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1. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

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Whats up!
Been seeing a lot of posts around different areas of the website about TP(TravelersPoint) members being in Sydney for New Years. Since it seems there's at least 5-6 of us scheduled to be there, I figured why not try to do a meet up and have a TP NYE gathering.

I've been hearing from other members that Hostels for this time are at least $99AUS per person, per night which is pretty expensive! I'm going to be camping most of my time so I suggested a bunch of other members camp out as well and save yourself a lot of money! The avg. cost for 5 days and 4 nights is around $56 per person for the whole time!!

So let's weight this out...
Hostel for 4 nights @ $99 = $396 per person
Campsite for 4 nights @ avg $14 = $56 per person
Save yourself $340

Did some checking and campsites are filling up pretty fast. Hostels are all but booked. There's a few ideal places I'd like to camp out at, which are both near the beach and/or water. The campsites I found were:

Lane Cove River Tourists Park - Google Map

  • This is my preferred location
  • Trailer, Powered and Non-Powered sites
  • Park has a variety of security measures in place to ensure visitor safety
  • Cost is dependent upon site wanted, but checking availability for Dec 27 - Jan 2 was pretty limited
  • Cost for Non-Powered tent site for 1 or 2-Person(s) was $204AUS, $10 for extra person per day
  • Download Park Map
  • I've asked about Group rates from 8-16 people, I am waiting on these new numbers to come in as well as gear rental

If anyone is interested and wants to get in on this gathering, post a reply here and let's try to get a head count. Then once I get some confirmation emails from the Campsites about group rates, we can pick which one we want to stay at. I will def be doing this, so either way I'll be getting a site for 2-Persons. I'm going solo, so if another solo flyer wants to setup a tent at the site, let me know. Other solo flyers should consider this route as well, and the other group travelers can arrange for their accommodation. I would offer to pay for a few sites, but I don't want to leave myself hanging if others don't show.

Respond here if your interested and/or shoot me a msg with your email so I can build a list. Here's a list of TP members participating so far:

  • WebGuy + 3
  • Mike.M89 +1
  • Daniellelb
  • Kimiii
  • emma297UK
  • amzjunior
  • Gooseman
  • MikeAllen
  • Tallis
  • Bex123
  • Shishy
  • DeniDen
  • blaino

Let's do this!

[ Edit: Updated list. Removed other campsite listings. Settled on Lane Cove. ]

2. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

I can't seem to edit the original post, so here's the info I got about Sydney Tourists Park

Sydney Tourist Park

  • Non-Powered Camp Site
  • Cost is dependent upon site wanted, for Dec 29 - Jan 2
  • Cost for Non-Powered tent site for 1 or 2-Person(s) was $108AUS
3. Posted by Mike.M89 (Budding Member 80 posts) 7y

Hey webguy,

Im definately into doing this, travelling with a friend and we will be getting to Sydney for round the 22-23rd of December!
Hopefully this isnt to late to sort out a tent (dont think we will be doing much camping in Asia!)

Let me know when you have all the info, and i will book us in at the same place.

One question i have is concerning security whilst camping, will it be possible to leave bags etc whilst out and about?

Superb idea btw, lets get it done!

Mike

[Edit]: Just noticed the cabins they have advertised at that second place, if they arnt fully booked already, that could be a possibility maybe

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Jun-2009, at 19:58 by Mike.M89 ]

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5. Posted by Daniellelb (Budding Member 28 posts) 7y

Quoting Sam I Am

Good initiative. Featured on the home page and stickied this thread. Wish I could be in Sydney for NYE as well!!!

Hey Guys

I will be travelling alone and all this Travelling is new to me

Looking to get to Oz fro New Year

Would defineintely like to get together as a group and set up camp

Will be flying alone so any company will be appreciated

;)

6. Posted by Kimi88 (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Hey.. I've decided i will be camping with you guys instead of the accom i was going to stay at.
New Year in Sydney camping.. cant think of anything better.
Wheres everyone planning on going after?
Is anyone planning on sticking together as a group for a while?
I would also like to know if there is any security for our bags while we are camping.
If anyone wants to chat private just send me a message on here or ill send you my email address.
I deffo want a place camping Webguy.. =)

Kimi x

7. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Good Morning Everyone! I just woke up and I've gotten a few more emails from the campsites in Sydney.

I'll post more info about when I get to work, but just wanted to touch on the Security for bags.. The few I have talked to, they have mentioned they have small lockers which we can store some valuables in. But for the rest of our camping stuff, bags, etc... We can leave them in the tents for the most part. Going into other peoples tent sites and snooping around is a no-no in the un-written law of camping. Plus, there will be a lot of other people around as well, so I feel it should be alright.

I think Mike was thinking of getting a cabin instead, so we may be able to toss some stuff in his place and lock it while we go out. Is that possible Mike? Danielle and Kimii! Awesome to hear you two are aboard! Campsites start out at 2 persons, so if two felt comfortable, you two can go that route, or if you are traveling with friends, you can get a larger site to accommodate. Alternatively, I have 1 spot open as well, but I've only got a 1-man Tent. I don't mind sleeping outside though either, so one of you could use my tent in case you don't find one. Lots of options though and I also believe that most of these parks also rent out tents and sleeping bags as well. I'll look into that and get some info back on here about it.

Lets start posting dates we'll be arriving in Sydney so I can get a better handle on when we should start making our reservations. I'll start to create a tally of the dates peeps are getting in and leaving and hopefully by this weekend we can have a set time and start making the reservations at the same place. So far, most places want a deposit, but the deposit has usually been 1 night stay, so it's very affordable.

I plan on coming in around Dec 26th or so and staying till Jan 2.

Sam I am, awesome man! I was surprised to open the forums and see the sticky! Thanks dude!

Almost forgot, check out the campsites currently posted and let us know which one you'd like to stay at. I'll try to post Google Map links to make it more visible.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jun-2009, at 07:14 by WebGuy ]

8. Posted by Daniellelb (Budding Member 28 posts) 7y

Quoting Kimiii

Hey.. I've decided i will be camping with you guys instead of the accom i was going to stay at.
New Year in Sydney camping.. cant think of anything better.
Wheres everyone planning on going after?
Is anyone planning on sticking together as a group for a while?
I would also like to know if there is any security for our bags while we are camping.
If anyone wants to chat private just send me a message on here or ill send you my email address.
I deffo want a place camping Webguy.. =)

Kimi x

Hey Kimi

What part of the South East of England are you im situated in Dorset

Im looking to camp too and as it is my first time i would appreciate some female company

Also would like to travel in a group for a while , fancy it?

Webguy reserve me a camping place! lol

Danielle x

9. Posted by Mike.M89 (Budding Member 80 posts) 7y

Quoting WebGuy

I think Mike was thinking of getting a cabin instead, so we may be able to toss some stuff in his place and lock it while we go out. Is that possible Mike?

Of course, will definately have to look into this, although i do like the idea of camping!
I will be getting into sydney for christmas i believe, round the 22nd so will probably be the first on the camp site.

Was thinking, incase we dont all get pitches together, some form of indentifying mark on our tent - maybe a red ribbon tied around a guide line to indentify everyone as TP members. Unless you can think of anything else? Could also get in touch via facebook?!

Quoting Kimiii

Hey.. I've decided i will be camping with you guys instead of the accom i was going to stay at.
New Year in Sydney camping.. cant think of anything better.
Wheres everyone planning on going after?
Is anyone planning on sticking together as a group for a while?

Hey Kimiii!
I am travelling with a friend and am planning on staying in the sydney area for a few months afterwards working, with trips out around the rest of the country as and when they can be arranged...really just gonna take it as it comes. Have been looking with Danielle at some long term accomodation there, some of which look really good! What are your plans?

Mike

10. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Good Stuff Mike. Either way, we can find a way to lock stuff up and get it all secured. I have no doubts in that! And camping is so much more of an experience!

As for the Ribbon idea, we are on the same page mate. I was actually going to send an admin a pm and ask if I could get a copy of their logo in vector format so I could create a small sign post to stick at our camp sites to notify people this is the TP group. Plus, when I make the reservations, I am going to notify them that if anyone makes reservations as part of the "TravellersPoint" group, to try and group us together.

I still need to update the original post with the new camping information, just need to get it all prepped and ready.

As a thought, who would need to rent camping gear for this? I think it's only a few bucks extra but their is a deposit I believe, which will get returned once we finish for the time we spend there. Plus, most of them have BBQ's so we can bring a few coolers, grab some steaks, burgers, chicken and anything else to cook up while we're there. I can cook some mean BBQ and Burgers are my specialty!!

Stay tuned for updated campsite info.

Glad everyone is stoked about this, going to be a hell of time!!

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Jun-2009, at 08:59 by WebGuy ]

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