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Turtle

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Over the last couple of months I’ve been doing a bit to the tug and van
This can only mean one thing!
 

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Drover

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We have dugongs in Tin Can Bay, scary if they are around in the Yak and the dolphins will come alongside your Yak or boat................they also hang around at River heads in Hervey Bay, of course there's rules for approaching them...

So have you worked out how much fuel you will go thru @Turtle , I have a run to Geraldton planned and it's an eye opener the amount of $$ needed, was so much easier when others paid the fuel card.
 
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When is the trip planned for ?
Leaving early March
We have dugongs in Tin Can Bay, scary if they are around in the Yak and the dolphins will come alongside your Yak or boat................they also hang around at River heads in Hervey Bay, of course there's rules for approaching them...

So have you worked out how much fuel you will go thru @Turtle , I have a run to Geraldton planned and it's an eye opener the amount of $$ needed, was so much easier when others paid the fuel card.
8-10k I reckon
 

bigcol

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Esperance,
we usually stay at Esperance Bay Cvan park, not as windy as the other one Esperance Seafront Cvan park
Taylors Beach Bar and Cafe (used) to be a great feed - not been for about 4 years......

stop in at Ravensthorpe, not much to see, but there is a great Cafe (Ravy Country Kitchen) near the Visitors centre that is a good lunch stop Esperance to Albany
I would stop at Bremer Bay if you get a chance - very nice and pretty, and they feed the Pelicans at the river mouth in the arvo's

Albany -
Middleton Beach is nice, but I prefer Emu Point
the Fort on top of the hill (National ANZAC Memorial)
Whale World
the Gap & Natural Bridge

while in Geraldton, visit the Maritime museum and see the Batavia
also go visit the HMAS Sydney II Memorial, overlooking Gerro, (Gummer Ave) and a great night time visit as well
visit "Barnacles Food Bar" on the wharf on Connell rd, just off Marine Tce (wharf end) - great fish n greasies
Geraldton Fish Market (again, Marine Tce) for good sea food
Sail-Inn is not bad apparently, not tried, so cannot say
Freemasons Hotel does a great feed as well
The African Reef Restaurant is a good feed too

I will think some more later
 
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Esperance,
we usually stay at Esperance Bay Cvan park, not as windy as the other one Esperance Seafront Cvan park
Taylors Beach Bar and Cafe (used) to be a great feed - not been for about 4 years......

stop in at Ravensthorpe, not much to see, but there is a great Cafe (Ravy Country Kitchen) near the Visitors centre that is a good lunch stop Esperance to Albany
I would stop at Bremer Bay if you get a chance - very nice and pretty, and they feed the Pelicans at the river mouth in the arvo's

Albany -
Middleton Beach is nice, but I prefer Emu Point
the Fort on top of the hill (National ANZAC Memorial)
Whale World
the Gap & Natural Bridge

while in Geraldton, visit the Maritime museum and see the Batavia
also go visit the HMAS Sydney II Memorial, overlooking Gerro, (Gummer Ave) and a great night time visit as well
visit "Barnacles Food Bar" on the wharf on Connell rd, just off Marine Tce (wharf end) - great fish n greasies
Geraldton Fish Market (again, Marine Tce) for good sea food
Sail-Inn is not bad apparently, not tried, so cannot say
Freemasons Hotel does a great feed as well
The African Reef Restaurant is a good feed too

I will think some more later
Thanks for the heads up and we’re looking forward to more later
 
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bigcol

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Thanks for the heads up and we’re looking forward to more later
it wont be in any particular order........, but I will try and give you afew good places to visit or think about.......

1st, how long do you plan on staying this side of the border.........
and how long will you be in WA........
 
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bigcol

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in no particular order

the Lookout at Norseman is nice, with great views (pity I wanted a piccie of my Van and car...........)
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Esperance, like I said, with a day trip to Duke of Orleans bay, and if your lucky, the lake behind Esperance will be "pink-ish"
but that dont matter, there is a better one north of Geraldton

as I said, Ravy for lunch, but I would stop at Bremer Bay for a day or 2, the coast and rocks there is amazing........ (and Pelicans usually get fed after 3.30 I think it was, at where the river meets the sea.)

lots to see and do in Albany, the Brig Amity is on the foreshore

just outside Denmark heading out of town toward Walpole is Bartholomew's Meadery............. nice honey ice cream and Mead.................. yummo
Walpole has a great visitor centre
Bow Bridge sometimes has free camping there....
Peaceful Bay used to be just that, now its very commercialized
pity your turning off - I prefer Manjimup (and the hotel there) to Pemberton, Fonti's Pool, Truffle Farm
Pemberton is such a pretty town, and the Diamond Tree, Gloucester Tree are worth looking at, and climbing if your game
on the way into Pemberton is the Lavender Farm tea rooms....... well worth a stop in

you should really head south at Bussell Hwy and see Augusta, the light house, the line between Southern ocean and Indian ocean, quite pretty

I would stop at Big Valley Camp site, near Margaret River, quite pretty (turn right at Rosa brook rd,where Yahava Coffee is.......)
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if you turn left at Wallcliffe rd, and head towards Caves road there, a much better view along that section of the road, if you cross over Caves rd, and head towards Prevelly, very nice swimming beach there
then you can head back towards Caves rd and head to Gracetown Cvan park - its quite a way out of town, not far after getting off Caves rd you turn into it
pretty Cvan park, and you get visitors sometimes at night - 'Roo's, Possums etc
I would have a couple of days in that area - Marg's etc for the wineries, chocolate factory, Cheese places

I would also stop in Busselton, nice pretty town, with great beaches
Busso to Karrinyup is a good 5 hours, maybe longer depending on time of day on the freeway
 

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Drover

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A Dyson in a van ????????? I think a blower would be the go, @Turtle ................ Nice little jackets on the gas bottles, very cute....................the table rack, good idea did you put pads on the door or a slide lock so the thing won't bash the door ???

..........I'm going to sit down with my paper map and mark all those places @bigcol , think I may have ticked some already....................I'm getting over that way again, one day.......
 
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