Free Camping New South Wales

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Why we loved our time in Walgett Town

We were so impressed with this country town, we doubled our stay to two nights in Walgett NSW! Camped at Alex Trevallion Park – a top freedom camp where we cooked up scones, chatted with other travellers by the “pond”. Showered in new facilities (thank you council), we also could walk to town. This pet friendly camp has two large parking areas and a large grassed area with trees. Plus, our first encounter with black cockatoos on our Darling River Run! Banjo Patterson’s poetry is on a rock here – “Been There Before” mentions “Walgett Town”. The cool coffee/gift shop

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Lake Throssell. Whilst my sister cooked up ‘spag bol’, Western Australia cooked us up an glorious outback sunset.

Stay at these “no cost” camps to stretch your travels further

FREE CAMP around Australia…over the last few days we’ve slaved away checking campsites, sitting beside campfires and experiencing outback WA!  We are pleased to say we have lots more free camps that have made the grade to join our free App.  Here’s one free camp on the Great Central Road: Lake Throssell. Whilst my sister cooked up ‘spag bol’, Western Australia cooked us up a glorious outback sunset. For now, enjoy this selection of camping whilst we are in the red dirt of the Pilbara.  Here’s our Across the Centre Roadtrip! Keep posted on our socials to see each

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Dumaresq Dam Recreation Area

New free camp Dumaresq Dam, Armidale, New South Wales

Dumaresq Dam Recreation Area was previously a day use area.  But thanks to a redevelopment project by the Armidale Regional Council it is now a free camping area! Council have just completed stage one of the redevelopment which includes: – new amenities block and picnic shelters – campsite and un-powered motor home parking areas – bitumen roads and parking areas – long bay parking and upgraded boat ramp – artificial beach and sandstone wall – additional boardwalk There are a limited number of unpowered camping sites and it will be first in best dressed for these concrete slab sites.  No

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Newtons Crossing FREE CAMP Bega Region, NSW

Yes, you can find FREE CAMPS on the NSW South Coast!

Newtons Crossing FREE CAMP Bega Region, NSW Do not despair, you can still find free camps on the NSW South Coast … Made up of Illawarra and Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley or Sapphire Coasts regions, we loved our New South Wales South Coast adventure. However, it can be difficult to find camping options that aren’t caravan parks or sometimes expensive National Park campgrounds. Pet friendly options may also be harder to find. This list has both! Expect swimming and fishing at most of these (make sure you have a permit) so pack your togs and your fishing

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Hotel Koorawatha Free Camp, NSW

I’ve left a part of me at Koorawatha, New South Wales

As soon as we walked in the pub after a big day on the road, we certainly felt welcomed. For a Sunday evening, Hotel Koorawatha was pumping! And to my surprise, people were playing cards! My kind of hotel. Every Sunday, they host a Euchre comp. Well, we ordered some dinner, chatted to locals, played our own card game and enjoyed the atmosphere. Heatley rated the snags (they were skinny beef sausages, cooked to the max – just how he does it himself), and I had the yummy beef schnitty special. Finishing our drinks in the beer garden, we checked

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Sandy Point Reserve, NSW GoRV Freedom Camp of the Month

GoRV Freedom Camp of the Month: Sandy Point, NSW

Our GoRV Freedom Camp of the Month is Sandy Point Reserve in Hay, New South Wales.Read the full article here. Find more free and budget camping sites, or caravan parks throughout Australia in the CAMPS 12 guide books, CAMPS Pendium boxed set and free UPDATED CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App. Download the Camps App for iPhone/iPad or Android   

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Buckety Plain, Victoria

10 camps that don’t cost you a cent!

Boy, have we seen some awesome free camps lately! Although we’ve based ourselves at Dinner Plain- we’ve had epic drives through the Victorian High Country. (You can check out the chalet here, there is room to park up a van out the front. But don’t take one up in winter!) One thing up here, free camps are plentiful. Buckety Plain (pictured), Raspberry Hill and Langfords West are a winning free camp trifecta in the Alpine National Park – east of Falls Creek. That is, if you love the Aussie bush, hiking and escaping the heat. PRETTY PRITCHARDS CAMPGROUND This beautiful

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Where the hell is Hay? Hay NSW Silo art
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Where the hell is Hay?

    Hay is a wonderful town in New South Wales. Three highways intersect at Hay: the Cobb, Sturt and Mid Western, so it is hard to miss! The phrase, “Where the hell is Hay?” isn’t ours. In fact, after our lap in 2013, Heatley came home with a hat saying just that! Seriously, we were impressed by Hay’s attractions back then and loved our free camp stay a few months ago. Put this NSW gem on your list! First we scoped out the campgrounds… Hay Showground Our first stop, we chatted with the very friendly caretaker, Kevin. He said,

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