Free Campsites

Tasmanian camping is open for business

13 February 2019 by Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
There is no better place that caters for the free and low cost camping market.

Importantly, visitors and locals alike continue to enjoy camping, and no camping sites have closed, or are flagged to close.

There has been a review into the practical application of the

Scottsdale Northeast Park – Tasmania

The Scottsdale Northeast Park was so busy, I dropped in to see why it was so popular over the Australia Day weekend. I said hello to a great couple from Gippsland, Ron and  Lee Harwood.
I caught them enjoying a breakfast of pancakes and local blueberries. Along with another camper

Help restore the historic Farina Township

 

Gavin Scrimgeour from Heathmont, Victoria, wrote in to tell CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE to let travellers know that Farina Township now has a bakery! 

Gavin told us, “My involvement in the Farina Restoration has been as they say ‘An Arm Chair Quarterback’  not directly involved in doing the heavy lifting.

“After passing through

Free camp: Legerwood Memorial Park, Tasmania

The Legerwood Memorial RV Park and Day Use areas are adjacent to each other, with electric bbq’s, picnic tables, playground, toilets, an information centre, shade, water and a cafe across the road. 

Just a short detour off the Tasman Hwy, 86km north of Launceston, the Legerwood Carved Memorial trees are the

3 FREE new camps in Bunbury, WA

Congratulations to Bunbury Council with 3 new free camps planned.

The Western Australian city announces a trial of overnight rest areas for a period of two years at the following locations:

Wyalup-Rocky Point – Barbecues, ablutions, picnic tables, litter bins, beach showers, drink fountain, ocean views.
Ocean Drive Carpark – (at Scott Street)

Changes to Paskeville campsites, SA

CAMPS has been informed that Paskeville Oval (SA no.284) has been closed for camping. The reason, we were told, was because too many people were leaving a mess. This is not something communities or volunteers should have to deal with.

New free camp: Little Mulgrave Creek

Thanks to Phil Hughes for this update.

We are staying at a free camp on the Little Mulgrave Creek, approx 11kms west of Gordonvale and 46kms east of Atherton, Queensland. Co ordinates: 17 8’ 22” S  145 43”26” E.

From Gordonvale you travel 11kms on Gillies Highway, turn right where a

New Free Camp: White Well Tank Campsite

Thanks to Geoff Eardley for his update from South Australia:

My wife and I recently went to Head of Bight to view the whales, a very worthwhile trip.

On the road to Head of Bight, 1.9 km west of the Eyre Highway, at the gate which closes off the whale watching

We want your freedom and budget camp photos!

Have you a great freedom or budget camp image? Similar to this one pictured – but with people in it!

Our CAMPS books list free camps, farm and station stays, show grounds, RV parking areas at pubs, national parks, forest reserves and more. So there are many choices for your

Big night skies at Edaggee Rest Area

If you are looking for big skies, stop by Number 368, Western Australia in Camps 9, and 81km south of Carnarvon/ 43km north of Wooramel Roadhouse.