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wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby wayno » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:18 pm

i'm walking / driving up the South island some multi days and day walks from Fiordland up the east side of the Southern alps
from the land of the long white clouds...

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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby michael_p » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 3:40 pm

NZ - North Island to visit relatives. Then Dunedin for a few days R&R. Then cruising home on a ship.
One foot in front of the other.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Aardvark » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 7:06 pm

You must mean the school holidays. That's when my workload goes up 50%.
I'm forced to take the week between Xmas and New Years. Too expensive and busy to travel.
Local day walks and overnighters then.
Next holiday for me is march - 2 weeks - Out oh ChCh. Hopefully west coast too. lots of contingencies.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Tortoise » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 7:41 pm

Aardvark wrote:You must mean the school holidays. That's when my workload goes up 50%.
I'm forced to take the week between Xmas and New Years. Too expensive and busy to travel.

Now Aardvark, if you lived in Tassie, you could have a lovely time off track, avoiding everybody else (ok, we'll see a bunch of people for a short time on track, but I can live with that), and exploring some stunningly beautiful country and bagging a couple of Abels.
Cost: Share petrol, so maybe $25 each. :D
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Aardvark » Wed 05 Dec, 2018 9:00 pm

Tortoise wrote:Now Aardvark, if you lived in Tassie, :D


WOW! That's an ad for tassie if ever i heard one. Who 's paying you?
My problem is that going to tassie will only open the flood gates.
I went to NZ to visit the Wilkins-Young in 1999 and have been back more than 40 times. I choose not to move there because it makes more sense to visit and live where i do.
Economically at least. I don't expect tassie to be any different.
I have a compulsion to expand my knowledge of an area and build on it.

Now Tortoise, if you lived somewhere other than tassie you also could have a lovely time off track, seeing nobody else and exploring some stunningly beautiful country and bagging some challenging routes. You would be surprised at how much there is that you are likely to never hear about. AND the cream on the cake in SEQ is that you can do it 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and hardly ever get wet from rain or get miserably cold.
I just finished the Scenic Rim over 11 days, it only rained on one day and it felt good to get wet.

I appreciate your advice. It may happen one day.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby johnw » Thu 06 Dec, 2018 12:05 am

michael_p wrote:NZ - North Island to visit relatives. Then Dunedin for a few days R&R. Then cruising home on a ship.

Take your seasick pills Michael, just in case. We crossed the ditch after brief stopovers in North and South Islands in October. It can get a bit wild, even in a big vessel.

Off to Tassie again staying in Hobart for about 9 days with mrs. As always I hope to get a few day hikes in among other things. No real plan as yet, possibly pick up from last visit continuing to explore some of the south west, and probably some routes on Kunanyi/Mt Wellington I haven't done yet.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Tortoise » Thu 06 Dec, 2018 7:20 pm

Aardvark wrote:
Tortoise wrote:Now Aardvark, if you lived in Tassie, :D


Now Tortoise, if you lived somewhere other than tassie you also could have a lovely time off track, seeing nobody else and exploring some stunningly beautiful country and bagging some challenging routes. You would be surprised at how much there is that you are likely to never hear about. AND the cream on the cake in SEQ is that you can do it 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and hardly ever get wet from rain or get miserably cold.
I just finished the Scenic Rim over 11 days, it only rained on one day and it felt good to get wet.

I appreciate your advice. It may happen one day.

:lol: You crack me up, Aardvark! More when I have time... :P
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby gayet » Fri 07 Dec, 2018 6:58 am

the hols will be spent relocating from SA to QLD. Pack everything into the back and a leisurely drive calling on friends and family along the way. Start new role on 2 Jan.....
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby trekker76 » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 7:04 pm

in location this holidays, will do some low elevation walks on rainy days when the heat is less. Its warm enough to get soaked and enjoy it-something magical about all the mini waterfalls that appear everywhere.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Ant71 » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 7:54 pm

Two weeks in my favourite place Tasmania :)
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby warnesy » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 8:11 pm

Getting excited for the traditional boxing day - new years hike in Kosciuszko National Park.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby ofuros » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 8:42 pm

Seeking out a natural infinity pool, slip sliding, pool jumping through a gorge & maybe finish off the last/first section of the Gold Coast Hinterland walk...
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Mark F » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 8:53 pm

Bah! Humbug! I will wait until you have all gone back to work (evil chuckle) and then head to Tassie in mid Feb for four glorious weeks when the weather will be at its best, whatever that may be, and crowds severely diminished.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Tue 25 Dec, 2018 2:43 pm

I’m stuck in a hotel room in Johannesburg for Christmas - not happy when I have a wife and six and seven year old at home!

Silver lining is I’m taking them to Disneyland in LA on the 30th December.

Merry Christmas to all!
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wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby GPSGuided » Wed 26 Dec, 2018 12:11 am

Been on an extended Euro trip and walking the cities and towns, clocking 15-22 km a day and no shortage of hills, bushes and stairs, often on cobbles. This is tougher than regular bushwalks.
Just move it!
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Johnnie Walker » Thu 27 Dec, 2018 8:56 am

Staying inside between mid-December and mid-January. Avoiding all types of public places, parks, campsites, shops etc. Way too busy everywhere and too expensive to go away. Luckily I can keep on working so I don't lose annual leave for a mandatory closure. End of January, beach camping. Mid-February, back to Tassie again for 2 weeks of day-walks.
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby north-north-west » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 6:43 am

Mark F wrote:Bah! Humbug! I will wait until you have all gone back to work (evil chuckle) and then head to Tassie in mid Feb for four glorious weeks when the weather will be at its best, whatever that may be, and crowds severely diminished.


Yes. Always wait until the school hols are over before visiting.
Of course, I don't have to do that any more. *smug smirk*
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby drewmac » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 8:58 am

Hi,

Pulled a late, quick over nighter on NYE to Lower Portals for some cool swimming.

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Had a visit from the local lizard ranger to check our camp....
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Best 5 star hotel money can buy....
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And ducked down to Lennox Head between xmas and new years for some surf and windsurf fun, forgot how lovely that place is, was packed but somehow seemed to handle the numbers.


Now have to reset to get back to work....that is hard....
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Re: wheres everyone off to for the holidays?

Postby Hallu » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:22 am

I've been to the Loire Valley a bit, then a few days in Ile de Ré before Christmas with my family. Then I visited the Cévennes mountains and the Verdon gorges for a week. A great little trip although I had a flat tire, on the same wheel as last year's trip. Here's a few shots.
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