2 week 4x4 adventure

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 09:09
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Our family are planing to do a 4x4 adventure in November (two weeks), i have a late model GU Patrol,(Snorkel,GPS,Fridge,Oz tents,UHF) based on the Central Coast NSW, our problem is we don't know were to go for our awsume trip? we have two kids aged 10 & 13, our aim is to camp in tents, and we want do do some good 4x4 tracks, also have Kayak, will drive any were from 1000km North,South or West, keen for suggestions for beach,forest,desert,extra.
have done a few weekend trips but nothing serious...
any help would be awsume.

Thanks Tony
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Reply By: mikehzz - Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:50

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:50
Sounds great. I was going to suggest Fraser Island and Cooloola but you live near the coast so a bit the same as you already have available.
As an alternative, you could do a big tour through the Newnes area down through Jenolan Caves, Dingo Dell and Abercrombie River national park and maybe visit Yerranderie while you are there. Plenty of caves, camping, rivers and 4wd tracks to play with in those areas. A ride on the Zig Zag railway is good too. Mike
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 17:13

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 17:13
Good answer Mike!!

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 18:07

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 18:07
Hi Tony,

There are endless possibilities all around you, just depends on what you want to do and your level of skill re 4WD. There is also a lot of info on this site, but here are a few suggestions to get you started. None of these places will need much in the way of 4WD:

West from Grafton, maybe The Gorge for catch and release fishing and some boating. Explore the old road to Glen Innes and/or the road up to Ebor. Check out the Girawwen NP near Tenterfield.

Take the Waterfall Way from Bellingen to Armidale, or the road inland from Part Macquarie to Walcha. Go west to the Warrumbungles NP, Mt Kaputar NP, the Pilliga, Lake Keepit.

If deserts are your fancy the roads further west should be OK by November though it will be getting warm. Have a look at the Darling River, Tibooburra and Cameron Corner.

Or check out Broken Hill, Lake Mungo (dry) NP, Menindee Lakes (plenty of water) and drop down south to the mighty Murray around Mildura and the Hatth Kulkyne NP.

Or explore the area south of Canberra - the south coast, Koscuiszko NP, Brindabellas which will be coming out of winter.

Or do a loop around some of the above.


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Follow Up By: Tony D1 - Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 20:46

Sunday, Apr 17, 2011 at 20:46
Thanks guys for the info, will check out these spots on this site, looking forward to the two week adventure...

Thanks Tony.
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Reply By: member-PradoMad - Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 19:56

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 19:56
Hi Tony
I'm in the planning too for our annual July trip departing from Sydney. We have 2 weeks, off road camper trailer and a couple of teen age boys. Don't know where to go as they don't like too much driving.
As for you I would suggest the Darling River Run down to Menindee Lakes. There are a few good farm stays along the way as well.

Let us know what you deciding on.
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Follow Up By: Tony D1 - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 10:54

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 10:54
Thanks for the info, i will check out the Darling River Run on this site....
I will let you know how we go with the adventure planning, busy making new draws for the back of the 4x4 this week, as i know if i put it off i will run out of time....

Thanks again


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