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Bitter Springs, Northern Territory - image Adams Family Travels
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Caravan parks and a natural hot tub at Bitter Springs, Northern Territory

Camps Ambassadors Dale and Tracey enjoyed a hot soak in the Northern Territory recently! Bitter Springs is definitely one of our favourite hot springs. Set amongst the palm trees in the Elsey National Park, you hop in the thermal spring creek and float down with the current for about 15 minutes til you get to another set of steps, where you hop out and walk back to the start and do it all again. You can see from their video how glorious the water is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3rL7xBvaZI The crystal clear, 32 degree temperature of the water lets you see freshwater turtles if

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Bungle Bungles, Western Australia - image Adams Family Travels
Camping

What you need to know: Purnululu National Park – Bungle Bungles, Western Australia

Isn’t this photo by CAMPS Ambassadors Dale and Tracey amazing? It just makes you want to be transported, right there – walking under those those striking banded sandstone domes. Dale said, “If you are unsure on whether to camp or not in the Purnululu National Park, we would highly recommend it. We camped at the Walardi campground at the southern part of the National Park. “There are 37 campsites here and you need to book online to secure a spot. There are toilets and bore water but no fires are allowed and you must take all your rubbish out with you.” Warlardi

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Girraween National Park, Queensland
Camping

NEW sites at Girraween National Park, Queensland

Recently there have been some big changes to the camping arrangements at Girraween National Park, south of Stanthorpe near the QLD/NSW border. For many years the main campgrounds were Bald and Castle Rock Camps, to the north and south of Pyramid road. Bald Rock was a very popular site for many years and was until recently the only site available as Castle Rock was undergoing extensive upgrades. Recently these upgrades have been completed but this has also meant the unfortunate shutting of Bald Rock as a campground, now day use only. NOTE: this is different to Bald Rock Campground in

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Camping

New Listings: 100+ Murray River National Parks in South Australia

All Images courtesy of the Department for Environment and Water, SA There’s been some changes in the many riverside campsites that are nestled in the Murray River National Park. Sites we had listed previously known as Lock 4, Eckerts and Katarapko Creek are now all listed for booking under simply Katarapko from the National Parks and Wildlife Service website. We’ll be updating our app shortly to relist all these sites with their new names. This includes favourites like Booky Cliffs and Sawmill campsites as well as the large Causeway camp for group bookings. There are over 55 campsites along the

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Litchfield National Park Central Valley Map
Camping

NEW Litchfield National Park camps to open for winter in Northern Territory

Three secluded 4WD campgrounds, next to East Reynolds River are due to open May 28, 2022.  To camp at Central Valley campground 1, 2 or 3, you must have a booking and key to enter. Access is via a locked gate. These campgrounds mark the completion of the $17.5 million Turbo Charging Tourism project.More than 300,000 people visit Litchfield National Park every year and the addition of Central Valley has created 32 new campsites across 3 campgrounds in Litchfield. Territorians have also embraced Central Valley, with 99 per cent of camp bookings for Campground 1 coming from local residents. Each of

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Finch Hatton Gorge, Queensland - Image by Naomi Cole
National Parks

Bushwalk and camp near Finch Hatton Gorge, Eungella National Park, Mackay Region, Queensland

Image by Naomi Cole In the heat of a Mackay summer, you can cool down at Finch Hatton Gorge. Follow the Gorge Road to the day use area and track to the gorge. You can take a shorter walk – it is only 2.8 km return to the Araluen Cascades.  https://youtu.be/prl-jtaqg-Q Jumping and diving are prohibited – there have been five deaths here since 1976. Many more have been seriously injured, some of these include spinal injuries. These incidents are specifically due to slipping on the wet slippery rocks and steep wet slopes—Parks say one slip could be fatal. Fast stream rises

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Boohoo Boonoo Falls, New South Wales
Camping

Romantic Boonoo Boonoo Falls, New South Wales

Before you get to Boonoo Boonoo National Park, you need to get the lingo right! It’s pronounced Bunna Boo Nu. Practice it, soon it will roll off the tongue. I hadn’t quite done that in the video! https://youtu.be/PbkorYCfx4c The photos simply don’t do it justice! The lookout is where Banjo Paterson proposed to his missus, so they say! No wonder she said yes, Boonoo Boonoo Falls is breathtaking. It is an effort to get to also – 43 km from Stanthorpe, Queensland or 23 km from Tenterfield, New South Wales, turn west. It is 4 km on the Boonoo Boonoo

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Cypress Pine Campground
Camping

CAMP at Cypress Pine Campground, Boonoo Boonoo National Park, New South Wales

Cypress Pine Campground is the only camp in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. This is how you pronounce it! Located beside the Boonoo Boonoo River, there are firepits, BBQ and picnic tables at sites. Plus you’ll find a sheltered area and accessible toilets.  I’m coming back for the river walk, It is one beautiful river and gorge!  There are plentiful sites, but do book ahead – there is little mobile reception at this park.  Make sure you see Boonoo Boonoo Falls, the waterfall Banjo Patterson thought was romantic, whilst you are here!  You can also fish (get a NSW licence) – and

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CAMPS at Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales
Camping

National Park must stay: Bald Rock Campground, New South Wales

We are definitely coming back to this wonderful spot! You can camp under the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest granite rock! Sites at Bald Rock Campground have plenty of vegetation and privacy, we loved the granite surrounds. Bald Rock was neutral ground, trade route and a meeting place for three of the Aboriginal nations of the area: the Jukambal, Bundgalung and Kamilleroi. The campground would be a wonderful location for groups. There is a sheltered area, but each site had picnic tables – the site we stopped at had a huge one. The firepits were very functional with BBQ plates that rotated.

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