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Grumpy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just completing a week in Perth, heading north tomorrow.

Any free camp recommendations up the WA coast, would be appreciated.

We tend not to travel large distances each day, prefer to enjoy the local areas.
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datama



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grumpy,

I have sent you an email with a url so have a look at some of the other free spots + on the LHS of that url. Hope they may be of interest.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bushtracker and truck are packed ready to hit the road tomorrow. Heading to Lawn Hill and then up to Cape York
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:29 pm    Post subject: in the never never Reply with quote

Hi their we are heading home after leaving home on the 2 may from brisbane . We drove to longreach and went west through vergmont in to the opal country around mayneside spent a week looking around our old lease.We then went into winton off to the nt up to dunmara headind west over to timber creek to kunanara and on the gibe river road and up to the mitchle falls the over to broom. After that we drove down to marble bar and came over to alice springs on the telford road and gary junction road bit off hard work in that drive now in clonncurry heading back to winton for the opal show the back down the bush to have a look around . Our bt is a 2010 modle we have taking it everywhere never let us down the best as with our f250 their is plenty that happen in between what i have said could go on for ever .

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Geraldton for a couple of days after spending most of week around Coalseam Cons Park and nearby towns. Some great camping spots, unfortunately most wild flowers are not out yet but plenty of Canola plantings flowering.
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Brutus



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bushtracker’s are thick as flies on the Stuart Highway at Newcastle Waters heading south.



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Riverman & His Lady



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good one Brutus. It is good to see that this thread has not been totally forgotten. Very Happy
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Grumpy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree.

We are in Bundaberg visiting grandchildren at present before making our way back to Townsville.

Have been travelling around SE Qld catching up with balance of family and friends for two months.
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Rosiebear



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well we’re in Townsville enjoying the nice weather and catching up with friends, and visiting some great fish and chipperies I remember from past years. Man has this place grown up the past 30 yrs since I left. We’re staying out at the Black River Stadium. Bit of feedback follows;

Being built in the old Black River Rodeo grounds the van park site is a bit primitive, no grass to speak of, no concrete pads, but plenty of weed ground cover and a fair walk to very good amenities. Very large and comprehensive camp kitchen, a $5.00 meal ( soup, stews, with Bread & Butter, BYO drinks bowl ‘n spoon) get together on Wednesday night (pre book/pay), beer o’clock every afternoon, lots of tables and chairs, seat about 80 or so, and very very good showers, with 5 large reverse cycle heat pump hot water systems, very large shower cubicles with shower curtains and perforated floor mats so you are off the concrete and can actually dry your feet.

About 8/10 Speed queen washing machines, at $3.00 a pop, and a drier and plenty of line space, good value compared with town laundries and other van parks.

They cater to the over 50’S, and have a dedicated off lesh dog area, dogs must be on leash and kept on site otherwise, no dog walking around the park area. There is also an under cover dog bath/wash facilities, and a separate washing machine for dog bedding/blankets etc set up in the off leash area. Very thoughtful.

All in all a good spot, but if wet or soaking rain, because of the silt avoid like the plague, the whole area used to be a flood plain, and if a significant protracted rain event, like a 1 in 100 or 200, would flood for sure, but local heavy rain would lead to jelly like sticky surface mud. Might sound harsh but a fair assessment.

Where we ended up we had to string 2x 30m leads for power, and join two 20m hoses for water. The water comes from the river via a sand spear, and seems fairly good, but only for the back 2 tanks. But for $30 per night Vs 49 or so in town, the 50c of diesel to drive in is a good compromise. Every shop imaginable at the Willows, within 10-12 min drive, very large Bulk bill medical practise, specialist medical campus, wholesale chemists, - OK if you don’t want Anpec, - movie theatres, restaurants, take always, vehicle services, a big Centrelink office, and rehabs of parking, with minimal delay for service for a change etc, etc.

I would recommend this place to fellow BT’ers, say 7/10, who like a bit of peace and quiet, large sites, a bit of space, more than 5m from neighbours, but like to mingle a bit too. Friendly staff. Not a Big 4 flash park, more like a bush camp with facilities Wink, and definitely no jumpy pillows, playground, kids or pool, go lay in the river.

Edit; There is also a fitness shed with walking and rowing machines.

Heading off to Innisfail tomorrow to visit more friends for a few days before heading back down the inland route to Agnes Waters for a 5 week property sit. Looking forward to that.....
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Grumpy



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rosiebear, sorry we missed you, may meet on way back to TVL.
Also try Bush Oasis caravan park, over 50s at Nome, around the corner from where we live. On highway Sth of TVL opposite Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary.
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Rosiebear



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grumpy, Had a look at that park, but they were chokers last week, overflow paddock 3/4 + full/.

Had a great day today, went up Harvey range and up all the side roads, didn’t visit the tea rooms because they closed at 4. So that is definitely a stop off on the way back. We are going to come back down this way cross Black Riv Rd to Harvey’s Ra Rd, then over to the Gregory Develmpt Rd, down to the Towers for a day or two, then south to Clermont, then across to Nebo, then down the old Marlborough stretch to Rocky and Yeppoon for a few days then to Agnes Waters.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grumpy, Had a look at that park, but they were chokers last week, overflow paddock 3/4 + full/.

Had a great day today, went up Harvey range and up all the side roads, didn’t visit the tea rooms because they closed at 4. So that is definitely a stop off on the way back. We are going to come back down this way cross Black Riv Rd to Harvey’s Ra Rd, then over to the Gregory Develmpt Rd, down to the Towers for a day or two, then south to Clermont, then across to Nebo, then down the old Marlborough stretch to Rocky and Yeppoon for a few days then to Agnes Waters.
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Ajay and Fletch



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in Bourke after having beed to the Louth races yesterday. We have had a great trip to date and will move onto Inverell in the next couple of days. Still too cold to go back home to Victoria as yet so we will make our way back to the Sunshine Coast after this short adventure. The BT is performing faultlessly as per usual. Thank you to all at Kunda Park.

Regards ...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bake in Forrest Beach just outside Ingham for a few more days before heading off down to Townsville for another friends catch-up before the southerly trek begins.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Home in Townsville after a few months away.

Passed 6 Bushtrackers between Proserpine and Townsville yesterday morning.
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Riverman & His Lady



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in a motel near Grafton for the night . We are on the road to Kunda Park to take delivery of our first Bushtracker. We are so excited and can’t wait for Tuesday morning when we eyeball and touch our BT for the first time. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We’’ve landed in Agnes waters for our house sit on the way home to Brisbane, there was a 20 ‘BT and79 Cr 4 dr Ute i at Calliope River Northside on Friday night, very nice rig, don’t know which way they were going.
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