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Hope your all well guys n' gals... for those who know my year out in Australia is a month old now (its felt like five minutes) and I thought it was time I dropped in and said hi. Done too much to mention the lot... snorkelling, rainforest walks etc, plenty of bodyboarding (alright alright... I'll learn to stand up one day ;) ), I'll get some pics of it all up soon. But for now here's what I know your all dying for...

These things are EVERYWHERE...


So are these...


And here are a couple of the locals at the Nimbin marijuana museum... You need to see this place to believe its real!





And Im sorry but there's no feckin way Im taking an aircooled dub across the outback ;) ...So she may not look pretty but my new reconditioned four litre wagon should do the job okay :D


Double matress in the back, towels for curtains, ice box, sub woofer... this is where its at :D

Hope your all well back home peeps... cant say the RTTS pics Ive just checked out made me that jealous ;) I'll get some pics of things that arent cars up soon!

Dave
 

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but there's no feckin way Im taking an aircooled dub across the outback ...So she may not look pretty but my new reconditioned four litre wagon should do the job okay

ha ha....nice to hear your have a good time......but you`ll be sorry stranded in the out back with the bonnet up with the' ole water pumper.......lol

Air Cooled All the way Dude :hangloose .......cant wait to be there myself. ;)

have fun,one life live it and all that........sit back and enjoy.
 

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Man, what a country!

Spent a year traveling there myself in a Holden Commodore (Vauxhall cavalier estate to the uninitiated!)

Yeah Buses everywhere - saw a Split for sale for under $3000 thats less than £1500 :crazy:

I travelled all the way around and down the middle, camped in a tent most of the way and took the Commodore over some pretty crazy roads, through creeks etc, met amazing outback characters and had a real adventure!!!! Didnt break down once and the car was 22/23 years old!

Would love to get back out there if I can work out a way to emmigrate I will, loved every bit of it!

Get over to Exmouth and Coral bay on the west coast and do some snorkelling on the coral reef (ningaloo) if you havent already - you will love it! :hangloose
 

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sounds cool...any nice ones for sale...?? :lol:
 

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Jealous of you mate - spent a year in Perth and a few months on the East coast - love it.

I'm going back this winter for a month or so- thinking of travelling the East coast in a van - do you know where I can have a look to buy one before I get there to take up the coast with me???

I've heard there's a place in London where Aussies go to buy and sell dubs for travelling the UK - is there somewhere like that you've come across?

Cheers man - enjoy it :hangloose
 

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Hello mate, bring us back one of them squarebacks will you? :D Enjoy your time down under. :hangloose
 

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Dannno said:
Jealous of you mate - spent a year in Perth and a few months on the East coast - love it.

I'm going back this winter for a month or so- thinking of travelling the East coast in a van - do you know where I can have a look to buy one before I get there to take up the coast with me???

I've heard there's a place in London where Aussies go to buy and sell dubs for travelling the UK - is there somewhere like that you've come across?

Cheers man - enjoy it :hangloose
Hi mate,

Honestly think your best bet on the van is to fly over and hostel it for a few nights, you'l find the right one in this time if you stay somewhere like Sydney or Brisbane. I tried Aussie Autotrader etc and didnt have much luck, then walked into a hostel and there was a huge folder of ads, mainly people days away from going home and you can knock them down big time. The guys I bought my wagon from started it at $2900, it was down to $2300 by the time I got in touch and I managed to get another $200 off that. Ive seen campers drop by a couple of thousand bucks before they go!

I picked up an Aussie VW magazine last week, there are dealers and specialists listed but I havent come across any... one website I found when looking for the car actually had an article on the reliability of VW vans! I guess a lot of people just fly over and jump into the first one they can find for the image and it breaks 10 minutes down the road. But there are plenty for sale if you really want one and know your stuff.
 

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Hello mate, bring us back one of them squarebacks will you? :D Enjoy your time down under. :hangloose
How you doing Jon?

I dont want to look at how little they must sell for (Bays are seriously cheap and much more desirable) cos I'll end up dragging one back myself! Saw a convertible Notch parked up with the roof down lastnight, guessing it was a conversion but didnt have my camera - gutted!
 

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And Im sorry but there's no feckin way Im taking an aircooled dub across the outback ;)
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: a non believer!!
did 44,000 miles round oz in a bay and loved every single minute, would not have even considered doing it in anything other than an air cooled ;)
saw plenty of waterpumpers at the side the road :incheek:
have a great time though, what a great place :hangloose
 

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Cheers for advice mate - now I can't wait to come over even more!!

Enjoy it :hangloose
 

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Alright Dave, hope you & Tanya are having a good one!
So jealous of you guys!
Any chance of a squareback as hand luggage? :incheek:
How do Rob?
Having a great time ta mate... and it looks like Im just gonna start taking orders on Squarebacks, anybody else?!

Intreagued by your sig mate... been out oil-bombing? I did that to Exeter a couple of weeks after Sandown :D
 

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dubwise said:
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: a non believer!!
did 44,000 miles round oz in a bay and loved every single minute, would not have even considered doing it in anything other than an air cooled ;)
saw plenty of waterpumpers at the side the road :incheek:
have a great time though, what a great place :hangloose
My 'year out' includes VWs... Ive got plenty to come back to ;)

44,000 miles though, I am impressed. How many years did that take? :D
 

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Howsit goin' peeps? After a month out mandarin picking in Mundubbera (cool name eh?) were back in civilization! Great experience, but when it got to the point of seeing citrus in our sleep we decided to hit the road again :)

And the big Ford is still guzzling on!

This was Noosa heads, the last bit of coast we saw before heading into the outback...



Where it rained like hell on arrival. No work just yet then...



It looks like this most evenings :cool:



Which is pretty welcome after a day of these bastards...



The reception at the campsite was class though :D



Hope your all having the best times at the shows... a small part of me cant wait for next summer ;)
 

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Hey dude! Having an awesome time thanks mate yeah... how you going? Got your truck yet?? And how about you shoot over so we can go scrapyard hunting and send all the gold back? Sure we could make that last a year!
 

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Misty's Quest said:
And Im sorry but there's no feckin way Im taking an aircooled dub across the outback ;) ...So she may not look pretty but my new reconditioned four litre wagon should do the job okay :D

Dave
wuss :incheek:
i took a '72 bay 25k miles around OZ, through the outback, on 4x4 tracks, never had an issue with it
you been over the harbour bridge yet, well worth the $
 
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