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Kings Canyon Resort is a Caravan Park in Northern Territory
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9 types of camping for Aussie families 

Kings Canyon Resort is a Caravan Park in Northern Territory Camps Australia Wide owners, Heatley and Michelle Gilmore talk about the different types of camping you and your family can enjoy. The new Camps 11 book has over 5000 sites, each labelled as one of these categories with their brand new colourful symbols. Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, Queensland Overnight Site – Free or Donation These “freedom camping” sites include rest areas, picnic areas, parklands or parking areas next to a business, outside the categories below. Many would only be suitable for a brief overnighter on your journey and may

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Lamington National Park Falls
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Waterfalls on the Box Forest Circuit, O’Reillys, Queensland

Yalnungala Falls O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat is south of Canungra in Queensland – and after last year’s devastating bushfires in May followed by the COVID-19 pandemic, what was known as Green Mountains campground, reopened as O’Reilly’s Campground. We checked it out recently and Heatley found us our very own waterfall – all to ourselves! The weather was scorching that week, even though we were walking under the cool of the rainforest canopy, As soon as we found the rock pools at Picnic Rock, I couldn’t have been more happy to sink into a little rockpool. it was more like a spa

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Bellinger River Tourist Park NSW
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Stay at Bellinger River Tourist Park, New South Wales

  Bellinger River Tourist Park is located at Repton, between Urunga and Coffs Harbour, on the New South Wales North Coast. Big thanks to Debbie Witt for sending through these photos between kayak trips, fishing and family time out these holidays. This pet friendly caravan park has all the features – swimming pool with kid’s pool, children’s playground, private boat ramp, dump point, on site shop, camp kitchen and BBQ (pictured) plus awesome river frontage! Find it on the new updated CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App and CARAVAN PARKS 5 book. Things to do and see nearby: Browse markets in nearby

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Deborah Hill Family
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The NEW Camps Australia Wide Site Symbols

  It has come in handy – we’ve booked holidays in Coffs Harbour, Sunshine Coast and Surfers.  It’s good because of the symbols – like a playground for the kids, also petrol stations and shopping centres. It’s really good for me, I find it easy and I don’t know how to use maps! The kids are 6 and 10, they look at the pictures and are learning from the symbols and know if it has a playground or toilet.  We save caravan parks in favourites and eliminate them until we find the site we like. You can tell if they have toilets,

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There's nothing more that our family loves than waterfall and waterhole hopping. Here we are at Edith Falls, NT
Camping

We’re all going on a summer holiday

There’s nothing more that our family loves than waterfall and waterhole hopping. Here we are at Edith Falls, NT Our boys have finished school for the year, so now CAMPS 11 is at the printer, we’ll sneak off to the mountains for a family break. I’m thinking bushwalking, watching sunsets and plenty of swimming under waterfalls. It’ll be great to check out their new campground area – O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is in Lamington National Park, in the Gold Coast Hinterland.   We are delighted to hear restrictions are relaxing on the QLD border – it means we’ll be seeing more

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Michelle and Kids in Pony Carriage ride
Camping

New App icons, 3 choice camping sites and “border bubbles”

Last week, Heatley and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary. Together we reminisced over the last quarter of a century, and one of our favourite memories was our lap of Australia, six of us in a six-berth motorhome.  Neither of us camped as kids, our first trip was in the early days of our marriage to Goomburra State Forest. Followed by Waddy Point on Fraser Island and Yamba, NSW.  Then our family grew and getaways were less than idyllic! We had a disastrous weekend near Queen Mary Falls with our teething firstborn, the only baby in a big group. Repeated toddler

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Must Do's Rainbow Beach
Beaches & Coasts

Top 10 ‘must-dos’ in Rainbow Beach for nature lovers, Queensland

Rainbow Beach has two caravan parks and is surrounded by Queensland National Park’s three most popular camping grounds. They are favourites of generations for good reasons – beachside or on the Island and some are even dog friendly. These famous grounds include Fraser Island, Teewah Beach and Inskip Point. Check out your Camps 10 for these campsites and locations or the Camps Australia Wide App, and do book ahead!  From a local, to you, here’s our Top 10 natural ‘must-dos’ in Rainbow Beach and the surrounds: 1. Carlo SandblowIt really is something special and that first arrival takes your breath away. Sunsets

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