comfortable and they look after you there too, when in Port Augusta duck down to Whyalla, theres lots to see there and its got some aussie significance with BHP and all.

Sounds like a great trip, have a good timeLaterally Literal
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Reply By: Blackie - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 15:44

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 15:44
I was about to suggest you check out the parks at Wellington . They get a mention at Badgers Caravan Park site ...(see previous link)
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