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CAMPS at The Strand, Townsville, QLD
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Camp at these spectacular island destinations

Just back from North Stradbroke Island and Townsville – we are summer refreshed from the Queensland sun. As for islands, we really rate Straddie. It was our first-ever trip. Travelling with mates, we simply booked at their chosen campground, pet friendly Flinders Beach. Anyway, we tell you all about it – including the best walk I’ve done this year. It was so breathtaking, I’m putting it on my top ten Aussie walk list.  Plus we share more island hopping to quokkas in WA, a city break and convict jail, an island beside an island and pet friendly van trip with

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Finding camps along the New South Wales Pacific Coast

One of the frequent queries we receive is why aren’t there free camps along the Pacific Highway? Historically, the rest areas allowed free overnight stays. However, as travellers abused the 24 hour limit, with locations so close to beautiful beaches and towns… the government cracked down what was allowed. You will notice that listings were deliberately kept in the CAMPS book, so travellers could have a spot to rest overnight (not necessarily “camp”). Some of these regions were trialing an RV stopover at the rest areas – we felt it was important to provide options along the Pacific coast where

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Daly Waters Pub, NT - Image - Kate Gilmore
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6 Aussie must dos PLUS Aussie owned and proud of it

Daly Waters Pub, NT – Image – Kate Gilmore Travellers have been all over Australia this summer – with a golden sunflower QLD drive, NT road trip, WA granite skywalk, SA beach camp, VIC free camp and one of the best hikes in Australia! You’ll want to remember these must do experiences … and let us know where you are camping?  We love the Kimberley region in WA. If you hail from the flooded areas, we hope you and yours are safe. Over the holidays, we read the plea for an Aussie owned, independent App for free and budget sites.

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CAMPS at Platypus Flat Camp, NSW
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Ho, ho ho! Less than 1 week to go – Christmas camping & gifts sorted

Platypus Flat Camp, NSW Merry Christmas! The jolly man is almost here. We hope you are all organised and celebrating on a riverbank, or by the seaside in this magnificent country of ours. If not, it is not too late – we bring you easy Christmas menus and recipes to whip up when camping and outdoors, last minute gifts to pop under the tree and our Christmas opening hours. If you want to go camping without a booking, here’s some strategies for this festive time of year. Then, if you don’t plan on camping – how does a gorgeous chalet

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Xmas presents
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4 last minute gifts for campers

Five, four, three – how many nights until Christmas? Even if you only have one more left – here are some quick fixes to pop under the tree. Then you can relax on Christmas Eve, knowing your presents are sorted. 1. If they love the book, then the POI for your vehicle’s ‘Sat Nav’ is sure to please. And delivery is fast and easy: via email. There are POIs for loads of different brands. Check out CAMPS POI now. 2. Let them choose with a CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE voucher! You can also choose the price, and you don’t have to worry

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Heatley and Michelle at Cranky Rock
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It’s time for swimming and camping now school’s out for summer

Heatley and Michelle at Cranky Rock If school isn’t shut for summer in your state, it soon will be. So it is time to pack up and cool down at a beach, lake, or river…  Check out these awesome attractions – beachside in Tassie, four waterside camps under a Queensland mountain and a secret trail the kids will love in WA. By the way, if a camp has swimming nearby (natural options like creeks, oceans and lagoons) or a swimming pool – you can filter in our CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App for either or both! There was plenty of swimming

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Xmas presents
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12 CAMPS Christmas presents

We have perfect Christmas gifts for campers, RV lovers and caravanners! Australia Post has been inundated this year – be sure to order early so you receive any presents in time for postage issues. You can also utilise express post – just choose that option on the website shop. Remember, we have free shipping for orders over $60 and for a limited time we are offering a 15% discount storewide for all purchases. Please use this discount code at the checkout – XMAS15 Get in quickly before stock runs out!  1. CAMPS Pendium If your special someone loves their CAMPS

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Michelle and Heatley at Dangar Falls
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Hello Summer! Cool down and camp along Australia’s Waterfall Way

We just had the BEST week. Our “schoolies” included 5 waterfalls, 8 national parks, 8 pubs and a whopping 20 waterside camps! We followed major rivers – the mighty Clarence and Belliger, lulled to sleep on Nymboida’s rapids, onto dips in the Gwydir and Bielsdown Rivers as well as the Reedy and Never Never Creeks. From uggies to togs, we checked out farms, showgrounds, bridges, halls, forests, hikes, a suspension bridge, a skywalk and met lovely fellow travellers. Instead of a partridge in a pear tree, there was a very noisy cockatoo! I admit, because we are scoping out new camps,

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Heatley and Michelle on the road
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Family adventures start now – get ready for summer

Can you believe December is almost here – and yes, that means Santa is less than 4 weeks away!  So today’s newsletter focuses on summer! We gift you four amazing experiences across the country – a BBQ boat, up close with wild dolphins (and we’re not in Monkey Mia), a national park haven and kid friendly campground. Plus we finish with a recipe to serve up for a festive nibbly or a wholesome lunch. We are just back from a quick New South Wales road trip, and looking forward to sharing our highlights. You still have time to order a brand new

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