Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby Redback » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:58 pm

This another beautiful spot east of Armidale and is part of the Oxley Wild rivers area mid central NSW
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby xmasbaby67 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:04 pm

Looks like a great spot Redback, bet it gets very cold in winter though.
Another to put on our to do list. :+
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby Redback » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:35 pm

xmasbaby67 wrote:Looks like a great spot Redback, bet it gets very cold in winter though.
Another to put on our to do list. :+


Yes it can get very cold, -6 one night ::()
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:40 pm

Cold is fine if you know how to prepare for it.
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby freeneasy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:32 pm

Great spot Redback. Thanks for the pictures

Wow -6 is a bit on the chilly side. It is great on those winter days with that refreshing mist about and the nights around the camp fire having a bit of Port. Went to Guy Fawkes River for 4 day bushwalk about 10 years back. Is that far from where you camped???

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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby xmasbaby67 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:07 pm

I don't do REALLY cold weather well at all, I am a real frog and I think -6 is way too cold for me, it would be nearly snowing wouldn't it? Even with a few drinks and campfire. :cheers
More of a spring or autumn location on my to do list I think!! :armsup
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:18 pm

I camped at Stanthorpe in June and the coldest overnight temp under the awning was minus five degrees, yep -5 degrees.

I remember one night picking the chair up from next to the camp fire about 9pm to turn in and there was ice on top of it. My girlfriend was camping with me and we had been sitting by the fire chatting and having a few ports.

Successful winter camping is all about the correct preparation.

BTW, there is a topic on this forum giving tips for winter camping
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:29 pm

Yes if you have the right gear winter camping can be great AND a lot less people. Sun up and sun down are the coldest, light the fire early,rug up early before the cold sets in,if you wait until you are cold it can be too late. I have a great pair of lambs wool lined boots,dress in layers,it is more insulating than putting on one bulky thing, keep the head warm is a must.
As Gypsy said there are some threads on here about winter camping. And MOST IMPORTANT !!! don`t forget the port.
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:07 pm

Thermal underwear, hot water bottles,ugg boots and port by the campfire all come to mind.
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby ben... » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:07 pm

yeah port and if you get cold, there is the great excuse to "snuggle"
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby amanda » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:29 pm

ben... wrote:yeah port and if you get cold, there is the great excuse to "snuggle"

...depending on who you're camping with.......
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt - then it's bloody hilarious!
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby ben... » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:36 pm

i choose my camping buddies carefully :***
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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby Redback » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:31 pm

freeneasy wrote:Great spot Redback. Thanks for the pictures

Wow -6 is a bit on the chilly side. It is great on those winter days with that refreshing mist about and the nights around the camp fire having a bit of Port. Went to Guy Fawkes River for 4 day bushwalk about 10 years back. Is that far from where you camped???

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Yes it's in the area.
We camp most of the time in the cooler months, one of the reasons is less people, We always have a good fire and some good wine/Port and Irish whiskey and great company, that weekend we had the entire campground to ourselves, yes it was cold, it also rained, but it was one of the best weekends we have been camping with friends.

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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby Poodle Jewel » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:58 pm

ben... wrote:yeah port and if you get cold, there is the great excuse to "snuggle"


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Re: Wattle Flat Styx River State Forest

Postby freeneasy » Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:22 am

Baz

Yes it sure is a great area where you were. Did ya get those lovely fresh misty days??

As I said before I did a 4 day bushwalk along the Guy Fawkes River. Were 8 of us so we split in to 2 groups and we had a car shuttle so 4 followed the river up and 4 went down. Transferred car keys when we met in the middle. Was a great time and I just loved that New England district. Was so relaxing camping by the river each night hearing the sound of the fresh clear water running over the stones.

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