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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022
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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022

Another isthmus – this time in one of the most popular locations for beach holidays – Queensland’s Gold Coast. And it’s at the business end! I grew up knowing “The Spit” as the home of Seaworld – where we could go see the dolphins, orcas, seals and rollercoaster! People have commented on the name, but ‘spits’ are common in Australia. It is a narrow landform, attached to the coast, often near a river mouth. Here it is the gateway from the ocean to Gold Coast Broadwater at Southport. On our last visit to Main Beach, we ‘discovered’ you could escape into

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The Neck, Bruny Island image Adam Gibson
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Camp near 2022 Best Beach #6: The Neck, Bruny Island, Tasmania

The Neck, Bruny Island image Adam Gibson Number 6 on the official 2022 Best Aussie Beach list is The Neck, Bruny Island in Tasmania. On an isle off an isle, this location’s campground is only 20 metres from the beach! Situated outside the National Park boundaries there are flat sites, car parking, picnic facilities and pit toilets. BYO drinking water and firewood. There are no bookings taken, it is first come, first served. Pay at the self registration deposit box and display your permit. CAMPS traveller Lyn Hutton from No Boundaries loved their visit here Fishing, swimming and fires are allowed.

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Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales - Image Kate Gilmore
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BEST Aussie Beaches 2022 #8: Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales

Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales – Image Kate Gilmore Don’t you love it when a campground is right beside the beach? Depot Beach just north of Batemans Bay, on the south NSW coast is a family favourite. Our daughter said it was quiet and pretty. They had a lovely picnic on the beach. She said you walked just over a hill and road – a hundred metres or so from the campground to the beach. Facilities include toilets, showers, electric power, BBQs picnic tables, drinking water. BYO firewood and coins for the shower. The sites are suitable for tents, swags,

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Lake Wabby, K'gari, Queensland
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2022 Best Beach #17: Lake Wabby, K’gari Fraser Island, Queensland

Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K’gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke K’gari is world heritage listed wonderland, and part of the Great Sandy National Park. The Lake Wabby walk starts a few minutes drive north from the village of Eurong, off the beach. We were astounded one of the kids spotted an echidna at the start of the track – and it stayed put while we all had a chance to look. We ditched our thongs for bare feet – it was sand all the way, and lots of steps! Lake Wabby is very different

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Red Cliff Beach, South Australia - Fishing - Image by Overland Exposure
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Best Camps and Caravan Parks you can fish at!

It’s official – our camping community voted snags, tomato and sauce and bread the best Aussie Day meal, followed by BBQ lamb, THEN seafood! This week, I also learnt that you can get your oysters from a vending machine in Coffin Bay, SA! We have some tall tales but true in this newsletter – with incredible campsites. Conveniently, all places you can throw a line in! CAMPS Ambassadors Manda and Daniel are loving the Eyre Peninsula. We thought their photo  was a beauty. And so is the campsite at Red Cliff Beach in SA, south of Tumby Bay – with zero price and

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Red Cliff Beach Camp - Image by Overland Exposure
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Feed the family from free camp, Red Cliff Beach, South Australia

Red Cliff Beach in SA, just 13 km south of Tumby Bay is pet friendly, with mobile coverage and a zero price and zero facilities. But you are rewarded with priceless views and abundant fishing! Fishing is best here at high tide off the points, and in the inlet. Said CAMPS Ambassador, Manda, “Daniel went fishing with a friend in his boat and they caught enough King George Whiting and squid to feed the family every lunch and dinner. Others were fishing off the rocks and spearfishing, both were also successful!” The southern end of Red Cliff is a beachfront camping area.

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Lorella Springs by Jan Tucker
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NT Station Stay Lorella Springs has it all! 

Image by Jan Tucker Huge saltwater crocodiles, barramundi, historical sites, birdlife, Aboriginal culture, caves, chasms, gorges and thermal springs! All on a one-million acre, untouched Northern Territory coastal wilderness sanctuary and cattle station, Lorella Springs.  Image by Jan Tucker The family-owned station stay is surrounded by Limmen National Park, Aboriginal land and Gulf of Carpentaria coast. CAMPS Ambassadors Dale and Tracey said, “Our week at this one million acre wilderness sanctuary was full of adventure. We swam in some amazing water holes and spent many hours 4wding around this amazing place. NT Station Stay Lorella Springs- Image Adams Family Travels We

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Bruce Mcguffie at Starvation Bay, Western Australia
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You won’t starve at Starvation Bay, Western Australia

Bruce Mcguffie at Starvation Bay, Western Australia Bruce Mcguffie shared his scenic stop at Starvation Bay,  50 km east of Hopetoun, WA, with 40 km dirt road, accessible by conventional vehicles. It is pet friendly, budget priced, with toilets, mobile coverage, BBQ, firepits, boat ramp – AND fishing! So you can catch your supper! As you can see there is plenty of room for Big Rigs.  Both Starvation Bay and nearby Mason Bay campgrounds have been upgraded to provide more camp sites and toilet facilities for camp goers. There is also a dump point located at both campgrounds.  Mason Bay is 40km

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The Block (West Point) - Adams Family Travels
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Fish and camp at The Block, Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia

The Block (West Point) – Adams Family Travels The Block campsite is located on the north west side of Dirk Hartog Island. It is a great spot for fishermen who love cliff fishing. Unfortunately we had no luck! There is a beach shelter to use which is great if the wind is blowing. This campsite is also a private one which can cater for a few vehicles. There is a drop toilet and they also have a cubicle that you can hang your own shower in. It is also a great spot to be able to see whales and dolphins passing

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