Where to go for a month

Submitted: Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 14:40
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Last year went from Sydney to central Australia (wife +2kids) , then back through qld (winton longreach, emerald) to yeppoon then back to Sydney with our jayco camper trailer. This was over 7 weeks.

Now next month We have 4 weeks to head off with the camper trailer & do something similar. Unfortunately haven't done any planning except to organize time off work.

Looking at the map of aust but can't decide. Want somewhere warm Probably old again..
Any suggestions , don't mind free camping or caravan parks, coast or inland

Cheers don
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 15:11

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 15:11
What about a coastal trip all the way around to Ceduna then back as inland as possible taking in Mildura, Broken Hill, Ballarat, Hay Etc. Mt Gambier, Robe Victor harbour, Goolwa, second valley, Pt lincoln, Streaky bay, Smoky Bay, Daven port creek, all worth a bit of a look.

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Follow Up By: ss--ss - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:26

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:26
Thanks ! that sounds like a great trip & only place we've been before on that list in Broken Hill. Just a bit worried those places maybe cooling down in April..
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 17:14

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 17:14
In the same direction there is Lake Mungo NP, Flinders Ranges, then up to Farina, Marree and some of the Birdsville Track and west to have a look at Lake Eyre, south to Coober Pedy and the Breakaways. Should be a comfortable temperature in April.


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Reply By: Frances - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:36

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:36
Go up to Lawn Hill National Park above Mt Isa and north east to the gulf country i.e. Burketown, Karumba and then head home. Because you've been as high as Longreach you can travel quicker to there because you've already explored south of there. I took 4 kids to Lawn Hill last year on our Cape York trip and it was an absolute highlight.
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael and Chris (QL - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:50

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 16:50
Frances, It might be a little wet still up there, best check the conditions a little more carefully as they have just had plenty of rain recently.
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Follow Up By: Frances - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 20:38

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 20:38
Hi Michael, sorry I didn't read your post closely enough to see you were going next month. I don't think you could possibly get in to Lawn Hill NP. We are heading to the Simpson desert weather permitting ourselves for 2 1/2 weeks and hoping to climb the Rock while we're up that way. We're leaving the camper trailer behind for this trip though and taking a tent.
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 18:59

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 18:59
A few days at the Gold Coast theme parks to keep the kids happy then onto Fraser Island :-)
Cheers Craig.........................
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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 22:01

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 22:01
because the weather has been a little unsettled and caused absolute chaos up here, this is a bit of an alternative for you.

You will have to research these areas yourself as it would take to long to answer here.

1. Border Ranges, Tenterfield, Kyogle and Killarney.
2. Bell and the Bunya Mountains.
3. Mundubbera because I like the bottom pub) and on to Cracow.
4. Up to Mt Morgan and have a good look around.
5. out to Rocky and Yeppoon up to Byfield and across to 5 Rocks.
6. Down to Kroombit tops to see Beautiful Betsy then through the back track to Monto and Cania Gorge
7. Out to the coast and Rainbow beach and Fraser Is.
8. Then south and back home.

I have missed so many places that come to mind, just do lots of research. I left out Carnarvon Gorge as it will depend on the weather, it is a must see and will wear out the kids with all the walking. Maybe out to Tambo for the Missus to buy a Tambo Teddy

Where ever you choose to go have a great break.

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Reply By: kingswoodwagon - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 23:05

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 23:05
"Unfortunately haven't done any planning except to organize time off work. "

Planning is overrated


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Reply By: eighty matey - Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 23:44

Friday, Mar 04, 2011 at 23:44
Hi Don,

you should consider having a look around Cameron Corner and Tibooburra.
We went out to Broken Hill via Lake Cargellico, then through Ivanhoe to Menindee Lakes. That's all full of water with wild flowers and greenery everywhere. Plenty of dirt road alternatives too.
From Menindee we went to Broken Hill, Silverton then headed straight northy. You end up running near the Dingo Fence through Hawkers Gate. Plenty of water around but the only place the road was completely covered was near Morabie Station, but we easily got around it. We kept heading to Camerons Corner.
The Sturt NP has some great scenery and Tibooburra is a great little town where you can get everything you need.
Another option is to head to White Cliffs and check it out then explore up to the Corner. Cameron Corner Store can give you up to date info on what roads are open where.
We free camped all the way except a night at Tibooburra Caravan Park. Not too flash but we needed a night out of the bush to tart up and have a night out.
It's a great time to head to many of these outback areas because they are greener than they have been for many years. Stacks of water means everythings alive.
Have fun wherever you go,
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Reply By: ss--ss - Saturday, Mar 05, 2011 at 09:31

Saturday, Mar 05, 2011 at 09:31
Thanks a lot for all the replies. I've got enough for the next 5 years.. Fantastic !

Thought I was going to get negative replies regarding my lack of planning but this forum is great & very helpful

Cheers Don
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