Michelle Gilmore

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Victoria Falls
Destinations

High country free camp: Victoria Falls, Victoria

If you are looking for a pretty waterfall, then check out some of our camps beside waterfalls. Victoria Falls Campground is known more as a historical area rather than a waterfall – it was the site of Victoria’s first hydro electricity scheme. The history is interesting, but infrastructure was removed – just some concrete remains. Instead, park up and enjoy the serenity! This camp area has enough going for it, to visit in its own right. It has a beautiful little creek (see our video below) and bridge with picnic area, barbeques and toilet alongside.  Plus you can bring your pets,

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Our tribe on the amazing Kings Canyon Rim Walk, NT
General

Parents: you never get this time again

Our tribe on the amazing Kings Canyon Rim Walk, NT “You only get 18 summers. One of the most valuable things I’ve learnt over the years from having 7 kids is this… Do not miss out on school holidays with your kids. Because the truth is, you only get 18 summers with your kids.  And once those summers are gone, they are gone. And then they are all grown up. … I’d encourage you to take some time to plan some things this school holidays. It doesn’t have to be expensive. They want YOU and your time more than anything.

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Leanyer Rec Park
Family Friendly Fun

FREE waterslides and fun in Darwin, Northern Territory

Leanyer Rec Park One thing we really appreciated in Darwin, NT was the free water slides and fun! They are all croc and shark free – and no chance of jellyfish. Here’s some places to slide, splash and swim that won’t cost you a cent! Leanyer Rec Park Waterslides, waterpark and a pool! I just love waterslides. The pain of stair climbing fades away in anticipation of the next slide down. They are 14m tall and over 100m long! There was also a big bucket… Wait for it… Then the pool itself was big and beautiful.  As well as a swimming and

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Perisher Ski Fields by Kate Gilmore
Camping

Do you want to build a snowman? Free camp near the snow in New South Wales and Victoria!

Perisher Ski Fields by Kate Gilmore In 2022, we are so fortunate that the snow season has started early! If skiing or snowboarding is your thing, or if you just want the kids to have the experience of a snowball fight and sticking a carrot in the face of a snowman they have rolled themselves… Here’s a few options for accommodation that are easier on the wallet. Island Bend Campground, NSW Island Bend Campground, NSW by Kate Gilmore It is only 15 minutes to Perisher and the snowfields. This is a free national park campground with toilets, BBQ, picnic tables. Permits apply.  Island

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Ferry landing near Caravan park, Swan Reach, SA
South Australia

Don’t pay the Ferryman at free camp, Tenbury Hunter Reserve, Swan Reach, South Australia

Just back from South Australia, the team at CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE had a bird’s eye view of a gorgeous free camp, on the Murray River. Swan Reach is a lovely little town, there is a caravan park close to the ferry, a vintage car museum (open by appointment), a craft shop, cracking op shop and we had to stop into the hotel. Perched on the hill, it had great views of Tenbury Hunter Reserve. Make sure you check out the historical photos on the wall of the pub. This Murray River camp has spectacular cliff views plus a free ferry. This

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Myella Farm Stay Carl, Lyn and Jose
Destinations

Experience farm life at Myella Farm Stay, Baralaba, Queensland

Carl, Lyn and Jose This article was written for the GO WEST Stay with a Farmer Promotion after the droughts. Farms should be looking a bit greener these days, but our farmers still need our support!  “When you come here, you are joining our family,” said Carl Hendrick. “We cook for you, we eat with you, and the bonus is we get a nice experience from you as well. “We offer farm experiences and horse riding. If there is no mustering we’ll go on a trail ride. We cater for people with zero experience – there is training offered.” Carl’s

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CAMPS at Ayers Rock Resort
Bucket List

Camp at the Red Centre: Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory

CAMPS at Ayers Rock Resort As a caravan park, Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara, NT has all you need. It is pet friendly, has room for Big Rigs, amenities, laundry, camp kitchen, playground, pool and shade of the desert oaks. We loved the hill – where you see “The Rock“, and can toast the excitement of being so close to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. It is pricey, but this is the only option so close to Uluru for camping, and you do want to book in advance. You do have access to the resort restaurants and bars, shops, galleries, information

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Kings Canyon Northern Territory
Camping

FAMILIES – you will never get this time again!

Kings Canyon Northern Territory “You only get 18 summers. One of the most valuable things I’ve learnt over the years from having 7 kids is this… Do not miss out on school holidays with your kids. Because the truth is, you only get 18 summers with your kids. And once those summers are gone, they are gone. And then they are all grown up. … I’d encourage you to take some time to plan some things this school holidays. It doesn’t have to be expensive. They want YOU and your time more than anything. With kids, love is spelt T-I-M-E. They

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Runaway Nana
General

Explore these Aussie outback camping gems

I’m writing from chilly Canberra in the ACT – a bit of a contrast to my Rainbow Beach walk in Queensland a few days ago. Down here to help family, I’ve been awed by sunset on Parliament House, The Eagle (the Australian American Memorial), local war history as well as their beautiful winter trees and leaves. Today we take you to every state and territory. These outback gems include a Queensland farm stay in an abandoned town, a budget SA camp and magnificent WA National Park. There’s free camping at a NSW outpost and Victorian Mallee pub, with a glimpse at a

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