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Post by bjretired on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 12:05 am

A friend and I are planning a trip to Leonora in April. Will be flying into Kalgoorlie from Perth. Can we rent a car or truck there that can make it out in the bush? Any suggestions? Thanks bob
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Post by Moneybox on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 11:15 am

bjretired wrote:A friend and I are planning a trip to Leonora in April.  Will be flying into Kalgoorlie from Perth.   Can we rent a car or truck there that can make it out in the bush?  Any suggestions?  Thanks bob

Bob, I was going to do the right thing and tell where the gold is but Sandra said she collected everything we found so now i'm stumped.... lol!

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Post by bjretired on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 11:06 pm

Thanks guys. Really looking forward to seeing your country. Always wanted to go. Figured I better do it while I still can. Headed from Kalgoorlie to Leonora. Bob
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Post by mada on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 6:30 am

If you have never been here before.

Please make sure you have an EPIRB/PLB. Do Not go bush without one.

A GPS. Hand held with map if you can.
A compass.
Snake bite kit/first aid kit.
Lots of water, drinking and for washing.
Spare batteries of any electronics your carrying.
Spare fuel, its a frigen big country out there. If you break down DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR. Use your Epirb.

I would imagine Ca gets pretty hot also. But ours is a dry heat for most of the time. Long sleeve columbia style shirts with long pants, sun gloves, wide brim hat and MOZZIE NETS/Fly Veils.

And a good sense of humour.

ABOVE ALL, tell people which direction your heading be it the local police etc. Makes copies of details, car rego, phone details, etc etc expected time away for the day etc and a return time.

Again if your not been here before be prepared, dont become a statistic.

Others can post for other tips.

Good luck wish you well.

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Post by Bignuggs on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 2:27 pm

There is bound to be some forum members out and about in that area in April, maybe you can do a tag along with them.
Let them know where you will be staying. I might even be up that way myself, ya never know.
What are your plans for accommodation ?

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Post by bjretired on Tue 29 Nov 2016, 11:16 pm

Thanks again.   Our plan is to rent a vehicle in Kalgoorlie head up to leonora.  Lisa and Tony at http://www.goldtalkleonora.com.au/  have a three day class  and will let us use their claims after that.   My friend has just a little gold nugget experience(just coins in the park and poking around my claims in Nevada)  and we need to get the lay of the land. I have an extra machine (gpx 3000 with Peter Woodward Mods)(for sale by the way)he can use.     Would love to hook up with some of you out there.    As far as for lodging  we figured we would need to use the hotel or what ever Leonora has to offer.   Not sure about camping.  Depends on what we can rent in Kal.   Any suggestions?   Bob
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Post by AussieAU on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 4:05 am

Leonora Caravan park has cabins you can rent.

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Post by peterau on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:21 am

A Leonora caravan park cabin would be a good option. All the comfort you should need, without having to buy all the ins and outs for camping. Prospectors staying in the park, hang around the fire pit each morning and evening discussing their days finds. Their mostly a friendly bunch and there will usually be someone willing to take you out with them. Leonora sees a lot of prospectors each year, but there is still gold to be found. You will find some gold if you scratch around enough. Don't expect to get rich, but expect to have a great time in a great area of Oz.

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Post by CrazyPete on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:25 am

Or even buy 2 swags and camp right on the gold Bob.
Also think about gettin some snake gators.

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Post by homer08 on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:40 am

Got me smiling there Pete, camp out with the snakes.

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Post by CrazyPete on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 9:27 am

Hahahahahaha snake's won't hurt yaz, unless Your a lizard haahaha


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Post by bjretired on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 10:34 am

Holly shite.........I alway's Mohave Greens were bad........can I bring a shot gun. You guys have to bring me upon your terminalage. What 's a swag
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Post by Bignuggs on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 12:17 pm

This is the usual type of swag, just remember to zip it up and the snakes won't crawl in and sleep with ya  Very Happy  
And if you don't fancy doing that, the Whitehouse hotel was fairly cheap and they do meals at the bar and they did have a little restaurant out the back which was good.


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Post by CrazyPete on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 2:31 pm

Bob, if you are a tall bloke 6ft plus you'd need the Oz trail Mitchell king swag.
I'm 6.3 and there's plenty of room for me in that model.

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Post by gold n beer on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 3:20 pm

Bob, best of luck with the big trip.
Try to have a few nights out bush under the stars, it's bloody brilliant.
Snakes shouldn't be to bad around April, although it could still be quite warm that time of the year.so best to be a bit cautious.
Most importantly we drive on the right side of the road, which is the left side not the right but it's right to us . Arhh the opposite side that you guy's drive.
Either way just dodge those big trucks and the Mexicans towing big vans, kangaroos emu's camel's brumby's and yowies.

P.s i hope of explained myself correctly  

On a serious note all the best, Tony and Lisa will guide you through it all.
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Post by Bignuggs on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 4:34 pm

We forgot to tell ya about the wild dogs and feral cats.  The buggers like chewing on ya swag at night  Razz
And the bull camel who will come into ya camp and stomp it into the ground lol!
And watch out for the bungarra's, never run, just lay on the ground.  If you stand still, they will think you are a tree and try and climb up ya and they have sharp claws  Twisted Evil
We don't have drop bears here so ya safe against them.
Apart from that lot, hope to see ya's out there.
cheers
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Post by Nanjim on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 7:50 pm

You blokes crack me up....lol

Bob take no notice of this mob they are taking the piss big time ....lol
Yes there is some very good advice in the mix also lots of information .....

Have fun enjoy the trip....
Keep us updated on your trip ....

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Post by Zap on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 9:31 pm

On a vacation to Australia, a Texas farmer meets an Aussie farmer and starts talking to him about his farm.

The Aussie takes him to see his big wheat field, but the Texan wasn't impressed.

"We have wheat fields that are twice as large as this one," he told the Aussie.

The Aussie farmer drives him around the ranch and shows off his big herd of cattle.

"Oh, our longhorns are at least twice as big as these," the Texan bragged.

The Aussie farmer is getting frustrated when the Texan notices a herd of kangaroos hopping across a field.

"What on earth are those?" he asks.

The Aussie turns to him with an astonished look. "Don't you have any grasshoppers in Texas?"
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Post by mada on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 9:45 pm


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Post by bjretired on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 11:06 pm

I can tell you guys like to have a good time. This ought to be a good trip. I spend a lot of time after I leave this site looking up all the new words........Yowies, Brumby's and Bungarra's for today.......Guess iou a pint or two when I get there.. bob
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Post by CrazyPete on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 5:08 am

And Bob, when Jim just said we are taking the piss, I hope you didn't get any weird mental images of us
Syphoning you out with a hose haahaha :)

Although Cliff once, hmm Naa forget that, bit rude

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Post by Nightjar on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 6:29 am

CrazyPete wrote:Bob,  if you are a tall bloke 6ft plus you'd need the Oz trail Mitchell king swag.
I'm 6.3 and there's plenty of room for me in that model.

Hey Pete, am I reading this wrong, did you actually mean? "I'm 6'3" and there's plenty of room for me AND that model." Your little lady! jhgigfif








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Post by gold n beer on Thu 01 Dec 2016, 5:31 pm

Zap..... that's a old classic, bloody beauty.!!

Yeah Bob, all a bit of fun mate. I'm sure you and your mate will have a great time in the outback. And find some good gold.
pints will get you somewhere over here, if you can find a pub that serves them by April, i read the pubs are fazing the pints out in favour of the schooner.
no different, just a extra trip or 4 to the bar. Which ain't a bad thing if there's a bit of talent pouring them for ya.
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