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Planning a trip Jan 2013

Brisbane, Australia
2 posts
Planning a trip Jan 2013

I'm picking KI as my annual hol. I have been there but my partner as not. It is , I'm afraid it's going to have to be a budget affair and in the 10 or 11 days want ot stay in three different places - one in the east, one in the west and one in the middle. Last visit I remember so much driving, just to get home before dusk and void car warranty issues. Any suggestions of where to stay would be appreciated. 4 star is not our thing and caravan cabins are ok as long as they are clean. Equally, less salubrious establishments/ motels/ resorts welcome, again as long as they are clean. Between wildlife visits we both like to fish and I will certainly have a flyrod or two on board. Anyone know of any fly fishing enthusiests on KI. Or places that are located within walk of rivers/bays where some onshore fishing can be carried out. And I assume there are charter boats that operate. Any names here. Appreciate any help. Thanks John and Lynn

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1. Re: Planning a trip Jan 2013

Western KI Caravan Park is lovely and very close to Flinders Chase. Hanson Bay Cabins are another good option.

Sorry I don't know of any fly-fishing but I am sure that some locals might have some ideas.

Fishing Charters? I would recommend a night with Wallaby Bob as an experience.. he's a true character and it might be a fun night out


He also has VERY reasonable accommodation so definitely take a look. He's a mad fisherman so you'd have a lot in common.

Brisbane, Australia
2 posts
2. Re: Planning a trip Jan 2013

Thanks TW - Wallaby's full but have 3 stays around the island starting Dec 27 for 11 days. Most expensive was $150 a night so am very pleased. I think airline tax has been the most expensive part so far; Grrr!! Cheers JT

3. Re: Planning a trip Jan 2013

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