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Tanami Dog Track

Did you know the Tanami Track will be sealed?

Image via Instagram: On Telstra Hill about 300km south of Halls Creek, taken by @swagmanphotography who says it is the only place on the track you can get reception before Tilmouth Well Roadhouse in NT Have you experienced Australia’s famous track, the Tanami Road? If you haven’t – time is running out, as planning is now underway for $235 million of Federal Government funds to upgrade and seal this iconic route. Known as the ‘Tanami Track’, it is the most direct road, or the “short-cut” between Alice Springs in NT and Halls Creek, WA. Spanning over 1000 km, it best

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Mirima National Park and surrounds in Kununurra, pictured from our previous travels, remains open as does Minyirr Park and surrounding conservation reserves in Broome and Geikie Gorge National Park

WA National Parks welcome locals to camp once more 

Image: Mirima National Park and surrounds in Kununurra, pictured from our previous travels, remains open as does Minyirr Park and surrounding conservation reserves in Broome and Geikie Gorge National Park Western Australians are now able to camp in their local national parks, reserves and State forests, implemented from midday Friday, 1 May 2020, following the lifting of some restrictions. While the relaxed restrictions announced last week by the Premier allow the Western Australian community to stay connected through activities such as camping, the intrastate travel restrictions remain in place which means people will only be able to visit and camp

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Jimna Base Camp

If you are looking for a quick getaway, a nature adventure, or a bush retreat but not too far away from civilisation; new site, Jimna Bush Camp is for you! Only one and a half hours from Brisbane, retreat to the small, quiet Australian town of Jimna, where a gem of a site awaits you. Pete and Marianne have owned the property since 2019, and are keen to share it with travellers for very reasonable rates. Jimna Base Camp is set upon the old State School land (which closed in 2009), and therefore has utilised the old facilities such as

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Buley Rockpools at Litchfield National Park
Bucket List

Tender Released for Design of New Litchfield Campsites

Buley Rockpools at Litchfield National Park New campsites in Litchfield National Park are one step closer with the Territory Labor Government releasing a tender for design work as part of its Litchfield Central Valley development.The $17.5 million project, which includes $11.3 million of Turbocharging Tourism funding, will open up new camping and swimming spots in Litchfield enhancing visitor experiences and creating local jobs. The tender includes the design of new campgrounds, picnic areas, car parking and viewing platforms, all located by new swimming spots. It follows the tender award for Stage 1 works which will see 18km of unsealed road

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Ongerup Caravan Park - Lee and Stephen Baker
Caravan Parks

Visit Ongerup Caravan Park

Previously called Ongerup Gardens Caravan Park, new owners Lee and Stephen Baker welcome travellers to their corner of WA. The park is perfectly situated between the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River National Parks. Home of the Yongergnow Australian Malleefowl Centre with its own aviary as well as a sanctuary for this endangered species. There’s also a cafe with coffee and light meals available. In September / October you can visit the Wildflower Show. Lee also recommends a visit to the Ongerup Museum. There is a Co-Op shop, roadhouse, tyre service centre, post office, the Ongerup Hotel, children’s playground and a sports

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Shark Bay WA
Beaches & Coasts

Why visit Shark Bay?

Eagle Bluff Shark Bay World Heritage Area is situated on the Western Australian Coast, it is actually two bays – and it is area you do not want to miss. Situated north of Kalbarri, and south of Carnarvon on the beautiful WA coastline, all of these favourites are accessible with a conventional vehicle: Wild dolphins at Monkey Mia Monkey Mia, probably what we knew the area best for, before our visit. We wanted to check it out and compare it to our very own Tin Can Bay – also known for feeding wild dolphins. It is best to arrive early and

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See the turtles at Mon Repos
Beaches & Coasts

See the turtles at Mon Repos

Definitely a thing for your bucket list.  The turtles were THE reason we stayed at Bargara Beach Caravan Park. Mon Repos supports the Pacific region’s largest breeding population of loggerhead turtles, and the largest nesting marine turtles on the eastern mainland Australia. Of course we found lots of other lovely things to do in Bundaberg and the coast, but seeing the turtles was the highlight of the weekend. Not just for us, but also our son and his friend.  Be prepared for a wait. If you are planning, book well ahead. If not, and it is booked out – ask if

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Fraser Island K'gari

Ten new listings on Fraser Island K’gari

Fraser Island K’gari In light of the royals Harry and Meghan’s visit to Fraser Island, we thought it was high time to add more campsites to the App and CAMPS 10. In addition to Cathedrals on Fraser listed in Caravan Parks 4, we now have four more campgrounds and six dump points listed! First thing to note – K’gari Fraser Island travel is only suited to high clearance, off road 4WDs only – there are soft sandy and rough tracks. Vehicle permits are required. Prebook trailer sites – they are limited, and if in holiday time, well ahead, Fraser can

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