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PostSubject: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyMon Nov 25, 2013 10:54 pm

Looking for some advice from down under.

Hoping to be in Tin Can Bay, 200K north of Brisbane for a week in January and have a 4x4 to play with.

Can anyone recommend places to go and things to see within a days drive.

Places like Fraser Island and Double Island Point look great but not sure how feasible they are for day trips?

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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyTue Nov 26, 2013 4:07 am

Just north of Rockhampton there is a small town called Yappoon. From there you can get to a place called Waterpark creek, a great place to dive off trees into the tee tree oiled water. There is a track from here to a place called five rocks where a bunch of locals had welded a load of shipping containers together and made amazing houses on the cliffs. When we went in 2000 the population was 6, we doubled that when we arrived. I am not sure you will find it in any of the guide books but I just found this using google,

http://www.4x4earth.com.au/tracks.html?site=361_Waterpark-Creek-to-Five-Rocks--Return

I dont know what it would be like now as it has been nearly 14 years since I drove that route. Loads of wild camping to be had though.

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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyThu Nov 28, 2013 1:23 pm

This is my stomping ground. Double Island point, Teewah beach, Rainbow Beach are all great areas that are good for day trips from Tin Can Bay. Fraser Island is close but you need a minimum of three or four days to check it out.

Five Rocks near Yeppoon is awesome and I have spent many days driving around the area there but is about a Five or six hour drive fron Tin Can Bay so not really a day trip. (That track link has pics of my rig on the tracks.)

When you have the dates sorted let me know and I can play tour guide for you. (Work permitting.)
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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyThu Nov 28, 2013 9:23 pm

I'm actually heading up to Rockhampton tomorrow. (8 hour drive from here) Hope to be out at Five Rocks all day Saturday. I'll take some pics while I'm there.
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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyFri Nov 29, 2013 8:46 am

Thanks guys. Wish I had a bit more time but I am visiting family and borrowing their 4x4 so can't take off for too long. Really appreciate tour guide offer, thanks Gold Rig, have a good trip to Five Rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptySat Nov 30, 2013 3:20 am

Gold Rig wrote:
I'm actually heading up to Rockhampton tomorrow. (8 hour drive from here) Hope to be out at Five Rocks all day Saturday. I'll take some pics while I'm there.

It would be cool to see those pictures Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptySun Dec 08, 2013 10:38 am

Jed@CampervanCulture.com wrote:
Gold Rig wrote:
I'm actually heading up to Rockhampton tomorrow. (8 hour drive from here) Hope to be out at Five Rocks all day Saturday. I'll take some pics while I'm there.
It would be cool to see those pictures Very Happy 

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Here's a few for you Jed.

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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyMon Dec 09, 2013 12:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyMon Dec 09, 2013 6:52 pm

Looks great, getting excited about coming over in January.
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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyTue Dec 10, 2013 8:40 am

ijp wrote:
Looks great, getting excited about coming over in January.

Send me a message on here or I can PM you my phone number.
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PostSubject: Re: Tin Can Bay, Australia   Tin Can Bay, Australia EmptyWed Dec 11, 2013 7:56 am

Awesome  Very Happy 

I think that is the house we stayed at in your picture. Looks like a bit has been added on the side since.

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