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Thread: Border Ranges NP, Sheep Station Creek - OVERNIGHT Camping trip Jan 2013

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    Border Ranges NP, Sheep Station Creek - OVERNIGHT Camping trip Jan 2013

    As a follow on from the Cruuumbin december meetup. Who would be up for this? Suggest a date - 3rd week of january maybe?

    Great birding according to Greg (Rattus 79) and I want to visit the Antarctic beech forest. Loys of scenic walks, lookouts etc.

    Anyone know how busy the campground is over January?
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    To dig up an old thread, here's an idea of what can be found there:

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...-Station-Creek

    Being late in January, I'd expect some people, but the majority having moved on to go back to work.
    There are only a couple of trailer/van camping locations though there is plenty of room for tents.
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    Looks like a great place, but I'd probably pass on this. Just a tad too far and I don't have any camping gear.
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    I have 2x spare tents if anyone needs.

    It's byo sleeping bag though.

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    And I have my van with a markets type marquee with walls I set up at the back to make a room, can fit a couple of sleeping folk in it under cover. BYO sleeping bag, mattress etc.

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    I would be up for this ...... definitely - any date suits me.
    Have my own camping gear.
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    I think the weekend of the 19/20 January would be best as it avoids the Australia Day weekend rush for camp spots. Apparently you don't book, just turn up. I have emailed the park office to confrim this and find out how one pays. Will report back when I have the info.

    Types of camping: caravan / trailer / car
    Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.
    Fees
    Camping fees: $5 per adult per night. $3 per child per night.
    Vehicle entry fee: Annual pass or daily vehicle entry fee of $7 also required.

    Map of the Border ranges NP from Nimbin homepage

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    Thanks Odille - I am away camping till 29th Dec and unlikely to have broadband coverage, so won't be able to check back for further details until after that date. Merry Christmas. Lesley

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    I could be very keen on this if my new toy (suitable for birding) arrives before this. I would probably drive up and sleep in my car. Would also probably have room for people bringing their own camp gear if someone wanted a lift from the far south suburbs of Brisbane.
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    I do hope this one comes off, somewhere I am really keen to visit but have always been reluctant to go on my own, and after my little contretemps last week I am even more so. The NP office never replied so I still don't know how you pay, but on FB people said you just roll up so maybe ther's an honesty box or something.

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    I am back early ..... still very interested in this ..... I would be happier if more participants. Does anyone know what the road is like up there ? creeks to cross?
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    There is a wooden box out the front of the camp area that you make payment in. Fill in a card and attach it to your tent.

    Its not recommended to try and buck the system as the rangers often patrol the area.

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    There is a wooden box out the front of the camp area that you make payment in. Fill in a card and attach it to your tent.

    Its not recommended to try and buck the system as the rangers often patrol the area.

    Edit: no creeks to cross if you come in via Lyons rd. Mostly sealed with just the last few ks dirt. Last time there was a hundred odd meter section of mud. Easy crossing in 2wd towing a camper.

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    Thanks Rattus - I am good for this - have 4WD and own camping gear - can fit another interested participant who has own camping gear and would like to share fuel cost. I live in Redlands area, east of Brisbane. Lesley

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    Is this trip still a goer? Really would like to go.
    Lesley

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    I am still awaiting my new toy, but there is a good chance it will arrive this week, therefore I should be a certain starter. I have also got some interest from a work colleague so there goes one of my spare seats

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    Can we have a definite on numbers, please. Please amend the list below and repost so we know for sure.

    Definite:
    Analog6
    Lesley Bray

    Possible:
    ??

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    Definite:
    Analog6
    Lesley Bray

    Possible:
    AMD72 (+ one work colleague) - 95% likely

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    Possible:
    Rattus + Mrs Rattus + Rattus Jr (enutero)

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    I am a possible for this as well.
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    Myself and my work colleague are now definite starters with my new toy (400 f2.8 IS II) turning up yesterday and my teleconverters (and possibly lens coat) arriving early next week.

    Do we have a set time to arrive up there?

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