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Wonga Beach Caravan Park
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Beachfront gem on Daintree’s Doorstep: Wonga Beach, Far North Queensland

How good does this look? Wonga Beach Caravan Park is in the Please update your guides with a new phone number,  0437 937 991. Looking for the feeling of relaxing on a tropical island (without actually going to one!)? Then check out Wonga Beach Caravan Park, FNQ. Located near the World-Heritage Daintree Rainforest, camp under shady trees next to a beautiful stretch of tropical beach which overlooks the Coral Sea. New management team, Jackie and Steve, are your welcoming hosts, who provide all basic amenities during your stay, including a dump point. This spot makes for a fantastic base to

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Yorke Peninsula Bush Camping
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Fee rise for Yorke Peninsula Bush Camping, South Australia

The gorgeous 19 bush camping sites along the Yorke Peninsula had a steep price rise from $10 to $20 per site per night.   Council explained that their bush camping has never had a price increase since camping commenced and had been running at a loss for quite some time. With the significant increase in the arrival of campers along this stretch of coastline, there has been some environmental damage that council is addressing.  They have installed new and improved toilets in all but 2 of the smaller campgrounds, and have employed an extra ranger to help monitor the environmental impact. 

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North Gorge, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
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Best walk of the year (so far)

The hike around North Gorge, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland is short, has spectacular cliffs, marine life, a blowhole, and a surf club at the end!   We were told it was beautiful, but I was not prepared for the ocean views at every turn and the amazing gorge itself. The way the 1.2 km boardwalk winds its way around the cliff face really makes the most of the scenery. We spotted turtles and rays – we saw dolphins the next day – playing in the waves of Home Beach. No wonder this is a great spot for whale watching!  Start your

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Beach Camping, North Stradbroke Island, QLD
Beaches & Coasts

Why we love camping on Straddie, Queensland

We live on the beach, so we tend to camp in the bush. But here is an island we loved. Here’s what you need to know to camp on Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island – and why you don’t need a 4WD and you can bring the dog …  If you like to travel with a pooch, Flinders Beach and Main Beach are your options for camping – and you will need a 4WD. Our friend’s dog, Bruce, loved it! Facilities are limited and in some zones, there’s nothing provided. Do your research on the CAMPS App. There is so much

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Amanda with a quokka on Rottnest Island, WA
Beaches & Coasts

Did you know you can camp and glamp on Rottnest Island, Western Australia?

Wadjemup Rottnest Island is best known for the cute quokkas. But did you know it also offers camping? You can, only don’t take your RV. Tents only. CAMPS Ambassadors, Amanda and Dan shared their day on Rottnest Island: “We took the mountain bike and EUC over to check out the Quokka’s and the island.       Previous Next Enjoyed a pub style lunch, had a snorkel at the beach and I worked my hamstrings and glutes like they have never been worked before. “Have you ridden around Rottnest? Did you know there were so many hills? I didn’t!” Check

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Cockatoo Island Waterfront Campground
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CITY VIEWS: Cockatoo Island, New South Wales

Cockatoo Island Waterfront Campground We really loved our visit to one unusual camping destination: Cockatoo Island, Sydney, New South Wales. Where else can you camp beside Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge views? And an old convict jail? There was even a cool art exhibition when we visited. Surrounded by lush gardens with sweeping views, Cockatoo Island’s waterfront campground let’s you relax under the stars, in the heart of the world’s best harbour. Visitors can park at Woolwich and take a short one-stop ferry to the island. Instead of your RV, choose from five options, catering for a range of

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Annya Campground, Victoria - image Katrina Cragg
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Camper Review: Annya Campground, Victoria

A big thanks to Katrina Cragg for sending in her review and photos a beautiful free camp she found in her CAMPS book – Annya Campground, Victoria. “Hi Michelle, I have really enjoyed doing weekend trips away, exploring my own area, checking out free camps that I didn’t know existed, so thank you Michelle and Heatley, for all the work you and your team puts in to the books and the app!  I love them! I receive your newsletters, which are awesome, thank you.” Regards Katrina Cragg Katrina Cragg at Annya Campground, Victoria This pretty spot is located in the south

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Platypus Flat
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Our Dorrigo Roadtrip and why we loved it!

Well, we’ve had requests to share last month’s wonderful New South Wales getaway. A couple of places we stayed with friends on their farms – so have substituted AMAZING sites nearby. We also made the starting point as Brisbane. So here it is: DAY 1 Brisbane to Koreelah Creek Camp, NSW (no pets) – 108km Koreelah Creek Camp, NSW Take in Queensland’s Scenic Rim – we had a fantastic lunch at Harrisville’s Royal Hotel (a free camp), picked up fresh vege at Kalbar and drove past Lake Moogerah. (Extra night? Stop here at the caravan park or The Gorge near Aratula.)

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Views of Stanley and The Nut, Tasmania
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BEST Aussie camps for 2022 – our personal favourites

Views of Stanley and The Nut, Tasmania Here’s our personal favourites from where we’ve been this year. Heatley and I have travelled far and wide in 2022, and so have our CAMPS Ambassadors. So grab a cuppa, and check out our list for your 2023 trip planning! Click on the links to find out more! Tasmania  Stanley Recreation Ground (photographed from The Nut), Tasmania Oh, I’ll be back in a heartbeat. We weren’t here for long, but in usual CAMPS style we covered some country. From Launceston to Marrawah on the West Coast, and all down the north east corner. Ahhh! So

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