A month Camping with the famalam East Coast - January

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A month Camping with the famalam East Coast - January

Post by Moore » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:03 pm

Hi folks, looking for a bit of discreet intel on good camping spots for a forthcoming trip with the family in January/Feb 2020 please....

Itinerary is:

- Early January > Sunny Coast
- Mid January > North NSW, maybe Lennox/Byron/Ballina area
- Late Jan > Bit further south, maybe Tuncurry/Seal Rocks etc

We are looking for about a week in the first two areas and a bit less in the third leg of the trip. Travelling in a high top HiAce and happy to mix up big sites, little sites and free spots that are not overrun with feral types (the annoying sort, the old-school ferals are good)

Not looking for waves primarily, it's a more rounded out trip this one with a focus on the 4yr old grom having fun.

Please feel free to DM if you don't want to broadcast anything - discretion is my middle name (well, it's actually William, but you get the gist)

Thanks in advance

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Re: A month Camping with the famalam East Coast - January

Post by alakaboo » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:53 pm

Sunny Coast is pretty dire for surf and hot in January.
Aim to be near a headland that provides protection from the northerlies.
The northern end is generally better for that.

Is your HiAce 4wd?

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Re: A month Camping with the famalam East Coast - January

Post by Moore » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:55 am

It’s 2wd... was hoping it will suffice!

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Re: A month Camping with the famalam East Coast - January

Post by alakaboo » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:15 pm

Yeah, for sure.
Just wondering if you were going to get to one of the islands.

At that time of year I would do Straddie and Yamba rather than Sunny Coast and Byron.

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Re: A month Camping with the famalam East Coast - January

Post by Moore » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:01 am

Good shout. Never been to North Straddie, that could be on the list for sure... I'll price up the 4wd options as I think I can shift deposit around.

Spotted a good national park campsite between Yamba and Angourie... Ilharra, I think. Pretty sure we could fit that in.

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Re: A month Camping with the famalam East Coast - January

Post by alakaboo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:07 am

You don't need 4wd for straddie, unless you want to camp at Flinders. Save the money for the ferry.

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