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Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby Tones » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:23 pm

Hey guys,

Just looking for suggestions for a potential venue for a boys weekend over the Labour day weekend. Previously we've camped at Noosa North Shore but unfortunately they're booked out. Needs to have the following:
- 2wd access
- preferably has some beach access (walking distance)
- Kiosk or shop nearby for ice & basics
- Sites big enough to fit 10 blokes, 3 utes and a Large tarp
- Sites spread apart so we don't bother other campers too much (we're not too rowdy)
- some amenities ie toilets
- within 2.5 hrs drive of Brissy CBD

Not sure how busy everywhere is for that weekend as its not long after the school holidays.

I wouldn't mind camping inland a little at somewhere like peach trees (hopefully not getting flooded in like at new years), but some of the others like the beach.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:30 am

Tones wrote:
Just looking for suggestions for a potential venue for a boys weekend

Needs to have the following:
- 2wd access
- preferably has some beach access (walking distance)
- Kiosk or shop nearby for ice & basics
- Sites big enough to fit 10 blokes, 3 utes and a Large tarp
- Sites spread apart so we don't bother other campers too much (we're not too rowdy)
- some amenities ie toilets
- within 2.5 hrs drive of Brissy CBD

I wouldn't mind camping inland a little at somewhere like peach trees (hopefully not getting flooded in like at new years), but some of the others like the beach.

Tony


Hi Tony... Please tell me WHY so many requirements for a camping weekend???

This just blows me away especially when it is a 'boys' weekend!!

I take the girls (and I use the terms 'girls' very loosely) from work camping and all they ever request is a toilet.

And some of them are not regular campers at all.
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby amanda » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:41 am

Please tell me WHY so many requirements for a camping weekend???


hmmm...perhaps because that is what they prefer? They all seem to be reasonable requests to me.

Tony, if you look at some of threads in the Group/Social forum you should see quite a few suggestions for areas within that distance to Brisbane that could be suitable - Kenilworth, Imbil etc.

A great place for a Boys weekend would also be Flat Rock Camp Ground near Ballina. It has everything you have listed, plus fire pits with wood provided, and showers. The sites are large and the park is right on the water. It has a small shop at the ground for gas, ice, milk etc. It takes me about an hour from the southern Gold Coast, so should fit in with your time frame from Brisbane. Well worth checking out.
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:56 am

amanda wrote:


Flat Rock Camp Ground near Ballina.


Does this place have a website Amanda or contact phone number please??
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby amanda » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:59 am

Flat Rock Tent Park 02 6686 4848, no website. It wouldn't suit you GL as it's not pet frendly.
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:04 am

Here is a photo of it. Nice location. Thats the campground closest to the point. Sorry, big photo

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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:05 am

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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:14 am

Since the new highway has been built a trip to Northern NSW is nothing now even from Brissie,the only glitch is the short trip through Tugun,but that is on it`s way to being sorted too.Ballina has some top places to camp.Even sea breezes at South Ballina Tony.
The park itself has some rainforest type camps but is near the beach here is the web site
http://www.ballinaseabreeze.com.au
They are nice people i have booked some time there in April and they posted me out a Brochure with all the details. If you look it up on google earth you will see it is on the quiet side of Ballina.
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby amanda » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:36 pm

My apologies, Flat Rock Tent Park does have a website. It's http://www.bscp.com.au/flatrock. Costs are $26 per day for 2 adults.
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:52 pm

amanda wrote:My apologies, Flat Rock Tent Park does have a website. It's http://www.bscp.com.au/flatrock. Costs are $26 per day for 2 adults.


Try this one as that opne doesn't work http://www.bscp.com.au/flatrock.htm
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby snake_dr » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:15 pm

flatrock looks awesome!

im going to need to stop watching this forum, ive got a list of half a dozen awesome looking places in the week or two ive been here
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:32 pm

amanda wrote:Flat Rock Tent Park 02 6686 4848, no website. It wouldn't suit you GL as it's not pet frendly.


Thanks Amanda and yes you are right..
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:34 pm

Derek wrote:Here is a photo of it. Nice location. Thats the campground closest to the point. Sorry, big photo



WOW that is lovely, thanks Derek...shame it is not pet friendly..
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby amanda » Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:03 pm

...shame it is not pet friendly..

A shame for you, but perhaps not for those who prefer to camp without others pets :lol:
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Re: Camping for Labour day weekend

Postby Tones » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:15 pm

Thanks for the info, Flat rock looks like it'll do the job nicely. I give them a call tomorrow and see if they have any sites available.

I was surprised that Noosa North Shore was booked out, given that we have the Easter break, two weeks of work then school holidays, after which there's another week until the Labour day weekend. You'd think most people/families would be all camped out by then.

Ah well, any chance to try a new campsite is always welcome.

Any other suggestions would be welcome if Flat rock ends up full.

Thanks,
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