Hotel Camping

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Coopernook Hotel, NSW
Budget Campsite

A funny thing happened on the way to the Coopernook Hotel…

We’d ordered our lunch, found a table out the front of the pub with fabulous water views, and wandered over to the jetty for a look-see. On the opposite bank, a tinny was backed up to the edge, and plonked in the water. I thought the two fellows were off for a fish. But no, however, there was a plan. They rowed directly across the river, and they didn’t worry about the boat ramp. I spotted them moments later, happy at the bar. It would have it’s benefits, living ‘next door’ to a pub. Coopernook Hotel is not just any

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Plough Inn, Victoria
Free Camping

Free camp at the Plough Inn, Victoria

Who else loves a free camp behind a pub? This one is located in Tarrawingee, about 14km from Wangaratta in Victoria and recommended by our CAMPS Ambassadors, Tracey and Dale from Adams Family Travels… There is plenty of room for self contained RVs with green grass and some shade.  The beer garden is a great place to sit in the afternoon and enjoy a drink or two.  There is also a playground for the kids and dogs are welcome on a leash. Highly recommend you book ahead as it is quite often fully booked out. When you arrive, you need

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Barrow Creek Roadhouse, NT
Budget Campsite

Barrow Creek Roadhouse, NT reopens for camping!

After a low-key two and a half years, the Barrow Creek Hotel has been able to revitalise and offer meals and a place to stay to the weary traveller between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. This welcoming roadhouse charges a small fee for unpowered pet-friendly sites at the side of the pub with use of amenities, and a bit extra for power. For a real Aussie outback experience, stop in at the roadhouse, enjoy a meal and support this long-time local business. The pub itself is almost 90 years old, with the owner, Les, operating it for the last 34

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Lauren, Sean, Izzy and Blair welcome campers and are looking forward to reopening the Toompine Hotel
Camping

Free camping is open: Toompine Hotel, Queensland

Lauren, Sean, Izzy and Blair welcome campers and are looking forward to reopening the Toompine Hotel Great news for Toompine Hotel, south of Quilpie, Queensland – camping is still open, renovations continue for the family friendly pub and a Christmas surprise! Update: Great news – the bar and cafe are now open – order a pub feed when you are there! We drove past Toompine last winter, south of Quilpie, and checked that the hotel was still closed. Publicans, Stu and Lauren Bond updated us today. Lauren said, “Unfortunately we are still restoring the hotel. Camping is always open. There

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Round Hill Hotel in Morven, New South Wales
Hotel Camping

NOW OPEN: Round Hill Hotel in Morven, New South Wales

Round Hill Hotel in Morven, NSW is now open again for camping with new owners who are really keen to welcome campers! Please add your photos to the Camps Australia Wide App or email them in.  They have gone from SCV (self contained vehicles) only with 48 hour stop to: 72 hour limit Toilet, shower and power for $10 and Unpowered sites are free! Have more space allocated now, now accepting tents, swags and big rigs. Meals are Wed-Sun, Raffles Wed and Friday, Sunday Roast lunch. Monthly Chinese all you can eat buffet. Sounds great! Find it in the CAMPS

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Sign at Sandy Creek Pub, Queensland
Hotel Camping

Is pub camping free?

What do you think of this sign? At CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE, it is a given for us to support any business where we camp for free. Especially, if we want businesses like this hotel to continue to offer a free campsite. A camper recently told me that pub stays are NOT free stays, because you are compelled to buy a drink or meal for your patch of land. However, I am a bit of a glass-half-full kind of person. I reasoned that night, I was planning to eat out anyway – or socialise at the bar. So the FREE site is

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Sandy Creek Pub, Queensland
Budget Campsite

FREEDOM CAMP OF THE MONTH – Sandy Creek Pub, Queensland

There were still a few campers around, and a couple of vans leaving when we dropped into Sandy Creek Pub, last week. You camp in the grassy paddock next door with some farm animals, and enter via a gate. The pub is not far from the Cunningham Highway, near Warwick in Queensland’s Darling Downs. We loved the sign here about patronising the hotel. The site is for patrons only, with a donation for charity and a fee for a shower. But it is great to find this freedom camp here, because the only other options in Warwick, are caravan parks.

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Curlewis Commercial Hotel
Camping

3 New Pubstays

You’ll find our first free Pubstay around 18 kms south of Gunnedah, NSW just off the Kamilaroi Highway.  The historic Curlewis Commercial Hotel is located on the corner of Goran and Railway Streets.  It offers a country welcome, relaxed atmosphere and a large grassed area for free overnight parking for campers including RVs, caravans and  camper trailers to pull up for the night. Grassed area at the Curlewis Hotel Campers tell us there’s hospitality plus at this Pub Stay.  The friendly owners offer 24 hour toilet access, meals seven nights, showers available, lunch Friday through Sunday with weekend raffles and

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Eromanga Caravan Park QLD
Budget Campsite

Budget priced: camp at Eromanga Motel, Queensland

A pool, cafe, tourist information, motel rooms, dongas and camping. You’ll find the Eromanga Motel in the centre of town, opposite the only independently owned Oil Refinery in Australia. It is walking distance to the local Royal Hotel and Town History Walk. The very friendly team serves 3 meals a day, every day.  There are twin and single rooms with en suites, donga rooms, as well as powered and unpowered camping sites. It is pet friendly, with room for Big Rigs.  Other facilities in laundry, BBQ, picnic tables, mobile coverage and Wi-Fi. However, a huge bonus is the refreshing pool!  It was

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