OK. I've locked in Monday 11 April to Friday 15th April. I have air tickets, a small 2WD hire car and a pack with a one man tent, snow bag, sleeping mat, stove and fishing gear. Now all I need to figure out is where I'm going.
Thanks for the suggestions Craig. I started looking at the lakes and in the North. I figured the weather would be kinder and the road that little bit easier. The lakes look great, even though I rarely fish lakes. The rivers look accessible, but it seems I'd need to know a fair bit about access as they seem to pass through a lot of private property. Then I looked at the south rivers .......
I'm TOTALLY sucked in. Those southern Rivers look GORGEOUS!!! Forrested, wild, difficult access, boonies ... brilliant. The question then is how far can I go safely in a 2WD. Can you suggest any camping spots? No ameties required provided I can drink the water. If I could find a spot that would give me driving access to a few different rivers within (say) an hour or two, then all the better. However, I'm camping light, so breaking camp and moving isn't an issue, nor is walking serious distances from the camp to follow the rivers. If you can give me indications of which roads I should take to get as far as possible up each river (2WD permitting) then that would be great.
PM if you want to keep secrets from the masses.
Am I being a lunatic taking on these southern rivers by myself on foot in April?
Very excited now.