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Buffalo without a tent
barney800
15/12/2011
9:20:06 AM
Hello,

We've got some visitors coming in March and are thinking of taking them to Mount Buffalo. The thing is, they won't have any camping gear. I've found a few non-camping accommodation options in Bright on Google. Does anyone on here have any particular recommendations?

Cheers.

shortman
15/12/2011
9:41:11 AM
K-Mart, $29.95 for a shitty tent, $9.95 for a tarp.
widewetandslippery
15/12/2011
10:05:29 AM
Buffalo is in a rain shadow and you don't need a tent in march

nmonteith
15/12/2011
10:11:42 AM
The stone hut on the top of the gorge. Just pack up the bivi gear every morning.

Macciza
15/12/2011
10:12:26 AM
Stay in the one of the Huts . . .
dmnz
15/12/2011
10:33:31 AM
Bright's beautiful, take them there!
barney800
15/12/2011
10:34:35 AM
Thanks for the suggestions, although I should clarify that our visitors (the in-laws) will have *no* camping gear at all (sleeping bags, mats etc). They're not overly keen on roughing it either. It's hard enough to take them camping as it is! I was thinking more of somewhere with toilets and running water...

ajfclark
15/12/2011
10:42:32 AM
Lake Catani has toilets and hot showers...

Robbie
15/12/2011
10:52:11 AM
The old old story. "Dirt bags." Or is it, "Live the dream." Buffalo is an alpine setting. Be prepared. And the mozzies are something else.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/12/2011
4:23:35 PM
On 15/12/2011 barney800 wrote:
>Thanks for the suggestions, although I should clarify that our visitors
>(the in-laws) will have *no* camping gear at all (sleeping bags, mats etc).
> They're not overly keen on roughing it either. It's hard enough to take
>them camping as it is! I was thinking more of somewhere with toilets and
>running water...

It sounds like a perfect excuse to do an earlier trip to the area and suss out suitable climbing accommodation!

Bright is likely the more expensive end of the spectrum due the plethora of restaurants, tourist oriented shops, etc, however the other small towns in the vicinity also have accommodation options that include B&B's, pubs, caravan parks with onsite cabins, etc.

You may also want to check out what events are happening in the area at your intended time of visit too, as accommodation can be hard to obtain during popular times like the Bright Autumn Festival, school holidays and Easter (early April in 2012).

Your local Tourist Information Centre probably has information on the area including not only accommodation but activities like visiting wineries etc

Searching on internet will turn up more options than you can poke a forky stick at.
dmnz
15/12/2011
9:41:32 PM
On 15/12/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 15/12/2011 barney800 wrote:
>>Thanks for the suggestions, although I should clarify that our visitors
>>(the in-laws) will have *no* camping gear at all (sleeping bags, mats
>etc).
>> They're not overly keen on roughing it either. It's hard enough to
>take
>>them camping as it is! I was thinking more of somewhere with toilets
>and
>>running water...
>
>It sounds like a perfect excuse to do an earlier trip to the area and
>suss out suitable climbing accommodation!
>
>Bright is likely the more expensive end of the spectrum due the plethora
>of restaurants, tourist oriented shops, etc, however the other small towns
>in the vicinity also have accommodation options that include B&B's, pubs,
>caravan parks with onsite cabins, etc.
>
>You may also want to check out what events are happening in the area at
>your intended time of visit too, as accommodation can be hard to obtain
>during popular times like the Bright Autumn Festival, school holidays and
>Easter (early April in 2012).
>
>Your local Tourist Information Centre probably has information on the
>area including not only accommodation but activities like visiting wineries
>etc
>
>Searching on internet will turn up m
>re options than you can poke a forky stick at.
>

Yes Easter is peak season for pilot gatherings but you can normally still find a cabin or two. Try the holiday park.
barney800
16/12/2011
8:46:20 AM
We've found somewhere in Bright that everyone seems happy with. Plus, it's near the brewery in case I get too traumatised by granite cracks/mozzies/the in-laws.

Cheers.

capt_mulch
16/12/2011
3:27:33 PM
I vote the tarp. Roughing it? Tarp, luxury!! When I was a lad...

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