Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Come on in and tell us a little bit about yourself, your community, opinions, interests and ideas. Comments and tips are always welcome consider this social networking for the rest of us.

Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby StewartFamily » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:30 pm

Hi all, fantastic forum, have already picked up so much useful information from generous people who have shared their knowledge and experiences.
Slowly compiling this list of 'must-haves.'
We're a family of 5, 3 little ones, 9,5 and 3 - all budding little campers and love the outdoors.
Narrowed the tent search down to the Black Wolf Turbo Lite 270 mainly for ease of putting it up.
We are looking forward to more natural setting non-camp site camping.
StewartFamily
Newbie
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:03 pm

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:59 pm

Hi StewartFamily....I see you other post and have already addressed your questions there.

In this one you mention camping in a non camp site environment. This will require a good bit more preparation and a bit more in the way of camping gear to be self sufficient.

Toilet facilities, water, keeping food/ drinks cold, cooking, lighting etc..... all need particular attention.

Where the children are concerned I suggest you get them invoved as well. Give them all their little chores to do, give them some responsibility and you will find they will come to enjoy the experience more.
Image
The worst day camping still beats the best day working
GypsyLady
Difficult Customer
 
Posts: 8589
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:50 am
Location: SEQld

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby Tina » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Hi Stewart Family,

Welcome to the forum, there sure is a lot of information here isn't there.

Bush camping is a lot of fun, our kids absolutely love it and are easily amused. For sure it's a bit more work in planning and prep and need to take a bit more equip but it is worth it. National Parks are great to camp in, plenty to do and see in every direction.

HAPPY CAMPING

Cheers Tina
Preparing for a Travel Adventure in Australia?
Need some help planning your trip?
Would you like some Camping Tips and Info
http://www.yourguidetravelaustralia.com.au
Tina
Camping King
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:25 pm
Location: Victoria Australia

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby Bradd » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:01 pm

Hello Fellow Victorians & Welcome to the forum.

We have an almost 3 yo that loves camping especially when there are other kids.

I also run a playgroup and am trying to organise
an unofficial playgroup camping weekend (for anyone with kids)
on the Labour Day long weekend March 6th - 8th
You and your kids would be welcome to tag along.

Once I actually decide where we are going I will
make an invitation post here in the forum.
Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations.
When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. ~George Carlin
User avatar
Bradd
Camping Oracle
 
Posts: 262
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:34 pm
Location: Stawell, Victoria

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:25 pm

Sounds good Bradd.
Image
The worst day camping still beats the best day working
GypsyLady
Difficult Customer
 
Posts: 8589
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:50 am
Location: SEQld

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby Titch » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:47 am

Welcome to the forum from another MexicanImage

Titch.
Marriage Equals a life Sentence
Titch
Mr(or Mrs) Dribble
 
Posts: 1341
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:19 pm
Location: South East of Melbourne

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby StewartFamily » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:49 am

Thanks guys.
Our kids love the outdoors/nature.
Picked up plenty of valuable advice already from the forum, it's fantastic !
The National Parks are where you need to strictly keep to marked camping spots aren't they whereas the State Forests allow you to find a spot and camp there etc,. - naturally still adhering to the 30m from River rules and so on..
StewartFamily
Newbie
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:03 pm

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby Blue Bravo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:03 am

G'day and welcome 8)
Glenn
A member of the leisure class
Blue Bravo
Grandpa Talks Alot eh?
 
Posts: 755
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:28 pm
Location: Cessnock

Re: Hi from an excited new family in VIC !

Postby Bradd » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:09 pm

Rules can vary from one National Park to another.
Some allow dispersed camping, some only in designated areas and others no camping at all.
State forests in Vic you can generally camp anywhere (there are guidelines eg. away from picnic areas and roads)


For info on Victorian National Parks, State Parks, Regional Parks, Coastal Parks & Historic Areas (did I forget any)
Downloadable Visitor Guides/Park Notes usually give you useful information and basic map.
http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/

For information on Victorian State Forests
http://tinyurl.com/vicstateforests
Some have downloadable "Forest Notes" with info and map
Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations.
When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. ~George Carlin
User avatar
Bradd
Camping Oracle
 
Posts: 262
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:34 pm
Location: Stawell, Victoria


Return to Introductions:

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron