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Gordon and Barbara at Rainbow Beach Holiday Village, QLD
Camping

Warm up with four waterside spots and a station stay

Brrr! Have you had snow at your place? It is chilly here, too. No wonder travellers are heading north for winter. Heatley and I caught up with Gordon, the creator of ‘Gas Bottle Refills’ and his partner, Barbara whilst they were on their latest Queensland trip. Gas bottles are a new feature on the Camps Australia Wide App – the functionality can be turned off just like petrol stations, so it is there when you need it. This is in addition to the new gas bottle symbol you’ll find at sites where you can buy or swap your gas bottle. Seasoned travellers, Barbara shared some

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Melangata Station
Destinations

Melangata Station Stay, WA

Here’s a new budget priced Station Stay – Melangata in Yalgoo, WA, the only privately owned Heritage Listed Homestead John Hawes designed building in Australia.

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Old Police Station Waterhole Camp - NT
Budget Campsite

Have you been to the Old Police Station Waterhole, NT?

The Old Police Station Waterhole Camp – NT site 17 in Camps 11 at Iytwelepenty / Davenport Range National Park south of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory or find it in the Camps Australia Wide App. A budget campsite, no pets, recommended as 4WD only for tents and camper trailers has toilets, fireplace, picnic table, shade and suitable for dry conditions. This park is open all year round, but the roads may be closed after rain. The best time to visit is during the cooler months from April to September. There are only basic camping facilities so you need to be self

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Lindol's Macadamia Farm
Camping

Where are you travelling for winter?

It’s the last day of autumn, WHAT winter travel have you planned? Heatley likes to drive, I control where we go! I sit with the CAMPS book on my lap, and the Caravan Parks nearby, our App and camera ready. Is there a clear role in your vehicle? How do you solo travellers work it all out? Because we audit as we go, and we’re normally on a time limit – we do operate on an itinerary. That piece of paper is lovingly nurtured over weeks of planning, ready to change it up for a whim or a road not

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Veterans Retreat (drone)
Destinations

New FREE Camp for Veterans and a Concert

Veteran’s Retreat is a registered charity care farm run by 20 year Army veteran Kylie and her young family. The retreat is open to all serving members, veterans, first responders and their families/carers, and it is free. Located in Mothar Mountain, only 10 minutes southeast of Gympie, Queensland, we have just listed the Farm Stay in the Camps Australia Wide App.  It is open to all types of camping from swags to Big Rigs, dogs are allowed with conditions and other pets on application. There is limited power and bathroom and laundry amenities. There’s mobile coverage, camp kitchen, firepits, TV/common room, BBQ,

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Mitchell Falls Luminar
Camping

Munurru (King Edward River) Campground, WA

Mitchell Falls Luminar Munurru (King Edward River) Campground, WA site 729 in CAMPS 11, in the far north Kimberley, is an ideal base to explore Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau). Managed by Wunambal Gaambera Traditional Owners, it offers spacious, serene, bush campsites, campfires, river swimming and Wanjina-Gwion rock art tours. Punamii-Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls) is an easy day trip. Being the Kimberley, it is 4WD access only, camper trailers and tents recommended – and only during the dry season, April to October. It is in the lower end of the $+ price range and they do offer an attractive family rate. There are

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Kaz Nagle with her Camps 11 Book
Camping

Darwin here I come!

Reader’s update by Kaz Nagle I have mine. Live every day by it.  This determines my address every afternoon.  I even draw in it. Perth to Melbourne solo  – serious about taking the left turn at Port Augusta due to current situation in Melbourne.  Have to be in Melbourne for son’s wedding in October.  I take so many detours thanks to your publication just for a look or to stay the night a few hundred metres (yes metres) down the road. My vista changes every morning I wake up and every evening when I go to bed. Need to service the

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8 Ball Aitken
Camping

10 hours of music at River Heads Rocks

8 Ball Aitken The Rolling Stones Experience is coming to the Fraser Coast…. Another fantastic band not to be missed Miz Bully Band are heading down from Darwin, bringing their soulful songstress Miz Bully to set the scene. Held June 26, come along to Fraser Coast RV Park for camping and dancing under the stars. There’s 10 hours of music – with five bands including 8 Ball Aitken, Miz Bully Band & Rolling Stones Experience.  On Friday 25th:  Limited camping sites will be available for the event, usual check in time after 2pm – set up camp – relax around your camp fire (there

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Wellington Dam Mural - image Taj Kempe
Sights

Collie Mural Trail a must see!

Wellington Dam Mural – image Taj Kempe Visitors are flocking to the south-west town of Collie in WA to see the State Government’s $1.5 million Collie Mural Trail, including the biggest dam mural in the world. The Collie Mural Trail town walls include 16 town murals. Fifteen Western Australian artists and one from interstate were selected to paint the town murals with their designs including references to the history of Collie, Aboriginal culture and the natural environment. The centrepiece of the trail is the Wellington Dam’s impressive 8,000 square metre mega-mural being painted by Australian artist Guido van Helten. The

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