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Dave & Nikki from Serenity Camp, Four Mile Creek Tasmania
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Visit these NEW camps – farmstays, beachfront, national park and a cidery!

This week, here’s ALL NEW listings around the country – to a bush camp and two new National Park camps in Queensland, then onto farmstays in Victoria and New South Wales. We wow you with a WA cidery and a gorgeous free camp beside an NT beach! Meanwhile our CAMPS Detective in frosty Tassie, Leisa, caught up for a chat with Dave and Nikki, owners of Serenity Camp (pictured). She was grateful for the diesel heater in their rig and the welcoming hot coffee. Serenity Camp is Site 56 in our Camps Pendium Tasmania book and on our Camps App.

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Lilydale Falls, Tasmania
Camping

Lilydale Falls Reserve – North East Tasmania

Travel_and_tassie via Instagram While heading off on an early morning trip towards the Meander Valley, it was an opportunity to stop at the Lilydale Falls Reserve about 25 km east of Launceston, just on the outskirts of the village of Lilydale.  The spot is popular for a picnic, to camp or for bushwalking.  (Above image @Travel_and_tassie via Instagram ) The reserve is a leafy, shaded haven, with lots of birdlife and plenty of room for vehicles,  caravans, motorhomes or to camp up for one night. There is an undercover area with bbq, a playground for the kids, picnic tables, toilets, bins

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Newman Rock Western Australia - image Adams Family Travels
Camping

Nullarbor free camp: Newman Rock, Western Australia

Newman Rock Western Australia – image Adams Family Travels CAMPS Ambassadors Tracey and Dale report on a free camp site in WA – along the iconic route: The Nullarbor. There are so many free camps to stay at along The Nullarbor. Newman Rock is located 50km west of Balladonia or 142km East of Norseman.  There is plenty of room to camp and you will find some fire pits, rubbish bins and picnic tables.  To access this camp, you travel about 1km north, off the Eyre Highway along a dirt road.  If you take a short walk from the camp ground

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Red Cliff Beach Camp - Image by Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

Feed the family from free camp, Red Cliff Beach, South Australia

Red Cliff Beach in SA, just 13 km south of Tumby Bay is pet friendly, with mobile coverage and a zero price and zero facilities. But you are rewarded with priceless views and abundant fishing! Fishing is best here at high tide off the points, and in the inlet. Said CAMPS Ambassador, Manda, “Daniel went fishing with a friend in his boat and they caught enough King George Whiting and squid to feed the family every lunch and dinner. Others were fishing off the rocks and spearfishing, both were also successful!” The southern end of Red Cliff is a beachfront camping area.

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Mutee Head - Overland Exposure
Beaches & Coasts

“Best camp on Queensland’s Cape York”: Mutee Head

CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Daniel from Overland Exposure shared these Queensland photos and declared: “Honestly, the best camp in the Cape! Beach front, off grid, small and quiet, beach walks, sunsets, camp fires, hammock laying, turtles, dolphins – just amazingness! We finally hit the road South and went to Mutee Head Turtle Camp for 2 nights. We checked this out a few days back and loved it. We looked forward to some quiet off grid camping with amazing views, not that Seisia was bad lol, this just had the possibilities of turtles too! It did not disappoint! We saw dolphins

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NSW Bretti Reserve
Free Camping New South Wales

A free camp that the cows love as well: Bretti Reserve, NSW

This is a beautiful camping and picnic area located in a serene environment. Although the facilities are basic, Bretti Reserve features large open spaces and a flowing river that makes for a refreshing swim. The river is frequented by birdlife and don’t be surprised if a few cows graze close to your site! The site has toilets, fireplaces, shade and access for a big rig; the maximum stay is one month. There are no showers and taps, however you can drink water from the river if you boil it for at least 15 minutes. If you have packed your canoe, you

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TAS Mayfield Bay
Free Camping Tasmania

Beachfront at free camp, Mayfield Bay, Tasmania

If you are looking for scenery, this is your spot. There’s good camping, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving, as well as wonderful views across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet Peninsula. Disabled toilets, shady trees, fireplaces, mobile phone coverage are available, and pets are allowed. BYO drinking water, gold coin donation and camera! Enjoy the absolute beachfront. There’s history, too. Photo credit @ozzyprideozzywide via Instagram Further north is Spiky Bridge, built in the 1840s by a convict road gang. Local fieldstones were placed vertically, giving a spiky appearance. Perhaps it was to stop cattle falling over the sides? You can also

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Allora Rest Area Queensland
Camping

Free overnighter: Allora Rest Area, Queensland

Dalrymple Creek, Allora, Qld – is a free overnight rest area, close to road and highway. There’s water in the creek, picnic tables and shelter, toilet, swings, bins, plenty of shade in this pet friendly pretty park. We had no problem with road noise, but were awakened by a late arrival. I took the path beside the creek, and looked up to find a lot of bats! There are a couple of plaques to read – the dedication of the parkland to Eric Ireland and about the wooden water trough, which has been on display here for 30 years. Dalrymple

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NT Neil Hargrave Lookout - photo credit: Rose Boccalatte @roseyb_11 via Instagram
Free Camping Northern Territory

Neil Hargrave Lookout, Northern Territory, is a perfect base

Photo credit: Rose Boccalatte @roseyb_11 via Instagram What is amazing about this rest area is that you are in the West MacDonnell Ranges, close to tourist icons. This route is a must-see with beautiful gorges, indigenous culture, chasm, gap, hole and pits! With a bitumen surface, there are picnic tables and a BBQ, but a patchy mobile reception. It is 24-hours only and pet friendly; BYO drinking water and firewood. You will be rewarded with beautiful views and spectacular sunsets across the Ranges and Mt Sonder. Read the plaque on Nathaniel Charles (Neil) Hargrave OBE, applauded for his work towards

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