What would you do?

Submitted: Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 18:11
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I'd love to get other people's ideas for our next longish trip. Starting in Bunbury WA, if you had 4 weeks to spend camping, ( in July) and you'd already pretty much covered the area south of you, where would you head and what would you include?
Our set up is self-sufficient and fully off road capable; we prefer bush to caravan parks but agree its nice to stay in one and have a shower now and then. There are children involved but they are experienced travelers and campers so don't need major concessions and we all enjoy the scenery, the wild life, and just being outdoors. We don't want to travel everyday of the month but we want to see as much as we can fit in without killing ourselves over it. So, it is a tall order and it will very much depend on individual preferences, but we would love to hear what our fellow exploroz's would suggest, thanks!
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 18:24

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 18:24
Head north up National Highway 1.
In 4 weeks you could take in both the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of your great State.


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Follow Up By: Member - IdahOz - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:09

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:09
thanks for your reply!
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Reply By: Member - Walter H (WA) - Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 19:33

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 19:33
Hi Idahoz,Wander up Gt Northern hwy and turn right at Newman and head thru Marble Bar and Nullagine and pop out just South of Pardoo road house and then head across to Cape Kearudren..Good fishing !.. after a few days head up into the Kimberley's and from there the World is your Oyster for at that time of the year the Kimberleys is the best...oh yea and Fit Glind hot water system to your Troopy and you can give th Caravan parks a wide berth.......Happy Holidays !....Il be out on the Anne Beadel headin East
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Follow Up By: Member - IdahOz - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:10

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:10
All great ideas, thanks!
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Reply By: Brian Purdue - Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 20:31

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 20:31
You could try this and show the little ones some history of the State. To Narrogin - Hyden - Norseman - Kalgoorlie - Kanowna - Kookynie (don't miss the dam) - Leinster - Sandstone - Mt. Magnet - Mullewa - Mingenew (wildflowers and scenery at the Coalseam) - Dongara - Coast road to Perth and back to Bunbury. Plenty of great camping spots and mostly good caravan parks for showers.
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Follow Up By: Member - IdahOz - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:10

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 15:10
thank you
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 20:32

Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 20:32
It depends if you have seen any of it IdahOz

Our four week trips were things like coastal features all the way to Exmouth, inland to Mt Augustus the return through inland roads. Karijini and a bit of the Pilbara - we might have got Marble Bar into that one. We sort of worked our way up seeing different things each time. We choose a different road each time where possible when heading north and returning. Another visit Karijini is on our agenda and when we next get into the area and still a lit more for us to see of the Pilbara. I wouldn't tackle the Kimberley in a short time frame - you can't do it justice.


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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 14:41

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 14:41
hi idahoz
my vote is for motherhens suggestion and agree the kimberley with kids definetly needs more than 4 weeksmake your self a shower system from a garden sprayer you dont have to spend hundreds on vehicle built in glind etc systems
take the chill out of the water by boiling the billy and adding it to the garden spray container if you dont like cold water but i find it refreshing
buy a flip out shower cubicle and and you will be able to shower daily 3-4litres per person max is all thats needed
wet yourself then soap up and rinse off done it many times a daily bonus
i just use cold water through a garden sprayer shower system i have made up and even made up a foot grate to stand on while showering take plenty of wet tissues they can also be used to have a wash with
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Follow Up By: Member - Walter H (WA) - Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 18:58

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 18:58
Garden Sprayer or Onboard hot water system ? I know which one id Have...leave the Sprayer for Don Burke...
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 03:43

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 at 03:43
Definitely head North at that time of year, so much to see up there particularly if you haven't been up that way before. So many spots along the Coast to see if you don't want to go inland, or if you want inland, Karajini would be a lovely spot,but us, the first time we went up that way we just pointed the nose of the vehicle North, went to the first spot, had a look at what was there and moved on to the next, we did all the North (except the Gib River Road) and had time to spend a couple days in Darwin, We had previously been to Onslow so we started from the Onslow turnoff. That was back in early 80's and with four young kids. We had six weeks to kill and got home the day before Hubby went back to work. We lived in the Great Southern at the time, just giving you an idea of travel and time frame.
Where ever you go enjoy the trip.



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