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Lanis @ Forster

Discussion in 'Camping Australia' started by jon ward, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Sammie,Rusty and I went to Lanis at Forster this long weekend.

    The park is pet friendly and I would recommend it to anyone.

    What really sold Sam and I was that they have a "island" called Tony's Island.
    Its not a island as such but its a MASSIVE lot of land that is pretty isolated from everything and everyone.
    The island has two rules;
    1) No camping within 30 metres of the shoreline
    2) No camping within 30 metres of the nearest camper.

    The island is unpowered and has no hot water but has cold water and basic bush kitchen/amenities.

    Sammie and I stayed at the south eastern point for two nights and wished we had the week off, complete solitude, only the sound of the wind whistling through the trees and the waves breaking on the nearby beach.

    Our dog, Rusty is a lively specimen and this spot was perfect for him, endless running area and no one nearby to worry about.

    Time for some pics;

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    Part of the track in, it was all like this, in some places worse!

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    Our campsite

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    The view to the west

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    The view to the east. At night you could just make out a campfire through those trees.
     
  2. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Rusty and I chillin out.

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    More campsite pics.

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    Another campsite pic

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    A very tired doggy on the trip home!
     
  3. Terrordales

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    Is that you sharing Rusty's bed or the other way around? Or are you in the dog house ..... again?:umm:

    Looks like a great spot, would a Kombi (at standard ride height) get into there?
     
  4. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    A standard height kombi would make it but its VERY boggy in sections,mind you its been very wet the last few weeks.
     
  5. marcus

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    I too have stayed there quite a few times. Mainly up in the main part of the park though. Definately recommend this place, the owners are very nice and facilities at the park are great.

    Having the island out the back is a great thing and something you dont get very often, if you really wanted to you can use the showers in the main part of the park but it is a bit of a hike, you either drive or ride a pushy if you have one with you.

    There is some beautiful little creeks and inlets around the island to fish if you have a kayak,
     
  6. jon ward

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    Sammie and I just drove back into the caravan park for our shower, only a 2 min drive through mud!

    Loved it.

    Forgot to mention, on the island you can have open fires!
    We had ours burning for 2.5 days, they even provide the firewood!
    Builders come and drop off scrap wood weekly.

    We are going back very soon!
     
  7. greenbay

    greenbay New Member

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    are you sure those pics are of your campsite jon ? I don't see any scorchmarks:lol:
     
  8. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    I played it safe Jay.

    Sammie lit the fires and we got a un powered site.
     
  9. marcus

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    Maybe Bus Stop 2012:p
     

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