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Eulo, home of Diprotodon
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Bucket List: Queensland’s Natural Sciences Loop

Eulo, home of Diprotodon Just back from our winter travels, our plan was to spend most of our time in NSW. Covid has shelved that for a while, instead we drove further west and took on Queenland’s Natural Sciences Loop! I like my hot baths – what a delight to stop into Charlotte Plains Station (906) 46 km east of Cunnamulla, and have a soak in their soothing artesian waters. I enjoyed a nag with plenty of travellers, including the owner’s family. School holidays meant camping was very popular, but you have a huge area to spread out. The waters

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Arnhem land - Rainbow Cliff
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Travelling the Great Arnhem Road and Nhulunbuy

Memorial Park The designated biosecurity areas in the Northern Territory have been lifted as of June 5, 2020. At this stage, due to Covid-19, individual recreation permits to enter Aboriginal land will not be issued , with the exception of residents and tourism businesses with access or leases. We have learnt that portions of the Great Arnhem Road, a noted 4WD track in Australia will be sealed in the next year. Please contact authorities to obtain permits before you leave and note that wildlife may visit these locations! Any body of water in the Top End may contain large and

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Camps Australia Wide - Uluru
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Northern Territory National Parks are re-opening

NT premier destinations, Kakadu and Ulur̲u-Kata Tjut̲a and National Parks are opening on June 19! But it is staged, with not all areas or camping available yet. You can check out alternative places to stop the night in the CAMPS Australia Wide App and books 🙂 Here’s the news from Parks Australia: Director of National Parks, Dr James Findlay said due to COVID-safe arrangements and infrastructure upgrades, some areas of the national parks will not be open to visitors during the initial re-opening, but there will be plenty of opportunity to seek recreation and relaxation in these much-loved parts of Australia. “Kakadu

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Kalbarri Skywalk - image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle
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Have you been to Kalbarri, Western Australia?

Kalbarri Skywalk – image credit BOCOL Constructions, Dermot Boyle Have you been to Kalbarri, Western Australia? From the National Parks website: “This virtual fly-through video offers spectacular views of the $24 million Kalbarri Skywalk and National Park Tourist Infrastructure project. The two 100-metre-high cantilevered skywalks extend out 25 metres and 17 metres beyond the cliff face, offering soaring views of the gorges and surrounds.” The Kalbarri Skywalk is complete but unfortunately not open to the public yet – it was earmarked to be opened in mid-April, but the coronavirus unfortunately put a hold to that. Local authorities are hoping it will

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The Granite Skywalk - Castle Rock WA - 8293
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A must do: The Granite Skywalk, Castle Rock, Western Australia

  This #graniteskywalk at Castle Rock near Albany Western Australia is a Definite MUST DO. This is absolutely the best image I have seen of this adventure. It really is as cool as it looks! Image by @chloektodd via @theamazingsouthcoast via Instagram.      View this post on Instagram            A post shared by Chloe Todd • Australia (@chloektodd) on Nov 1, 2018 at 1:57am PDT Hands down, this was one of my (and the family’s) favourite walks in Australia. Challenging? Yes. Terrifying to look down? Well, a bit… Worth it? definitely! Overall you are looking at a 4.4 km return walk. National

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Tick the Bucket List The Horizontal Falls, WA
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Tick the Bucket List: The Horizontal Falls, Western Australia

Words and Images by Mark McGirr via Caravan & Camping Australia Thanks Mark for sharing your experiences at an Australian icon, The Horizontal Falls, just north of Broome and Derby on the Kimberley Coast in Western Australia.  A few people have been posting about the Horizontal Waterfall Tours, here is our experience when we did the 24 hour trip back in June 2018. We had a group of 10 vehicles in our trip across the Kimberley – some did the overnight trip while others joined us on the 24 hour trip. It’s a trip you have to do once or

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Buley Rockpools at Litchfield National Park
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Tender Released for Design of New Litchfield Campsites

Buley Rockpools at Litchfield National Park New campsites in Litchfield National Park are one step closer with the Territory Labor Government releasing a tender for design work as part of its Litchfield Central Valley development.The $17.5 million project, which includes $11.3 million of Turbocharging Tourism funding, will open up new camping and swimming spots in Litchfield enhancing visitor experiences and creating local jobs. The tender includes the design of new campgrounds, picnic areas, car parking and viewing platforms, all located by new swimming spots. It follows the tender award for Stage 1 works which will see 18km of unsealed road

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Big Red Bash - © mattography - Matt Williams Photography
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What events and festivals do you recommend in Australia?

Big Red Bash – © mattography – Matt Williams Photography Who’s experiencing Birdsville’s Big Red Bash this year?  With Midnight Oil headlining, and 16 other Aussie artists and bands including The Living End, Busby Marou, Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton – I would love to be there with you!  It is held July 16-18 – over three days and nights at this unique outback festival in the Simpson Desert.  We had a question last month, on what festivals or events in WA would we recommend. So travellers – please share your favourite events. Not just in WA but across Australia.

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