New South Wales

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Victory Park Caravan Park Wilcannia NSW - image Trevor Ball
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Victory Park, Wilcannia NSW, is a winner

  Trevor Ball sent in some photos and told us how impressed he was with Victory Park Caravan Park and the lovely caretakers in Wilcannia, NSW.  On arrival, he says you collect the ablution block key from caretaker’s letterbox and proceed to any vacant site, they do the rounds to collect fees. There are two new washing machines that are free to use.   Other travellers describe it as picturesque and peaceful – it’s right on the Darling River. Camp on the riverbank and the beautiful red river gums or choose a site with bush views.  Operated by council, they can accommodate pets

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Tweed Heads - The Border Crossing, Boundary Street

‘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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Cowra by Cowra Tourism

What is open (and not) for camping in Cowra, NSW

Cowra by Cowra Tourism We recently had a query in our Facebook Group – if bookings were needed at Farleigh reserve near Cowra?  This is NSW site 542 in Camps 10 or you can find it in the Camps Australia Wide App.  Cowra Shire Council advised that they have: “two recognised camping locations they manage, Cowra Van Park and Gooloogong Primitive Camping Ground which are open with restrictions in place. I would direct you to Cowra Council’s website and the latest COVID-19 updates are located on the site.” Unfortunately, the only information I could find on council’s website about the COVID updates doesn’t say the

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NSW - The views from Green Cape

8 Favourite Road Trips in NSW

The views from Green Cape One of the questions we’ve heard a lot lately, is what is there to see and do in New South Wales? Some of the NSW residents who were planning trips up north, or west – were at a loss to know must-sees in their own state.  So, we’ve put together a parcel of NSW road trips… they have various starting points, so just begin your trip in the part of the route, closest to you! Oh, and keep up to date with any hot spot areas, so those can be avoided.  Remember, all the overnight stops you

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Newnes Campground - image Bec Conroy

Everything money can’t buy is at Newnes Campground, NSW

Newnes Campground – image Bec Conroy Love kangaroos, campfires, towering rock faces and sunsets that blow your mind? Then Newnes Campground is the place for you. Newnes Campground really is (as the sign at the entryway states) everything money can’t buy. Deep in the NSW Wollemi National Park, just outside of Lithgow, Newnes Campground is a hidden (and free) gem.  There are a couple of loos and loads of fire pits, but no running water or trash facilities. Bring all you need in and pack it all back out. Multiple hikes leave from the campground to explore the surrounding Wollemi

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Michael Lennon with his Camps Book

“The Campers’ Bible”

Michael Lennon with his Camps Book Lake Wyangan (pictured below) is one of the many beautiful free camps we have found in our caravanning trips through SA, Victoria, NSW and Qld using the Camps Australia Wide guide book. Lake Wyangan which is a lovely camping spot about 8 km north west of Griffith in NSW.  This book is referred to by many travellers as the “Campers’ Bible”.  We have yet to travel through the red centre up to Darwin and back through the Kimberley to Perth, but when we do we will definitely be using the current edition of the “Campers’

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NSW Cowra Overnight Rest Stop
Free Camping New South Wales

Cowra Overnight Rest Stop, NSW has location, location, location!

This overnighter is opposite McDonalds in Cowra, a pleasant walk to the Australia’s World Peace Bell, 50 metres to the river, and just over the bridge you’ll find the shops. There are toilets and a dump point, plus an Information Centre and even a rose garden! This bitumen parking area is surrounded by parkland and sports fields, and is adjacent to Edgell Park, with BBQs and a good dog area. Cowra is best known for the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history. It has a cemetery, POW theatre and hologram, military and migrant camps. There’s even more

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NSW Kyffins Reserve
Free Camping New South Wales

Kyffins Reserve, NSW, is a bird watcher’s paradise

You just have to look at the photograph to see why this spot made our list. Right on Lake Mulwala, the kilometre of shoreline has walking tracks and designated areas for bush camping. For fishing and boating enthusiasts, it comes highly recommended. Camp beside these ghostly river red gums, and you might just catch some Murray Cod, Trout Cod, Golden Perch (Yellow Belly), Silver Perch or Murray Crayfish. Note that a NSW recreational fishing licence is required for the Murray River. Alternatively, if you are just after a peaceful setting with wonderful birdlife – this is for you! Facilities are

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NSW Bethungra Dam
Free Camping New South Wales

Beautiful night skies at Bethungra Dam and Reserve, NSW

This site is not so well known, which makes it even more attractive if you’re hoping to get away from it all! There are good facilities here – toilet, picnic tables, fireplaces, boat ramp, access for big rigs, shade, and it’s pet friendly. There is a big flat gravel area for RVs, and the night skies are perfect for stargazing. In 1895 the dam was constructed as a water supply dam for Junee, north of Ulandra Nature Reserve. After 1906, water quality problems led to its disuse. Blue green outbreaks may mean it is closed for recreation, but it still has

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