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TVan Get-together - Victoria - 25th-27th October 2013
« on: July 26, 2013, 02:21:07 PM »
Hi There !!

Just wanting to put my feelers out there, and see if there is any interest in a get-together weekend, perhaps in the Vic High Country (Sheepyards Flat area, or somewhere), obviously when the weather gets warmer, for any and all fellow TVan owners.

What do you reckon ??

Please let me know what you think.

Also, if there is anyone out there who has, or is, already organising such a thing, where would we find the details.

Thanks,

Connie
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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 03:04:15 PM »
Connie,

Occasionally, someone has organised a get-together but that won't stop you seeking interest in having one.
A group from the Mt Hotham area have organised an event called Beyond Hotham usually in the April time zone but was unfortunately cancelled due to the fires there in summer. Track Trailer I believe have sponsored a part of the event and a number of Tvans, Topaz and Eagle campers have attended.
Hopefully there is another next year as we would like to attend.

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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 10:33:40 PM »
I am sure there would be some interest in it, but some one needs to organise it, as regards someone currently organising something I am not aware of anything and have not seen any post on the forum about it, that I can recall.

So if you have a date in mind and are interested in getting one started why not put the dates up and see what interest there is.

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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 09:13:19 AM »
I would be interested, and may be able to assist in organising it subject to timing etc.

For me the Vic school holidays would be best. And although Sheepyard is ok, it can be full of yobs and very busy. ( maybe it's just my impression though, and good fishing)

Another nice easy spot would be the Buckland Valley, lots of big open campsites, on a river and easily accessible from NSW.

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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 07:44:06 AM »
Thanks, everyone ... I will put my mind into gear and see what I can come up with.  Thanks, too, for the offers of help ... may just take you up on that !!!
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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 10:11:57 AM »
If it is the hols we will be away O/S but as another suggestion, there are some fantastic sites a little off the beaten track around the Walhalla/Aberfeldy area north or Moe. Places like O'tooles flat would be perfect and not too difficult for most 4wd's. Tracks can be wet and cold or CLOSED at this time of year though. As an alternative, at this time of year, free camping near the beach would be good, as there are quite a few spots up towards Venus bay, Sale etc
I also have a few special spots not too far from Warragul, inc Noojee etc, so happy to "lead" a weekend get together maybe...we'd be in our Eagle camper!
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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 06:52:52 AM »
Would love to attend. Keep me informed.
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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 12:08:06 PM »
Hi Connie,
We would be interested but are on the road with the Tvan till end of Oct.
If after that then keep us in mind.
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2013, 10:01:32 AM »
Sounds great count us in
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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2013, 06:02:46 PM »
We would also be interested in a get together, however, we are from the western side of Victoria (actually Mt Gambier, SA) so have you considered the Southern Grampians area instead.  There is camping at Green Lake near Ararat and also the racecourse at Great Western village with power and facilities.  Our Tvan is having its first year service so hopefully all will be well soon.

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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2013, 09:10:33 PM »
Annette and I would be interested if the dates are right. We would prefer Gippsland or East Gippsland and High Country, Suggest - Talbotville, Wonnangatta River (below Eaglevale), Mitchell River National Park etc. 

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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2013, 10:16:27 PM »
yes, could be interested also ... if tvan is allowed to look like a topaz :) ... and high-country / gippsland preferred
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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2013, 06:31:05 AM »
LOL on average the requested location is 6km west of Frankston.

I change my vote back to wherever Connie says, after all it was her idea to kick it off.



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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2013, 06:39:19 AM »
Hi Everyone, and thanks so much for all your responses / suggestions.  Baron and I will have to put our heads together and come up with a concrete idea ... and will put it out there to you all !!
Probably thinking of November sometime ... the weather is nicer !!
Stay tuned .....
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Re: TVan Get-together - Victoria - 25th-27th October 2013
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 07:49:46 AM »
Okay, so here's what we are going to do, and we hope that a bunch of you choose to join us !!

We are actually flat out in November and December, so the weekend we have chosen is ...

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th October (this is the weekend before Melbourne Cup Weekend).

We are going to The Pines area, Lake Eildon, in a camping area called "Picnic Point".  Not a particularly "exciting" part of the world, but we thought it would be suitable for everyone, even those who aren't in 4wding moods !!

To get to The Pines, you take the Jamieson Road, just out of Mansfield, follow it until you get to the turn off to Goughs Bay.  Just before Goughs Bay there will be a turn off to the right to The Pines ... follow this road until you get to Picnic Point !!

There are two pit toilets there, usually pretty clean ... byo loo paper !!  No running water, though ... byo fresh water.

We hope to arrange a day trip or two ... there are plenty of fun tracks in the immediate area, or else you could head into the High Country.  We will be right on the lake, so bring canoes, kayaks, remote control boats, whatever !!

Might be fun to have a Damper, or Camp Oven Cook-off on the Saturday night !!

Basically, we want to use this opportunity for fellow TVan lovers / owners to catch up, to compare notes, to just get to know one another, and to see where everyone's favorite spots are, and maybe do it all again at a more exciting location, down the track.

So, what do you reckon ??  Any takers ??

Please let us know.

Thanks,

Connie & Baron

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