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2020 Trip
« on: July 22, 2019, 08:56:26 PM »
Hi All,

Its old maverick back again.

I'm currently in the process of buying a new dual cab 79 series Landcruiser and I would like to take the new partner on a decent holiday next year roughly april/may.

I've already done cape york in 2009 and although I would like to do it again, I thought somewhere different this time.

If anyone has any ideas on where to go, leaving from Brisbane please let me know.

If others want to tag along please send me a message.


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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 09:04:55 PM »
Where have you been already other then Cape York, and how long time frame you thinking?
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 09:24:07 PM »
I'm looking at a 4 week round trip.

Apart from cape york I've also done the east coast from Brisbane to the 12 apostles, the centre of NSW countless times, western NSW to broken hill and Silverton then on to thargomindah and back home.

I would like to do the desert but not really keen on doing that trip as a single vehicle.
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 06:20:09 AM »
Maybe head out to Alice Springs area then, there's plenty of stuff to explore out that way. Incorporate things like Oodnadatta Track,  Lake Eyre,, Lamberts Centre of Australia, Boggy Hole, Chambers Pillar, Kings Canyon, The Rock, etc etc
Or head North up to Lawn Hill, see Blacktown Tablelands on the way up and eventually loop back to the East Coast visiting places like Cobbold Gorge, Finch Hatton Gorge etc etc along the way.
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 09:19:48 AM »
Hey, I didn't even think of places like that.

They all sound amazing
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 09:22:32 AM »
High tail to QLD / NT
Savanory Way.
   Adel grove
   Lorrella springs
   Roper bar.
Then Nhulunbuy   / Gove
Then cross Cahill crossing into Cobourg peninsula rest up here.
Then work out how much time you have left.
Might be able to duck into Alice via the  MacDonnell Ranges.

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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2019, 10:31:42 AM »
High Country
Tasmania
Flinders/Ayres Rock/South Aussie
Kimberley
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 11:03:07 AM »
I would like to do the high country but not sure if it's doable towing an off road camper.

As for Tasmania that's another dream trip but the ferry costs almost kills it
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 11:08:56 AM »
I would like to do the high country but not sure if it's doable towing an off road camper.

As for Tasmania that's another dream trip but the ferry costs almost kills it
On the last High Country trip we had 3 cars towing campers. We just used the base camp option. Arrive, day 1 explore 1 direction, day 2 explore another direction
Day 3 pack up and move base.
That worked well for the group.
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2019, 11:26:58 AM »
Hey, I didn't even think of places like that.

They all sound amazing
used to read the grey nomads rave about Lawn Hill years ago and thought it can’t be that good, then about 7 years ago we paid it a visit...beautiful spot for sure. We were at Blackdown Tablelands last week, that’s another great spot well worth visiting with the waterfall and views from the lookouts...especially the lookout at the “4wd” track. From Blackdown we made our way to Canarvon Gorge (main section), spent 3 nights there doing a few walks and had a great time, there’s also Mt Moffat section of the park worth a visit and if you are keen there’s 2 more sections to visit also.
We just did a relaxed 2 week trip that went up to Elliott Heads for 3 nights (visited local beaches, Bundy botanical garden, rum distillery for supplies, Tinaberries for ice cream and strawberries),  then to Capricorn Caves at Rocky (visited caves, Mt Archer, free zoo at Botanical Gardens), then stayed behind the pub at Bluff and left the caravan there to visit Blackdown but you can get camper trailers in there to camp instead, then free camped at the weir at Baralaba a few nights so wife and kids could horse ride at a farm stay and kids feed and milked cows etc, then onto Canarvon from there for 3 nights but really needed 4 nights there, and home to Brisbane.
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2019, 11:45:01 AM »
Maybe head out to Alice Springs area then, there's plenty of stuff to explore out that way. Incorporate things like Oodnadatta Track,  Lake Eyre,, Lamberts Centre of Australia, Boggy Hole, Chambers Pillar, Kings Canyon, The Rock, etc etc


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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2019, 12:23:30 PM »
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I would like to do the high country but not sure if it's doable towing an off road camper.

piss easy ... this is on Mt Stirling looking towards Craigs Hut on a new members trailer trip I ran for the club few years back.. few forum members were in that lot :)




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As for Tasmania that's another dream trip but the ferry costs almost kills it

Agree. But its an awesome place.


Another question - what requirements does your new missus have?
Loves/hates remote?
No showers n being dirty  >:D No having 4 course meals regularly?
Must have dunnys? Must have comfy bed and TV nightly?
Never camped but loves the idea of it? Take her out for a few test weekends first to ensure she REALLY likes it.  or happy to rough it?


... a new dual cab 79 series Landcruiser ... gee, you were doing so well until that line ;)
How well setup will it be too?
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2019, 02:42:45 PM »
Hey Bird,

The missus really hasn't done too much camping however really enjoys it when we do get away, the only thing she dislikes is how frustrated I get setting the camper up.....haha

Apart from that she is pretty laid back, although like most women they want proper toilets but it's not really a must have. The camper is setup to be self sufficient and I have a portable shower as well.

I'm currently in the process of buying a new dual cab 79 series so apart from a canopy setup, it will be fairly stock apart from factory lockers and I'll install a winch, other than that the tyres will be the original highway tyres.
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2019, 03:04:04 PM »
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other than that the tyres will be the original highway tyres.

see what deal they will do to swap em for AT's when you buy it :)
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2019, 03:57:00 PM »
Bird

I didn't even consider that
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2019, 04:15:11 PM »
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Bird
I didn't even consider that
Its very common. Or go for something good like Goodyear MTRs... Love em
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2019, 04:30:13 PM »
I'm currently in the process of buying a new dual cab 79 series so apart from a canopy setup, it will be fairly stock apart from factory lockers and I'll install a winch, other than that the tyres will be the original highway tyres.
if all you plan to do in the near future is some outback touring trips, I'd go decent tyres over a winch...i've had my 79 series for 4 years now, it's been across The Plenty Highway and out to The Rock, to Lamberts Centre of Australia and down The Oodnadatta onto The Strzelecki Track to Cameron Corner and home, then went on a Darling River Run to Broken Hill, out to The Flinders Ranges and drove the keyed gate track at Arkaroola, up to The Strzelecki to Cameron Corner, to Sturt National Park, Tibooburra to Wanaaring to Hungerford to Currawinya National Park and home again, as well as trips to Fraser and Straddie and our latest 2 week getaway...all whilst towing and have never needed a winch. The reality is that stuff i've done is all easy roads to drive and requires good quality tyres, unless you plan on doing something more difficult then that then a winch is a later on purchase for me, nothing worse then fixing a flat when out West and knowing you are possibly down a tyre in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: 2020 Trip
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2019, 08:30:22 PM »
I totally understand where you are coming from mate.

The main reason I like to have a winch is to be fully self sufficient so I don't need to rely on others to get me out of a sticky situation
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