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Postby New_to_this » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:45 am

We are about to start our family camping.
We are looking at going away for a week either
just after xmas or in the 1st 2 weeks of the new year.

We would love to stay somewhere close to water either beach river or lake in victoria
We would like some privacy but would also like there to be some other children
around for our 5yr old to play with.

So right now we are tossing up between a cabin at a caravan park or finding somewhere good to camp.

Any recomendations would be great for now i shall just keep browsing through the other posts.
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Postby New_to_this » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:26 am

Ok so i should also add. I feel that if i am staying at a big caravan/holiday park then i should just stay in the cabins and be more comfortable.

Or go the complete opposite and go for no power, no water, no toilet holiday.

One or the other.
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:06 am

Hi New_to_this and WELCOME to the forum. You will find lots of great info and many members happy to share their ideas and advice with you.

If you are new to camping I certainly would not be opting for the primitive sort of camping with no amenities. There is no way you will get a 5 year to go and comfortably squat in the bush. And with this type of camping you will have to carry everything in with you including water.

The last thing you want is a distasterous 'first' camp.

I would recommend an on site van, safari tent, cabin or similar for your first camp....somewhere that has amenities. Now in saying that it does not have to be in a high tourist spot or even a big caravan park. It can be a small campground somewhere less frantic.

You neglected to say where you are located or where you were considering going for your first camp. Not much sense in me giving you possible destinations here in Qld if you are in Vic.

Hope this helps....

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Postby Troyk » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:06 am

Welcome aboard new to this!

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Postby Poodle Jewel » Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:50 pm

Search the site there are tons of discussions and suggestions.You don`t mention your set up,Tent ? caravan ? I would take Gypsys advice and go to a place with all the amentities first,when you discover you love camping go the whole hog,depends what gear you have as well,if you are going to go full on bush camping you are going to have buy a lot of stuff if you haven`t already got it.
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Postby New_to_this » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:58 pm

Yeah we have both done camping before so its nothing too new to us.
However going as a family will be and we will be buying all our equipment.
We will be tenting it. Had a talk today of in a few years time buying and
trailer van and 4 Wheel Drive.

But we are in Trafalgar in Victoria so in Gippsland.

Thanks guys i have had a bit of a look around (spent about 2hrs last night so
a bit tired today)

OH and the 5 yr old loves any excuse to go to the toilet out side so it would
probably be the highlight of her trip.

But we are more than will to go to a serviced area if we are not going to be over run
by people.

Thanks for the warm welcome guys
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