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Myrtle Park Recreation update - Tasmania
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Camping resumes at Myrtle Park Rec Ground, Tasmania

The City of Launceston will reopen the ever-popular Myrtle Park camping ground to the public on October 22. Councillors also unanimously supported a recommendation to set overnight camping fees at the site at $20 per night per site, up to a maximum of 10 people – the same price as last year. Myrtle Park Rec Ground is Tasmania site 1 in the Camps 11 guide. Pet and Big Rig friendly, it now has a 14 day limit, with toilets, showers, laundry, playground, camp kitchen – even swimming and fishing. City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten said he was thrilled

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Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve
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Budget Camp: Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve, Queensland

  These photos are taken from when we dropped into Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve – a little known community-owned camp area between Muttaburra and Prairie in Queensland. You’ll find it in the CAMPS 11 book out this month and the Camps Australia Wide App (QLD site 414 in CAMPS 10). When we were there in winter this year – there was a lot less water to what I’ll guess what is there right now! It was $20 per vehicle per night, no power, BYO water, generators ok 8am-6pm. It hosts the annual OAPRC – Kooroorinya Races so has excellent facilities

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Qld 111 Boynedale River
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Free lakeside relaxation at Boynedale Bush Camp, Queensland

We love the Boynedale Bush Camp for the views over Lake Awonga! This is a wildlife sanctuary, so pets are discouraged. Small dogs may be allowed on leads. There are drop toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces, with mobile phone coverage, a boat ramp and it is suitable for big rigs. Access best in dry weather only, as roads are unsealed. The large flat camping area has a lookout nearby, so you can take in the lake and Castletower National Park. You can camp for up to seven days within a thirty-day period. Please note that there is no electricity supply,

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Farm Stay Guide now available from our website

  UPDATE: Now that travel restrictions are lifting, it really is the time to get behind these farmers even more! We have a whole heap of other farm stays in our books and CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE APP, many are seasonal – and winter is a great time to add them to your list also. All the news in this free guide are open year round. So what are you waiting for? Over the last couple of months, we’ve raised over $3000 for Drought Angels with your donations for our free Farmstay Guide.  The guide lists 10 farm or station stays in drought affected areas

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Murwillumbah Showgrounds4
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Stay at Murwillumbah Showground, New South Wales

  You can see from these photos when we dropped in the other day, Murwillumbah Showgrounds are a little piece of paradise. Surrounded by ranges, and located near Mt Warning (or Wollumbin National Park) and in walking distance to Murwillumbah’s main street, it is a great spot! This is NSW site 2 in Camps 10 or find it on the Camps Australia WIde App.  As for most showgrounds, camping is not available during events and very wet conditions, plus there are limited sites – so do check first as bookings are strongly advised (especially for a powered site).  It comes

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Imperial Hotel Qurindi
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New listing – Imperial Hotel Quirindi, New South Wales,

Image Courtesy Mattinbgn WikiCommons If you find yourself on the Kamilaroi Hwy heading south from Gunnedah, pop in and say hello to new owners Ann and Mick at the Imperial Hotel in Henry Street, Quirindi. Nestled In this beautiful district in northern NSW, the Imperial is a traditional country hotel offering old fashioned pub meals, a yarn or two from the locals and we hear that the food is excellent. On a hot day, there’s a cool beer garden to relax in and the hotel is close to the centre of town, bowling club, swimming pool and tennis courts. Owners

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Painted Silo Yelarbon
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Where to stay – what to see and do in Yelarbon, Queensland

Image Courtesy Kate Gilmore When driving through Yelarbon, our daughter snapped the painted silo image. Little did she know I was well acquainted with the town, having worked for the Rural Allied Health Team in the 90s in the district. We would overnight in the Texas/Inglewood/Yelarbon/Yetman area every month. In between clients, we would pick up a sandwich from the service station, and picnic by the Lagoon. Just across from the lagoon is a great community run RV stop, the Yelarbon Recreation Ground (QLD site 933 in #camps10 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App. I spoke to

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Coopernook Hotel, NSW
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A funny thing happened on the way to the Coopernook Hotel…

We’d ordered our lunch, found a table out the front of the pub with fabulous water views, and wandered over to the jetty for a look-see. On the opposite bank, a tinny was backed up to the edge, and plonked in the water. I thought the two fellows were off for a fish. But no, however, there was a plan. They rowed directly across the river, and they didn’t worry about the boat ramp. I spotted them moments later, happy at the bar. It would have it’s benefits, living ‘next door’ to a pub. Coopernook Hotel is not just any

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Hughes Engine House, Moonta Mines - image Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre
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Walk through history at Moonta RV Overnight Stop

Overall view of the park with van – image G&J Gardiner Our roving CAMPS researchers, Judy and Graham Gardiner shared their stay at Kinto Park, Moonta.  Kinto Park is a large grassed shady area, right at the edge of Moonta, a lovely country town with historic buildings and pleasant parks.  Self-contained vehicles only. Showers and toilets are available a few blocks away.  Great place, but please note, it can get crowded and there is an Overflow Area across the road (please abide by the signs). It is for self-contained RVs, and please remember to give your donation for upkeep of this

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