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Reply #100 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 7:31am

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Derek looks like you having a great time. Went to Tassie about 10yrs ago planning in October this year we did it with a tent in the 4 wheel drive.

Are the free site for vans and motorhomes only as I don't wont to take the van.

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Reply #101 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 12:52pm

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Norweb wrote on Apr 12th, 2018 at 7:31am:
Are the free site for vans and motorhomes only as I don't wont to take the van.



Norm, where we have been I would say that 75% or even more of the camps we have stayed at are for self contained vehicles.  Many of them have signs saying no tents or sleeping in cars.

In saying that, in over 6 weeks I think I have only ever seen one ranger checking up and he only just drove through without stopping. 

We have also seen many vehicles in self contained parks that are obviously not self contained and no one seems to care.

Same with grey water, signs saying it is not allowed on the ground at all yet 80-90% of people do so anyway.

We are fortunite with the motorhome as we are fully self contained so doesn’t worry us.

Lots of people floating around in 4X4’s with tents or roof top tents or sleeping inside the vehicle.

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Reply #102 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 2:06pm

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Re self contained we have just spent a week at the "Man from Snowy River Festival" at Corryong in Victoria. Parking was on the golf course (which will never be the same) an estimated 2000 vehicles there plus camping on all the surrounding vacant land. Supposed to be fully self contained, most were not but organisers turned a blind eye. We had a good time and will look at going again next year.
Lots of camp ovens being used but I didn't see any good ones also many Ozpigs and home made braziers with locals going around selling firewood.
 

When I die I hope my missus doesn't sell my camp ovens  for what I told her I paid for them. pd
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Reply #103 - Apr 12th, 2018 at 3:04pm

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thanks I thought that maybe have to take van
 
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Reply #104 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 8:07am

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Currently on the north coast at Bridport in a caravan park.  Time once again to do some washing.

This is a great park overlooking the water.

Last photo is of the view from the motorhome door.

Not many people around at the moment and we just about have the park to ourselves.  Following Easter is the low season down here and paying $33 a night.
 

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Reply #105 - Apr 13th, 2018 at 8:09am

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Tasmanian lamb.  Some of the nicest loin chops I have ever seen and they tasted as good as they look.

Went down well with some mash, sprouts, gravy and mint sauce.
 

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Reply #106 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 11:46am

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One of the best things about travelling with your house on your back is being able to pull over and cook breakfast wherever you want.

We are right at this moment overlooking The Great Lakes area in the highlands of Tasmania.

It is 5 degrees outside.
 

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Reply #107 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 11:53am

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This is not my photo but this is how a guy woke up to find his camp yesterday morning in the Tassie Mountains.  Shocked
 

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Reply #108 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 2:29pm

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One of the most desolate camping spots we have been to anywhere.

This is Little Pine Lagoon in the Tassie Highlands.

Nothing her but a gravel road and some parking spots cleared out of the tundra looking stuff as well as a couple of very unique long drops made from timber slabs.

Managed to pick up internet with my spare Optus Dongle.  No Telstra.

Snow showers are forecast and just after I took the photos we had a light one with very fine snowflakes that lasted only a very short time.

Just need one good snow scud to make the place even more magical than it already is.

Currently got the place to ourselves as only mad people are out in this weather.  Planning to stay two nights.
 

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Reply #109 - Apr 16th, 2018 at 9:08pm

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Derek do you feel worried about camping in an isolated spot ?




 

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