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Sandy Creek Pub, Queensland
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FREEDOM CAMP OF THE MONTH – Sandy Creek Pub, Queensland

There were still a few campers around, and a couple of vans leaving when we dropped into Sandy Creek Pub, last week. You camp in the grassy paddock next door with some farm animals, and enter via a gate. The pub is not far from the Cunningham Highway, near Warwick in Queensland’s Darling Downs. We loved the sign here about patronising the hotel. The site is for patrons only, with a donation for charity and a fee for a shower. But it is great to find this freedom camp here, because the only other options in Warwick, are caravan parks.

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Mount Britton, Queensland - Image Bert Scott
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History and views at freedom camp, Mount Britton, Queensland

Mount Britton, Queensland – Image Bert Scott Mount Britton is an abandoned gold mining town, founded in 1880 and noted to be a ‘spooky’ yet very interesting site. Mount Britton is 42 km north west of Nebo, or 122 km south west of Mackay, in north Queensland. When visiting, it is hard to believe that in the goldmining era in 1883, Mount Britton was a thriving township with a population of 1500 and services that included; a post and telegraph office, lands office, school of the arts, numerous hotels, stores, butcher and baker. By 1884, the town was declining with

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QLD Cunningham Highway (The Pocket Reserve)
Free Camping Queensland

Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve, Queensland

Cunningham Highway (The Pocket) Reserve is free, pet friendly with a bonus of water views and birdlife. It was our first night camping of our Outback Queensland trip, and we were on route to Cloncurry – via Goondiwindi, Carnarvon Gorge, Winton, Longreach, and more. Our youngest, a 15-year-old, was watching a footy game – as he was in our local footy tipping comp. We turned off the highway, and as we drove a couple of hundred metres down to the water, he and his brother squealed – it’s SOS only, Dad. They were talking about their mobile range. Of course,

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Marg McIntosh Park Widgee QLD
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Camp at Marg McIntosh Park, Widgee, Queensland

The Gympie Region in Queensland have doubled their free and budget options for RV travel and camping! Marg McIntosh park is pet friendly, allows free RV overnights and has: Toilets BBQs Picnic tables Mobile coverage Shade It is suitable for big rigs, caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers (self contained) with a stay limit of 20 hours – but hopefully this will be extended when the Gympie RV strategy is implemented. The camp is located beside a road, and water – so does have great views! Widgee also has a showground you can camp at, closer to the town. Find more free and budget

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Proposed Tin Can Bay freedom RV park moved out of town
Free Camping Queensland

Proposed Tin Can Bay freedom RV park moved out of town

Great that a new freedom RV site is planned for Tin Can Bay, Queensland BUT the draft presented to Gympie Regional Council late last year proposed the more convenient site as the Depot off Coral Trout Drive (pictured). Council officers said it was visible, not used for any other purpose, was not in proximity of houses and only 200m to shops. We did a site visit and noted it was a large flat area, also in walking distance to Tin Can Bay Inlet. The local councillor suggested there was the potential for misuse and compliance issues and a larger site

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CAMPS Tips on Touring Tasmania
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Tips on Touring Tasmania

Ezra from the UK, is hiring a motorhome, and organising a week’s camping in Tasmania. He said places are booking out already, and was hoping for some advice…  Now, we’re just back from Tasmania and it is no surprise bookings are busy. Especially around that time. We had trouble, too – but there was still room in free camps. Firstly – here is our latest article that is perfect for you. I would recommend choosing one corner of Tasmania (depending on where you fly into Tasmania), otherwise in a week you’ll spend a lot of time driving. Many free camps

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Dumaresq River Texas Queensland
Destinations

Dumaresq River Free Camp and Queensland Rabbit Works at Texas, Queensland

Dumaresq River image from the Camps Australia Wide App Travel ‘Deep in the heart of Texas’…. Texas, Queensland – that is! The camping area at Dumaresq River is actually just south of town and unique – as you are perched right on the state border. Step over either bridge and you are in NSW! Pet and Big Rig friendly, this site has a 14 day limit and is for self contained vehicles only. Bonuses include level grassy areas, wooden BBQs and rubbish bins. Be sure to leave a donation in the box at the shed. Drive over the cattle-grid for riverside

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Beaches & Coasts

Oceanfront FREE CAMP: Green Point Beach, Marrawah, Tasmania

Here is a beautiful coastal campsite in the rugged west coast of Tasmania. It is free, pet friendly and protected from the wind. Metres down the road, you’re at the beach! The park here has toilets, cold showers, a playground, sheltered BBQ and picnic tables right over the beach with AMAZING views.  There are more picnic tables in the camp area (see the video below). Suited for motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers and tents. Bring drinking water. Cold outdoor showers. No open fires allowed.  The campsite is clearly signed and on the right before the beach.  Choose from flat bitumen sites

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Wyanga Park Winery
Camp On A Budget

Free Camp when you sip at Wyanga Park Winery, Victoria

Bring your van and stay a night at Wyanga Park Winery. Tucked away on the North Arm of the Gippsland Lakes at Lakes Entrance is Gippsland’s oldest family run winery, easily accessible by both vehicle or boat! There are a small number of grassy shaded unpowered sites available. They offer free camping for RVs, camper trailers, caravans and big rigs in exchange for patronising the cellar door or cafe but you must be able to contain all your grey water and be self contained including your own toilet. Well behaved pets are welcome, generators are fine during daylight hours (be

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