January Holidays

Submitted: Monday, May 02, 2011 at 10:14
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Hi All, would appreciate any suggestions for January holidays. Due to work committments and school, we can only go away in school holidays. We love camping - have been doing this for about 15 years so are well set up with 4WD and camper trailer. Most years we have headed for the coast and set up camp for the two weeks (taken a boat so the camper has had to stay home and we've dragged out the tent instead), saving the "serious" camping trips for April or September - but this is restrictive as we can only take two weeks.
Last time we went to the coast we had had enough with inconsiderate people playing music, talking/shouting and kids running around until the wee small hours. This is most frustrating and ruined our time away. We are now considering ditching the over-crowded coastal spots and go somewhere a bit quieter, but are concerned that most inland destinations will be too hot in January.
Any ideas? We live in the Southern Highlands of NSW and could be away for all of the school holidays. We have just one son, 11, who enjoys the travelling.
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Reply By: Member - Angus E (NSW) - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 10:48

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 10:48
I would suggest Bendethra in the Deua National Park west of Moruya, for a few days or a week. There is plenty of space for camping and a nice cool river to swim in. We have been there a few times in January, when holidaying at Bateman's Bay and would highly recommend it for getting away from the crowds on the coast. Best of all it is free, or at least it was last time we went there.

We have towed our Jayco Outback Swan in there with little trouble, although in the wet it may be more exciting.


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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 11:23

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 11:23
You could follow Bendethra with a couple of weeks spent exploring the Snowy Mtns and Brindabellas.


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Reply By: Merilyn H - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 12:08

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 12:08
Sorry, forgot to mention that we are not looking to stay in one spot for the whole time, so combining Deua with the Snowys sounds like a great option - thanks!
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Follow Up By: Member - barbara M (NSW) - Monday, May 02, 2011 at 17:48

Monday, May 02, 2011 at 17:48
Hi Merilyn,
A few years back we spent a month touring the Snowys over the Chrissy holidays and would go back tomorrow, walk to the top of Mt, have a look at the mountain huts, cool nights some down to zero, warm days just remember to pack the insect replelent and the fly swat. There is so much to see. Cheap too after you have paid your national parks pass all the camping is free.
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Reply By: Merilyn H - Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 16:56

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at 16:56
Thanks all for your suggestions - I will discuss it with he who thinks he's in charge (ie hubby)! We spend a lot of time travelling interstate that we sometimes forget the things on our doorstep.
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