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Date Registered: 05-2006
Location: Penrith NSW (near enough)
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Fraser Island in Winter


Hi all,

I am planning a trip to Fraser Island during the NSW July school holidays. Has anybody else been there around that time and if so can you tell me what the weather is like (so we know how to pack!) I've read the Trip Reports here in the forum but they all seem to have been during summer.

Thanks.

Eric.

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Re: Fraser Island in Winter


Welcome to the forum Eric and nice to have with you with us.

Seems like you have already explored the limits of the exy and looking for some more action.

Well done!


Please feel free to visit the Introductions section of the forum, and tell us more about yourself: Introductions


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Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
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Re: Fraser Island in Winter


Eric,
 I took the family to Fraser about 4 years ago in the same July school holidays and it was great. You will find a very 'fishy' crowd over this time, as the Tailor run wild and it is not uncommon to catch 50 or so each outing. Mate, pack your rods !!!

 As for the weather, as the slogan says, "Beautiful one day...." and they are right. As with any place being so open to the elements, it can change quickly, but you will find nice weather generally. If thousands of Mexicans make the annual pilgrimage also, then the weather can't be that bad.

 Some advice:
  Pack heaps of 'Bushmans Insect Repellant' - tropical strength. The midgie and sandflies will eat you apart between 4 and 7pm. If you are camping, take a little padlock and lock your tent up. This may seem stupid, but a mate works up there over the warmer periods and theft is a real problem now. If your tent has two zippers at the opening, secure these together. It wont stop the serious crooks, but the little mischief kids should keep walking past on seeing it locked. 8(

 Enjoy it mate. Look forward to some pics and a report when you get back.

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Date Registered: 05-2006
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Re: Fraser Island in Winter


Thanks Brett, really appreciate the tips!

Belinda and I go weekend camping every 3-4 weeks and I've never had to 'lock' my tent before. All the way out there would have been a bad time to find out I needed to this time! I'll get a couple of small backpack locks to seal the tent up as you suggested. Also very good to know that industrial strength repellent is needed!

For some reason fishing never occured to me, so I'll certainly dust off the rods and bring them with. Fishing with Belinda is really fun, she loves the whole process but is allergic to most things with shells (like prawns) so I usually have to bait her hooks for her. Then she will happily sit for hours casting and re casting until she actually catches something. She can reel it in to the edge of the water but then it's non stop squeals until I've dealt with the 'slimy horrible wriggly thing'. Of course, she used to be a chef so once it stops wriggling she really knows what to do with it! Should be fun! emoticon

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