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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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Hotel Koorawatha Free Camp, NSW
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I’ve left a part of me at Koorawatha, New South Wales

As soon as we walked in the pub after a big day on the road, we certainly felt welcomed. For a Sunday evening, Hotel Koorawatha was pumping! And to my surprise, people were playing cards! My kind of hotel. Every Sunday, they host a Euchre comp. Well, we ordered some dinner, chatted to locals, played our own card game and enjoyed the atmosphere. Heatley rated the snags (they were skinny beef sausages, cooked to the max – just how he does it himself), and I had the yummy beef schnitty special. Finishing our drinks in the beer garden, we checked

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Mole Creek Caravan Park2
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Exploring the Meander Valley, Tasmania

Travelling further afield from Launceston, the Meander Valley Highway is well named. It is so pretty,  you want to take your time exploring,  what I imagine,  a drive through the English countryside might look like – quaint towns, historic buildings, churches and a village green. Driving into Hadspen just on the left as you are coming in off the highway is the Discovery Holiday Park Hadspen.  It has an IGA attached to it, so you can get fuel and supplies here. It was nice to see those little extras on offer as well like a coffee machine in the camp

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Sandy Point Reserve, NSW GoRV Freedom Camp of the Month
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GoRV Freedom Camp of the Month: Sandy Point, NSW

Our GoRV Freedom Camp of the Month is Sandy Point Reserve in Hay, New South Wales.Read the full article here. Find more free and budget camping sites, or caravan parks throughout Australia in the CAMPS 12 guide books, CAMPS Pendium boxed set and free UPDATED CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App. Download the Camps App for iPhone/iPad or Android   

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Oodnadatta Track
Camping

5 NEW free pet-friendly camps and 21 Packing Hacks

After being stuck 5 days in Innamincka – we’ve done the Strzelecki and are now on the Oodnadatta Track! Innamincka is a beautiful place to be, right on Cooper Creek at Town Common – just $10 a night. Look out for our latest on our socials. We’re enjoying SA’s stations and outback pubs, ochre pits, counter teas and the flies! They are flipping everywhere, haha! Yes, we’ve bought fly nets and a natural repellant. I hope you like this week’s selection of pet friendly free camps – and some packing tips! Budget Camping Recipe Make this family favourite – we

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Coober Pedy Opal Festival
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Must-See Outback Events in Australia 2024

Outback and country Australia has some very quirky events – world class festivals, rodeos, concerts, regattas and more … We’ve asked people travelling with the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App and books to share some of their favourite regional events across this vast land. Here’s a guide to the best festivals and gatherings – a smorgasbord of music, culture, sport and Aussie icons! Enjoy six months of fun, just waiting to be experienced. Coober Pedy Opal Festival MAY May 2 – 5 AUSTRALIAN CELTIC FESTIVAL Glen Innes, NSW https://www.australiancelticfestival.com/ May 3 – 5 FESTIVAL OF OUTBACK SKIES Hughenden, QLD https://festivalofoutbackskies.com.au/ May

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Camping 101: 21 packing hacks for camping clothes, inside your RV or tent and tips for dirty laundry
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Camping 101: 21 packing hacks for camping clothes, inside your RV or tent and tips for dirty laundry

This isn’t sexy – just is practical hacks for RV travellers and campers for INSIDE your RV or tent. These are packing tips we’ve picked up from tent camping with the kids, our motorhome trip around Oz, and as caravanning empty nesters. And I’ve saved the best tip for last! Pack nothing that needs ironing. Who can be bothered when you are camping? I do stash a “nice outfit”under the bed – but it is still wash and wear. Same with sundresses (I love wearing dresses, summer and winter) some are ‘scrunchable’ others stretchy. Always pack a scarf It is

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Buckland Valley Road - Clear Creek Camp
Camping

10 free camps along Buckland Valley Road – riverside and pet friendly!

Clear Creek, VIC Buckland Valley Road has ten free camps out on this beautiful river, near Porepunkah. Just off the Great Alpine Road, it is a pretty part of the world, and one we return to again and again! All these campgrounds are pet friendly and three are new listings. There is also a national park site at the end, Beveridge Station, no pets. After 16 km in, the dirt road begins, and true it was worse the further you travel! Most of these sites have toilets. To keep sites like these operating, please do respect the land and leave

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