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Old 07-04-2017, 08:58 AM
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Been traveling outback for more than 40 years (yes, I'm old lol!) & prior to about 2004, I never saw this. Now its EVERYWHERE! Just returned home from yet another trip up to the Flinders Ranges & was VERY disappointed to see used toilet paper blowing in the wind in some quite hard to get to places. I don't think that its backpackers. They generally don't go to the hard to get to spots. Either way, its NOT NICE!
we have a problem over here. primarily caused by campers whose vehicle do not have toilets. so they go where ever. had one tourist caught on camera who just shat in gutter.
in some places its the sheer volume of it.
others it just lazy.
went into the forestry for work, right in the middle of the track is someones crap and paper. to lazy to walk 5 steps and do it under the trees.
sometimes its tourists that have different standards. i know someone who came across a lady swatting and peeing outside of the toilet block, in full public view. they don't see it as "dirty".

don't mind them parking up, but had one parked across the gates blocking the access. i spotted a tent pitched in the middle of the track one day. would have been interesting driving through there at night.
brain dead and lazy.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:51 AM
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Lol Tony, the park manager where I am has to guard the showers after dark. The backpackers walk in off the street and wait at the door asking to be let in. They stole food from the camp kitchen the other night, and walk around smoking weed. Apparently the cops are in the park evicting them constantly.
Saw it at Ross River last year, after dark they sneak in for a shower. Saw middle aged Aussies do the same at Tenant Ck, but the manager caught them.
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Old 28-04-2017, 11:05 PM
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A quick note about Backpackers, I have a long cable I lock gas bottles chairs ect when we go out for the day. Sadly on the last day at Stanthorpe we were robbed of tea towels, table cloth and a few other things. Not much money to replace just the principal of the matter. Perhaps they ran out of toilet paper???.
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Old 28-04-2017, 11:31 PM
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any teatowel heads there? sorry...
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Old 28-04-2017, 11:36 PM
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Arhh there was lol
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Old 13-06-2017, 01:18 PM
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I have been camping quite often over the last 18 months. The weekend was at Merringtons - just north of Walhalla. OK spot.

One thing which baffles me profoundly. What possesses a person/people to drive hours into the middle of no-where with the idea of 'getting away from it all' only to setup camp at a large, busy site on a long weekend only to serenade the entire site with loud music (usually a pretty standard playlist) until the wee hours - as if everyone on the site wants to hear it. As well as that, they behave like morons usually pissed off their nut, leaving their 'crap' everywhere - all at the expense of the rest of the (quiet) users of the site.

Then, if you ask them to put a lid on it not only are you risking harm (realistically) or at the least become the 'prick' in the process.

I have had it at Merringtons on the weekend, Woods point, Big river, Bennies etc etc. It has become a key reason for me to avoid camp sites - unless its an off weekend and no one else is there.

I just dont get it. And when I think way back, I think its getting worse.
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