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Heatley and I at Clarke Lagoon Wildlife Reserve VIC
Beaches & Coasts

Tour the Great River Road

Heatley and I at Clarke Lagoon Wildlife Reserve VIC Free camp after free camp, sculptures, pub trails and history… The Great River Road in the Upper Murray, crossing Victoria and New South Wales,  is a must-do!  Lake Hume – Great River Road VIC I first heard about “The Great River Road” as we picnicked at Khancoban, New South Wales and stopped at Corryong, Victoria, last month.  We saw the infant Murray River at Tom Groggin Campground in NSW’s Kosciuszko National Park. What a great decision it was to return home via the Murray, from Tallangatta through to Towong.  Here’s what

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Nullarbor trip

Crossing the Nullarbor – our adventure from Western Australia into South Australia

On the end of our Big Lap, on limited time, we traversed The Nullarbor in two days. Kids were due back at school, we had businesses to run but were so keen to experience this famed road trip. We left Esperance and the beauty of Cape Le Grand National Park, through Grass Patch and the heart of Mallee Country. The Nullarbor Plain begins in Norseman, Western Australia – we saw camels here, which was pretty cool. “The Nullarbor” is an 1100km route. Here’s where we stopped: Balladonia was a lunch stop with a pretty multicoloured picket fenced playground. Oh, we were so

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Travel Games - CAMPS Adult Spotto
Camping Tips


For the rules and whatnot check out our CAMPS SPOTTO GAME FOR FAMILIES. If you are like us, and now travel without the kids, here’s a list that you can have some fun together with driving big distances… Forget the yellow car spotto – have some fun, and stop off at some of these… SPOT THE Pub Dump Point RV/Caravan Parking Winery Big Things (it doesn’t matter how old you are, this is still fun) Toilets (handy, too) Brewery Bakery Free Camp Distillery Wombat signs on the Tarkine Road, Tasmania Now if you are lapping, here’s a few more things

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A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Family Friendly Fun

25 BEST Tips for Camping with Teenagers

A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia Here are our ‘Camping 101 how-to tips’  if you are considering doing “The Lap” with your teenagers. In our family, it was not even discussed if the teens were coming or not. That was an option we didn’t consider. It was seven weeks together as family – and it was so good, we kept going around Australia, returning 3 months later. Our crew were 15 along with 13, 10 and 8. We created wonderful memories and time together – squished in a six-berth motorhome. The 13 year old was

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BHP Mt Whaleback Tour at Newman WA
Life on the Road

52 years between visits: BHP Mt Whaleback Tour at Newman, Western Australia

I visited the Mt Whaleback iron ore mine in September 1969 which was the year that its ore was first shipped overseas.   Along with 23 girls and guys in our early twenties we chartered a bus to take us on a tour of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, sleeping under the stars on camp stretchers and cooking meals over camp fires.  Fast forward to last September, 52 years later and I am visiting the Pilbara region for the second time.  This time in the comfort of a luxury caravan with Maureen, my wife of 50 years. In 1969 Mt

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Kilkivan's cracking free camping area is just behind this sign - but is the region's new RV strategy welcoming all travellers?

Scones, swims and the Self Contained Debate

Kilkivan’s cracking free camping area is just behind this sign – but is the region’s new RV strategy welcoming all travellers? Australia Day is here! We hope you are camping? Here’s some ideas: an SA beach camp oasis, beside a pub in the Victorian High Country or whilst eating scones at a remote Kimberley station! Cool down in a freshwater perched lake and would you like a list of campsites and caravan parks you can swim at? Find all these amazing sites featured in our latest newsletter and in the Camps Australia Wide App, CAMPS Pendium, CAMPS 11 and Caravan

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Camps Top Christmas recipes
Camping Cooking

Christmas and New Year’s Camping Recipes

If you are going camping for Christmas or New Year’s you might need some cooking inspiration for the trip. Camping doesn’t have to mean eating baked beans and cheese toasties by the fire try these quick, easy and camping friendly recipes! 1. Camping Fondue Fondue may be attributed to fancy dinners and restaurants, but you can do it camping too! Ingredients:One 220g block of chocolate (or bag of choc chips)A dash of longlife milk (add to desired consistency)Fruit or marshmallows (for dipping) Method:Heat saucepan over fire and add chocolate.When the chocolate has melted, add milk and mix until combined.Use skewers,

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