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Drive through Warrumbungle
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Drive through the Warrumbungles, New South Wales

Fancy a leisurely drive through the iconic Warrumbungles, taking in some of the sights that have put this area on the world map? The 70km Coonabarabran – Warrumbungle – Tooraweenah drive combines views, lookouts, and easy walks on a spectacular day trip. Or stop here camping and take your time to enjoy it all! Starting in Coonabarabran, you’ll drive through the picturesque Timor Valley. Keep a look out for the interesting fences and mail boxes! Siding Spring Observatory Did you know Warrumbungles were Australia’s and the southern hemisphere’s first Dark Sky Park?  Highlights worth a visit include the Skywatch Observatory,

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Barrow Creek Roadhouse, NT
Budget Campsite

Barrow Creek Roadhouse, NT reopens for camping!

After a low-key two and a half years, the Barrow Creek Hotel has been able to revitalise and offer meals and a place to stay to the weary traveller between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. This welcoming roadhouse charges a small fee for unpowered pet-friendly sites at the side of the pub with use of amenities, and a bit extra for power. For a real Aussie outback experience, stop in at the roadhouse, enjoy a meal and support this long-time local business. The pub itself is almost 90 years old, with the owner, Les, operating it for the last 34

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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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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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Camps Australia Wide stop at Winton - Long Waterhole, Queensland - Drone image by Hugh Gilmore
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Favourite free camp: Long Waterhole, Winton, Queensland

Drone image by Hugh Gilmore Geez, we enjoyed our night here! The sky and birdlife was amazing – but rug up as it was on the chilly side (it was winter).⠀ Long Waterhole in Winton, Queensland is commonly known as the locals’ waterhole. It is approximately 2 km from Winton (dirt road) on the Jundah Road. Long Waterhole is man-made and was once used during the Outback Festival as the site for the World Crayfish Derby! Camps Australia Wide stop at Winton – Long Waterhole The townsfolk often go there in the summertime for a swim and occasionally a speedboat

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Spinifex Brewing Company - Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia
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NEW caravan park, foreshore and brewery for Cable Beach at Broome, Western Australia

Cable Beach is an iconic location in The Kimberley – there’s the red red sand, holiday atmosphere and the camel rides. After improvements at Broome’s Town Beach and Chinatown, travellers and locals can look forward to a $36.5 million foreshore redevelopment at Cable Beach. The master plan includes a whole new promenade, entry with public art and gardens, waterplay area, event space and beach access options – and it is all likely to start in March to May 2023. Upgrades are planned for the amphitheatre, carpark as well as renovations for Broome Surf Lifesaving Club. All of this means better

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Carnival of Flowers, Queens Park, Toowoomba, Queensland
ACT

3 Amazing Flower Festivals for Spring

Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba, QueenslandSeptember 1-30, 2022 If you are near the Darling Downs around in the month of September then seeing the Carnival of Flowers in Queens Park, Toowoomba is a must! There are all sorts of events held across town during the festival – food, cinema, markets and a parade! Impressively, 2022 is the 73rd year of this event. Everlasting Kings Park Festival, Perth, Western AustraliaSeptember 16-30, 2022 With tours, workshops, art and guided walks – and those amazing views over the city. It is fun for the family any time of year – but especially during the festival. Floriade, Canberra,

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Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD
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Why we love Winton, Queensland – must do attractions

Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD Winton is a very interesting destination – and a MUST for Banjo Patterson fans. There are references to the famous Australian everywhere! Where else can you walk on the lyrics of “Waltzing Matilda”? Or stroll amongst the jumbucks and stanzas of this beloved Aussie song. Even the Swagman is immortalised in a statue in town. Walk on the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda – Winton QLD There are loads of options in town for caravan parks and pub stays, and a couple of waterside camps south of town, including our stop for the night, Long Waterhole.

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Mary Kathleen Old Mine QLD
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Freedom camp beside an abandoned uranium mine at Mary Kathleen, Queensland

If you are self contained and looking for a quiet camp spot away from the Flinders Highway the old Mary Kathleen township site between Cloncurry and Mount Isa is well worth a visit. The road into the old town is slowly deteriorating, but still accessible with care. Once you get to the old town, there is nothing left except the roadways and some concrete slabs, the land owner allows overnight stays as long as you do not light a fire. Mary Kathleen was first surveyed as a mining town in 1956 after the discovery of the largest known deposit of

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