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The Gilmores at Dinner Plain Victoria
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Great news – a waterside free camp reopens and more new campgrounds

It is so heartwarming to know camps are reopening after restrictions. In our latest news, we share one waterside free camp about an hour from Brisbane, in the ‘Salad Bowl’ of Queensland. Plus you’ll learn about two NEW listings, a SA Station Stay and a camp near Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory Top End. Finally, you can check out a top caravan park, and we take you camping and trekking to a snowy High Country hut in Victoria. I’ve just returned from a girl’s getaway for a friend’s 50th. Needless to say, we weren’t cooking! So I can give

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CAMPS at the beach
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A new season and new camp spots

Spring is here – if you can’t camp right now, here’s some fodder for your plans! We visit a national park, one of the most important wetland systems in south-west Queensland. Plus you can imagine yourself at a caravan park in Derby, WA, a Victorian pub stay, a camp/beach shack in SA and a new RV park in NT. Plus, the majority of these are pet friendly and newly listed! When you check out our socials, you’ll see I’ve spent a bit of time at must-see Coolangatta, QLD (pictured). My three siblings are all interstate – ACT, NSW and my brother has

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CMCA Humpty Doo RV Park
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CMCA Humpty Doo RV Park – Northern Territory

It’s always great to add a new site to our listings, and this time it’s the new CMCA Humpty Doo RV Park in the Northern Territory. Located off the Arnhem Highway south-east of Darwin you’ll find it at the rear of the iconic Humpty Doo Hotel. There are large flat sites with direct access to the hotel and park guests are able to use the hotel swimming pool also. It is suitable for all sized RVs, with a dump point with potable water as well as onsite caretaker. The park has disabled access, is pet friendly and generators are permitted. 

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Heatley using the Caravan Awning Anchor Kit
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13 Camps and Parks for you – plus Father’s Day sorted!

It’s your last CAMPS newsletter for winter!  We have some Father’s Day ideas, tips for keeping your pet safe, an iconic SA National Park, and then it is north for a QLD caravan park plus a QLD campground. Then we give you another jam packed route from our recent Queensland adventure – full of pubs, bakeries and no less than 10 more places to park your van or set up a swag! It was on this trip we first tried out the Ezy Anchor Caravan Awning Kit. Heatley raved about it so much, we’ve added it to our webstore for you. The

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The D'Alton family said Fifi is a great camper, and although she didn't like the muzzle - it was her first time - she tolerated it when needed - Image Gail D'Alton
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Travellers – keep pets safe around baits

The D’Alton family said Fifi is a great camper, and although she didn’t like the muzzle – it was her first time – she tolerated it when needed – Image Gail D’Alton We received sad news from a traveller of the loss of two dogs due to baiting. We thought we would remind Australian travellers to be aware, in case 1080 baiting programs are underway in the area. Baits are distributed throughout Australia for wild dog, dingo, rabbit or wild cat control. Signs should be up in locations where this occurs. Help out other pet owners by adding a review to

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CAMPS at Buley Rockholes
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From winter swims to snowy caps

In today’s latest news you’ll hear about two National Park campgrounds (BYO togs), in WA and NT, bush camping in NSW, a QLD showground, a Territory brewery stay and a free stop with views to Australia’s highest peak!  I guess that is winter in Australia, we have the full extremes of temperatures. Aussies are experiencing other extremes – from lockdowns and ‘iso’ to free range travel. We hope if you aren’t touring right now, you are taking comfort in planning future adventures! The latest stage of Litchfield National Park in NT’s Top End has been released. Camping starts this weekend with direct creek

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The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland
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See highlights from our south west Queensland trip

The Cunnamulla Fella, Queensland This is what we have in store for you in this newsletter: a route we definitely recommend, how a popular site has been upgraded, and still remains free/donation, a free camp plus can you guess a location? I also list some of my favourite reads for your trips – make sure you tell us yours!  All of these places were part of our South West Queensland winter adventure, and oh, we’d love to back out there! It looks like we won’t have our two in NSW and ACT home to Queensland for uni holidays. Mum is

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CAMPS' picks for books on the road
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12 Favourite Camping Reads – CAMPS’ picks for books on the road

It is easy for me to find books to read, a book-aholic – I have some lined up on my bedside, plus a bookshelf full just waiting. Here are some of my favourites, that I hope you will enjoy. Send in your recommendations and camping/reading photos, and we’ll start another list! Bridge of Clay – Markus Zusak  This story meant I only started my latest book club saga a few days before we were supposed to discuss it! If you are a lover of The Book Thief, Zusak’s latest was exquisite. He tips me so easily into tears, crafting such

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Camps Australia Wide - July 2021 Trip
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E-News July 2021

What an adventure we’ve had since our last newsletter! We decided to head west to the  ‘Natural Sciences Loop’ of Queensland, waiting to see what happened with the COVID state restrictions, before we ventured south through NSW.

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