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Paperbark Pond Camp Farmstay in WA
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Paperbark Pond Camp: A new Farm Stay in Western Australia

I love a waterside camp spot and Paperbark Pond camp is just that. Located around 5 km north of the Western Australian town of Australind, along Cathedral Avenue is this idyllic 15 acre Farm Stay. The campsite itself is at the back of the property, nestled beside a spring fed pond amongst the paperbarks and peppy trees. There is a table and a fire pit for your seasonal use.  Caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers are welcome as long as you are self contained.  This pretty spot is a budget campsite as well as being pet friendly (by prior arrangement before

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New Zeehan RV Camp, Tassie
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New RV Camp for Zeehan, Tasmania

In an area as vast as the West Coast of Tasmania, the new Zeehan RV Camp is a welcome sight and a new addition to our Camps listings. Once known as the Silver City from her mining boom days, Zeehan is 300 kilometres and a 4 hour drive from Hobart. That makes this new camp a much needed boost to other accommodation on the West Coast.   It is intended for self contained vehicles only, is budget priced with large, flat grassy sites.  It is a peaceful scenic spot and you’ll be able to manoever your vehicle easily. Zeehan has one

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country town showgrounds at Koorawatha, NSW at Sunset
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Discover showground camping – good for facilities, space and the wallet!

Koorawatha Showgrounds, NSW at Sunset You asked for it, you get it! Brett Kempster wrote to us and suggested: “What about a feature on country town showgrounds providing low cost camping?  We stayed in a couple but our last trip…through NT, Qld and NSW really highlighted to us how brilliant an option they are. A few we stayed in on that trip: Adelaide River (NT) – even had a pool Mundubbera (Qld) – quiet hospitable town Moree (NSW) – RSL out the back gate Narrabri (NSW) – brilliant, quiet and near town I’m sure there are many others people can

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Port Gibbon Beach - Image by Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

NEW: Port Gibbon a beachside camping oasis, South Australia

Port Gibbon Beach – Image by Overland Exposure Less than 4 km south of Port Gibbon, South Australia – you’ll find Point Gibbon The Dunes – the newest listing for CAMPS on the spectacular Eyre Peninsula. Said CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Dan, “We are in love! We are planning to spend as many days as possible here, because well, why not!!” Suitable for RVs and Big Rigs, it is $50/week with a 14 night time limit. Alternatively, only $10 per night for gorgeous views of the coastline. Permits are available from Beach Rd or Council Office. They said, “BYO water,

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Winton Motor Raceway Camp
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Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria – New pet friendly camp with a difference

Great news, the Winton Motor Raceway has opened for camping! This motor racing track had its first race in 1961 and is one of Australia’s longest-standing permanent motorsport circuits. On-site camping is now available 24/7 with easy access to motorsport and non-motorsport times. All sites are unpowered but it’s only $15 per van, vehicle or tent.  You’ll have the bonus of a pet friendly site with 24 hour security! So you’re free to enjoy Winton and surrounds. Located at the rear of the back straight, the camping area features toilet and shower facilities (with bore water).  It is well lit

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The Duck Hole at Farnese Olivo, Tas
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The Duck Hole at Farnese Olivo – budget site near Hobart, Tasmania

A question I see frequently asked in social media posts is “Are there any free or budget sites near Hobart?” The truth is there aren’t many, one or two plus a couple of caravan parks, though there are more a little further out.  So we are very happy to add The Duck Hole at Farnese Olivo to the list! Farnese Olivo is a budget friendly, family hobby farm set on 5  acres overlooking the Coal River Valley in Acton Park. It is only 15 minutes from the Hobart CBD.   It is an historic farm dam, offering a quiet rural experience.

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Murphys Haystacks, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
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Budget and views: Camp at Murphys Haystacks, South Australia

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia really is a wonderland to discover. As we drove south from Streaky Bay, we dropped in to check out Murphy’s Haystacks, listed as a budget campground in our book! These amazing rock formations are on a farm – in a paddock! There is a picnic area and toilet, and the site is not far from the highway. The camp area is pet friendly, has 24 hours maximum stay for RVs and Big Rigs. There is a small fee, mobile coverage, shade, limited level spots, but it is so unique, we’ve given it our CAMPS tick of approval! It is

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Where the hell is Hay? Hay NSW Silo art
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Where the hell is Hay?

    Hay is a wonderful town in New South Wales. Three highways intersect at Hay: the Cobb, Sturt and Mid Western, so it is hard to miss! The phrase, “Where the hell is Hay?” isn’t ours. In fact, after our lap in 2013, Heatley came home with a hat saying just that! Seriously, we were impressed by Hay’s attractions back then and loved our free camp stay a few months ago. Put this NSW gem on your list! First we scoped out the campgrounds… Hay Showground Our first stop, we chatted with the very friendly caretaker, Kevin. He said,

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