Monthly Archives: April 2019

Are you fireside in Autumn?

Relaxing scene, isn’t it? 

This was our view for three nights at Carlo Point, Rainbow Beach. We knew we’d be hard put to get away for Easter, so snuck off the previous weekend with another family for some R&R.

There’s nothing like it, is there? Camping just brings out the best

Boat Harbour Beach Public Camping Update

Waratah Wynyard Council advised CAMPS last year that Boat Harbour Beach, had never been an official camp site. We are pleased to here that council has allowed freedom camping. This site is now in our App. Please add back to your CAMPS 10: 108 E6 (GPS: 40 55 37

Taste the best pies in Australia

This is a famous corn beef and white sauce pie from Ed’s Beach Bakery at Rainbow Beach. So famous, in fact it was recently listed as No. 1 for Top Ten Pies around Australia, by Creek to Coast. 

It just happens to be my favourite pie, at our local bakery.

Scones, jam and cream at Bungendore Showground

Heatley’s aunt and uncle, Jim and Di O’Mara sent us these photos from their latest trip and stop at Bungendore Showgrounds, NSW site 732 in Camps 10. To their delight, they were greeted with hot scones, jam and cream on arrival. Talk about country hospitality!

With friendly caretakers, these tidy

Happy Easter!

We’re into April already! Hello to all the other Ariens out there – hope you are enjoying your birthdays. 

School holidays start in QLD as I write, it will be wonderful to have more of our tribe together. We’ve reached some milestones this week – finally graduating from Nippers –

So where to camp in the shire of Dungog, New South Wales?

There have been a few camping closures by council recently in the Dungog Shire. Here’s a run down on the latest places to stay in the district…

Williams River Holiday Park is scheduled to reopen for the Easter school holidays with approximately 58 sites being made available on the

Free Camp at Green Hill Lake Reserve

Tania and Barry White and family from Caroline Springs with grandparents Ed and Cheryl from Colac enjoying a 2 week stay at Green Hill Lake


A big thank you to Morris Allgood, from the committee who maintains the campground, for these photos and advising us of changes at Green Hill

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    Kids, teens and maps – how Camps Australia Wide books help children learn

Kids, teens and maps – how Camps Australia Wide books help children learn

If you have kids – CAMPS can become their best companion when they travel. Each age group can reap their own benefit, and build on these as they grow.  

Possession of the book also is a handy reward for good behaviour, it puts them in the prestigious position of

  • Heatley explains to App owners why the book is still a asset for your camping trips!
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    What benefit is there to owning the books, when you already have our App?

What benefit is there to owning the books, when you already have our App?

We received this question today from Gina, who has our App: What benefit is there to have the books when all that can be downloaded for offline content? Here’s our answer, we hope it may help with your decision….

It is a personal choice. I like having the flexibility of

Profile of a free camp: Giles Breakaway, WA

How good does this look?

With stunning landscapes and no facilities, this is a great overnight stop, with amazing views and colours at sunset and dawn. Previous owners of CAMPS, Cathryn and Philip said they always stop here. Others will tell you it is the best stop on the Great