The Camps 9 with CampsSnaps includes over 2700 site photos. This is a Hard Cover book
This publication is considered one of Australia’s most valuable printed resources for the RV traveller, providing a comprehensive and authenticated guide to free and low cost camping as well as unique outback and remote camping sites throughout Australia
Once again we have “notched up’ a great number of kilometers, checking, verifying and visiting existing and new sites, and adding new photos. Camps 9th Edition with CampsSnaps has over 2,700 site photos.
Those that we have found closed or not suitable have been removed. The result of this ‘zig zagging’ around and across Australia is that there are now over 4000 sites listed in this new edition, the majority of which are overnight stops and camping areas, also included are low cost caravan parks, showground camping, hotel and pub camping, national & state parks and station stays.
The maps have been customized as much as possible to make them easier to read.
Indexing is state by state, found at the front of the campsite listing.
Everything a traveller needs to know about each site can be easily found by looking at the descriptive icons and symbols. These show facilities such as toilets, maximum rigs, maximum stay allowed, dump points, pets allowed, fees applicable, mobile phone coverage and site access details.
Camps 9 is great value for money. After just a few nights of camping the savings you make will outweigh the cost of the book, and the time it saves is priceless.
Being able to plan a trip with stopovers that are free or low cost, knowing if pets are welcome and seeing available facilities at a glance, has proven to be a hit with travellers across Australia.
It’s easy to see why the Camps guides are regarded as the “Travellers Bible”.
A free user friendly searchable Update Service is provided on our website, www.campsaustraliawide.com/update-service. Changes will occur especially over time after the books release, so it’s important to check regularly for updates.
Over 4,000 sites all researched, visited and verified by the authors.
We provide a free Update Service on our web site for the current edition and also for the previous edition of Camps. Updates are available from the first published date for 4 years. These provide details of site closures or a change in the status for a site e.g from overnight use to a day use no camping or vice versa, changes to pet /no pets allowed, as well as details of new facilities that may be added to existing sites. We do not usually list new sites on the updates. Changes to the listings in the book
Camps Australia Wide provides details of free and low cost camping or overnight sites throughout Australia. The availability of these are “Subject to Change without notice”. Controlling authorities for the sites listed may change the site to NO Camping at any time. Please observe these regulatory signs and respect the conditions, and, as always use common sense.
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. Using signals provided from satellites users are able to determine reliable positioning & navigation.
There are 3 common GPS coordinate display formats:
– Latitude and Longitude (-17.598889 145.758611) DDD – Lat / Long -minutes-seconds (17 35 56S 145 45 31E ) – We use this one. DMS – Lat/ Long -minutes-decimal seconds (17 35.933 145 45.517) DMM
The Camps Australia Wide & Caravan Parks Australia Wide books use Lat./ Long –minutes-seconds, or DMS ( ddd mm ss ) Generally you will find that most GPS units have the above three settings, so if you want to input our GPS coordinates for a site into your GPS you must have the right setting selected. Entering our coordinates into another setting will result in incorrect directions and you will not access the correct site.
Camps Australia Wide site Point of Interest (POI) files have been created for some of the popular GPS brands, these files only match the Camps 8 sites and when loaded into your GPS will allow quick select for your GPS to direct you to your selected site. See our shopping cart for information on POI’s. As always take care when following directions from your GPS as they tend to want to take short cuts, so use common sense when following the directions given.
As a new book is only released every 2 years there are always changes to listings during that time and we also add new sites and delete closed and unsuitable sites. As the format of the numbers follows a highway, when we come to printing the next edition the numbers all have to be realigned.
The Camps book is aimed at free, low cost camping, plus rest areas that allow overnight parking, national and state parks, showground camping, hotel and pub camping , the only caravan parks listed in it are low cost council parks and smaller remote town parks that were under $25.00 per night for a powered site when we went to print.
The Caravan Parks book lists only caravan parks no matter what the cost.