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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales - image Keith Halford
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Must See and Do on a Lightning Ridge road trip in New South Wales

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales – image Keith Halford Most people have heard of Lightning Ridge and know it is THE destination for NSW opals. But did you know there are other attractions around here for a roadtrip? Also that Opals are Australia’s national gemstone?  The Lightning Ridge area has plenty of free camps and bore baths, too. Even a free camp with a bore bath! Keith Halford from our Facebook Group, I Love Camping Australia Wide said he “Loved our stay in Lightning Ridge! So many things to see and do here.”  Here’s his list: The Chambers Of The Black

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Fortescue Falls, Karijini National Park, Western Australia
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6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia

6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia – include the Waterfall Way, NSW; Karijini National Park, WA; Litchfield National Park, NT; the Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands, all in Queensland. What’s your opinion – which are your favourite waterfall trails in Australia? 1. Karijini National Park, Western Australia For rock-hopping, waterfall-loving adventurers. You can explore a ‘minecraft’ world of blocks in cliffs! Start at the rim of Dales Gorge, then walk to the secluded Fern Pool, where fish nibble on your toes (if you let them). You literally walk on water to other sections

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Boolimba Bluff Carnarvon Gorge QLD View
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Must know tips before you hike to Boolimba Bluff, Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

Boolimba Bluff is in the Carnarvon Gorge section of Carnarvon National Park half way between Emerald and Roma. The walk itself is a 6.4 km return to the steep slopes above Carnarvon Creek with views to distant ranges. Named the ‘Roof of Queensland’ these plateaus are the source of many of the state’s rivers. You walk about 1 km along the main track, before you arrive at start of a 2.2. km side track – and warnings. There are a lot of steps and rocky sections, and yes – the sign does not lie – it is STEEP! It is

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Eromanga Natural History Museum
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Must Do: Eromanga Natural History Museum, Queensland 

Put Eromanga Natural History Museum on your Queensland bucket list! I’ve dragged the family to plenty of museums over the years. But if you come all the way to Eromanga – you have to meet Cooper – or at least Cooper’s thighbone. He is Australia’s largest dinosaur. Australotitan cooperensis is 93-96 million years old, and 28-30m long, 6.5m high (ground to hip) and about 67 tonnes! He is in the top five largest dinosaurs in the world! Hands down, it was the best museum experience we’ve had. A 14 year old picked up an unusual ‘rock’, the first bone, as he

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Kings Canyon Free Camp - Image Overland Exposure
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Ginty’s Lookout, an overnight camp with a great Red Centre view, Northern Territory

The Red Centre of Northern Territory is internationally famous for good reason! CAMPS Ambassadors Dan and Manda were travelling from the West MacDonnell Ranges. They said, “We hit some more dirt roads and made our way towards Kings Canyon. We found this great free camp (Ginty’s Lookout) which was right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the valley. We enjoyed sitting on the rocks, watching the sunset and sharing a drink.” Whether you are traveling west like them, descending down into Kings Canyon on your way to Uluru, or travelling back to Alice, this is a perfect spot! Have

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Happy New Year 2022
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Check out these Must See Destinations for 2022

Big4 Rainbow Beach, QLD has beautiful sunset views over Tin Can Bay Inlet. I recently featured Carlo Point when I dined at the new restaurant, Quay Carlo. Forget about guilty resolutions that you’ve probably broken already, in 2022 let’s make some fun travel resolutions!  Yes, it pays to be flexible – I think most of us have had to be in the last couple of years – for us, NSW’s Darling River Run turned into the QLD Natural Science Loop! But it doesn’t hurt to build up your wishlist of camping locations. We have some pearlers for your bucketlist today!

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CAMPS at Uluru - Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
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Visit the Red Centre, Northern Territory

CAMPS at Uluru – Ayers Rock, Northern Territory We are talking big bucket list material – you can tick off three amazing landforms right in the heart of Australia, in the Northern Territory.  Uluru First you’ll spot Mt Connor and think it is “The Rock” but then you’ll see the big one! When you arrive at Ayers Rock Resort, time it for sunset drinks with views to Australia’s famous landmark. Your next day there, go back to the sunset carpark at fivies, and watch the rock change colour! The kids feel fortunate they were able to climb Uluru – it

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South East Cape, Wilsons Promontory by Joy O'Neill 
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Do you know Australia’s extreme north, south, east and west?

South East Cape, Wilsons Promontory by Joy O’Neill  Have you camped at Australia’s extreme north, south, east and west? How far in each direction you can travel in Australia? And have you visited any or all of these must see destinations? There is 3680 kilometres between north and south, and 4000 km East to West – so a lot to discover in between! Here’s some more for your bucket list – so many make pilgrimage to visit all of the extreme cardinal points on the Australian mainland in their lifetime. Cape York by Overland Exposure Most Northerly Point: ‘The Tip’ Cape York, Queensland The

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Cockle Creek by Ormond Williams
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Australia’s most southerly tip: South East Cape, Tasmania

Cockle Creek by Ormond Williams Travel to Tasmania to reach Australia’s southern-most point. South East Cape which is part of Tasmania’s isolated southern coastline. It is 3680 kilometres between here and Cape York in Queensland, the most northerly part of Australia. Cockle Creek Bridge by Ormond Williams So remote, the South East Cape is accessible only via a walking track from nearby Cockle Creek, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Cockle Creek is as far south as you can drive – fortunately there are two FREE campsites here! Cockle Creek – Kas Christopher Accessed by a dirt road, suitable for conventional

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