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Drone view of Old macs Launceston

Old Macs Farmstay – family friendly in Tasmania

Just minutes out of Launceston, you’ll find Old Macs Caravan & Motorhome Farm Stay.  If you’re travelling with the kids, you’ll love this family friendly top spot in Tassie. This expansive spot is popular with campers and there’s good reason.  With powered and unpowered sites, picnic tables and pretty views, you can pick a beautiful spot by the tranquil lake and lots of wildlife. All vehicles that can be self contained including camper trailers are welcome but no tents permitted.  The farm stay has a restaurant, new toilets, even a dump point, however there are no showers here, so make

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Bullfinch Campground Image Courtesy Itinerant Ozzie
Budget Campsite

Add to your wildflower spotting list: Bullfinch, Western Australia

Birds-eye view of the Bullfinch Campground, WA – Images Courtesy @Itinerant Ozzie If you find yourself travelling along the Great Eastern Highway, stop for lunch at Southern Cross, campers tell us the pies are de-lish!   If you need somewhere to camp then the little town of Bullfinch is just 30 km north on the Bullfinch Road where you’ll find a budget friendly as well as pet friendly campground.  Run by the progress association and local volunteers, it offers toilets, hot showers, drinking water and power hookups for only $15 per night.  You’ll need to call ahead and one of the

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New sites for Port MacDonnell, South Australia

Eight Mile Creek & Birdhide – images courtesy District of Grant Council The Grant District council in SA have changed a day use only in the Port MacDonnell area to camping for self contained vehicles, as well as an extra bonus … The Day Use at Eight Mile Creek is now 72 hour free camping for self contained vehicles. There are now two sites here on either side of the inlet, the other is called Birdhide and is also 72 hours. Dry Creek Campground has river access A further spot closer to Port MacDonnell at Orwell Rocks is for 24

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black iron campground

Budget Bush Retreat – Blackiron Campground, Queensland

Our newest listing is beautiful Blackiron Campground just south west of Proserpine, Queensland. Bring your caravan, motorhome, tent or swag and enjoy the open spaces of the paddocks or down by the Andromarche River. You’ll need your own toilet and shower facilities as this is bush camping at its finest. There’s boundless wildflowers and wildlife here, try your hand at fishing or just enjoy a cool swim, with waterholes just a short stroll from your camp. You can get mobile reception here and friendly owners Ben and Cassie sell firewood for your campfire (in season). For those that want to

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Bucketts Way Camp n Stay

Brand New Bucketts Way Camp n Stay, New South Wales

Here’s one that ticks all the boxes, the Bucketts Way Camp n Stay, a brand new campsite just off the Pacific Highway north of Newcastle. This quiet bush setting is deceptive to say the least, unpowered camping but with all the trimmings. Three years in the making, friendly owners Brad and Carolyn created this beauty on 25 acres of natural bushland. It has huge private level campsites around around 10 x 20 metres per site, so no need to unhook and privacy galore. Despite being only 470 metres off the highway there’s no traffic noise amongst all the shady gums. 

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Dunns Ecopark WA
Beaches & Coasts

New Listing: Dunns Ecopark Western Australia

Image Courtesy Minds Eye Images Camp among the blue gums at Dunns Ecopark, a nature based camping facility east of Esperance WA. It offers an alternative to beachside camping, nestled amongst pristine bushland and wetlands. It adjoins gorgeous Cape Le Grand National Park and makes the perfect base from which to explore and only 40 km east of Esperance. You can solo or group camp as there’s plenty of room, a camp kitchen, barbeque, picnic area, firepit and toilets are provided. The communal camp kitchen has gas cooking, fridge and microwave.  Sites are unpowered, there is a cold beach shower

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lake kepwari New campgrounds

New Campground at Lake Kepwari, Western Australia

Image Courtesy DBCA, Western Australia Update your books for a name change plus a brand new campsite at Lake Kepwari, in Australia’s West. The new campground has now officially been opened at Collie’s Lake Kepwari.  The site, known as the David Ugle Campground adds another 32 campsites to this spot beside the lake.  It is located at the northern edge.  The previous campground known as Lake Kepwari Burra Camp has been renamed to the Mick Murray Campground.  This is to honour the contribution he made to the local community.  Mick Murray Campground is the one located on the eastern side

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Marrawah Inn SCV Camping
Budget Campsite

Tasmania’s West coast – Marrawah Inn

Tasmania’s rugged western coastline has some of the most beautiful views you will encounter.   Camper Jenni Smith recently stopped over for the night at our newest budget spot, the Marrawah Inn and sent us these pictures. The Inn was built in 1913 as a boarding house and general store and while it is a small township, it’s noted for its big swells and some of the most majestic landscape in the north west. New owner Michelle Kelly has opened overnight camping for self contained RV’s. It includes a cafe and bistro serving up that famous Cape Grim beef and hearty

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Yorke Peninsula Bush Camping

Fee rise for Yorke Peninsula Bush Camping, South Australia

The gorgeous 19 bush camping sites along the Yorke Peninsula had a steep price rise from $10 to $20 per site per night.   Council explained that their bush camping has never had a price increase since camping commenced and had been running at a loss for quite some time. With the significant increase in the arrival of campers along this stretch of coastline, there has been some environmental damage that council is addressing.  They have installed new and improved toilets in all but 2 of the smaller campgrounds, and have employed an extra ranger to help monitor the environmental impact. 

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