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dunlop station
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Darling River Run Greats: Dunlop Station, Louth, New South Wales

A century ago, the massive Dunlop Station spanned one million acres! Now only a fraction of the size, we are all invited in to tour and camp here. This station stay near Louth, New South Wales made it to our top 10 list for our four month winter trip! Here’s why: 1. Privacy Sites are private and well spread out. We had the Graveyard Camp – all sites have their own moniker. 2. History plus Thanks Kim for an excellent, personal tour of the historic homestead. I loved the cellar, and documents and maps. Notably, it was the first full

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Jandra Paddleboat, Bourke and North Bourke Bridge, part of our Darling River Run Roadtrip
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Darling River Run Roadtrip Part 1 – Walgett to Bourke, New South Wales

Jandra Paddleboat, Bourke and North Bourke Bridge, part of our Darling River Run Roadtrip Epic in winter or whenever, we tackled the Darling River Run Roadtrip this time last year and loved it!  Although the “DRR” spans from Walgett to Wentworth in New South Wales, there is just too much for one newsletter, so here is part 1!  The Back o’Bourke attraction is a highlight, too – don’t miss it!  In the meantime, we’re still in the WA Kimberley, and heading east again. Keep an eye on our socials for the latest! Where is the DRR? How many days …

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Camping 101: 21 packing hacks for camping clothes, inside your RV or tent and tips for dirty laundry
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Camping 101: 21 packing hacks for camping clothes, inside your RV or tent and tips for dirty laundry

This isn’t sexy – just is practical hacks for RV travellers and campers for INSIDE your RV or tent. These are packing tips we’ve picked up from tent camping with the kids, our motorhome trip around Oz, and as caravanning empty nesters. And I’ve saved the best tip for last! Pack nothing that needs ironing. Who can be bothered when you are camping? I do stash a “nice outfit”under the bed – but it is still wash and wear. Same with sundresses (I love wearing dresses, summer and winter) some are ‘scrunchable’ others stretchy. Always pack a scarf It is

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Be in the know – share these gems around the campfire

We are WA bound, via the centre. One of our first stops was Cunnamulla Hot Springs. Wow! Six pools, all different temperatures and sunset views over the river. Plus a relaxation room, sauna and cafe. Top notch fun with my sister, we loved it – what an epic start to our ‘across the centre’ trip. Meanwhile, we have some pumpkin-rolling, wave-riding and rock-hiking camping fun ahead in our latest newsletter. Create your own adventure Thanks Warrick for your lovely testimonial – your trip looks amazing! “Firstly I would like to thank you for such a great App and resource base.

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Vikki and Locky
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Welcome new CAMPS Ambassadors, Vikki & Locky

Welcome Vikki & Locky our new CAMPS ambassadors! They have been travelling around Oz since winter, with their doggo Leila. They are sharing some awesome destinations below – but how did they find them? “We use your app and the camps 12 book while we travel. It’s our camping bible,” Vikki told us. Vikki is a physiotherapist from Adelaide and Locky a machine operator from Brisbane, “We met in Mackay and lived there prior to leaving for our lap.” Their working lap of Australia has them currently in the Northern Territory. We’re hoping our paths will cross on our winter

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Nullarbor trip
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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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Augusta Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
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Planning a big lap? Part 4 – Augusta, WA to ACT

Take our final journey of our Aussie Big Lap! This section starts us from Augusta WA, where you watch two oceans meet from the top of Australia’s tallest lighthouse! The tour was excellent – you can see we’re almost blasted off with the wind! And we think you’ll be blown away by all our tips along Australia’s south – for shorter breaks or your own lap. Importantly, our free giveaway is about to close. Although, we visited Broome and Derby – six tickets to Horizontal Falls wasn’t in our budget.  This exact trip is definitely on my list. So enter

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Our Aussie big lap with the kids - Part 3 Perth botanical gardens view over city, WA
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Our Aussie big lap with the kids – part 3

Now to the West Kimberley on our Aussie big lap! From Derby and Broome to Perth, here’s what we got up to (and our best bits) with our four kids… (Here’s part one and two, in case you missed it!) Read the original article in the Rainbow Beach Community News on page 21: https://rainbowbeachcommunitynews.com.au/read-online/august-2013/      

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