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Rod and Pam Elkington
Life on the Road

An ANZAC Story: Push to the Bush

Rod and Pam Elkington On April 15, Pam and Rod Elkington will set out on an outback trip with a difference. Along with other veterans they will visit remote towns and tell them about ANZAC Day.  “When we first started Push to the Bush,” said Rod, “Wyandra had 15-16 kids in the school and we marched on ANZAC Day. There were whole heaps of mums and dads asking questions – turns out they weren’t alive when we came back from Vietnam. “It was the whole family – so we’re actually getting two chops at the cherry!” That was 16 years ago,

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Tweed Heads - The Border Crossing, Boundary Street
Destinations

‘Border Bubble’ opens for some favourite treats

The Border Crossing, Boundary Street Now Queenslanders will be able to visit south of the border (and vice versa for many more New South Wales residents). Here’s a few places we recommend and would appreciate your support around the NSW/QLD border.  1. Bread Social You’ll find this newish cafe/bakery at Bay Street, Tweed Heads, NSW. It’s a great thing to return to, when I visit mum nearby. You just need to check out the photos below to see why. I am not one for custard – maybe the odd vanilla slice – but their Portuguese tarts are divine. I’m salivating

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Farm Tour in St. George Keith Skinner
Camping

‘Freedom Explorers’ part 4: Charleville, QLD to Moree, NSW

The conclusion of Keith Skinner’s ‘Dig Tree’/ ‘Natural Sciences Loop’ road trip takes another twist in the road, CAMPS sites he recommends and where you can eat some more top pies! by Keith Skinner St George Next day I drove on to St George, via Mitchell and stayed at the Pelican Rest Tourist Park (Caravan Parks Australia Wide, site 435). The park has a pool and green grass, things I had missed so far on my trip. I visited the St George Information Centre and found a local cotton farmer takes visitors on farm tours (again only on Thursdays). I

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Charleville Evening Star Tourist Park image Keith Skinner
Camping

‘Freedom Explorers’ part 3: Yowah to Charleville, QLD

The next instalment of Keith Skinner’s trip in Outback Queensland, leads quick decisions on route changes, two stops with free damper and some top ‘must-dos’ along the way! Noccundra Hotel Yowah to Noccundra by Keith SkinnerNext day found me on the road again (as the song goes) and I was heading for the Noccundra Hotel and the free camp at Wilson River, just a short dirt track down from the pub (Camps 10, site 984). But I was met with clouds of Bull Dust around the river bank. Camper trailers and a van or two that were there were all

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Dinner and Duck races
Camping

‘Freedom Explorers’ part 2: Brisbane to Yowah, QLD

We love receiving traveller’s stories. Keith Skinner’s Dig Tree Trip in August 2019, is a little different. The second blog is when Keith begins the trip itself – with Dinner and Duck races – and flies! by Keith Skinner Some of you will have read my first Freedom Explorers blog covering the planning that I put into my August 2019 trip from Brisbane, Queensland to Innamincka, South Australia. This Blog will cover the trip itself including points of interest (POI), some funny things that happened on the trip, and how the weather affected my trip. Brisbane to St GeorgeDeparting from

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The Campmobile
Camping

Find your perfect spot

You won’t miss us! Our 4WD is now recognisably branded with CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE. If you see us out and about, please say hello. We will be carrying stock as well, so you can compare the books and view the new cookbook. A big shout out to Leanne from Flowering Design and Jared from Trademark Signs in Gympie for our vibrant new look on the Hilux. Also a big thanks to new Gympie councillor, Bruce Devereaux – who, when he was travelling with our books, suggested the phrase to us: “Find your perfect spot”. As we’ve been chatting in the

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Keith on the Road Car and Van
Camping

Trip planning for ‘Freedom Explorers’ 

We love receiving traveller’s stories. Keith Skinner’s Dig Tree Trip in August 2019, is a little different. The first blog is all about the planning, where he outlines his methods and way of travelling this enormous and amazing land. Part 1 by Keith Skinner If you’re my type; the type I’ll call Freedom Explorers then I would suggest we share some small gene pool found only in the DNA of the explorers who opened up this great land; those who looked for adventure and excitement by travelling unknown pathways.  Well, unknown to them. I’m not talking here about the holiday

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Little Yabba Creek Picnic Area
Camping

4 Reasons to go Camping

Right now, councils and local commerce groups need to work even harder and smarter to reinvigorate tourism after lockdown, and welcome people into their region. Although Aussies have done it tough during the crisis, we know from the surge in interest post-Covid – that people cannot wait to get back on the road. The beauty of the camping industry is that compared to traditional accommodation: 1. It is relatively cheap – so very appealing if you are on a budget.2. Travellers who are self-contained don’t have to worry about public facilities, and3. Self distancing in the bush or beach is

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Sally Bower's Caravan
Camping

From a traveller – Sally Bower

Have been working furiously transferring all my information from Camp 3, 4 & 7 to 10.   ….the series of Camps Australia Wide have been a necessity on all our journeys, and have proven invaluable at times – I still prefer having Camps 10 on my lap to any other app or device.  I’m always behind the camera when we’re away, but this pic is one of my personal favourites … I took it a couple of years ago on one of our Central Highway crossings – it started raining at Docker River and didn’t stop until we were nearly

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