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Date Registered: 02-2006
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Hey peoples, I always up for a trip.. I havent got anyone to bring, but after all i joined the forum to make some new friends

Benn

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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quote:

XBenn wrote:

Hey peoples, I always up for a trip.. I havent got anyone to bring, but after all i joined the forum to make some new friends

Benn



And you're welcome to attend of course Benn emoticon

Guys, I think time is running-out fast and April is just around the corner, so let us agree on one destination suitable to all, a date and duration of this trip and if you guys would like it to be a day trip or a camping trip and we can then start gathering all the track info. and maps about it.

I have no problems with camping, but if we gonna go for a day drive, I prefer somewhere close (meaning that a day drive to Lithgow might not be a good idea)


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Date Registered: 06-2005
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Lithgow is less than 2 hours away from western Sydney and now with the new expressways not much longer anywhere else. (My son travelled from Blakehurst to Penrith in about 30 minutes) Any day trip much closer to Sydney would almost still be in the metropolitan area! - well almost.

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Date Registered: 06-2005
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OK - more suggestions for a day trip.

Just to throw some ideas into the ring if you are considereing a day trip:
1. Kanangra Walls, south of Jenolan Caves.
2. Megalong Valley out of Blackheath.
3. Mount Wilson and beyond from the Bells' Road east of Lithgow.

And while I am "at it", If you are considering a camping trip what about Sofala, north of Bathurst. Lots of tracks around there including the old Bridle track from Bathurst.

I thought someone should respond!
John


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Date Registered: 01-2006
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Kanagra is really quite good - with loads of 4wd trails etc. Some good camping areas also - I have camped there in the past. A great spot is down at the kowmung river crossing emoticon

I am sure my wife and I would be up for some of the day trips around this area (Bathurst / Central Tablelands)
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quote:

Dunoon wrote:

Lithgow is less than 2 hours away from western Sydney and now with the new expressways not much longer anywhere else. (My son travelled from Blakehurst to Penrith in about 30 minutes) Any day trip much closer to Sydney would almost still be in the metropolitan area! - well almost.



John,

My concern was not directed at the time it takes getting to the destination, rather the time it takes to explore the area while we're there. I've been to Lithgow before and I can't see us exploring the tracks during one day trip. It'll be a bit hard to achieve that peacefully emoticon

The Royal National Park is only 5 minutes drive for my place. hehehe


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Re; Royal National Park - I don't think any of the tracks are accessible to the public, though emoticon


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RE ABERCROMBIE RIVER NATIONAL PARK

I have some more info from the guy at Abercrombie Caves who said that there were no 4wd driving tracks in the caves area. However, he did tell me about the new Abercrombie National Park off the Oberon/Goulburn road NSW west of Sydney.

It seems there are good camping areas and lots of driving trails there, but no cabins or other accomodation.

I have posted a map of the park I was sent. I tried to scan and post copies of brochures without success & have reproduced the text below.

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Author: Vanessa Richardson,
"Blue Mountains
The new Abercrombie River National Park means that the Blue Mountains area now has a park which has something to offer apart from the classic sandstone escarpments, waterfalls and canyons. Abercrombie River National Park,gazetted a national park in
December 1995, is made up of former Crown lands and state forests. It is located 40 kilometres west of Oberon.
Abercrombie River National Park's 19 000 hectares protects the largest remaining intact patch of low open forest in the region. The park has a diversity of vegetation communities, typically found in (he mountains, tableland areas and western slopes.
 
Things to see and do:
Abercrombie River National Park has three main freshwater streams running through it. There is ample room to camp on the banks and if you are lucky you will catch a trout (all other fish are protected, so throw them back). You may also catch sight of a platypus in the afternoon sunlight.
The best way to experience Abercrombie National Park is by vehicle~based camping.

Bunerooford Camping Area, on the Oberon/Goulbunn Road is newly established with facilities. It is accessable to two and four wheel drive vehicles. Set on the river it is the perfect spot to relax or swim, fix or go canoeing. Other excellent places to set up camp are Sink and Retreat River camping areas (also accessable to two-wheel drive vehicles) and Silent Creek and Beach camping areas (four-wheel drive vehicles only). Although the facilities in
in these areas don't match those at Bunerooford Camping area, they are still good camping grounds and offer the same river-based activities. For more infornmation on Abercrombie River National park, contact the NPWS Oberon Office on 6336-1972."

And from another brochure:
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service:
"Location and Access
Abercrombie River National Park is located 40 km south of Oberon and 60 km north of Goulburn. The main access to the park is via the Arkstone Road (note: there is only 2WD access to The Sink camping area and only in dry weather). Turn onto the Arkstone Road from the Oberon-Goulburn Road 7 km south of Black Springs. The park can also be accessed via Felled Timber Road and Brass Walls Fire Trail (4WD access during dry weather only). Turn onto the Felled Timber Road about 23 km south of Black Springs.
The park offers a number of maintained 4WD-only fire trails. Please keep to the fire trails. Off-track driving causes erosion, destroys natural features and decreases water quality.
There are no walking tracks but the rivers and creek lines offer a chance to explore new areas.
Maps covering the park should be carried at all times. Especially useful are the 1 :25,000 series: Arkstone, Fullerton and Gurnang.

Camping --
Bummaroo Ford:
Along the Goulburn-Oberon Road on the Abercrombie River. Facilities: Pit toilets, fireplaces, information bay, parking area and camping bays. Activities: fishing, canoeing. Access by 2WD. Bring own firewood.
The Sink:
Access from Retreat Fire Trail via the Arkstone Road entrance. Facilities: Pit toilet, fire rings. Activities: fishing, bushwalking. Accessible to 2WD only in dry weather. Bring own firewood.
The Beach:
Access from Abercrombie Fire Trail via the Arkstone Road entrance. Facilities: pit toilet, fire rings. Located on the Abercrombie River. 4WD access only. Bring own firewood.
Silent Creek:
Access either from the Abercrombie Fire Trail via Arkstone Road entrance or Middle Fire Trail via the Brass Walls entrance. Facilities: pit toilet, fire rings. 4 WD only. Good for large groups. Creek may be dry in summer. Bring own firewood and water.
Camping is free.
Minimal impact camping
§ Car campers should camp only in established areas.
Bush camping is allowed throughout the park.
§ Use a fuel stove when camping. Do not build rock rings - they are unsightly and destroy valuable vegetation.
§ Do not clear or destroy any vegetation.
§ Wash at least 50 metres away from all water sources. Avoid detergents and soaps. Use a scourer or sand instead of detergent.
§ Where there are no toilets, bury your toilet waste 150 mm deep, at least 100 metres from any water source. o Don't bury rubbish. Carry it all out, including orange peel and aluminium foil. Do not try to burn aluminium foil.
§ No dogs, no shooting, no vehicles or motorbikes off road, no chainsaws allowed.
§ Fires are permitted in approved fireplaces only. During a fire ban no fires, stoves, or cigarettes can be lit in the open.
§ Always check if a total fire ban or park fire ban is in place and report all fires (phone OOO)."

So folks, there is a little info that may be of some help one day and another suggestion for future consideration. However, I guess someone should check it out first. I have never been there.

John





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Thanks John for an excellent and informative post.

You could have sent me the scanned pages to save yourself the trouble typing it all up (quite an effort indeed).

I guess Richi will be the most suitable member to tell us more about these areas, as he nearly goes to Oberon every weakened LOL

The camping areas certainly look very encouraging and there will be plenty of things to keep the kids busy too which is good.


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RE ABERCROMBIE RIVER NATIONAL PARK

We have a group going up there on 11 March so if you are interested I will post a link to the report after it is done to give you an update

I went up there last June so you might find this report intersting - note the Eastern Entry Comments HERE

cheers
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