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Veterans Retreat (drone)
Destinations

New FREE Camp for Veterans and a Concert, Queensland

Veteran’s Retreat is a registered charity care farm run by 20 year Army veteran Kylie and her young family. The retreat is open to all serving members, veterans, first responders and their families/carers, and it is free. Located in Mothar Mountain, only 10 minutes southeast of Gympie, Queensland, we have just listed the Farm Stay in the Camps Australia Wide App.  It is open to all types of camping from swags to Big Rigs, dogs are allowed with conditions and other pets on application. There is limited power and bathroom and laundry amenities. There’s mobile coverage, camp kitchen, firepits, TV/common room, BBQ,

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8 Ball Aitken
Camping

10 hours of music at River Heads Rocks, Queensland

8 Ball Aitken The Rolling Stones Experience is coming to the Fraser Coast…. Another fantastic band not to be missed Miz Bully Band are heading down from Darwin, bringing their soulful songstress Miz Bully to set the scene. Held June 26, come along to Fraser Coast RV Park for camping and dancing under the stars. There’s 10 hours of music – with five bands including 8 Ball Aitken, Miz Bully Band & Rolling Stones Experience.  On Friday 25th:  Limited camping sites will be available for the event, usual check in time after 2pm – set up camp – relax around your camp fire (there

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lookout for Porcupine Gorge National Park, Queensland - near Hughenden
Camping

2 presents for Dad, 3 camps and 10 ideas for lockdown

Father’s Day is now just over 2 weeks away… so we have 2 ideas for you!  One – Enter our Father’s Day Giveaway – with a chance to WIN our man-sized $425 FATHER’S DAY Gift for Dad! It is on Sunday, September 6 – and if you have a Dad, Grandad, Stepdad or Father-in-law who loves camping, enter to WIN our man-sized $425 FATHER’S DAY Gift for Dad: a Camps Australia Wide Premium Travel pack ($124.99) AND a $300 BCF Voucher! Enter inside Facebook Messenger (takes less than a minute!): Enter to Win A Man Sized Father’s Day Gift (I know some of you are not

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Anzac Day 2015 - Horsemen on the hill - Vaughan Johnson Lookout
Camping

ANZAC Day Memories in Outback Queensland

Colin Toll is a member of our Facebook Group “I Love Camping Australia Wide“. He was a regular soldier, an officer, graduated from what is now ADFA and Duntroon, fought in two wars, resigned as a young Lieutenant Colonel while commanding all the Leopard tanks in the Army.  As a 25 year old he raised a tank squadron of 120 men here in Australia and took to Vietnam in 1969.  A bit over a third were casualties.  He says: “I am in awe of what soldiers do.  So, ANZAC Days are special to me. Not the big city ones but the

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Big Red Bash - image Matt Williams
Events & Festivals

2019 is the Year of Outback Tourism

Big Red Bash – image Matt Williams From star gazing and bush storytelling to camp drafting and dunny racing, The Outback is set to come alive in 2019 and beyond with dozens of new and much-loved tourism events and experiences receiving more than $1.1 million in funding. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the 27 recipients of round one of the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program in Parliament today. “The array of exciting events being supported is as vast as our Outback itself,” the Premier said. “Grants of up to $100,000 will go to supporting rugby carnivals, a regatta, a stockman’s

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Pies, festivals and a new camp ground
Events & Festivals

Pies, festivals and a new camp ground

Concerts are not something I have done a lot of over the years. Probably due to dragging four kids along to events like this is not always easy.  Well, it was a lifelong aim to see Jimmy Barnes live. On the Mother’s Day weekend we took our two eldest and girlfriend, with some great mates to the Festival by the C in Hervey Bay.  Mental as Anything, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Mark Seymour too. So many favourites: Hunters and Collectors “Throw your arms around me”, Mental’s “Live it Up” but best of all – “Khe Sahn” followed by Jimmy’s

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Ongerup Caravan Park - Lee and Stephen Baker
Caravan Parks

Visit Ongerup Caravan Park

Previously called Ongerup Gardens Caravan Park, new owners Lee and Stephen Baker welcome travellers to their corner of WA. The park is perfectly situated between the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River National Parks. Home of the Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre with its own aviary as well as a sanctuary for this endangered species. There’s also a cafe with coffee and light meals available. In September / October you can visit the Wildflower Show. Lee also recommends a visit to the Ongerup Museum. There is a Co-Op shop, roadhouse, tyre service centre, post office, the Ongerup Hotel, children’s playground and a sports

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Festival of Small Halls - Lucy Wise
Events & Festivals

Favourite events – Festival of Small Halls

Festival of Small Halls – Lucy Wise If you enjoy a relaxed night of music, try to attend Australia’s largest dedicated regional music tour, Festival of Small Halls. The 2018 Summer Tour, features Canada’s two-time JUNO Award-winner, Old Man Luedecke and local folk festival favourite, Lucy Wise. Our town was very fortunate to host the festival for the first time last year, and it is back again in Rainbow Beach on Wednesday, December 12. The not-for-profit tour rekindles the time-old tradition of gathering in the local small hall for a special night of live music, storytelling and community connection. The

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