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Gordon and Barbara at Rainbow Beach Holiday Village, QLD
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Warm up with four waterside spots and a station stay

Brrr! Have you had snow at your place? It is chilly here, too. No wonder travellers are heading north for winter. Heatley and I caught up with Gordon, the creator of ‘Gas Bottle Refills’ and his partner, Barbara whilst they were on their latest Queensland trip. Gas bottles are a new feature on the Camps Australia Wide App – the functionality can be turned off just like petrol stations, so it is there when you need it. This is in addition to the new gas bottle symbol you’ll find at sites where you can buy or swap your gas bottle. Seasoned travellers, Barbara shared some

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Lindol's Macadamia Farm
Camping

Where are you travelling for winter?

It’s the last day of autumn, WHAT winter travel have you planned? Heatley likes to drive, I control where we go! I sit with the CAMPS book on my lap, and the Caravan Parks nearby, our App and camera ready. Is there a clear role in your vehicle? How do you solo travellers work it all out? Because we audit as we go, and we’re normally on a time limit – we do operate on an itinerary. That piece of paper is lovingly nurtured over weeks of planning, ready to change it up for a whim or a road not

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Wayne and one of his planes - de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
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CAMPS Team Member: Wayne Davy

Wayne and one of his planes – de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth Meet Wayne Davy, who has been supporting owners, Michelle and Heatley Gilmore with IT for over a decade! Michelle says, “We are so lucky to have Wayne on our team, he is such a detail person, and really cares about our work. If I need help (and that is often with IT) – he is there, checking it out and talking me through it! He also inputs the hundreds of photos I add to our blog!” What is your role in CAMPS? IT Support & Website Admin Who do

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Tyla, Jed and the kids
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CAMPS Team Members: Jed and Tyla Elmer

Absolute gems, Jed and Tyla are the friendly voices you’ll hear when you call our office. We first met Tyla when she was working in reception at our doctor’s surgery. Back when they were a family of four, they kindly agreed to help us with a photo shoot and TV ad for another business. Not long after that we bought CAMPS and both Tyla and Jed started verifying sites. Their dedication and sense of detail meant they were first in our list when we expanded our team in 2019. They are both very active on their school’s P&C, and we

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Camps Australia Wide - Michelle kitting out the new Caravan kitchen
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Happy Mother’s Day!

Rain, rain and more rain here today! But it is a long weekend AND our region has another May long weekend coming up for the local show.  It was so good to commemorate ANZAC Day with our community, unlike last year – and for some Western Australians. We’ve seen so many vans and RVs out there, I think everyone who can, is enjoying the freedom.  Here am I, our youngest took a photo of me kitting out the ‘kitchen’ of the new van. We can’t wait to hit the road!  Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 9, and

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Camps Australia Wide - The caravan mirrors are back on!
Camping

Our hybrid from Mountain Trail RV

The caravan mirrors are back on! We’ve already had the question: what is a hybrid? When you are talking hybrid vans – it is a combination. It has the comforts of a caravan plus the access and easy towing of a camper trailer.  Because the van is only 2 metres wide (literally all bed) – it means its tyres follow the tyres of our 4WD. Heatley felt the difference as soon as we left Long Point RV in Burleigh Heads, QLD.  Another bonus of the width is that it will fit snugly beside our house. Something our previous ‘normal’ width caravan

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SA Moonta RV Overnight Stop Photo credit G & J Gardiner
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CAMPS Team Member: Graham Gardiner

My name is Graham Gardiner. I am 72 year old and married to Judy for 52 years, with three daughters and seven grandchildren. We live in Maleny, Queensland and been here for 12 years. In all our travels around Oz we have not found a place that we like better! What is your role? My role at Camps is as a researcher. I enjoy sharing sites that we come across in our travels and also tracking down new sites and sharing them and visiting them in my later travels, if feasible. How did you come to work for CAMPS?  My

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Gootchie QLD
Camping

Happy Easter Camping!

Every day is an adventure with CAMPS – even a soccer trip to Hervey Bay, QLD gave Heatley and I an opportunity to explore some sites around Gootchie (pictured), Bauple and Tiaro, just off the Bruce Highway. This week I’ve been lucky enough to visit my mum in Coolangatta. Although the office is here with me too – it was so good to wake up to a blue sky and I’ve been posting some of my walks and sites on our Facebook page. Including the muddy floodwaters of the Tweed reaching the Pacific Ocean – it was fascinating to see,

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Gunna Park
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Rescue animals, Kayaks and BMX at Gunna Park, QLD

  Gunna Park is a privately owned Farm Stay just 20 minutes north of Gympie and 4km off the Bruce Highway. A family property and private hobby farm who happily share their little slice of heaven with other campers. There’s wildlife in abundance, views and serenity in this secluded paradise. All sites are unpowered and for only $20 per night, they offer clean portaloos, bush kitchens, firepits and wood, hammocks and daybeds, kayaks for the dam, a BMX track, playground, picnic tables and if that’s not quite enough, its pet friendly as well! We think that’s pretty good value for

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