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Queensland good to go for New South Wales
New South Wales

Queensland good to go for New South Wales

  Finally, Queensland will reopen to all of New South Wales at 1am on Monday, February 1. That’s great news for us campers!  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said authorities were working overtime to ensure a smooth border re-opening from next week.  The Premier said. “Now that the Chief Health Officer has recommended it’s safe for Greater Sydney residents to come to Queensland, the borders can come down. “I want to encourage anyone in New South Wales who is thinking about having a holiday, come up to Queensland.” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said New South Wales health authorities had successfully linked its

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Riverglade Caravan Park Tumut NSW - image Michelle Dubois
Caravan Parks

Riverside at Riverglade Caravan Park, Tumut, New South Wales

  This park has prime position, right on the Tumut River in the Visit Snowy Mountains region. You can fish, use the playground with swings, slippery dips and climbing bars. There is a grassed volleyball area, too. The BBQ area has seating for 40+ people, and has a lounge and TV, and bathrooms are recently refurbished.  There are lots of cabins to choose from, including some riverside. Pets are allowed out of peak periods. Find the listing in the Caravan Parks 5 book or the #campsaustraliawideapp Do and See: Walking tracks Festival of the Falling Leaf in March/April Yarrangobilly Caves Kosciuszko National

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Victory Park Caravan Park Wilcannia NSW - image Trevor Ball
Caravan Parks

Victory Park, Wilcannia New South Wales, 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
Destinations

‘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
Camping

What is open (and not) for camping in Cowra, New South Wales

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
Camping

8 Favourite Road Trips in New South Wales

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
Camping

Everything money can’t buy is at Newnes Campground, New South Wales

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
Camping

“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, New South Wales 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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