Top Destinations in Your State

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 21:57
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Had a friend come back from South Australia (to Melbourne) and raved about how fantastic it is around the Eyre Peninsula, Port Lincoln, Tumby Bay and Coffin Bay. I was looking at it on the internet and was thinking just how little I have seen of the country. Thought it might be good to get people to list their favourite mostly four wheel drive destinations in their home state - maybe around three destinations. I will list mine for Victoria but their is heaps I haven't seen yet!!

1. Wonnangatta/Talbotville area
2. Portland Sand Dunes and Great Ocean Road/Otways
3. Murray River near Echuca or Barmah Forests

AndrewMy Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:12

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:12
South Oz

Flinders Ranges and Northern Outback (I live closeby)
Eyre Peninsula
Border Mallee areas
South East Coast

Musn't miss the Coonawarra, Barossa, Clare and McLarenvale Wine areas....hic!!

Cheers,

Willem

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 23:16

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 23:16
Hey Willie - fantastic pic you have got there. Was it done by someone close to home? It is you isn't it?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 23:42

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 23:42
Yep..........the caricature was done by Cartoonist Mick Joffe, of Sydney, on one of his Australia walkabouts and was part of a series called Endangered Territorians :-) .....we were still living in the NT then....done about 7 years ago. I have less hair now..hahahaha

It is a caricature and I would like to think that I am nowhere as fat as the pic shows :-))) but then again....pretty ugly ..eh?

Cheers,
Willem

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 06:58

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 06:58
It was fantastic.............but gone this morning. You did show a generous amount of hair in the caricature and ?ugly...... Nah...... Glad Jen. didn't see it or she would have been on the first train to South Oz to feast her eyes apon you. lol lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:28

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:28
Great Drawing Willie, I don't remember seeing too much of the smile or the tubbyness the other day but after a few more donuts they might be back ROFLMAODare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 12:50

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 12:50
Des...after driving 500k non stop into the sun at a boring 110kmh you wouldn't be smiling either.........next time I'm there I'll be a barrell of laughs.....:-)

Andrew...Your Jen wouldn't be that desperate..what? Pull your socks up man !!!!! Surely you cannot be uglier....lol....I am going for the oldest car and ugliest mug on the forum.

Cheers,Willem

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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 15:14

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 15:14
Willie, you've got my vote. I recon if I stand alondside of you, I'll be downright hansom.ROFLMAODare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 16:07

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 16:07
Listen carefully Mr Lexik. I have been known to perform practical jokes on unsuspecting 4wd'ers. So.......seeing as you and I are going on a journey to Mexico in the not too distant future you should be made aware that your unkind remarks about the Beauty and the Beast will be added to the already long list of misdemeanours perpertrated by you via this site. Retribution will soon be at hand. AND my sarcastic comments from time to time can not be discounted in the list of things....:-)))

Cheers for now,
Willem

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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 16:55

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 16:55
g'day willem
i reckon your like me....love your beauty sleep

cos you need lots of it too!Wow! am I cute
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Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:06

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:06
Evening Willie, Can I share with you another of my little phyosophies of life. Give and ye shall recieve.hahahahahahaDare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:08

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:08
The word is supposed to be "filosofy's"Dare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:15

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:15
Ugliest car, ugliest mug, Upset the most people - now that would be a trifecta. Most people are beautiful in someones eyes. I am always surprised that mothers come along with their baby that is pock faced and say how beautiful they are..... Actually it happens to Dad's too - I can look back on my Son's photos when he had bad eczema and think, Gosh he looks shocking. Didn't notice it at the time.
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Follow Up By: Jeff (Beddo) - Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 00:40

Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 00:40
Hey Andrew - I have virtually the same photo of my vehicle crossing the Pascoe River on the Frenchmans track (Cape York) but coming in from the north - you can see it on the ExplorOz vehicle desciption section of the site as my second photo (click on photo of my vehicle on forum).
that crossing was probably the more difficult of the crossing perhaps - well it was rocky and made for some light entertainment when walking it.Cheers, Beddo
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Reply By: Jeff (Beddo) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:16

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:16
Kanangra Walls Blue Mountains (NSW) - not really 4WD - some areas
Tibooburra - Milparinka Area (NW NSW - corner country) - one particular 4WD section going into the Gumvale Gorge and the goldfields.
Big Yango in Yengo NP (Central Coast)

Hey Andrew where was the water crossing at ?Cheers, Beddo
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:20

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:20
Was at the Pascoe River in Cape York. Was pretty low as I gather that it is often over your bonnet.My Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:25

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:25
By the way - we are going to Corner Country in Sept THIS year - sounds closer. Have to look up those tracks. CheersMy Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 08:05

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 08:05
The corner of nsw is a great way to spend a couple of weeks.
I should also be out there in the september school holidays.
The top end of the Sturt nat park around olive downs area is very pleasent on the eye.

All the best
Eric Cape York Connections
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Follow Up By: Jeff (Beddo) - Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 00:31

Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 00:31
For reference to Gumvale Gorge - talk to NPWS at Tibooburra about going to see the Gumvale Gold Battery - they have mud maps,. Good 4WD trip up one of the creek beds - then follow on to Mt Poole, Depot Glen then have a beer at Milparinka.Cheers, Beddo
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 06:40

Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 06:40
Thanks for the tip Jeff. When did you do the Cape and Pascoe River crossing?My Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: Pud - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:23

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:23
G'day Andrew,

In Western Australia there are so many but I reckon my favourites would be....

1) Gibb river road including Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu

2) Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)

3) Great Central Road from Laverton to Uluru

Cheers

IanHome is where I hang my hat
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 09:06

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 09:06
For some down south scenery Balladonia- Mt Ragged- Israilite Bay- Pt Malcolm - Bellangers Beach (if you dont respect your vehicle) Poison creek (dont forget the rods) Thomas River- Duke of Orleans- Dunns Rocks - Capelegrande - Esperance. Then back to Kalgoorlie with an overnight stay at Peak Charles (well worth the steep climb) By the way is there such a thing as a bad trip?
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Reply By: Dave ....Adelaide - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:55

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 22:55
Hi Andrew and Jen
I would have to list the Sir Issacs track in Coffin Bay National Park as my fav track, it gives you a little bit of everything , when my family and i lived in Port lincoln we would take advantage of every oppuurtunity we had to get away to that lovely piece of paradise. If your ever thinking of heading that way feel free to send me an email........borgy@ihug.com.au

Cheers ......DAVE
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 00:29

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 00:29
My top destinations:

1 Aint telling, don't like crowds
2 ditto
3 ditto
4 dittoI may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 07:24

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 07:24
Awesome!! Only asked for three but you go the extra mile and give us four. I am guessing that you don't like shopping on Christmas Eve.
LOL AndrewMy Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 02:36

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 02:36
Andrew & Jen - this is a great post idea - but I wonder if you can get you to compare your favs with the Trek Notes we provide on the site (87 I think now). If we don't have one for your fav area, then why not give us the info so we can post it here for everyone to enjoy (or at least read about and dream about visiting).

Also, as you may/maynot know, David and I have a concept that we are keen to add to membership, where you can post a review of your trip etc. I like the idea you've started here so may incorporate a vote for your top spot into it if you all think you'd use it.... this idea actually isn't that far away so any ideas we get now only help build the structure for makin' it happen!Regards Michelle,
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 07:20

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 07:20
I did actually have a look at the Trek Notes to see if there was something about Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay and parts around there. I would think that a Members section on each trek where you can rate the area - say out of 10, make comments and probably even add things like variations to the Trek Notes Itinerary. Eg. Dave from Adelaide posted about "Sir Issacs track in Coffin Bay National Park" which was his favorite and if there was a trek to Eyre Peninsula comments and a rating could be added to the area. I think that a rating for enjoyment of an area would be better than a vote for favourite spot. People reading the Trek notes would know that there was more and would be more tempted to become Members.
Andrew My Toy - 2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 08:00

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 08:00
Andrew & jen you could guess were my first favorite spot is. Its in the general area of you email photos and the light house boat and lakefeild nat park.In the nth end of australia.
Another part im fond of is western NSW and around the centre of oz. 1770 is also high up there.
One place that leaves me wondering why I have been there 3 times is the vic high country.It does nothing for me, but many people I know love it. The flinders rangers also get a big tick.
I am of for a short break today about 10 days camping on a beach with a few freinds in the general area of port Macquarie. I have been going there for 28 years now so that must be high up there as favorite spots.Cape York Connections
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 08:21

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 08:21
Hi Andrew..

havent done a lot of off road stuff...but I'll list some fav areas anyway

1. Woods Point - what absolutely beautiful scenery

2. The Ottways

and 3...goes into NSW...but from Corryong and up into the Kosciuszko Nat park..

but..geez what a question...like you..haven't seen a jot yet...I would love to go back to Tassie and WA...and down near Robe in SA was fabulous too....

Lyn [Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa]Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:10

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:10
What about Uppakumbukta west - isn't that where you are from?

Have had one day at Woods Point and it was fabulous. Don't know what it is about life - things always seem to encroach on you Recreation time. And I need all the Re Creating that I can afford. Fifteen days into the year and I am feeling stuffed!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:23

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:23
Uppy West - Cows, Cows and more Cows...seen one...seen them all [and no have you been looking into mirror remarks!!...lol]

Maaaaaaaaaaa

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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:39

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:39
Hi Andrew,
My favourite spots in SA are :-
Where I live, that's why I live here, On the Murray
Willies back yard The Flinders especially in spring when the flowers are out
Dalhousie and the Desert
Walkers Crossing trackDare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:17

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 21:17
Roll on September when I will get to have a look out the back of Willie's
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