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Need advice, July camping

Postby nachshon4 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:34 pm

Hi,
I’m looking for a place for camping in the next school holiday. We are in Melbourne, trying to find area that will be warmer (and not rainy…) in this season. It could be up to 2 days driving from here. It should be area that will provide things to do like bush walking or such adventures. Any advices?

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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby xmasbaby67 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:25 pm

Welcome to the forum nachshon4 :+

I would head to QLD or North Coast NSW as that is where it starts to get warmer. Forster on the mid north coast is a lovely place and anywhere around there is warm (to us anyway) this time of year. A couple of forum members are heading to Lennox Head on the long weekend which is a lovely place also.

Is this where you were thinking of going? Did you have anywhere specific in mind?
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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby Lin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:07 pm

I think you need to pretty much cross the QLD border to feel a real difference.

I'm in Canberra and I was looking at something up to 6 hours from here and then discovered that the temperature difference between Forster and Narooma on the Far South NSW Coast for example is quite trivial. Bit colder at night down South, but that doesn't really matter much to me as we'll be sitting by the campfire anyway.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/20090 ... 0907.shtml
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/20090 ... 0907.shtml

That whole strip of NSW coast seems to be very similar in winter climate... So we'll be going to Mystery Bay near Narooma for that reason.

Let us know where you decide to go? And have fun!
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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby Titch » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:11 pm

Welcome to the forum.
Look up the weather for around mallacoota, usually warmer than Melbourne.
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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby Redback » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:33 am

Anywhere north of the Tropic of Capricorn :mrgreen:
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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby stevo. » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:11 am

Stanthorpe and Bald Rock would be nice (north of Tenterfield) but it's one of the coldest places around. It has some nice bushwalks though and great scenary with all the rock formations.
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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:38 pm

Stanthorpe is great in winter.....great campfire and port opportunities.

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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby stevo. » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:57 pm

yeah, bit of a wine touristy area :beer
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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:03 pm

Yep, love Country Road Cream and Moonshine Maddness from Heritage Wines.

A friend of mine brings me Chocolate Port as well but not sure where in Stanthorpe she gets it from. Will check out the bottle next time.

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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby nachshon4 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:57 pm

Thanks for your answers.
Queensland is too far for us. It must be no more then 2 reasonable driving days (6-7 hours, net) from Melbourne.
Forster, Narooma, Nelson Bay sound nice in term of weather. But what else can I do in these places? We usually do that camping in national parks or similar, and try to have some activities with the kids (mostly bush walking, as well as 4WD trips).
Is it relevant in the places you offered?

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Re: Need advice, July camping

Postby Lin » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:20 pm

Nothing much to do in Mystery Bay, which is the way I like it. :)

If you're after National Park, I can recommend Mimosa Rocks NP. At Gillard's Beach, you camp right on the beach and the wildlife is so tame they will eat out of your hand if you let them (or if you're not watching in our case). Not sure about bushwalks and 4WDing though. Have a look at the NSW NP website?
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