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location.. what influences your decision?

Postby Dave-Yakka » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:46 am

For me..... everytime i decide to head out camping (very very seldomly now)
my decision, though seemly selfish, is about where i can go fishing. (bribie, fraser, moreton, dams, lakes etc..)
so for me its fishing first then i think about the family, activities for the kids etc...

what is your "main must" for a location?

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Re: location.. what influences your decision?

Postby stevo. » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:38 am

Must be bush camping for me,

no people
no grumpy caravan park owners
no overlapping tent pegs with your neighbours
preferable no generators
no drunken fools driving around at night

so that rules out a lot of places for me :*** ... but i think if you want to get away from it all and go camping, why camp somewhere that's worse than where you live? :-bang

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Re: location.. what influences your decision?

Postby Bradd » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:38 pm

no grumpy caravan park owners
no overlapping tent pegs with your neighbours
preferable no generators
no drunken fools driving around at night


Same for me
Although I like people (in moderation)
If going with our little one, other little ones are good to keep her from under our feet.

Bush over van park, van park if no other choice.

Distance : weekends I want to spend time camping, not driving so 2 - 3 hours from home a must.

2 week break : did approx 3000 km round trip last January and still had a relaxing time,
so as long as not spending more time driving than camping.

Something worth looking at in area, waterfalls, lookouts wildlife etc.
Hot weather : near water, shade
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When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. ~George Carlin
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Re: location.. what influences your decision?

Postby dicko77 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:52 pm

I like to be near the water it just seems to be more relaxing near the water. I have not done the bush campimg thing realy as yet but i will give it a go one of these days.Some of the bush site on this site look good and im sure i will get to one of them some time after xmas.
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Re: location.. what influences your decision?

Postby Jo&Kev » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:11 am

For me...

Pet friendly
Water (river usually)
Free
Haven't been there before

We like bush camping and the best thing we have done was bought the porta-loo! The pay-off for emptying it is that we now camp in places where there are no toilets/showers. That means we can generally find all of the stuff above and most of the stuff in other people's posts.

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Re: location.. what influences your decision?

Postby Lin » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:14 am

Pretty similar to Stevo's. And with the added difficulty of wanting to take the dog. And has to be near water too.

Also don't want to drive a lot, especially if it's just for a weekend.

Not fussed about activities for my daughter as she's happy to just climb trees and paddle in the river. When we stay for longer than a couple of days it's good to have other kids around, but I prefer to go with friends with kids as opposed to camping near strangers.
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Re: location.. what influences your decision?

Postby garbage » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:27 am

As I have a couple of toddlers and my wife is completely against hole in the ground toilets, my (her) priorities are:

1. Flush toilets and hot showers
2. Near the beach
3. Childrens' facilities
4. Flat, bike friendly areas

At the moment, I don't really camp to "get out there" so the tent is really a substitute for more expensive cabins / hotels so I tend to end up at caravan parks or National Parks with facilities.
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