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Holiday suggestions ..... ??

Postby Chippy76 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:06 pm

Okay folks .... heres the deal. I'm thinking of taking a driving holiday over christmas, and I'm keen for some suggestions. We live near Warwick QLD and are thinking of heading somewhere a little different for a holiday. I was hoping to take 5 or 6 days, and possibly stop in different places over night , returning to home in a loop. What I'm looking for is suggestions of places you have been to, or know of, that you think are well worth visiting, in QLD and NSW. I'm taking the wife and 3 kids (15 months, 4, and 9) so great distances prob arent a great idea. All ideas are appreciated as im kinda stuck for ideas ... Cheers :D
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Postby Derek Bullock » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:20 pm

I haven't been there but if you are interested in going west then this is well worth a look http://www.kilcowera.com.au/


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Postby will_deness » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:34 pm

Me! I certainly wouldn't head west over xmas. What about a touring holiday from Warwick to coffs harbour down the coast staying off the pacific h/way as much as possible and then back via Armidale glen Inness
Nice variety of scenery and plenty of chances to cool off in the ocean. Not to mention nice cool mountains and lush rainforest's.
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Postby Chippy76 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:39 pm

Im trying to stay away from the beaches and crowds over summer ... I want my boys to see the beauty taht Aust posseses ... not just all the trendy touristy spots. Im not a big fan of Holiday parks and over commercialised beach spots ... So west seems like a nice option ...
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Postby Blue Bravo » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:39 pm

A loop through Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Armidale, Walcha, Port Macquarie and then up the north cost of NSW finishing with a day at atheme park if your game
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Postby will_deness » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:48 pm

chippy wrote:Im trying to stay away from the beaches and crowds over summer

I hate crowds also. thats why I stay off highways as much as possible on touring holidays. Its amazing how different things are a few kilometres off the beaten track.
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Postby will_deness » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:13 pm

Ozzycamperboy wrote:Do this but in reverse :idea: (and start from Warwick instead of cape, obviously) Head down the coast at the start (against the traffic cause everyone's heading north) and then back up through the central west.

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All in 5-6 days?
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:16 pm

Damn you where too quick :lol: (or i was too slow?)

I made a new one to show what I mean, but changed it to not include any coastline since he said they want to avoid it.

Cuts through some pretty famous places:

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Might still need to cut out a few stops to do it in 6 days though. Maybe get rid of that northern detour.
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Postby will_deness » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:23 pm

Ozzycamperboy wrote:Cuts through some pretty famous places:

That would be a good trip! provided of course there isn't a heat wave on.
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Postby Chippy76 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:25 pm

ok ... lets run this idea up the flagpole and see what happens .... The wifey and I have had a think about it and come up with this idea ...

[/url]http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=tannymorel&daddr=walgett+to:cobar+to:white+cliffs+to:broken+hill+to:nyngan+to:tamworth+to:casino+to:tannymorel&mra=pi&mrcr=7&sll=-29.94876,147.642685&sspn=9.093541,14.80957&ie=UTF8&ll=-29.97397,147.678223&spn=9.091807,14.80957&z=6[url]

can i have your ideas and see what you think ... Any one stayed somewhere nice in any of these places ? Cheers :D[/url]
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Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:43 pm

That looks pretty good actually. Here is a clickable link to your Google

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&hl=e ... .80957&z=6


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Postby Chippy76 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:45 pm

thanks derek ... i dingaling that up ... should have checked it ... lol
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Postby Blue Bravo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:05 pm

Did parts of that trip in Sept o7. Some fascinating places but I would hold off till a cooler time of the year
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Postby Chippy76 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:32 pm

We have decided to change it to the sept hol ... for a few reasons ... a) it will be cooler ... and b ) there should be less people that at xmas ... Can you recommend any good places to visit ?
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Postby Blue Bravo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:55 pm

There are enough attractions in Broken Hill to keep you there for weeks. A tour out to Silverton is a must as is an afternoon/sunset at the sculpture park. Mootawinjie National Park is really pleasant with good camping facilites. Kinchega National Park at Menindee has wonderful riverside camping. Each site is 100's of metres from the next along the Darling River. Would be intersting to see if there is any water in the Lakes now. White Cliffs is worth a look and then over to Tibooburra and out to Cameron's Corner ( why? because its there). Milparinka is also worth a visit. So may places and so little time eh :lol:
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