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Some more info pls
« on: October 06, 2009, 03:31:34 PM »
Hey Guys,

Can you help me out with some more info. Planing my trip down and home again.

Location details of Kylies @ Crowdy Head NP.

Do I need to book a site?

What is the road like from Tamworth to Port Macquaire? Navara towing camper freindly? Looks twisty on the map.

Thats all for now..  8)
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 03:54:20 PM »
G'day Brett Kylies is not bookable its first in, to get to the camp area you need to get to Diamond head and travel south past the headland and turn in towards the beach.Try google earth for Diamond Head, the camp area is not in focus but seeable on the access road to the top end of Crowdy Head Beach. The trip from Bendemeer  to the Coast is not a bad road a bit narrow at times and has about 160ks of winding road (mostly downhill) which will keep the power steering warmed up but it is a drive that I do enjoy particularly with a bit of Hp under the lid. Barnray

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 04:34:34 PM »
Thanks barnray,

I had been on google maps but nothing labelled.

I have been turning the house inside out looking for my Camps4 book! I'm thing its in the Nav. Just have to wait for Deb to get home now...
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 04:37:06 PM »
Which clearing on this pic is the Kylies camping ground??

Crowdy Head NP  :cheers:

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 04:43:25 PM »
I do a fair bit of work over in Tamworth. I prefer to come over the Walcha mountain (Oxley Hwy) through Wauchope and down the Pacific Hwy via Bago Road to home which is just across the road to Crowdy Bay NP.

If you went this way just turn left at Kew to go through Laurieton then over the Dunbogan bridge to Diamond Head. If coming in from Laurieton you will pass three camp grounds. Diamond Head, Indian Head and the last is Kylies. Kylies is the South most camp ground.

The Oxley Hwy over Walcha mountain is quite twisty and slow going but is only say 45mins from the begining to the end of it than its back to open roads.

For all the people coming from south you don't need to turn at Kew and go through Laurieton. There is a right hand turn at the Moorland corner store (on the Pacific Hwy) that takes you straight to Kylies first.

As Barnray has said its first in first served there.

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 04:50:35 PM »
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=richmond+NSW&daddr=Crowdy+Bay+Rd+to:Kylies+beach+to:-31.735529,152.79145&hl=en&geocode=%3BFYbnGv4dEy4aCQ%3B%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=1&mrsp=3&sz=15&via=1&sll=-31.734299,152.793388&sspn=0.017666,0.038581&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=15

This is Kylies.

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 05:17:18 PM »
Snow try this snippette from Google Maps, I think this is the right spot, just not sure about the directions.

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 06:20:13 PM »
For all the people coming from south you don't need to turn at Kew and go through Laurieton. There is a right hand turn at the Moorland corner store (on the Pacific Hwy) that takes you straight to Kylies first.

Gronk, is this the way you mentioned? That is a lot quicker when coming from south.

No one need be concerned about space, bookings etc, there will be enough of us there early enough to secure the majority of the site  :cheers:
« Last Edit: October 06, 2009, 06:23:59 PM by bigjules »
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 06:25:49 PM »
If there are going to be a few people there Thursday I might see if I can get there Thursday evening as well. Bit more daylight now to setup.

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 07:33:35 PM »
This Whereis link also has a fairly good map of Crowdy Bay National Park and its surounding areas and roads.

http://www.whereis.com/nsw/crowdy-bay-national-park#session=MTE=

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 07:53:45 PM »
If there are going to be a few people there Thursday I might see if I can get there Thursday evening as well. Bit more daylight now to setup.

There'll be no daylight by the time we get there, just keen to get away so we'll leave Sydney after work on Thursday. I'd guess we'll be there before midnight.

Set up in the dark, then enjoy a long weekend by the beach with all the good folk of MySwag.org.
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 08:32:00 PM »
If there are going to be a few people there Thursday I might see if I can get there Thursday evening as well. Bit more daylight now to setup.

If all goes well I should be there Thursday afternoon.
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2009, 10:43:56 PM »
Don't forget.....as soon as you can,..go over to Diamond Head and pay for your site.....they have signs up to pay 1st before setting up ( or at least they did have )

Whats with all this google stuff ??  ;D ;D...get out your trusty map ( remember that paper stuff !! ) and look up the directions to Diamond Head ( Kylies is only 1K from it )

As Laith said, for the southerners......turn off at Moorland ( big sign saying Crowdy Bay Nat Park )...when it turns to dirt, follow it for a while and when it comes to an intersection, turn left and follow it for a fair bit and keep a lookout for the Kylies turnoff ( its only 1/2 a K from the main track ).....if you happen to miss it, don't stress, you will come across the Diamond Head turnoff.....just turn around and backtrack a K ( or 2 )
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 11:00:44 PM »
For the late arrivals if I,m awake I'll put the kettle on. Barnray
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2009, 06:18:38 AM »
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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2009, 08:24:46 AM »
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yeah i think we'll arriving late..

4 hours there Jules?

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2009, 05:14:12 PM »
If I go through Harrington is the camping ground easy to find?  I remember seeing Diamond Head but not Kylies when I was up there last?

I need to go through Harrington to pick up a beach pass and check something out at the caravan park on the way through.

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Re: Some more info pls
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2009, 05:51:21 PM »
I'd imagine there is not a whole lot of (major) tracks around there, so it shouldn't hard to find from Diamond Head, sign posted even I'm betting.

I won't be rushing up to grab a camp permit, might wander up on Friday, but as we'll be arriving after dark on Thursday that's got to be a freebie.

I'd say the same for most. If everyone who does call in is friendly and talks about how much we've planned etc, it would be hard to think they'd be hunting for folks not doing the right thing.
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