CHARLOTTE PASS

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 03, 2013 at 22:51
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I am over the QLD rain and humidity and I googled the coldest place in Aus, I came up with Charlotte Pass, I see last week it maxed at 4degs,
Has anyone camped up there over summer and whats it actually like, worth the effort.

Is there free camping or van parks?

Thanks

Paul
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Reply By: JohnS - Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 at 17:08

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 at 17:08
Hello Paul
I have passed thru there a few times on the motorbike on the way to the MotoGP and I can't recall seeing any camp spots there. There are a couple of places you could pull up on the way from Jindabyne and just west of the pass there is Tom Groggin and Geehi but all are in the National Park so no dogs. Great drive but a bit skinny on the west side with the van but could be done.
John
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Reply By: aubs. - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 05:17

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 05:17
Thank you for the reply John,

Looks like a whole lot more research.

Cheers

Paul
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Reply By: Wherrol - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 22:30

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 22:30
Hello Paul,

Well it is different to eating cakes on the banks of the Calliope River!

Seriously though the best campsite is at Thredbo Diggings. Easy place to get the van into. If you are a pensioner it is free. However for us that are not Pensioners then it is about $17.50 per night. Well worth the money (well in our opinion).

Only 26km or so to Jindabyne.

Lots and lots of cycle and walking tracks.

The National Park website will assist you further.

Cheers

Allan and Sharon

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Reply By: aubs. - Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 02:03

Friday, Mar 08, 2013 at 02:03
Thredbo Diggings has got me, cooler summer days, gold for the taking, fresh mountain air..... and some cakes for smoko What a life a BT extends to you.

Thanks for the info.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 21:36

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 21:36
Only use the 5000 there at night Aubs ! There is quite a few small trout in the Thredbo River if you want a bit of fun.
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Reply By: aubs. - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 04:16

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 04:16
Mmmm must be a no go for detecting then? what about panning is that allowed?

Thanks for the info,
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