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James Price Point, Western Australia - Images by Adams Family Travels
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Ultimate FREE camping at James Price Point, near Broome, Western Australia

You’ll find this breathtaking beachside free camp on Cape Leveque in Western Australia. Here’s an update from CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey. This would have to be one of our favourite free camps. Sleeping under the stars, the sound of the waves at night and the beautiful turquoise water and red cliffs make this place a popular choice for lots of travellers. The road is sandy and corrugated to get out there but definitely worth the effort. There are no facilities but you can enjoy a fire and some spectacular sunsets. Camping is only permitted for 72 hours. Also there are

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Ravensbourne Rec Ground views to wake up to!
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10 camping roadtrips near Toowoomba, Queensland

Ravensbourne Rec Ground views to wake up to! Alison and Greg from Toowoomba have asked us for inspiration for their maiden 8 day trip, close to home. We lived in lovely Toowoomba, and Heatley grew up on the Darling Downs, so we know it well! We took our firstborn camping into a few of these, and then back again with our youngest two more recently! There is sooo much to see and do around Toowoomba. ! From Great Dividing Range views to the patchwork fields of the Darling Downs, here are 10 road trips we have selected for you: 1.

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10k Peg Parking Area, The Nullarbor, South Australia - image Michael Lennon
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Five star free camping at 10k Peg Parking Area, The Nullarbor, South Australia

“We had traversed the Nullarbor 16 times before but never stayed at a camp site for more than one night. …after travelling in non-stop rain all day we crossed the WA/SA border and stopped at the 10K peg inside SA. The next morning we woke to find the rain had cleared and there was a beautiful, clear blue sky. The other campers spread over the large area headed off, we had the site to ourselves and so decided that we would chill out, enjoy the vista, have a fire and stay a second night. We live in such a lucky

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Killalea Reserve, New South Wales - Campground
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Update on Killalea Reserve, New South Wales

Killalea Reserve, New South Wales – Campground Only 25 km S of Wollongong, Shellharbour is the gateway to the South Coast and is perfectly positioned between the pristine waters of the Tasman Sea and the picturesque Illawarra Escarpment. The area rolls from calming countryside to crystal clear beaches and is only 2 hours drive from the heart of Sydney.  The Killalea Reserve, (newly named Killalea Campground) approximately 6 km south of town, has recently had it’s unique environment secured for future generations and has been added to the NSW national parks estate, creating one of New South Wales’s newest regional

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No Camping sign
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Aussie Camping 101: Dos and Don’ts

Here’s some basic courtesies with camping – if we all followed them, then perhaps more FREE camping sites would open up, and certainly less would close down. 1. Unless it is unavoidable – camp in a designated camping area or caravan park. But definitely if a place says NO CAMPING then please don’t. Remember with rest areas with “no camping” you are still entitled to stop for fatigue breaks in your car or RV. It is not a place to hang out clothes or set up camp. Do follow signage – and remember it may change.  2. Abide by time

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The Maryanne Campsite Yuleba Queensland
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Free camp and relive history at The Maryanne, Yuleba, Queensland

The last Cobb & Co coach service in Australia travelled 76 km from Surat to Yuleba in 1924.  In Yuleba, check out the The Cobb & Co Wall before you set out. You can learn about the horse drawn carriages, the changing stations and the coach run if you drive the Cobb & Co Way, as you travel along this route.

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Lake Leslie Dam Lookout, Queensland
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2 camps at Lake Leslie, Warwick, Queensland

Lake Leslie Dam Lookout Heatley has never seen more water in Leslie Dam! I remember a picnic at Lake Leslie (as it is widely known) with his extended family (they lived locally). The creek area we all swam at has ‘no swimming’ signs there now – but it is still a lovely picnic area. We started at the lookout. For us, it was a perfect breakfast stop, as it wasn’t busy. We walked the dam wall… The spillway was super impressive! There is a nice picnic area here near the dam wall (with amenities). Make sure you stop and say

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Nullarbor trip
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Crossing the Nullarbor – our adventure from Western Australia into South Australia

On the end of our Big Lap, on limited time, we traversed The Nullarbor in two days. Kids were due back at school, we had businesses to run but were so keen to experience this famed road trip. We left Esperance and the beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park, through Grass Patch and the heart of Mallee Country. The Nullarbor Plain begins in Norseman, Western Australia – we saw camels here, which was pretty cool. “The Nullarbor” is an 1100km route. Here’s where we stopped: Balladonia was a lunch stop with a pretty multicoloured picket fenced playground. Oh, we were so

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Mardugal Camp - image by Overland Exposure
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Camp at Mardugal, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Only a short distance from Cooinda, Mardugal Camp One and Two (Mardukal) are a good base to embark on day trips to Jim Jim Falls and the Mary River regions. Enjoy watching Kakadu’s wallabies and large colonies of bats. Or utilise the boat ramp at Mardukal Billabong for some barramundi or saratoga fishing. This managed campground has flushing toilets plus hot and cold showers. Divided into generator and non generator zones. Alcohol is permitted, drinking water is available, they are open inthe dry season. Everyone needs a park pass to visit Kakadu. Your pass includes excellent free ranger guided walks,

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